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Saturday, November 3, 2007

November 3, 2007 & Silence Within

Spiritual teachers for thousands of years have taught that we are take time to dwell in the silence of our mind. "Be still and know that I am God" ... we can read in the ancient texts ... and the Master Mind Jesus taught that rather than lean on the understanding of others, we are to go into the closet and shut the door ... and of course, He was referring to the door of our mind. Let us affirm our intention to dwell in the silence within:

I take the time each day to "be still and know that I am God" ... I realize that God is within me ... and that I can talk to God in the silence. I am open and receptive to Life, to God, and to Love. I let Life flow through me and in so doing, I know that Love is flowing through me. In the stillness I feel the sweetness of Life and my heart is filled with joy and peace. I know that as I move into the silence, I am entering what the ancients called the Secret Place of the Most High God. I feel the Presence in the silence and know that I am not alone. My inner ear listens for the words of God for me ... knowing that God is personal to me. Intuitively I hear the words that God has for me and I go forth in Life inspired and confident that God is guiding me in all things ... from the silence within. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, November 2, 2007

November 2, 2007 & No Weariness

From The Science of Mind, page 509:

There is no weariness.
Mind and Spirit do not become tired nor weary, and I am Mind and Spirit.
The flesh cannot become weary, since it has no mind of its own.
I am free from all illusions of weariness.
My whole being responds to the thought of Life.
I am alive with the Great Vitality of the Spirit.
....... I am alive with Spirit.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, November 1, 2007

November 1, 2007 & Seeking to Be

That which I am seeking I already am, for as I am One with God, Infinite Spirit, I am One with All that Is. The desire that is unfolding within me, IS ... and in this moment I recognize that It is unfolding in the right and perfect way and the right and perfect time. There is nothing in me or outside of me that can contradict this action of Mind working in and through me. I accept my place in the Universe as happy, at peace, loving, loved, joyous and abundant in all Good things. I am blessed with the awareness that I am no longer seeking ... and instead I have found the Good within my very own consciousness ... right where I am, my Good unfolds, now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

October 31, 2007 & Halloween

There is a great deal of creativity used in celebrations at Halloween. Many people suspend the reality of their day to day life and take on the dress and persona of someone or something totally different. Most unknowingly are using their imaginations to be receptive to Creative Mind in their quest to wear the best costume or host the most creative Halloween party. We have the ability to use Creative Mind for an infinite number of things ... both big and small, necessary and just for fun. Let's affirm our receptivity to Creative Mind:

I know and accept that at any moment and for any particular thing I choose, I can align my mind with Creative Mind and receive inspiration to bring forth a fuller creative expression in all that I do. I know that I am expressing the level of my awareness of my Oneness with Creative Mind now, and in this realization, I expand and increase my conscious contact with the Mind that is seeking to express more of Itself through me into my world of experience. I am never without a new idea or a new way in which to experience the creativity that spontaneously expresses through me. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

October 30, 2007 & Living Principle

I know and believe there is One Living Principle, which is in us and is our life. This One Living Principle is intelligence and mind. It moves through my mind to the degree that I am aware of It. I know this One Living Principle is limitless and infinite; infinitely individualized as me and you. My mind is open and receptive to this One Living Principle. I know that in It I live and move and have my being ... and in me, It lives and moves and seeks to express Itself as me, for me, and through me. I let go and let this One Infinite Principle lead me and guide me, direct me and provide for me, the highest and greatest Good for me, now. I do not argue with the results that It provides for me. I accept all things and all people who come to me, as Good and Very Good. I am not distracted by the opinions of others or the judgments of my ego mind ... I am always centered in the awareness that All Is Good and All Is God ... now, and always and in all ways. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, October 29, 2007

October 28-29, 2007 & Soldiers' Prayer

Knowing that All Is Mind and All Is God, I know only the Good for soldiers all across the Globe. I believe and accept for them the "Perfect Protection" of Infinite Spirit. I know each soldier is a perfect expression of the One Spirit which Is God, and "in Him, they live and move and have their Being." I know that each of them has been given an "eternal life" in God, and that in this moment, each one of them is fulfilling the destiny of their consciousness of Life, Love, and Truth. I bless them today knowing that God's ever-lasting Love blesses each of them immensely without end. And so it is!

When you are making out your Holiday card list this year, please include
the following:
A Recovering American Soldier
c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center
6900 Georgia Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20307-5001

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates