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Saturday, February 9, 2008

February 9, 2008 & Transcending Appearances

Knowing that All Is Mind and All Is God, Good ... I unify with the Good in my mind and transcend all things unlike the Good. I know that All Power is with me as I consciously dwell on the Good that I am choosing to experience. All things in the physical are constantly changing and so I do not allow myself to be distracted from my Good by any appearance that contradicts the Good that I choose for me now. In this awareness, I feel at-one with success, happiness, love, joy and prosperity. "Be still and know that I am God" ... and in the stillness of my mind I listen for the "still small voice" to guide me and direct me to a greater and greater experience of life, love and prosperous living. I know that my faith is the substance of my supply, and in this knowing, I am always provided for. I transcend the physical and focus my mind entirely on the realm of the Spirit, trusting in Its infinite Good-ness and Love. I believe in this Power greater than I am and I surrender to It knowing that It knows and does that which is for my highest and greatest Good. I am lifted up, in mind, to the glorious and magnificent life that is mine to live ... lovingly, joyfully, generously, as a blessing to myself and to all others. As I transcend the appearances in the physical, I let in, that which is greater ... and a greater sense of gratitude for God, the Good, fills my heart, my mind, and my soul. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, February 8, 2008

February 8, 2008 & Louise Hay and Success

Louise Hay is one of my very favorite metaphysical teachers and authors. Way before "The Secret" became the book to read, Louise Hay's "You Can Heal Your Life" has helped people all across the globe to do just that. Her writings are practical and easily understood. The following are some affirmations for success written by Louise Hay followed by a treatment for success:

Divine Intelligence gives me all the ideas I can use.
Everything I touch is a success.
There is plenty for everyone, including me.
I establish a new awareness of success.
I am a magnet for Divine Prosperity.
I am blessed beyond my fondest dreams.
Note: Pick one of the affirmations above and repeat it for several days. Then pick another and do the same. Allow these ideas to fill your consciousness. Don't worry about "how" to accomplish this; the opportunities will come your way. Trust the intelligence within you to lead you and guide you. You deserve to be a success in every area of your life.

************ TREATMENT FOR SUCCESS ***********

In the infinity of life where I am, all is perfect, whole and complete. I am one with the Power that created me. I have within me all the ingredients for success. I now allow the success formula to flow through me and manifest in my world. Whatever I am guided to do will be a success. I learn from every experience. I go from success to success and from glory to glory. My pathway is a series of stepping stones to ever greater success. All is well in my world.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, February 7, 2008

February 8, 2008 & Peace Be Still

The following treatment is from "This Thing Called Life" by Ernest Holmes:

The peace of God is at the center of my being.
I am conscious of this peace.
I enter into this peace.
I am surrounded by this peace.
This peace moves out from me in all directions.
It calms the troubled waters of my experience.
It heals everything it contacts.
There is nothing but peace.
I rejoice in this peace.
I permit this peace to enter my soul, to fill me with calm, to inspire me with confidence.
I know that this peace goes before me and makes perfect, plain and straight my way.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

February 6, 2008 & Boundless Love

I know and believe that God is boundless love, the only Presence and Power. I know and believe that God is Life and I am part of this Life that God is. As I unify with God, Infinite Presence, in my mind, I feel uplifted, strengthened, and poised to speak my word. I know that my word is my deep, abiding faith and conviction that God responds to me. Realizing that this is so, I speak my word for happiness, for joy, for prosperity and boundless love. I know that the beauty of God lies within my consciousness and this beauty out-pictures in my life as wonderful, loving companionship, peace, vitality and joy. I feel the truth of these words deep within my soul and I accept and receive the love, happiness and joy that is mine to experience today. I feel wonderfully at peace, lovingly strengthened, and deeply grateful for all that I am and all that I receive, now and always. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

February 5, 2008 & Election Results

I rejoice and give thanks in knowing that God and I are a majority, so in the game of my life, the election results are in ... and I Am a Winner! Knowing that God is my All In All, I am never in competition for any Good thing. I always claim the Good that is mine, knowing that God, Infinite Presence, is always in agreement with my Good. In the awareness that my desires are "of the Father" ... I always know I am provided for, as the "Father" is my Provider and Source of my Supply. There is never any second or third place in my Life, the results are always a "win-win" with God! I am never distracted by "poll results" for I know that as I depend only on Principle, I am always successful and prosperous in all that concerns me. Knowing that the Infinite Supply is never limited, I accept the abundance that is mine today, and I know and believe that abundance in all things is available to All. I feel the deepest and the most sincere gratitude for knowing that these words are the truth for me now and always. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, February 4, 2008

February 4, 2008 & Be Someone's Valentine

We are only ten days away from Valentine's Day, and so I am posting this treatment from Dr. Joseph Murphy (modified) for those who are choosing to attract their ideal life-mate into their life ... perhaps in time for Valentine's Day:

I know that I am one with God now. In Spirit I live, move, and have my being. God is life; this life is the life of all men and women. We are all sons and daughters of the one Father (Creator). I know and believe that there is a man (woman) waiting to love and cherish me. I know I can contribute to his (her) happiness and peace. He (She) love my ideals, and I love his (her) ideals. He (She) does not want to make me over; neither do I want to make him (her) over. There are mutual love, freedom, and respect.
There is one mind; I know him (her) now in this mind. I now unite with the qualities and attributes that I admire and want expressed by my husband (wife). I am one with them in my mind. We know and love each other in Divine Mind. I see the God in him (her); he (she) sees the God in me. Having met him (her) within, I must meet him (her) in the without, for this is the law of my own mind.
These words go forth and accomplish whereunto they are sent. I know it is now done, finished, and accomplished in God. Thank you, Father. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, February 3, 2008

February 3, 2008 & Amazing Grace

I rejoice and give thanks for knowing that the Presence of God is always right where I am. As I turn within to the Kingdom of God, I know and know that I know, that God responds to me. This Divine Spirit is always connected to the spirit within me, always waiting in silent repose for me to choose that which I desire to do, to be, or to have. And with amazing grace, Spirit working through Law, knows what to do and how to do it, to move me into a greater experience of life, love, joy, peace, prosperity and success. "Spirit perfects that which concerns me" ... and so I expect and I am convinced that my Good is revealed in the right and perfect time. I do not strain or struggle, nor do I choose that which is not Good for everyone for I know that as I am aligned, in mind, with the Nature of Divine Spirit, the All Good that Is God, is always available to me and I can claim that which is mine. I feel a great sense of happiness and joy knowing that all things are possible as I turn to God, Infinte Spirit. I live in God-consciousness, and It is the consciousness of peace, happiness, joy and love. I think, feel and know that at the point in the Universe where the Divine is recognized, All Power is availble to me and to everyone. In this awareness my heart and soul are filled up with gratitude and praise for all the blessings that are mine today and always. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates