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Saturday, January 19, 2008

January 19, 2008 & Every Good Thing

I rejoice and give thanks that in my awareness that God Is All and All Is God. Knowing that this is the Truth, I know that I am part of God, and that I am in God. I know that my recognition of God as All, clarifies in my mind that All Is Mind; there is only One Mind and this Mind is my mind now. And in this realization I am knowing that as I declare the Truth of my Being, I am free from the bondage of the physical, and free in the Spirit. I know and I know that I know that every Good thing I can accept for myself ... is mine now. I accept that Spirit works for me by working through me ... through my mind. And so my thoughts are always focused on what I want; on health, happiness, love and the abundant life. I know that what God Is in the Infinite, I am in the finite, and so I know that God always succeeds and therefore I find success in all my endeavors. I know that God is happiness and love, and so my mind is always filled with happiness and love. I accept that God is active in all my affairs and I depend on Its Power with confidence and gratitude. And with precision, It perfects that which concerns me ... in all areas of my life, now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, January 18, 2008

January 18, 2008 & Helpful Treatments

The following are a few prayer-treatments written by Dr. Ernest Holmes, author of "The Science of Mind," that may be helpful as a guide to our own personal treatments.

Today I accept God's gift of abundance. Today everything I am and have is increased. I identify everything I do with success. I think affirmatively and in all my prayers I accept abundance. Whatever I need - whenever I need it, wherever I need it, for as long as I need it - will always be at hand. ... I no longer see negation or delay or stagnation in my undertakings. Rather, I claim that the action of the living Spirit prospers everything I do, increases every good I possess, and brings success to me and everyone I meet. ... Everything I think about and do is animated by the Divine Presence, sustained by the infinite Power, and multiplied by the Divine Goodness. And so it is.

Believing that there is an infinite Power in the universe, a Power for Good greater than I am, I now accept its action in my life. I know here is strength and a vitality, a livingness, flowing through me out into everything I think, or say, or do. ... I am peaceful, calm, and confident because I am the very embodiment of this Power, its energy and action. There is no sense of weakness or lack of strength. Rather, the fullness and the perfection of this Power is always present, always active. I completely and confidently recognize and accept the flow of this Power through me, manifesting itself in right ways in every aspect of my life. And so it is.

In my business activities, I know I am in partnership with the Infinite. I identify myself with this partnership, knowing it always leads to success. I accept that the action of Infinite Intelligence is back of everything. It is always manifesting itself and it now does so through the thought pattern of success I am establishing for myself. ... Conditions and situations around me now start to correspond to my new ideas about them. The invisible Power indwelling and surrounding me, which is forever making manifest my thought, now creates for me the business success with which I have identified my thought. And so it is.

Through praise and thanksgiving I recognize the Divine Presence in everything and everyone. I recognize the beautiful and perfect in everything. I praise and bless the spiritual Reality back of all things. I rejoice in the thought that I am dealing with the Presence and the Power which cannot be denied. I praise the abundance of good in all things and give thanks that this good is flowing into my experience in ever-increasing volume. I accept this good. I bless it, causing it to multiply in my life. ... I deliberately turn from everything that depresses and sing a song of praise, of gratitude and joy. I sing a song of the triumph of Spirit over all apparent negation. In the midst of darkness I sing a song of he dawn, for I know that the eternal Light dissipates all darkness. And so it is.


I permit Love to reach out from me to everyone I meet. I believe that Love is returned to me from every person I meet. I shall trust the guidance of this Love because I believe it is a Power of Good in the universe. I feel that Love is flowing through me to heal everything I encounter, to help everyone I contact. Love opens the way before me and makes it perfect and straight and immediate. Love forgives everything unlike itself and converts everything that seems commonplace into something wonderful, changing weakness into strength and fear into faith. Love is the all-conquering power of the Spirit. And so it is.

Keep the faith!

Rev. Bates

Thursday, January 17, 2008

January 17, 2008 & In the Quiet of My Soul

In the quiet of my soul I feel the Presence of God within me. I feel Its Power and Its Intelligence presses against me unifying my mind with Its Peace, and Joy, and Happiness, and Love. I am immersed in the Presence of Spirit. It fills my mind with Its Love and Power. In the quiet of my soul, my awareness is heightened and I realize that there is only God, only Love. In the quiet of my soul, Love gives me a higher ideal to contemplate, to dwell on in my mind. My heart senses this higher ideal and my love for Life is increased. I am immediately aware of my place in the Universe and know that I am here to express more of God, of Good. I know that Spirit moves through me as power, as confidence, and as self-assurance, and so I form the words in my mind that express a greater awareness of the abundant life that is available to me. I know that all that I receive, I have accepted through my consciousness, and this All is mine to share, to give, and to come back to me multiplied abundantly. Prosperity, success, health, and loving relationships have been gifted to me by this Loving Presence, Almighty Spirit ... and I accept them now ... in the quiet of my soul. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

