Friday, January 27, 2006

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!?!


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.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

I’ve spoken to a few people this week who’ve had some interesting experiences. (My teacher, Rev. Helen Street, used to say that “interesting” meant “Gee, I hope I live through this!”)

A couple of weeks ago, Judy Bowers gave me the perfect affirmation for these times, and I share it with you today:

“This is the best thing that could have ever happened to me!”

Now I know that’s a hard one when you’re right in the middle of an interesting situation, yet, if we were to come to the experience with this in mind, imagine how quickly we would recover!

Normally when we are in “interesting” situations, we are in reaction. In reaction we shut down – we feel separate. When we use an affirmation like the one above, we move out of reaction and are able to be open to Infinite Intelligence’s guidance as to how to proceed. The guidance is always “Return to your Self.” If we follow the guidance we will find ourselves working through the experience authentically and coming out of it in possession of many blessings.

Dr. Holmes writes “The conscious knowledge that in Divine Mind we are known only as perfection so uplifts the thought that every mental and emotional reaction to circumstances and conditions is improved.”

Our work, through all of our experiences, is the transformation of our consciousness. The situation is in our lives because we accepted it being there. Perhaps we attracted it in the first place to show ourselves where transformation was needed. Then this truly is the best thing that could have ever happened!!

“In your personal transformation is the transformation of the world.” - Deepak Chopra


There is within me a magnificent Mind – Divine Mind. As I allow myself to contemplate It, I recognize It as the Source of my authenticity.
I now declare I no longer live in reaction. I am a co-creator with Life, and I design, create and allow to manifest only good in my life. All that made me feel separate, all that made me feel less than, is now gone from my subjective mind. I know the Truth of my being. I am that I Am.
The perfection of The Divine is my perfection. Divine Life is my life. Divine Mind is my mind. For my conscious awareness of these things I am truly grateful. And so It is.