Sep. 16, 2022 –   I AM INSPIRED FROM ON HIGH

SEPTEMBER 16      

  I AM INSPIRED FROM ON HIGH

All is the effect of all, one universal Essence.

Brihad Aranyaka Upanishad

Jesus, in utmost simplicity, proclaimed in the ecstasy of his illumination, “I and the Father are one.”  What do you suppose would happen if you believed this, not as a mere intellectual concept, but with deep inward feeling and an expanding sense of its meaning?  Would you not sell all that you possess for this single pearl of utmost worth, this drop of water taken from the ocean of being, this mountaintop of revelation?  If the wisest man who ever lived proclaimed this truth, should you not accept it, simply, directly, sincerely?

Perhaps this seems too good to be true, and yet, all nature is a living example, a continuous reminder, that there is a Spirit animating everything, a Presence diffused, a Law governing, a Unity sustaining, a co-ordinating Will binding all together, a unifying Principle holding everything in place.  Say:

I cleanse the windows of my mind, that it may become a mirror reflecting inspiration from the most High.

Today I walk in the pathway of inspiration.

There is an inspiration within me which governs every act, every thought, with certainty, with conviction and in peace.

The key that unlocks the treasures of the kingdom of good is in my hand.

I unlock the doorway of my consciousness and gently open it that the Divine Presence may flood my whole being with light, illumine me with Its radiant glow and direct my footsteps into pathways of peace and joy.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 15, 2022 – I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH

SEPTEMBER 15   

I KNOW THAT MY REDEEMER LIVETH

Of this same Spirit, of which I have spoken many times, all things have need, for that it raises up all things, each in its own degree, and makes them live, and gives them nourishment.

Thrice-Greatest Hermes

It has been written that Christ is your redeemer, also, that Christ is in you.   You have been told that your redemption is at hand.  You have been told to awake that Christ may give you light – Christ in you, the hope of your glory.  All people are sons of God but only a few have completely recognized this.  You have decided to live as though this were true.  A deep and abiding faith has come to you.  Therefore, you are fortunate among humanity – not that God has favored you above others; rather, you have chosen this path and you are going to walk in it.

Realizing that you may, in ignorance have been using the power of your mind negatively, you are not going to condemn yourself or anyone else because of this.  If the light has come, the thing to do is to use it, forgetting the darkness.  How can darkness have power over light?  Say:

Today I realize that my good is at hand.

Today I know that my Redeemer liveth in me.

He is within me, now, today, this very moment, in this breath I draw, in the eternal now and the everlasting here.

The Spirit within me refreshes me.

I am saturated with the essence of Life.

My body is a vehicle of Its expression, my mind Its instrument.

Today I shall endeavor to feel this Presence as a living reality in my life.

I shall see Him everywhere.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 14, 2022 – DIVINE POWER IS MINE TO USE

SEPTEMBER 14

DIVINE POWER IS MINE TO USE

The perfect man is spirit-like. Great lakes might be boiling about him, and he would not feel their heat; the Ho and the Han might be frozen up, and he would not feel  the cold; the hurrying thunderbolts might split the mountains,  and the wind shake the ocean, without being able to make him afraid.

Kwang-Tze

Everything in nature is an individualization of one co-ordinating Life, one law of being and one Presence.  But our minds have become so filled with that which contradicts this that even the Truth has to await our recognition.  You must learn to become consciously aware of the Divine Presence and the Divine Power, the wholeness of Truth, of Love, of Reason and of a sound mind to dwell on peace and joy.  Know that the power of the invisible Spirit is working in and through you now, at this very moment.  Lay hold of this realization with complete certainty.  Say:

I know that I am a perfect being now, living under perfect conditions today.

Knowing that good alone is real, I know that there is one Power which acts and reacts in my experience, in my body and in my thought.

I know that good alone has power either to act or react.

I know that this recognition establishes the law of harmony in my experience, the law of prosperity, a sense of happiness, peace, health and joy.

Today I hold a communion with this invisible Presence which peoples the world with the manifestation of Its life, Its light and Its love.

I withdraw the veil which hides my real self and draw close to the Spirit in everything and in everyone.

I accept everything that belongs to this Spirit.

I claim everything that partakes of Its nature.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sept. 13, 2022 – THE SPIRIT GOES BEFORE ME

SEPTEMBER 13

THE SPIRIT GOES BEFORE ME

But the path of the just is as the light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.