January 16, 2008

I consciously recognize that there is only One Life, this Life Is God, and this Life is my life now. In this realization, I am aware that my thoughts are God's thoughts for me. And as I open my mind to an expanded view of the world in which I live, I am always confronted with unlimited opportunities to express the unique expression of Life that I am. I know that God's only will for me is that I choose to live to my highest and greatest ideals. My ideal is a life filled with happiness, love and purpose ... and as I keep faith with this ideal, I know that I can accept success and prosperity for I am accepting the Abundant Life that God has prepared for me. I expect my life to be a reflection of God's abundance and love, and I am excited to recieve all the abundant Good that I can imagine for myself. I know that it is "the Father's good pleasure to give to me ... and I know that God is pleased with my acceptance of my Good. God is so very, very wonderful to me ... and this is the truth for me now and always. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

January 15, 2008 & One-ness

As I was leaving the grocery store tonight in Palm Springs I noticed a man outside asking for money. I was not sure what he was collecting money for, but my inner-guidance nudged me to make a donation. As I put the money in the metal box, without even looking as to what was written on the box, he said to me, "thank you, Jesus loves you" ... and then he said, "I know he does." There was a ring of sincerity to his words that was so genuine. I felt very happy for him that he could be so certain, and in Truth, he was right, for although I am not a Christian, I know that Jesus loves me, and so does the Buddha, Krishna and Mohammed ... for they all understand that we are One. And in the One, we are all of Love, and loved. Let's affirm this today:

My heart is filled with gladness as I realize that there is only God, only Love, permeating the Universe. And as I recognize this highest of Truth, I know and I know that I know, that all things are harmonized in Love. No matter what may appear in the world, I know that Love will bring all things to Good ... for All Is God and God Is All. I am never concerned nor do I dwell in worry, for the Truth that God's Perfect Love reigns Supreme, is the Truth yesterday, today, and tomorrow. This change-less Truth, awaits our recognition of It, and as we do, It's influence in our world of affairs, both personal and universal, is powerful. In the quiet, confidence of my mind, I know that God blesses each of us to the degree that we accept being blessed, and today, I accept these blessings for myself and all others. For as I do, I affirm my One-ness with All of Life, with God, and with All Living things. And I am blessed to know this is so. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, January 14, 2008

January 14, 2008 & Pray Believing

I rejoice and give thanks that as I recognize, God, Infinite Spirit, I am recognizing Absolute Power ... and as I align my mind with this Power, by believing, I erase all false ideas from my subconscious mind. I know that the Law is no respecter of persons and for this I am grateful as there is nothing that can obstruct my faith and my belief in the Power of God working for me, through me, to bring forth into my experience a greater and greater expression of Its Abundant Life. I am always clear in my awareness of Universal Law and my choices reflect the wisdom gained from an understanding that my Good takes nothing away from anyone else and is Good for all. I confess to a great faith and belief in the Law of Attraction as it is the Law of God working through my mentality as I affirm my Good as present here and now. I never mistake the power of the world for the Power of the Infinite, and so I am always certain and confident in demonstrating the Good choices that I make for myself and for others. I choose health, wealth, happiness, peace and joy for myself and all others ... now ... and as I do, I feel a deep sense of gratitude as I know that my Good is guaranteed ... for my God guarantees it! And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, January 13, 2008

January 13, 2008 & All Is Spirit

I recognize and believe that Spirit is seeking to manifest Itself as my Good. In the awareness that I am One with Spirit, I simply know that when I want something (name it) for any particular purpose, I simply know that it is accomplished now in Divine Mind. I am never in need for all my needs are met in the right and perfect time and in the right and perfect way. I am always filled with the faith of knowing that my Good comes to me. I know that All is Spirit and that as I communicate with Spirit in the language of thought, that Spirit responds to me in the affirmative. Now I open my mind to receive this Good (name it) that I accept for myself. I have a right to it. I am ready to receive it. I am glad for it. I give thanks for it. I know that Divine Love working through the law of my mind gives it to me now. There are no obstructions to my Good (name it) for there are infinite ways in which Spirit works to bring forth this Good (name it) into manifestation in my life now. I feel gratitude filling my heart as I give thanks to God, Infinite Spirit, for providing me, through my consciousness, all that I choose for myself and for others. I am so very blessed in so many ways. My world of affairs reflects my faith in Spirit and in the Abundant Life that God has provided for me. I feel God's perfect Love surrounding me now. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates