Jan. 14, 2017 – TODAY, I AM RESOLVED TO SEE ONLY THE GOOD

TODAY, I AM RESOLVED TO SEE ONLY THE GOOD

He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and broke their chains in pieces.

Psalm 107:14

“Sin is an obstruction in the heart; an inability to feel and comprehend all that is noble, true and great, and to take part in the good.”  If man is to be free from sin, his mind and heart must be opened to the influence of enlightenment.

The Talmud

In the world there is nothing absolutely bad; Know, moreover, evil is only relative.

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Jan. 13, 2017 – TODAY I RECOGNIZE THAT I AM A PERFECT BEING, LIVING UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS

TODAY I RECOGNIZE THAT I AM A PERFECT BEING, LIVING UNDER PERFECT CONDITIONS   

All things were made by him; and without him was not anything made that was made.

John 1:3

His being is conceiving of all things and making (them)… He even makes all things, in heaven, in air, in earth, in deep, in all of cosmos, in every part that is and that is not of everything.  For there is naught in all the world that is not He.

Thrice-Greatest Hermes

There is naught whatsoever higher than I … All this is threaded on Me, as rows of pearls on a string.

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Jan. 12, 2017 – I KNOW THAT THE TRUTH IS IN ME, PERFECT AND COMPLETE

I KNOW THAT THE TRUTH IS IN ME, PERFECT AND COMPLETE  

I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.

I John 2:21

This is God your Lord; All power is His: But the gods ye call on beside Him have no power over the husk of a date stone!

The Koran

However anxious you may be, you will not save (yourself).  The perfect men of old first had (what they wanted to do) in themselves, and afterwards they found (the response to it) in others.

The texts of Taoism

There is no power, presence or person outside the Divine.  God not only is, He is also One.  Our lesson from the Koran says that a belief in any opposite to the One has no power, even as darkness has no power over light.  God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness. To believe in the Light is to dispel the darkness.  A knowledge of good overcomes evil.  The consciousness of abundance dispels want and pours the contents of the Horn of Plenty into our uplifted bowl of acceptance. John tells us that there is no lie in the truth.  The truth never contradicts itself; it never denies us our good; it evermore proclaims the Divine Presence in everything, through everything and around everything.  If God is Allness, then there is no otherness.  Kwang-Tze tells us that anxiety will not save us, because anxiety is unbelief.  Jesus also tells us to take no anxious thought for tomorrow.  The Chinese sage said that perfected men find that they already have everything within themselves, after which they discover the same in others.  This corresponds to the teaching of Jesus that the blind cannot lead the blind.  We must know the truth about ourselves before we can know it about others.  This is the lesson.

I know that the truth is in me, perfect and complete.  I know that I manifest the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth.  I know that the truth makes me free.  Today it frees me from the burden of care and anxiety.  Every form of fear, every sense of burden is dropped from my consciousness and I walk the way of truth lightly, joyously.

 

Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

 

 

Jan. 11, 2017 – TODAY I SPEAK MY WORD, KNOWING THAT IT WILL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID

TODAY I SPEAK MY WORD, KNOWING THAT IT WILL NOT RETURN UNTO ME VOID   

He is in one mind and who can turn him?

  Job 23:13

Mind is Brahma; for from mind even are verily born these beings by – mind, when born, they live; – mind they approach, (mind) they enter.  Taittariya Upanishad

The Mind, then, is not separated off from God’s essentiality, but is united unto it, as light to sun.

Thrice-Greatest Hermes

Job tells us that God is of one mind, and Jesus clearly taught that this one Mind includes our own thinking.  Emerson also tells us that “there is one mind common to all individual men.”  It is this eternal and perfect Mind which we use.  “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”  The Mind of God must be peace, joy and perfection.  We enter into this divine state of Being in such degree as our own thoughts are peaceful, joyous and perfect.  To practice Presence of God is to practice the presence of Perfection, of Wholeness.  This Perfection and this Wholeness include joy, peace and the fulfillment of every legitimate desire.  Hermes said that our mind is united to God’s Essence as light is united to the sun, that is, we are individualized rays of the universal Light.  And the Upanishad says that everything is born from Mind, lives in It and by It.  “In Him we live, and move and have our being.”  We live in Mind and our thoughts go out into Mind to be fulfilled.  This is the principle of spiritual mind healing and demonstration.  Each one individualizes this Universal Mind in a peculiar, unique and personal way.  This is our divine inheritance.  But we have drawn too lightly upon it, not fully realizing as Jesus did, the limitless significance of our relationship with the Infinite.  We should learn more fully to enter our divine companionship.

