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In preparation of the adverse weather conditions as a result of Hurricane Irma, we have decided not to have our Sunday service this week. We will resume our regular service the following week on September 17. In the meantime, please stay dry and safe and pay attention to news and weather advisories. I share below a prayer that was shared by our friend, Marque Kolack.
Irma Be Nice!
May raging winds, tumultuous tides and roaring waters head east Dear Lady!
We are being called to be calm under stress. Focused, full of precision, preparing, and moving wisely we forge ahead, listening to spirit, with perhaps a forced optimism, nevertheless we rise up to meet this challenge with a collected confidence!
We have learned to pray and meditate, so now we must. We ask in group for Irma to find her calm, to settle down from the rage, to balance the pressure so the contrast is not so extreme. We ask for the Bermuda High to lessen its grip allowing a harmless path to unfold for this Intense Hurricane. We ask for the steering northern streaming currents to strengthen to push this whirling wildness east and away from Florida. We ask for timing to turn this not being a very dear lady away from land. With Christ by my side we hold hands with Angels and Masters, with the People we know and love, and with the beings of this Earth to see calm arise within the Storms of our Senses, seeing the symphony of stunning silence which leads to relief, rejoicing and thankfulness.
As a Guardian of Gaia, Daughter of the Divine Mother, friend of Jesus, neighbor to all, I pray.
(PPT) I Never Knew You
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? ’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. Matthew 7:21-23
Today I would like to explore a bit this word that we use and perhaps over use in Unity and New Thought. I am speaking about the word, consciousness.
And I say, over use, because I feel sometimes words can lose their original meanings. Words sort of “evolve” over time and perhaps in that evolution these words either change their original meaning.
So, what is it that we are talking about when we talk about, consciousness?
In the context of today’s lesson, we are going to define, (PPT) consciousness as the total of our thoughts, conscious and unconscious and also our feelings and emotions, also conscious and unconscious.
Therefore, this word, consciousness is closely related, perhaps very closely related to who we are, as an individual, as a person, as a spiritual being, therefore is our I AM.
Now, I AM is the name that God revealed to Moses. The name is that tetragram that Hebrews are not allowed to pronounce that was translated into English as Jehovah, which means, THE SELF-EXISTING ONE. When Bibles were translated into English, Jehovah, which means I AM, was translated to LORD.
(PPT) I AM is the self-definition of the absolute, the foundation on which everything rests. I AM is the first cause-substance. I AM is the self-definition of God.
Now, we are not, different I AM’s. We as individuals have chosen to re arrange our concepts of ourselves by connecting to our I AM all sorts of things. From defining what we do or the role that we play in society to expressing how we are feeling, what are our capacities and so on.
And here it is where it gets interesting. God created us in his image and likeness. And that makes us, well, IN THE IMAGE AND LIKENESS OF GOD. That means that we share the same attributes of love, wisdom, power, substance, etc. It’s like the drop of water, versus the ocean. They but share the same molecular structure, and you cannot separate them.
But, in the same manner that every Creation is the image and likeness of God, we also, create. And every one of my creations is the image and likeness of me. And everything that I, consciously or unconsciously attach to my I AM, becomes manifested as my creation, because I am creating all the time in MY IMAGE AND LIKENESS.
(PPT) The essence of today’s message, number one is that CONSCIOUSNESS AND I AM, are the same. Second that our lives good, bad or indifferent, are the result of how we choose to rearrange all the concepts about ourselves that end up defining our I AM. (GATC)
(PPT) QUOTE BY NEVILLE
When you know that consciousness is the only reality – conceiving itself to be something good, bad, or indifferent, and becoming that which It conceived itself to be -you are free from the tyranny of second causes, free from the belief that there are causes outside of your mind that can affect your life.
To discover this truth, and I say to discover, but we have known this for a long time. But, again to discover this truth is something really neat, and cool and awesome. But is also an even greater responsibility. This is the part where you go. Ahhhhhh 🙁
On one end this is the so called Truth that sets us free. I no longer have to be subject to whatsoever has been trying to define my life such as family history, physical or emotional. I no longer have to accept the definitions that other made of me.
Myrtle Fillmore believed for the first 40 years of her life that she had inherited Tuberculosis. That was B.S. A binding statement. She made an unconscious agreement with that. It was sealed and delivered. It became such a part of her consciousness that it manifested in her body and she was dying from it.
Now, why do I say that it is a big responsibility some my even call it a burden? BECAUSE I HAVE NO ONE TO BLAME. I cannot say that someone made me do it. PERIOD.
I fully believe that the benefits of knowing this truth are better than the responsibility and the work associated with it.
It is only by a change of consciousness that we can change our lives. We all want something better. Whether it is better physical and emotional health, more financial wealth, peace of mind, we must embrace, that idea with every fiber of our being.
In the ONE MIND (Universal Mind of God), of which we all partake, and are a part, everything exists in the realm of divine ideas or infinite possibilities.
Maybe this is what Jesus was talking about when he said that our heavenly Father already knows our needs even before we ask. This is even congruent with studies about prayer, in which it has been determined that in the spiritual realm, things do not occur lineally as in past, present, and future, but things are rather occurring at the same time.
Jesus knew this. That is how he told us whatsoever we ask BELIEVING, will be given to you.
Now, there is believing, and there is believing. You can believe something with your rational and intellectual mind, and that is one thing or you can bring every emotional fiber of your being into it and own, feel, possess every detail of your desired outcome. If you do that, your wish will be fulfilled.
I Never Knew You
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name? ’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness. ’
I started the lesson with a a text from scripture that I would like to interpret metaphysically here.
Not everyone that says I AM I AM will access the realm of Divine Ideas; only those that align themselves with Spirit will do so. You may argue that you performed many external tasks in the name of Spirit. These do not serve you in any way because they were performed outside of the law. (Love God with all your Mind and All Your Heart and Love Your Neighbor as your self)
I like to close by quoting Neville: from The Power of Awareness:
(PPT In giving birth to your ideal you must bear in mind that the methods of mental and spiritual knowledge are entirely different. This is a point that IS truly understood by probably not more than one person in a million. You know a thing mentally by looking at it from the outside, by comparing it with other things, by analyzing it and defining if [by thinking of it:] whereas you can know a thing spiritually only by becoming it, [only by thinking from it]. You must be the thing itself and not merely talk about it or look at it.
We al have heard the phrase, “the truth will make you free” But..What Truth and free from what? In order to be freed from something, some sort of bondage mus exist first. We were all created in the image and likeness of the Great I AM. As God’s offsprings we have inherent in us the qualities of love, wisdom, power, strenght, unlimited substance, which are qualities that are inherent to the Divine. Somehow we have drifted away from that awarenes and attached to our respectives I AM’s qualities such as lack, disease, weakness, sin and so on. Removing those qualities, which came from external sources, will put os on the path of freedom from all bondage. More on that tomorrow at 10 at Unity Center for Positive Living.
We have heard and said that phrase so many times. Yet, making decisions in a timely way can be one of the most empowering things we can do. Decision making is the antidote to procrastination. Many times when the Law of Attraction does not seem to work, procrastination is the culprit. The Law always works. This Sunday, we will address how decisions linked to a Master Mind can catapult us to the next level. I promise you that this message is for you and for me. Don’t miss it. Tomorrow at 10 AM at Unity Center for Positive Living in Longwood.
A man should conceive of a legitimate purpose in his heart, and set out to accomplish it. He should make this purpose the centralizing point of his thoughts. It may take the form of a spiritual ideal, or it may be a worldly object, according to his nature at the time being; but whichever it is, he should steadily focus his thought-forces upon the object, which he has set before him. He should make this purpose his supreme duty, and should devote himself to its attainment, not allowing his thoughts to wander away into ephemeral fancies, longings, and imaginings. This is the royal road to self-control and true concentration of thought. ALLEN, JAMES. AS A MAN THINKETH (with linked TOC) (Kindle Locations 206-211). White Dog Publishing. Kindle Edition.
This is talk number 4 of the Sunday series based on the Law of Attraction. Why am I doing a series on thus Universal Law that has been around from the beginning of times. Well I believe that some of us, stumbled into this law, some of us have studied it intentionally and deliberately. Others, discovered it when they red the book or saw the video of, The Secret, which is no secret. If you would like to catch up with the previous talks, they are posted in our blog, at www.unitychurch.com. (PPT) 2 (Show website and blog)
The quote by James Allen that I read at the beginning says that we should make our purpose the centralizing point of our thoughts. Napoleon Hill says that we must have a definite purpose and that if we do not know what that is, we should make it our definite purpose to find our definite purpose.
Now, I believe that purpose is something that needs to be fueled by desire or in the words of Napoleon Hill a burning desire.
There is a story of a young man that admired so much the work of Thomas Alva Edison, the inventor, that he developed over time a burning desire to become Edison assistant. He set out to fulfill his dream and left his home and traveled by train to Orange, New Jersey where the inventor lived. He new what he wanted and never contemplated that he would fail. At the first opportunity he accepted a job sweeping the floor of Edison’s lab. 5 years later he was Edison’s assistant.
Now in this case, or in any similar case, you will find people that will try to discourage you from pursuing your desire and your dream. Please do not listen to them and think about the true meaning of the word, desire, The word desire literally means, from the Father. In other words, it is Source Energy, God, Spirit, the Higher Power, that planted that seed in your heart and in your mind. And if that seed was planted, the means for its accomplishment will be found there as well.
Now let us remember that our desires are a very personal thing and are directly related to where we are in life. There are people that are set and comfortable financially and might be yearning for physical and health; and of course, that is a very worthy goal. Others are yearning of a healthy and fulfilling relationship; and, of course, that is also, ok. Maybe your desire is for financial prosperity for peace of mind; and that is also ok. And maybe is all of the above or a combination. That is also OK.
Now, the important is that whatever your desire is, if you really want it, you need to make it the object of your existence and not allow any distractions to get in the way.
That is why it is so important to get clear about what we really want so we do not spin our wheels and fail to get anywhere. Here is where concentration comes in. That’s why I chose to combine Desire and Concentration in one talk.
There is one or many spiritual abilities that we can harness in order to achieve this concentration. Charles Fillmore, the co-founder of Unity wrote.
“Today men are striving to acquire power through money, legislation, and man-made government, and falling short because they have not mastered themselves” (The Twelve Powers of Man, 67).
Now, My friend Linda Martella Whitsett wrote:
A familiar affirmation in Unity communities is “There is only one Power in the universe, God/ Good” (H. Emilie Cady, Lessons in Truth, 44). God is not a being that expresses power. God is power itself; we are the divine power expressing powerfully. We express our power ability in the following ways. Martella-Whitsette, Linda. Divine Audacity: Dare to Be the Light of the World (p. 106). Hampton Roads Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Linda writes that our spiritual ability of Power is the power of Concentration, Self-Mastery and Authority.
Now, in the context of this series, we are constantly having this basketball game so to speak in our mind. And like in the big leagues, there are two narrators. One is telling us play by play objectively what’s going on. While the other one talks about statistics and makes predictions based on past performance. Now we have the power to concentrate in what’s important now, which is the play by play of our life. We have the power to concentrate on the task at hand and which activities are going to make a specific contribution to the accomplishment of our goal, dream or ambition.
These days we hear a lot the word, multitasking. Perhaps is the rapid way we live our lives today, but the fact is that when me multi task we actually fail to concentrate on the most important task at hand. One very present example is texting or talking on the phone while driving. I am guilty of that myself.
(PPT) 4 Our concentration ability is the power of single-mindedness. Concentration intensifies thought the way a laser intensifies light. Martella-Whitsette, Linda. Divine Audacity: Dare to Be the Light of the World (p. 107). Hampton Roads Publishing. Kindle Edition.
Now, at the risk of contradicting myself, I must share that research shows that intense and hyper focus reduces the rate of success or accomplishment as the case of someone that is preparing for an important test. What shall we focus on then is the question?
