I had a good laugh the other day driving past a church marquee that read “God answers knee-mail.”
It did its job though – It made me think about prayers and answers. Dr. Holmes wrote in our text “The answer to prayer is in the prayer.” I read that as “in the pray-er” … the one doing the praying.
I know some of us have SMT’s (Spiritual Mind Treatments - affirmative prayer) that we’ve been doing for a long time. We’re looking for the right mate, perfect health, an increase in our finances, or soul-satisfying, well-paying employment, and it seems the manifestations have yet to appear. This can be very discouraging. It can lead us to believe that our SMT’s do not work.
Now here’s where the rubber hits the road. The reason we are living in the experience we are having is because we have accepted it as part of our lives. Rev. Willard Fuller (the metaphysical dentist) says “You walk in the atmosphere of your own believing.”
As long as we accept we are living in lack in any area of our lives, we get to experience it, and all the SMT’s we do will have little effect. If we Treat for 5 minutes, and then think lack for the rest of the day – what do you think the Subjective Mind hears as Its order in building our reality???
Jesus said you can’t put new wine into old wine-skins. The tagline for Science of Mind is Change your thinking – change your life!
It seems to me that it comes down to Trust. We have to absolutely turn away from the effect we have currently created and focus on what we want – as if we already have it – and Trust that the Law works!
Let Go and Let God, eh!?!
SPIRITUAL MIND TREATMENT
Recognizing all the Power of the Universe is behind the words I speak, I now declare I KNOW there is only One Mind. That Mind is Divine Mind, and that Mind is my mind.
I consciously choose to declare that I am finished with the acceptance of living my life as less than. I have changed my thinking, and I am changing my life. I am an expression of the Divine. Power flows through me at the level of my acceptance. I now up my levels!! I am all I am supposed to be as a spiritual being living a spiritual reality I have chosen to call being human.
Everything about me is in Divine Alignment. I am balanced and complete. I express my wholeness - my holiness - with grace and joy. I trust the Law to do Its perfect work. I accept that I am living in the Divine Kingdom. God and I are one and all is well with my world, on every level! Gratefully I release these words, knowing they are already so. And so it is.