Today I make a greater claim upon good.  Today I speak my word, knowing that it will not return unto me void.  It must accomplish and prosper, not because of the power of my will, but because I am willing to let, to permit, to accept, guidance, power and peace.

 

Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

 

Jan. 10, 2017 – I HAVE A SPIRITUAL VISION WITHIN ME WHICH BEHOLDS A PERFECT UNIVERSE

I HAVE A SPIRITUAL VISION WITHIN ME WHICH BEHOLDS A PERFECT UNIVERSE   

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.

Revelation 1:8

But verily thou art not able to behold Me with these thine eyes; the divine eye I give unto thee.

The Bhagavad-Gita

There is but one Brahma which is Truth’s Self.  It is from ignorance of that One that the god-heads have been conceived to be diverse.  Mahabharata  Continue reading “Jan. 10, 2017 – I HAVE A SPIRITUAL VISION WITHIN ME WHICH BEHOLDS A PERFECT UNIVERSE”

Jan. 09, 2017 – TODAY I FEEL THAT I MERGE WITH THE INFINITE

TODAY I FEEL THAT I MERGE WITH THE INFINITE   

Canst thou by searching find out God?  Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?  It is high as heaven… The measure thereof is larger than the earth, and broader than the sea.  Job 11: 7-9

The Tao cannot be heard; what can be heard is not It.  The Tao cannot be seen; what can be seen is not It.  The Tao cannot be expressed in words; what can be expressed in words is not It.  Do we know the Formless which gives form to form?  In the same way the Tao does not admit of being.  Kwang-Tze

Realize that thou art “that” – Brahm, which is the cessation of all differentiation, which never changes its nature and is as unmoved as a waveless ocean, eternally unconditioned and undivided.  Raja Yoga Continue reading “Jan. 09, 2017 – TODAY I FEEL THAT I MERGE WITH THE INFINITE”

Jan. 08, 2017 – THE CHANGELESS ABIDES WITH ME. I AM CALM AND PEACEFUL IN THE MIDST OF CONFUSION

THE CHANGELESS ABIDES WITH ME.  I AM CALM AND PEACEFUL IN THE MIDST OF CONFUSION   

I am the Lord, I change not.

Malachi 3:6

The Tao, considered as unchanging has no name.

Texts of Taoism

Immovable (is) God alone, and rightly (He) alone; for He Himself is in Himself, and by Himself, and round Himself, completely full and perfect.  Thrice-Greatest Hermes   Continue reading “Jan. 08, 2017 – THE CHANGELESS ABIDES WITH ME. I AM CALM AND PEACEFUL IN THE MIDST OF CONFUSION”

Jan. 07, 2017 – TODAY I STAND ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP OF MY SOUL AND CAUSE MY SPIRITUAL VISION TO ENCOMPASS MORE

TODAY I STAND ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP OF MY SOUL AND CAUSE MY SPIRITUAL VISION TO ENCOMPASS MORE 

For as he thinketh in his heart so is he.

Proverbs 23:7

As far as mind extends, so far extends Heaven.

Upanishad

My soul hath built for me a habitation.

Book of the Dead Continue reading “Jan. 07, 2017 – TODAY I STAND ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP OF MY SOUL AND CAUSE MY SPIRITUAL VISION TO ENCOMPASS MORE”

Jan. 06, 2017 – TODAY I CONSCIOUSLY LIVE IN THE ETERNAL PRESENCE

TODAY I CONSCIOUSLY LIVE IN THE ETERNAL PRESENCE 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

Matthew 6:33

Then, in this way know God; as having all things in Himself as thoughts, the whole Cosmos itself.

Thrice-Greatness Hermes

Jesus saith: “… and the Kingdom of Heaven is within you; and whosoever shall know himself shall find it.  Strive therefore to know yourselves, and ye shall be aware that ye are the sons of the … Father; and ye shall know ye are in the City of God, and ye are that City.

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Jan. 05, 2017 – THE UNERRING JUDGMENT OF DIVINE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTS MY FAITH AND MAKES PLAIN AND PERFECT THE WAY BEFORE ME

THE UNERRING JUDGMENT OF DIVINE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTS MY FAITH AND MAKES PLAIN AND PERFECT THE WAY BEFORE ME 

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

I Corinthians 2: 7-8

The skillful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep (also) so as to elude men’s knowledge.

The Texts of Taoism

He who is happy within, who rejoiceth within, who is illuminated within, that Yogi, becoming the ETERNAL, goeth to the Peace of the ETERNAL.  The Bhagavad-Gita  Continue reading “Jan. 05, 2017 – THE UNERRING JUDGMENT OF DIVINE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTS MY FAITH AND MAKES PLAIN AND PERFECT THE WAY BEFORE ME”