I RELEASE EVERY TENSION OF MIND AND BODY
Today I release all thoughts of fear from my mind. Today I lay down the burden of carrying the load of responsibility for life for myself or for others. Today I relax all sense of strain. I remember that Emerson said “The universe remains to heart unhurt”; that Jesus said, “Let not your heart be troubled.” Therefore, I lay all trouble aside, seeking to look through it, beyond it, above it; to detach it from the realm of Reality, to separate it from any consciousness that it belongs to me or to anyone else, regardless of what any problem of the moment seems to be.
Today I proclaim my divine inheritance. I am rich with the riches of God. I am strong with the power of God. I am guided by the wisdom of God. I am held in the goodness of God. I arise and return unto my Father’s house. Knowing that the Law of God operates through my word, that is, through my thought or faith, upon my expectancy and acceptance I speak my word.
I align myself with the powers of goodness and of right action. I abide in perfect and complete faith in God as my ever-present good. I take up no arms to fight, realizing that light is immune to darkness, that the night has no power over the day, that dawn dissipates the shadows of midnight.
I turn my attention to the Light Eternal, without struggle, realizing that the Light, shining through the dark places of my consciousness, will dissipate them and that I shall walk in the Light in which there is no darkness. Not only shall I walk in this Light, I shall radiate it. I shall impart it to others. I shall remember the saying, “Let your light so shine before men that they, seeing your good works, shall glorify your Father which art in heaven.” I shall remember that the Father which art in heaven is in that heaven which is within me.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker