I AM MIND
Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
This means that we should recognize the Divine Incarnation, universal in essence but individualized in personal experience. The spiritual genius of Jesus enabled him to see that each is a unique representation, an individualized expression of One Mind. The Mind of God in us is the Mind of Christ. At the center of every man’s being the Eternal Christ waits, knocking at the door of his intellect for admission. This is not a faraway Presence, nor a future advent. The recognition of Christ can come to anyone at any time and under any circumstance. The consciousness that walked over the troubled waters of human experience, the inner calm that stilled the tempest, is accessible to everyone. Continue reading “July 09, 2018 – I AM MIND”
MY SPIRITUAL BODY
Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?
I Corinthians 6: 19
Emerson said that “God builds His temple in the heart,” and Seneca that “He (God) is to be consecrated in the breast of each.” St. Augustine said that ‘the pure mind is a holy temple of God.” To realize that God is in us, with us and for us, is the first step toward understanding that we are the temple of the Holy Ghost. Bishop Wilberforce tells us that “the conscious mind … is the temple of the Christ Mind.” We must so control the conscious mind that the Christ Mind may function through it. We must permit the Spirit to control the intellect. Continue reading “July 08, 2018 – MY SPIRITUAL BODY”
I AM THE TRUTH
Ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.
Jesus implies that there is a truth which known automatically will demonstrate itself in our experience. What could this truth be other than a consciousness of our union with life? It is wonderful to contemplate this spiritual and exalted idea of truth, that truth which frees us from the tyranny of fear and the thralldom of fate. It is not in our stars, nor in our environment, that we should look to discover this pattern of truth. The truth that Jesus proclaimed would make us free, lies only in the conscious union of man with God, the conscious union of the heart’s desire with the Source of its being. Continue reading “July 07, 2018 – I AM THE TRUTH”
I HAVE PROTECTION
He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
This is a song of hope, a psalm of praise, the acknowledgement of an overshadowing Presence, the Most High Good, to which Jesus gave the name, “Our Father which art in heaven.” We have a right to know that in so far as we live in accord with the Divine we are protected by Its omnipotent Law. “His truth shall be thy shield and buckler.” The knowledge of truth will ward off the darts of evil, for evil is as night before the onrushing day; it is as darkness dissipated by the rising sun; it is as a fire extinguished by the waters of Spirit. Continue reading “July 06, 2018 – I HAVE PROTECTION”
I RECEIVE MY GOOD
What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.
How simply Jesus tells us that whatever we need we shall receive if we believe that we have it! Is it so hard, then, for us to believe that the divine gift is forever made? Prayer is a sincere desire to enter into conscious union with the Divine Presence and to receive from It every good thing that makes life worthwhile. Continue reading “July 05, 2018 – I RECEIVE MY GOOD”
I AM LOVE
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear … for God is love.
I John 4: 18, 16
There is no fear in love and there is no liberation from fear without love. Fear is based on the supposition that we are unprotected, rejected, and friendless. If the fearful mind would entertain love and the harmony and peace that go with it, it must turn from everything that denies this love, and trusting in Divine Guidance, open its being to the influx of love, not just love of God but love of everything, for love is all-inclusive. Continue reading “July 04, 2018 – I AM LOVE “
I AM PEACE
Peace be both to thee, and peace be to thine house, and peace be unto all that thou hast.
Phillips Brooks said that “peace is the entire harmony between the nature of anything and its circumference.” “House” is a symbol of the physical body and of “that house not made with hands eternal in the heavens.” House is a symbol of any of the “vehicles, bodies or habitations of the soul” on any or all planes. The Bible speaks of the House of Bondage and the House of Freedom. Symbolically, it tells us that we must come “out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage’; that we must be led by the Divine Spirit into that true home which is heaven. Jesus said that ‘in My Father’s house there are many mansions.”
Today I permit my mental house to be at peace. I know that my true home is heaven and the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Today I enter into this permanent home. I consciously move in and make my dwelling place in this House of Peace and Gladness.
The perfect Life of God now expresses through me. As the sun dissolves the mist, so my knowledge of truth dissolves all pain and discord. There is nothing for me to fear. God is my life, my strength; I claim my true sonship. I claim my divine inheritance of perfect life. Today I am made perfect through conscious union with the Source of all life. I have peace in the Household of the Lord.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker
I EXPRESS DIVINITY
We all, with open face beholding as in a glass the glory of the Lord, are changed into the same image from glory to glory … by the Spirit of the Lord.
II Corinthians 3:18
Beholding the image of perfection in everything, dominion is added to glory. This refers to the continual progression of the soul. Since God is infinite, our expansion is progression and eternal. No matter how much good we experience today, the Infinite has more in store for us tomorrow. We should look forward to this expansion with enthusiastic anticipation. The march of life is not a funeral dirge, but a song of triumph.
Grateful for each success and each new advancement, I advance to new and greater revelations of truth. Knowing that the Spirit within me is free, I am no longer bound by the patterns of yesterday. Freedom is made manifest through my thoughts, in my words and actions.
The good that I experience yesterday is going to be multiplied today. I cast this good upon every wind of heaven, knowing that it goes out to bless. I condition my mind to accept greater good for myself and others. I wait calmly, but with joy, for new experiences to come to me, for new opportunities for service. I expect my mind to be flooded with new ideas. I know that the Spirit of the Lord is with me and that glory of the Lord is around me.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker
I AM ONE WITH ALL PEOPLE
Have we not all one Father? Hath not one God created us?
Arthur Compton, in The Freedom of Man, tells us that science has discovered nothing which contradicts the idea of a Universal Mind or Spirit to which men are as Its, or His, children. It would be impossible to converse with each other unless there were a common medium, or, as Emerson said, “one mind common to all individual men.” It is impossible to depart from this Divine Presence, to be separated from this heavenly Father, which is the Parent Mind. Since God is everywhere, wherever we are God is. Continue reading “July 01, 2018 – I AM ONE WITH ALL PEOPLE”
I GIVE MY WORLD LOVE, JUSTICE AND TEMPERANCE
“For all things proceed out this same spirit, which is differently named love, justice, temperance, in its different applications, just as the ocean receives different names on the several shores which it washes.”
God must act by means of me, for otherwise I have no purpose in life. I am; therefore that which caused me to be, must have a reason for my being. I have confidence that the Infinite Mind knew what It was doing as It released me into the world. I have a divine purpose and a spiritual reason for being. I am not an accident of fate, nor a victim of inheritance. I am a living soul equipped to display the attributes of God in my world. I have within me the potentials of greatness, yes, the glory of God as he acts through man. To me is given the Mind, Life and Love of God, and I accept my role in the Divine Plan. Continue reading “June 30, 2018 – I GIVE MY WORLD LOVE, JUSTICE AND TEMPERANCE”