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Just as day was breaking, Jesus stood on the shore; yet the disciples did not know that it was Jesus. Jesus said to them, “Children, do you have any fish?” They answered him, “No.” He said to them, “Cast the net on the right side of the boat, and you will find some.” So they cast it, and now they were not able to haul it in, because of the quantity of fish. (John 21, 4-6)
Good morning. Today we are beginning to wrap up the Creation story series. The last two days of Creation is all about Divine Ideas. What exactly is that, we are about to find out.
Just a quick background for those that are just joining us. We have talked about each day of Creation symbolizing divine ideas or the spiritual equivalent for something the either manifested or was used later. First came light or illumination. That was followed by Faith or the Creation of the Firmament. The divine idea of imagination came later, symbolized by the separation of the water from the land, and finally, will and understanding showed up represented by the creation of the two big lights.
In the fifth day’s creation ideas of discrimination and judgment are developed. The fishes and fowls represent ideas of life working in mind, but they must be properly related to the unformed (seas) and the formed (earth) worlds of mind. -Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of Genesis.
Ok, enough of head stuff. Let’s find out what are Divine IDeas and how to apply them in our day to day lives. After all, that is what practical spirituality is; its about using Truths to make us more prosperous healthy, peaceful, etc, etc.
To be able to use divine ideas, we must first understand what a divine idea is. Let us remember that, everything emanates out of Divine Mind in the form of perfect ideas. We have been talking about Divine Order as the way, Spirit creates. First Mind, which has always existed and is eternal, then and Idea in mind and finally an expression. MIND, IDEA, EXPRESSION.
Now, we must accept as a fact that in Spirit, in Divine Mind, in God, however you wish to call it, there is only perfection. Therefore it makes sense to deduce that the ideas that emanate out of Divine Mind, are also perfect. Now what are those ideas and how do they impact us?
Well, for a moment let’s establish the character of God, from which Divine Ideas emanate. We must once and for all do away with the concept of a human God and adopt the concept of God as Principle.
God as Principle is the unchangeable UNCONDITIONAL LOVE, WISDOM, STRENGTH, POWER, SUBSTANCE, LIFE. Principle does not occupy space or is limited by time or matter. It exists as the underlying Cause of everything that exists.
Ok, now, lets take for example the Divine Idea of Health. Health or perfect health is the word used to describe a Reality, with capital R and the true estate of us humans as visible expressions of God. I want you to focus on the idea of health for just a moment, particularly if you or someone you know is facing a health challenge of any kind. For a moment, just get rid of any concerns about sickness. No one is going to take them away from you; they will be there anytime you want to pick them up again.
In the scripture in the beginning, the apostles had been fishing all night and had cast their nets on the left side of the boat. Now the boat, like any dwelling represents our consciousness . Jesus tells them to cast their netbooks on right side, which is representative of the right side of the brain. The left side deals with numbers, calculations and logic. The right side deals with creativity, spirituality and faith. The fish are divine ideas.
Now in this exercise, do not think about a particular person or condition. Just think about the Divine Idea of Health, perfect health. Mae Rowland, a former director of Silent Unity used to say, It is your birthright to be healthy. Well, now that I think about it, we used sometimes the term, Our Divine Inheritance. How do we get our Divine Inheritance? We get it in the form of these Divine Ideas.
Let’s get back to contemplating the Divine Idea of Health. In doing so, we can create statements affirming this Divine Idea. For example:
- I am one with Divine Health
- Only perfection touches every cell of my body
- I am whole and perfect
- Every cell of my body vibrates with perfect health
That’s the way to work on a divine idea. It is also important to understand that, Divine IDeas are never exhausted or depleted. Just the opposite is true. The more we draw upon them, the more they seem to be available for you.
Now, in many cases, when you start working on these Divine Ideas, by the simple action of Cause and Effect, you may start feeling a little better. It does not always happen, but it does happen. The key is to stick with it regardless of the appearances. Remember we should not judge by appearances, but rather we should judge with righteous judgment. What is that? The fact that it is our Divine Inheritance to be perfect whole and healthy.
In Scripture (Matthew 5:48) there is an invitation from Jesus that says, Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect. Is this an invitation not to make any mistakes, of course not. First, the word that was translated as perfect could have been translated as WHOLE or COMPLETE. Also, Jesus was actually quoting Leviticus 20 where it says, Be Holy because I am the Lord your God. The word Holy comes from the same root as the word WHOLE. What kind of wholeness are we talking about in the context of the Divine Idea of Health? We are talking about wholeness of MIND, wholeness of Body, and wholeness of Spirit.
When we contemplate this Divine Idea of Health, we must touch all three. I EXPRESS DIVINE HEALTH IN MIND BODY AND SPIRIT .
Now, let us switch to the Divine Idea of Substance. We all have heard of the phrase, ‘the rich get richer” Most of us do not like that idea. That idea is a cliche, yet, it is based on a certain reality. We are not debating here if the person has morals, is good, bad, worthy or unworthy. The fact is that somewhere along the line, this person connected with the substance-idea. He or she may not have called it that, but a connection what that divine idea was made. Because of that connection and that person’s will and determination, riches were manifested. That person could have called it the Real Estate Business or the oil business, but those are just channels of Divine Substance. So the fact is that the richer get richer and the poorer get poorer. This made me think of one of the the most misunderstood and frowned upon verses of scripture, which is this:
For to the one who has, more will be given, and he will have an abundance, but from the one who has not, even what he has will be taken away.
Now, if we interpret this literally, we say that it makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. But how about metaphysics to the rescue. Let’s rewrite it.
For those who have grasped the concept of the Divine Substance, more will be given and will have an abundance, but for the ones who have not grasped that concept, even what they have will be taken away. (GATC)
Now be aware that grasping the concept of Divine Substance, entails grasping it in its entirety, meaning that this Substance is unlimited and cannot be depleted. That also means that in cannot be hoarded and it needs to be put in circulation.
In the same way that we used the Divine Idea of health, we can reflect or meditate upon the idea of unlimited substance. If you were experiencing apparent lack, set that aside for the time being, do not think about the challenge or the situation. Reflect upon these affirmations:
- I am one with Divine Substance.
- Spirit is my Source and Supply
- Freely I give, abundantly I receive.
- The riches of the Universe are mine now
- There is more from where that came from.
Next week I am starting an original series, in which we are going to take the spiritual foundation of Divine Ideas and take them to the next level by exploring, Manifesting Through the Law of Attraction. I am really exited about this. Start working on a list of the things that you want to see in your life. I invite you to think on paper, Write it all down without thinking of any limitations whatsoever.
Le us all manifest by applying The Law of Attraction. God bless you, see you next week.