Friday, June 30, 2006

Regardless of whether we are celebrating Canada Day or Independence Day .. in this part of the world our weekend is about Freedom. For some, this word means freedom “from” something – an absence of external restraints: ie: freedom from oppression as in political & religious freedom. For others, it is freedom “for” something, as in the freedom to live in peace.

Dr. Holmes writes in the glossary of the Science of Mind: “Real freedom means we are created in the image of perfection and left alone and allowed to make the discovery for ourselves.” In other words, freedom could be a name for behaviour based on conscious choices rather than automatic programming.

What freedom really is, is a state of consciousness. Every moment we are choosing either freedom or bondage. As I’m complaining about aspects of life, I’m in bondage. As I release myself from the hamster wheel of negativity, I am free.

Most of us are praying for world peace – and as we celebrate our freedom as the collective consciousness called Canada or the United States, it is important for us to remember that freedom & peace start at home - within us.

The Master Jesus said “If you remain in my word, then you are truly my disciples. You will know the truth, and the truth will make you free." John 8:31,32.

He was saying “As I stand in Principle, I am free.” The bottom line is “It is done unto us as we believe.” Every time we choose to remember that we are expressing The One, we are healing old negative beliefs and in essence, signing our personal declarations of independence! In our “signing” we are sending the ripples of our consciousness across this Infinite Field of Creative Potentiality … creating Peace.

One of the things I love about this holiday is the fireworks. There is something magical about these wonderful displays of great bursts of coloured light. Millions of people feel as I do. Metaphysically, let’s use each burst as an “Ah Ha” moment of freedom, and let the Light of Peace illuminate our world!

Peaceful Blessings, Rev. Angelica


A Prayer for World Peace, by Dr. Ernest Holmes

"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof..."

I know there is but One Mind, which is the Mind of God, in which all people live and move and have their being. I know there is a Divine Pattern for humanity and within this pattern there is Infinite harmony and peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness.

I know that the mind of man, being one with the Mind of God, shall discover the method, the way and the means best fitted to permit the flow of Divine Love between individuals and nations. Thus harmony, peace, cooperation, unity and mutual helpfulness will be experienced by all. I know there shall be a free interchange of ideas, of cultures, of spiritual concepts, of ethics, of educational systems and scientific discoveries - for all good belongs to all alike. I know that, because the Divine Mind has created us all, we are bound together in one Infinite and perfect unity.

In bringing about World Peace, I know that all people and all nations will remain individual, but unified for the common purpose of promoting peace, happiness, harmony and prosperity.

I know that deep within every person the Divine Pattern of perfect peace is already implanted.

I now declare that in each man and in leaders of thought everywhere this Divine Pattern moves into action and form, to the end that all nations and all people shall live together in peace, harmony, and prosperity forever.

So it is now.