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Saturday, December 8, 2007

December 8, 2007 & Joy In Prosperous Living

"Success and prosperity are spiritual attributes belonging to all people, but not necessarily used by all people." - Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science Of Mind

As I recognize God, Infinite Spirit,
I recognize infinite, abundant Good. And as I unify with God and this abundant Good, I lift up my awareness to more and more Good. Knowing that prosperity and success are part of the wholeness that I am. I consciously choose a greater and greater Good each day in which to experience. I am never without any Good thing and I am always in the right and perfect financial position to make the most of my prosperity consciousness. There is a great joy in knowing that the prosperous life is my life now ... and I enjoy all the Good that my consciousness brings to me with gratitude and deep appreciation. I enjoy prosperous living knowing that it is a natural expression of the Divine through me ... as me, and for me. I accept and I believe that prosperity is available to all and there is enough and more for everyone .... for this is the Universal Blessing expressing Itself for me and for you. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, December 7, 2007

December 7, 2007 & The Heart of God

PEACE IS THE POWER AT THE HEART OF GOD .... My peace is found at the heart of God. The heart of God, for me, is found at the very center of my being. It does not matter how closely the confusion of the outer world presses against me, I am not even disturbed by the confusion in my immediate environment. I kow that the only way to counteract confusion is to bring peace into play. "Peace I leave you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you." These words of assurance stay with me, and I hear them re-echoing in the depths of my being.

I surrender all of my fears - those nameless fears which have beset me for such a long time, dulling my pleasure and clouding with misery and apprehension all of my days. I am now through with fear. What, indeed, is there for a divine and immortal being to fear. Certainly not people, for as I am a divine and immortal being, so is every man, and every man is my brother. I recognize the one Life Principle, working in and through and inspiring the motives of everyone I contact.

I do not fear sickness, disease or death,because the eternal and perfect Life animates my body and goes always about Its perfect work, healing and renewing that body. I am not afraid of want or lack;, for the one infinite Essence supplies me with everything I need all of the time. There is nothing for me to fear, for I am an inseparable part of God. I live in Him; He lives in me; and I draw upon His perfect peace. MY PEACE IS FOUND AT THE HEART OF GOD. - Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind, pg. 558

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, December 6, 2007

December 6, 2007 & Re-Energized

This treatment written by Dr. Ernest Holmes, page 293, of The Science of Mind, will re-energize anyone seeking more enthusiasm in their life:

"I know I am now at the threshold of all good, wisdom and Truth. All the good I can embody is now mine. I have only to open the portals of my soul and accept that which is ready to express through me.
"I expect, fully and emphatically, the answer to my prayer today. Right now do I possess this thing I so greatly desire. I remove my fear of lack and negation, for it is the only barrier which stands in the way of my experience of good. I alone can remove it, and I do remove it now.
"In this moment my good comes to me, enough and to spare, to give and to share. I can never be exhausted, my good can never be depleted, because that Source from which my good comes is inexhaustible.
"Today, in this moment, the Law responds to my thought. My word is one of affirmation, rising from the knowledge that the Good, the Enduring and the True are Eternalities in my experience. I cannot be apart from that which is my good. My good is assured me by God, the Indwelling Essence of my life."

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

December 5, 2007 & Spirit is Joy

"If we wish to come to the Spirit for the healing of our wounds, let us come in peace and with spontaneous joy, for the Spirit is joy; let us come with thanksgiving also, for a thankful heart is in harmony with life. But we must come in quiet confidence, with an open and receptive mind, a believing heart, naturally, sanely and expectantly. In this way, we are entering the portals of Reality, clad in garments of righteousness." - Dr. Ernest Homes, "The Sciene of Mind" .. page 447

Today I recognize God, Infinte Spirit, knowing that the Spirit of God is within me. In this awareness I approach Life with poise and power. I know that within me is the consciousness of prosperity, success and love ... and this consciousness outpictures into my experience with joy and gladness. I am filled with joy as I see my words made manifest in my life. I am filled with happiness as I realized that the Good that I accept for myself is actualized in my experience. Nothing hinders me from the harmony, joy, happiness and peace, of the Spirit within me. My spirit is joy itself permeating the thought atmosphere wherever I go and in whatever I am doing. And this is the Truth for me always ... and for this I am grateful. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

December 4, 2007 & Hanukkah

"We believe in every church and in all forms of worship. Above all, we certainly believe in God! Because Truth is Infinite, It must be continuously unfolding in the consciousness of man and no one will ever have a complete understanding of Truth. A complete understanding of Truth would be a complete understanding of God, and a complete comprehension of God would be to become God. We know that more light will be given as we use that which we have, and we repudiate any belief which says that all of Truth has been given." - Dr. Ernest Holmes, "The Science of Mind" .. page 191

Today I honor by brothers and sisters of the Jewish faith as they begin the celebration of Hanukkah. This "festival of lights" demonstrates that God's Presence is with me and with you, as we move through the experiences of this Thing called Life. I know and I accept that this Presence of Good, God ... is for everyone and against no one. This Infinite Love showers us with Its blessings every moment of every day ... eternally. There is nothing within me that does not praise and thank God for all the Goodness that I have received and all the Goodness that the world has been so very blessed with. The "Light of my world" is God, Infinite Spirit, Almighty God ... and therefore all that I need to know, I know ... and all that I need to have, I have ... and for this I feel greatly blessed. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, December 3, 2007

December 3, 2007 & Effectice Prayer/Treatment

"Effective treatment must be independent of any existing circumstance whatsoever else it will not enter into the realm of an Unconditioned Causation. It will have fallen to the level of those secondary causes which seek to perpetuate themselves in human experience. To rise above the contemplation of conditions is to enter that field of Causation which makes all things new in our experience. From this viewpoint there is no hard or easy case to handle. All cases represent but different phases of human belief and one would yield to the Truth as quickly as another if we were sure of our spiritual position." - Dr. Ernest Holmes, "The Science of Mind" [page 414]

Principle is the Power that made everything ... It is Absolute ... It is God ... and All things are of It and in It ... and in my awareness of this the greatest of Truth, I know and I know that I know, that as I depend on Principle ... not person, place or thing ... that which I choose to experience, to have, or to do ... is mine ... for Principle cannot be denied. It is God's Good pleasure to give to me, and as I have received my every Good desire from God, I know and accept this Good as mine now. I have an absolute conviction that God is working in my life now to bring forth into my experience a greater measure of prosperity, loving companionship, happiness, peace of mind, success and joy. There is nothing in me that denies this ... and I know that Principle knows and does that which is necessary for me to experience these things and so much more. My health is assured as I depend on the Principle of Health that reigns supreme within my consiousness. Nothing can disturb my thought ... or negate my Good ... for my awareness of the Absolute Power of Principle is my calm assurance that my Good comes to me now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, December 2, 2007

December 2, 2007 & Unfolding Consciousness

"I know that there is but one Mind; and I am in it. Spirit can and desires to act through me. The Divine Presence wishes to be recognized. Love, light and wisdom can spring forth from within me as water bursts forth to spray the fountain. Thou Mind of the World, Thou doest take the things of the spirit and manifest them unto me; Thou doest take my word and bring forth my desire into expression in health and prosperity. But most of all would I have Thee manifest Thyself to me in the deepened consciousness of my at-onement with Thee, to such an extent that when I speak the word, I am no longer filled with doubt, to such an extent indeed that I shall unquestioningly feel that "heaven and earth shall pass away; but this my word, shall not pass away until all be fulfilled." ... "Now do I have that serene consciousness that is sure of the fact that thought controls substances and passes it out into form. Now do I feel, deep within my being, that the things I desire shall come to pass. I not only know that these things can be but that they will be. I am conscious of the fact that I and the Father are one. He is creative; I am creative: He is changeless substance; I am changeless substance: He is eternal; I am eternal: He is perfect; I am perfect: He is complete; I am complete. As He creates by thinking, so do I. I am conscious of myself as self-directing. I have faith; I believe in the power of my own word to bring things forth out of the invisible." - Fenwick L. Holmes (brother of Ernest Holmes), "The Faith That Heals" Published 1919

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates