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Saturday, April 5, 2008

April 5, 2008 & No Duality

As we realize that we are always only dealing with One Power in the Universe, not two, we realize more clearly that there is no opposition to our Good. Let's know this today:

I know and believe that there is only Good, only God ... and that this Infinite Presence is always supporting me and lifting me up to my highest and greatest Good in All things. My mind is always turned to that which I want. I mentally direct my thoughts to the Good that I know is mine. I dwell upon this Good in my thoughts and I let my Divine Imagination expand the ideas of Good that come to my awareness. I know that the realization of the Presence of God is the greatest healing agent available to me. I affirm the Presence is with me, in me, and of me. I know that this Presence expresses Itself through me and as me. I am never separated from God ... and I am never separated from my Good. I am One with the Good that is mine ... now! And so it is.

Keep the faith!

Rev. Bates

Friday, April 4, 2008

April 4, 2008 & God In The Midst Of Me

It is such a beautiful and incredible thing to know that God is all there is. Knowing that God Is Spirit, I know that God Is Mind, and this Mind is my mind now. As I stir up the Spirit within me, I realize a greater confidence in myself and greater enthusiasm for life. I know that the ideas that come to me, are the things that God desires me to do, to have, or to be. As I go within to God in the midst of me, I feel the energy of the Presence sweep through my mind, my heart, and my soul. I accept and believe that this Life is God's and in this, I know that God seeks to express Itself through me in a greater way. This God-expression through me, as me, and for me, has no limitations or obstrucitons. I have an unlimited capacity to choose the greatest Good I can imagine for myself. I choose the abundant life ... abundant love, abundant joy, abundant peace and harmony ... as I live in the experience of affluence and opulence. I love this thing called Life and I live each day to the maximum. My mind is always open and receptive to new ideas and adventures. Not only do I choose the abundant life for myself, I also choose to share it with others. I always have a surplus of every Good thing to give to those around me. I enjoy success and I enjoy supporting others in their success as well. My life is so very Good ... for God is so very, very Good to me! And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, April 3, 2008

April 3, 2008 & What I Believe

The following was written by Dr. Ernest Holmes, author of "The Science of Mind" and founder of the Religious Science movement. These are the core beliefs of teachers, practitioners and ministers of "The Science of Mind." These statements contain great metaphysical Truth and many of them can be used to create powerful affirmations.
... by Dr. Ernest Holmes
I believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent cause.
This One manifests Itself in and through all creation but is not absorbed by Its creation.
The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
I believe in the incarnation of Spirit in everyone and that all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
I believe in the eternality, the immortality and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
I believe that Heaven is within me and that I experience It to the degree that I become conscious of it.
I believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
I believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.
I believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling Presence.
I believe in the direct revelation of Truth through the intuitive and spiritual nature of the individual, and that any person may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
I believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that I am surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of my thought and acts upon it.
I believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind.
I believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.
I believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-Kindness, and the eternal Giving-ness of Life to all.
I believe in my own soul, my own spirit and my own destiny; for I understand that the life of all is God.
And So It Is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April 2, 2008 & Faith

This treatment was written by Douglas Albert, a 2nd Year Science of Mind student here in Palm Springs:

I have only faith in myself and in GOD. I know that I live by the Universal law of LOVE and that LOVE fills my being completely. I am LOVE, I am LOVED and I LOVE others and the world I live in. My mind is filled with LOVE. I know that I am LOVED by GOD and GOD is the source for everything in my life. My mind which is the ONE Mind being used by me can hold only one idea at a time and I choose LOVE over all else. God supplies my every want & need GOD is my source for all things. I am provided for by GOD and I accept all the good intended to be mine. I choose to have an Abundant, Successful, Opulent, Healthy, Prosperous, Happy LOVE filled LIFE NOW! I AM GRATEFUL FOR THE EXTRODINARY LIFE I HAVE BEEN GIVEN and I am Grateful for the ability to understand and learn how to accept the truth about my life and to accept all that GOD has given me. I choose to use wisely my ability to create my world now! Thank you GOD for having only FAITH & LOVE in me And so it is AMEN.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1, 2008 & Beauty

Deeply within me I have a great sense of God as All there Is. I know that as I get into the spirit of life, that Life becomes more amazingly wonderful to me. Today, I am aware of the beauty that surrounds me and I feel blessed to realize that I am one with all of God's Creations. Knowing that the Universe is the Body of God, I am aware of the different forms in which God is expressed. I see all Life as God and as Good. I believe that God sustains and maintains every living thing as part of Itself. I know that every living thing has a purpose and is important to the balance of the Universe. I feel within myself a deep respect for this Life that Is God reflecting Its beauty so gloriously throughout my world. I feel a great gratitude for this awareness and a feeling of peace in knowing that as I see beauty without, there is beauty within. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, March 31, 2008

March 31, 2008 & Say It Every Day

This is one of the most powerful affirmations we can say ... it connects us with God in the most wonderful way. Every Sunday here in Palm Springs we say it out loud, together. Say it every day ... and you will find the most marvelous things begin to happen for you:

My God Is Here And Now

God is the center of my joy.
All good and perfect things come from God.
God is the heart of my contentment, the hope for all I do. God is the center of my joy.
My joy is complete as I recognize the Presence of God within me, Now.
And So It Is!

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Sunday, March 30, 2008

March 29-30, 2008 & Peace Be Still

I rejoice and give thanks that I have the realization that God Is All there Is, and in this knowing, I know and know that I know, that I am part of God, for there is nothing else. No matter what I may be experiencing at any given moment, I get still and know within my mind, that the Presence and Power of God is right where I am. Realizing that my recognition is all that is required for God's Good to be made manifest in my experience, I turn from whatever it is that is attempting to get my attention, and give my attention fully to the Infinite. I know that as my mind is filled with peace, love, joy, and gratitude, that nothing or no one can separate me from my Good. All that is necessary for my highest and greatest Good is my knowing that my word has been given power by the only Power there Is. And so I speak my word for good, for prosperity, for peace, for love and for success in all things that concern me. And so I go about my day knowing and trusting that my word does not come back to me void, but accomplishes the thing that I have directed to be accomplished. And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates