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Saturday, December 22, 2007

December 22, 2007 & Prosperity 101

The basic tenet of the Principle of Prosperity is, "give and be given to" ... and this means that we cannot "withhold" that which we are called to give, whether it be gratitude, love, respect ... or money. We have within us an "infinite abundance" from which to give, for within us is the "In-Dwelling Presence of God" ... and God is the "Abundance" within and without. Let's bring these ideas into a treatment:

I rejoice and give thanks that there is a river of abundance within me that flows from an Infinite Source that is God. Knowing that All Is God, I know that as God is Abundance in the Infinite, I am Abundance too, for I am One with All that God Is. As I am called to give, I know that this Inner Presence that brings this call to my awareness, knows what to give, and gives it through me. Knowing that I am always expressing the Life of God to the level of my awareness of this Truth, I know, and I know that I know, that All that comes to me, comes through my consciousness of God-Abundance. There is no limitations in my consciousness, for I always have something to give. I give freely, as I know that God loves a "joyous giver" ... and I realize a great joy in all that I give; spiritually and materially. I give thanks for this understanding and this awareness ... and I give up any ideas that my giving can be withheld from anyone ... for it is God giving through me. And so it is!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, December 21, 2007

December 21, 2007 & Dr. Bitzer Affirmations

Dr. Bitzer's (1896-1994) heritage can be found in his teaching of Principle with absolute authority. One of the most valuable lessons in his book, "Collected Essays Of Robert Bitzer," is the documentation of his own personal demonstrations and how he used the Law of Mind to create a successful and prosperous life filled with accomplishment and service to the world. The following affirmations written by Dr. Bitzer, will clear our mind of the "stuff" ... and keep us centered in Divine Right Action:

I recognize that nothing can come to me unless my thought permits it. My Mind is clear because I recognize God, the only Reality, as the Good expressing in and through me now. No confusion can exist in my thought for my mind is one with the Mind of God. No discord can enter my consciousness because I know God as Love and Understanding. My thought reflects itself around me and I am surrounded by harmony, love and perfect understanding.

God-in-me makes me confident of my Success. God-in-me sustains me so that nothing can disturb me. I am in complete control of myself and every situation which surrounds me. The Power within me transcends anything that can manifest around me. I stand steadfast.

God-in-me reveals to me what I can do to give my talents full expression. I am ready for a larger and more remunerative experience. Everything necessary is being done to bring this new opportunity into form.

I give thanks for the opportunity which I have for service and helpfulness. My work expresses the activity of the One Mind. It draws to me those who want that which I have to offer. They recognize the value which they receive and gladly and generously recompense me.

Every avenue of my being is open for the continuous expression of God's abundance which supplies all that I need and desire.

Keep the faith!

Rev. Bates

Thursday, December 20, 2007

December 20, 2007 & Be Realistic, Expect A Miracle

One of the things I love the most about doing spiritual mind treatment, is that we never quite know on a conscious level what the results of the treatment will be. And this happens because when we open our mind to Infinite Good, we most always experience a greater Good than we expected. We can read in scripture that "all things are possible with God" ... and so, we can always be assured and work with confidence in our treatments, that our Good and a greater Good still, is ours as we accept that this is so. Let's know this together:

My mind is poised and aware of the Presence and Power of Divine Mind, as I unify consciously with this Presence and Power. I know and accept only the most marvelous experiences in my life now. I am never limited in my thinking, nor do I make any attempt to hinder the flow of the Life Abundant in my experiences. I claim and accept Health, Success, Prosperity, Joy, Love, Loving Companionship, Wisdom, Beauty, and Harmony as present in my life and permeating all my affairs. I rest assured in quiet confidence that as I remind myself to be realistic and expect a miracle ... more than a few miracles are revealed to me ... and in my world of experiences. I gratefully accept this as so ... as I feel the essence of Spirit within me ... and I let it be so. and so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

December 19, 2007 & Love Revealing

As I recognize God, Infinite Spirit, I recognize unconditional Love. This unconditional Love is Limitless in Its expression and sweep throughout the Universe. It is in me and it is in everyone ... it is Life Itself. As this Love reveals Itself to me, I am healed of anything that separates me in my mind from It. Love is the healing Power of God ... and It is Infinitely Intelligent ... always revealing Itself in the right and perfect time and the right and perfect way ... when It is recognized and realized in our hearts and minds. Love within me opens my mind to know that I am always loved and in this knowing I accept that as Love is within me ... I am always loving. I know that I am the "beloved" of God ... as is everyone .... for no one is separate from Infinite Love. I am deeply moved by this knowing ... and I give thanks that it is so. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

December 18, 2007 & Perfect Action ... No Mistakes

"In mental work, we must realize that there is One Infinite Mind, which is consciously directing our destiny. Declare every day that: "No mistakes have been made, none are being made, and none can be made." Declare: "There is One Supreme Intelligence which governs, guides and guards, tells me what to do, when to act and how to act." Having done this in perfect faith, act with perfect assurance. Declare further: "Everything necessary to the full and complete expression of the most boundless experience of joy is mine now." Know this, see it, feel it and BE it. Do this every day for a few minutes. We should all do this until the time comes when it is no longer necessary. When that time comes we will know it because our demonstrations wil have been made." - Dr. Ernest Holmes, page 290, The Science of Mind

There is only One Mind; this Mind knows what I am to do, to have, and to be ... and I know, as I am One with this Mind ... and I know that I know. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, December 17, 2007

Deember 16-17, 2007 & Whatever It Takes

"As the Laws of God are broad, so should we be in dealing with them. In this Science, we believe that man's life is a drama which takes place on three planes: the physical, the mental, and the spiritual. We should have no objection to any form of healing, for anything that helps to overcome suffering is good, whether it be a pill or a prayer. We believe in any method which produces results, for each has its place in the Whole." - Dr. Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

As I recognize the Power and the Presence of God, Infinite Spirit, right here where I am, I know that this Presence is working for my greatest Good in all things. Whatever it takes to heal that which requires healing comes to my awareness and I accept it all knowing that All is God and All is Good. I am always in the flow of the Presence of the Presence of God, for I am always in the realization of Omnipresent Good, God, forever expressing Itself in me and for me. There is nothing to fear for I immediately deny all false evidence appearing real, and accept my Good without reservation, now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates