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Saturday, May 3, 2008

Zest for Living

From Jack Ensign Addington, 1966: GOD IS LOVING ME NOW.
"Behold, what manner of love the Father hatch bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God." I John 3:1
God is loving me now as vitality and strength to do all things. Only my resistance to people and situations makes me tired. As I establish my thoughts in love I am free to call upon my Father for unlimited strength to carry on His work with ease.
God is loving me now, blessing me with Inspiration. I have such zest of accomplishment that my work becomes sheer joy. God's Love is the source of my supply.
God is loving me now through all those who are near and dear to me. Each member of my family and every chance acquaintance is God made manifest in my life. Each one calls forth my love unifying me with His entire creation.
Father, I thank thee that thou hearest me always. I rest in Thy Love.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Friday, May 2, 2008

A treatment for relationships

The following treatment was written by one of my Palm Springs SOM-2 students, George E. (I requested that he write a treatment for relationships.)
Directing my consciousness into the presence of the Presence, I sit for a moment and am still. I center my awareness on recognizing Universal Mind, Infinite Spirit, God the Good, as the all Intelligent, all Present, all Power within and around me, ever available and constant, beyond time and space and any consideration of limitation.
To know the All Good that is Universal Mind, I have but to consciously accept It, and so recognize It as here now with me and within me, and It is revealed in my mind and my affairs.
The Absolute Truth is that this Presence of the Infinite Spirit, is my spirit. This Intelligence is my intelligence. This Power is my power. I am in total and complete Unity with It on every level of my life and being – my mind and thoughts, my emotions and feelings, my actions and reactions - all are this Universal Mind thinking, feeling, and expressing Itself through me, as me, being ME.
Accordingly, I now realize and know with total confidence and conviction that the ideal love relationship I desire is here now for me. I realize this relationship of love, caring and mutual sharing on every level between me and my ideal partner is already existing within the Mind of Infinite Spirit because it is now existing within my own mind. Being in Unity with Mind, what is in my mind is in Universal Mind and is taken up by It as Its own and must be out-pictured in my life. I have but to accept and identify with my inner vision with firm inner conviction for this perfect relationship to manifest here and now.
There is no need for stress or strain, only calm affirmation that my Good, expressed as this loving relationship is mine now. It feels so wonderful to know and to know with certainty that Infinite Mind is working within and through me now to more greatly express Itself as me having my desire fulfilled.
With gratitude and thanksgiving I give my thoughts and vision for this relationship over to Mind and release it for manifestation with faith and conviction.

And so it is, And so it is – Amen.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Thy Wealth Is My Wealth

From the book, "YOUR NEEDS MET" by Jack and Cornelia Addington.
"But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God; for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth." De. 8:18
True wealth comes from God. It is a degree of spiritual consciousness, an inner security that comes from knowing the Source of all Good. My true wealth reflects my inner awareness of the presence of God and therefore cannot be influenced by outer conditions or man's opinions. God within is my supply, a never failing Source that goes with me wherever I go. Lo, I am with you always even unto the end of he world of false appearances. There is no lack but lack of faith in God. My supply may seem to come through people but it does not depend upon people nor does it depend upon any certain channel for its appearance in my life. The will of God in me is Wealth, not want, but I must not hinder the will of God by belief in lack, or by telling God how my good shall come to me. Father, I accept Thy Wealth of Right Ideas and let them outpicture in my life as all that I need and more. I put no limit upon my supply for I know that it comes from an infinite Source. Thy Wealth is my wealth. Teach me to use it wisely.
And so it is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

by right of consciousness

As I recognize God, Infinite Spirit, I activate within my consciousness the presence of the Presence; the Power of the Infinite and the Infinite Intelligence available to me, right where I am. As I am consciously aware of this Truth, I know and accept that this Presence In-dwells me ... for It is One with my mind ... in my mind ... now. In this realization, I become aware that I can speak my word into this Mind and announce that wholeness exists in all things that concern me; my finances, my health, my relationships and my work. My Good is not measured to me as a reward or withheld from me as a punishment ... I can take that which is mine by right of consciousness ... for it has been prepared for me ... and I prepare my mind to accept it. Nothing or no one can hinder my prosperity, my success, or my excellent health. I embrace loving and supportive relationships as I love and support all those in my experience. As I take this Truth deeper within my consciousness, my heart, my mind and my soul are filled with gratitude and a great appreciation for Life, Truth and God. As I dwell in the place of the Most High ... feeling the tender sweetness of the Silence within my mind ... I release these words into the Law, knowing that the Infinite responds to me spontaneously.And so it is ... Amen.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Waiting on the Spirit Within Me

I believe this prayer-treatment was written by Dr. Ernest Holmes, although I am not certain. It is filled with great spirit:
I say to myself, quietly and with deep conviction: "I am now waiting upon the Spirit within me. I believe that I am intimately associated with this Spirit. I believe that I am so close to It that It can reach out through me and govern my life in harmony and in peace. I believe it is a blessing to myself and to others. I am lifting up my mind, in faith, to the conviction that the Spirit of God within me is my real self. I am inviting this Spirit to enter my mind, to direct my thoughts and my acts, and I am expecting It to do this. Believing that I am an individual in God and a Divine person in my own right, I am inviting new circumstances and situations into my experience and I am waiting on the Divine Presence within me to make Itself known, to reveal Itself to every person I meet and every situation I contact, to bring life, joy, and happiness to everyone."

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates

Monday, April 28, 2008

Trusting The Presence

Today, I am recognizing the In-Dwelling Presence of God-In-Me in a greater way than ever before. I feel at-One with the Source and Substance of my Life, God. I am energized and strengthened knowing that God is closer to me than breathing … I am never without the protection of the Presence … protecting my self-image, protecting my confidence and self-assurance, with Its strength and wisdom. The strength of God is my strength … and I know that I can do all things as I trust the Presence to work for me, as me and through me in all ways and in all things. I live in a constant awareness of gratitude as I know that All Is God … and All Is Good … and with confidence I release these words with praise and joyous recognition that Infinite Presence responds to me instantaneously.
And So It Is. … Amen.

Keep the faith!

Rev. Bates

Sunday, April 27, 2008

living in the Center of Love

As I recognize that I am a living, breathing, Expression of the Infinite, I know that there can be no separation from me and God or my Good. In this realization, I am aware that my Good Is Now … always has been and always will be. As I let go of any thoughts of delay and accept my Good in the Present moment, I am overcome with joy and happiness, knowing that what I am seeking is seeking me and it is Good and very Good. My mind is filled with love and peace knowing that there are no stumbling blocks in front of me and the way is clear to enjoy the best of times and the best of everything for I am living in the Center of Love now and forevermore.
And So It Is.

Keep the faith!
Rev. Bates