Proverbs 4:18

Good is at the root of everything, regardless of its seeming absence.  But this good must be recognized.  Since there is but one Spirit and this Spirit is in you and in everything, then everywhere you go you will meet this Spirit.  You meet this Spirit in people, in places and in things.  The one Spirit, which manifests Itself in and through all, including yourself, automatically adjusts parts to the whole.  Therefore, you may accept with positive certainty that the Spirit within you does go before you and prepares your way.  Your faith is placed in something positive, certain as the laws of life, exact as the principle of mathematics, ever present like the ethers of space, ever operating like the laws of nature.  Say:

I know that the Spirit within me goes before me, making perfect, plain, straight, easy and happy the pathway of my experience.

There is nothing in me that can obstruct the Divine circuits of Life, of Love, of Beauty and Truth.

My word dissolves every negative thought or impulse that would throw a shadow of unbelief across the threshold of my expectation.

I lift my cup of acceptance, knowing that the Divine outpouring will fill it to the brim.

I identify myself with the Living Spirit – with all the power, all the presence and all the life there is.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

Sep. 12, 2022 – I AM SPIRIT

SEPTEMBER 12

I AM SPIRIT

He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth out to light the shadow of death.

Job 12:22

There is a spiritual body which cannot deteriorate.  This spiritual body is already within you.  As much of it appears as is recognized.  Spiritual perfection always responds to man’s consciousness but it can respond only in such degree as he becomes aware of it.  It is because this inward perfection is so insistent that you maintain a physical body, but because you are an individual with volition, you can, as it were, hang a curtain between your physical life and its spiritual cause.

Spiritual realization helps to withdraw this curtain.  Every statement you make about your body, or belief you hold about it, with deep feeling which causes the mind to accept Spirit as the substance of the body, tends to heal.  Say:

I realize that there is a Divine Presence at the center of my being.

I let this recognition flow through my entire consciousness.

I let it reach down into the very depths of my being.

I rejoice in this realization.

I am now made vigorous and whole.

I possess the vitality of the Infinite.

I am strong and well.

Every breath I draw is a breath of perfection, vitalizing, up-building and renewing every cell of my body.

I am born of the Spirit.

I am in the Spirit.

I am the Spirit made manifest.

Sep. 11, 2022 – I BEAR THE ETERNAL STAMP OF INDIVIDUALITY

SEPTEMBER 11

I BEAR THE ETERNAL STAMP OF INDIVIDUALITY

It is a natural body; it is raised a spiritual body.  There is a natural body, and there is a spiritual body.

I Corinthians 15:44, 45

Life has set the stamp of individuality on your soul.  You are different from any other person who has ever lived.  You are an individualized center in the Consciousness of God.  You are an individualized activity in the Action of God. You are you, and you are eternal.  Therefore, do not wait for immortality.  The resurrection of life is today.  Begin to live today as though you are an immortal being and all thought of death, all fear of change will slip from you.  You will step out of the tomb of uncertainty into the light of eternal day.  Say:

I know that every apparent death is a resurrection; therefore, I gladly die to everything that is unlike the good.

Joyfully I am resurrected into that which is beautiful, enduring and true.

Silently I pass from less to more, from isolation into inclusion, from separation into oneness.

Today, realizing that there is nothing in my past which can rise against me, nothing in my future which can menace the unfoldment of my experience, I know that life shall be an eternal adventure.

I revel in the contemplation of the immeasurable future the path of eternal progress, the everlastingness of our own being, the on-going of my soul, the daily renewed energy and action of that Divinity within me which has forever set the stamp of individualized Being on my mind.

Sept. 10, 2022 – DIVINE CIRCULATION ANIMATES MY BEING

SEPTEMBER 10

DIVINE CIRCULATION ANIMATES MY BEING

There is no end or beginning to the Tao.

Kwang – Tze

The Chinese sage said that Tao (meaning Spirit) “Produces everything, nourishes everything, and maintains everything.”  It flows through and is in all things, being all that is.  There is nothing outside it.  There is a spiritual Presence pervading the universe, welling up in your consciousness, always proclaiming Itself to be the source of your being.  The enlightened ones of the ages have told you that your recognition of Life is God within you recognizing Himself in everything you do.  Say:

I know there is one Mind, one Spirit, and one Body – the Mind, the Spirit and the Body of God – the Universal Wholeness, the ever-present Good, the all-sustaining Life.

Every organ, every function, every action and reaction of my body is in harmony with the divine creative – Spirit.

I could not ask for more; greater could not be given.

I now seek to realize the significance of this one Mind and this one Body.

I now become aware that the one Mind is acting through my body in accord with Its own divine perfection, peace and harmony.

The Divine circulates through me automatically, and freely.

Every atom of my being is animated by Its action.

At all times I have a silent, invisible Partner walking with me, talking with me, and operating through me.

I keep my mind open to Its guidance, to Its inspiration and illumination.

Sep. 09, 2022 – I EXPERIENCE ABIDING PEACE

SEPTEMBER 9

I EXPERIENCE ABIDING PEACE

Heaven, Earth, and I were produced together, and all things and I are one.

Kwang – Tze

Peace must exist at the center of everything or the universe itself would be a chaos.  You already know this and believe it, now you are going to act upon it.  You are not going to believe in it, you are going to act as though it were true.  There is peace at the center of your being – a peace that can be felt throughout the day and in the cool of the evening when you have turned from your labor and the first star shines in the soft light of the sky. It broods over the earth quietly, tenderly, as a mother watches over her child.  Say:

In this peace that holds me so gently I find strength and protection from all fear or anxiety.

It is the peace of God in which I feel the love of a Holy Presence.

I am so conscious of this love, this protection, that every sense of fear slips away from me as mist fades in the morning light.

I see good in everything, God personified in all people, Life manifest in every event.

Spirit is not separate from persons or events; I see that It unites everything with Itself, vitalizing all with the energy of Its own being, creating everything through Its own divine imagination, surrounding everything with peace and quiet and calm.

I am one with this deep, abiding peace.

I know that all is well.

Sept. 08, 2022 – THE PROTECTING POWER OF THE INFINITE SUSTAINS ME

SEPTEMBER 8

THE PROTECTING POWER OF THE INFINITE SUSTAINS ME

Now that you have purified yourselves by obeying the truth so that you have sincere love for your brothers, love one another deeply, from the heart.

I Peter 1:22

As a child turns to its parents for comfort, so every man is relying on God, whether or not he realizes it.  This concept is so universal that it has been present in every age, with all people, and at all times.  Jesus dared to place his hand serenely in the Hand of the Invisible.  His works justified his words; his faith was manifest through his acts.

Nothing has happened to Reality since this glorified figure walked the highways of human experience.  With equal confidence you should believe in the protecting Presence of the ever-available Spirit.  Today you are to hold your thought steadfast in the realization that God withholds nothing from you.  Therefore, prepare yourself for a life of joy, happiness and well-being.  Say:

I know that the Law of God surrounds me with love and friendship.

I let it radiate in my environment, bless everything I touch, make whole that which is weak, turn fear into faith, and accomplish the miracle of healing through love.

I believe in myself because I believe in God.

I accept life fully, completely, without reservation, holding to the conviction that good is the eternal Reality, that God is the everlasting Presence, that Christ within me is the eternal Guide, that my life is complete today.

Sept. 07, 2022 – THE LAW OF GOOD BRINGS ME SATISFACTION

SEPTEMBER 7

THE LAW OF GOOD BRINGS ME SATISFACTION

Devotion is God-gnosis; and he who knoweth God, being filled with all good things, thinks godly thoughts.

Thrice-Greatest Hermes

There is a Power operating through, a Presence inspiring, an intelligence guiding, and a Law of Good sustaining you.  Upon this Presence, this Power and this Law you may place complete reliance.  Because you live in this Divine Presence and because It is in you, you may know that the creative Law of Good, which is infinite, and which has all power, can do for you or bring to you, anything and everything necessary to your complete happiness.  Its whole desire for you is one of freedom and joy.  Say:  

I know that freedom and joy are mine today.

This freedom and joy express themselves in my experience.

There is nothing in me that can obstruct their passage.

I permit them to flow through me in all their wonder and might.

I am conscious of an Infinite Wisdom directing me.

Whatever belongs to me will come to me.

My every thought and decision is molded by intelligence and expressed through law and order in my experience.

I not only think upon and realize the meaning of this truth; I am impelled to act upon it intelligently, creatively, without confusion, doubt, or hesitation.

With joy I enter into the fulfillment of life.