I believe that the Apostle, Paul has the answer:
(PPT) 5 “Finally, brothers [and sisters], whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things” (Philippians 4: 8). Martella-Whitsette, Linda. Divine Audacity: Dare to Be the Light of the World (p. 108). Hampton Roads Publishing. Kindle Edition.
I believe that “these things” are our highest spiritual ideals which reside in us as divine attributes: Divine Love, Dive Wisdom, Divine Strength, Divine Justice, Divine Compassion, Divine Honor and so on.
When we direct our attention to these things, we are not only receiving the power that emanates from the Spirit within as each one of these divine attributes.
Next week we will look at the importance of making decisions, particularly as an antidote to procrastination. I definitely will not wait until Saturday to write the lesson. God Bless.
(PPT 1 ) Jesus the Good Shepherd
7 So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. 9 I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly. (John 10: 7-10)
Good morning, today we are continuing our Law of Attraction series. In the first lesson, we talked about our Universe being a Universe of vibration, which started with Source Energy, or God, and how important it is for us to match the vibration of Source Energy, or be in alignment with God, in order for the Law of Attraction to work. Last week we took it a step further by integrating Faith into our process. Again this was about matching the vibration of Source Energy; about being in alignment with God, through effective prayer and meditation. We also outlined what effective prayer was, and by the way, if your go to our blog, you will find a PDF with a Power Point of the lesson with the steps outlined. We are also going to be having a practical exercise of these steps in 4 Thursday evenings ONLINE webinars. These webinars will be recorded, in case you cannot attend them.
Today we will be dealing with combining autosuggestion and imagination in order to program our subconscious mind for success in whatever endeavor we are pursuing.
I want to get something out of the way. When we hear the term “autosuggestion” it is easy to go to a place of thinking that this is about sitting in the Lotus position and chanting suggestions to our mind. Not necessarily; even though that might work. This is what Napoleon Hill has to say about this subject.
(PPT 2) AUTOSUGGESTION is a term, which applies to all suggestions, and all self-administered stimuli, which reach one’s mind through the five senses. Stated in another way, autosuggestion is self-suggestion. Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich!
In other words, autosuggestion or self-suggestion is like this agency who’s job is to decide which of the thoughts that are being entertained by our conscious mind, is allowed to pass into the subconscious with enough force that such thought, combined, with FAITH, can connect with SOURCE ENERGY and begin to mold that invisible substance into manifestation.
(PPT 3) NO THOUGHT, whether negative or positive, CAN ENTER THE SUBCONSCIOUS MIND WITHOUT THE AID OF THE PRINCIPLE OF AUTOSUGGESTION, with the exception of those thoughts picked up as “flashes of insight or inspiration.” Stated differently, all sense impressions which are perceived through the five senses are captured and processed by the conscious thinking mind and may be either passed on to the subconscious mind or rejected, at will. The conscious faculty serves, therefore, as an outer guard at the approach to the subconscious. Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich.
This is extremely important. Those of you that are comforted by Biblical support of these Universal principles, this is the spiritual or even psychological meaning of the Scripture I read at the beginning. Here is part of it again:
(PPT 4) 9 I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. (John 10: 9)
In this case, we are taking it to the next level, by having our Christ Consciousness be the screening process of anything that wants to pass into our subconscious. These days we hear a lot the term, “live streaming”, meaning a broadcast that is happening live on the Internet. It is taking place in real time as opposed to something that has been previously recorded.
Well there is a live stream of thoughts that is constantly being broadcast. There are thoughts associated with fear, and there are thoughts associated with love. We need to decide which are we going to allow passing through. Once again, by raising the vibration to that vibration of Source Energy or being in alignment with God, or The Christ, we will make sure that we are on the way to manifesting good and only good.
Now the other subject that I would like to touch base here is the use of our imagination. Not too long ago we were talking about it during our Creation series; therefore I will not spend a lot of time on this. For a second, lets get back to Napoleon Hill:
(PPT 5) Your subconscious mind recognizes and acts ONLY upon thoughts which have been well-mixed with emotion or feeling. Plain, unemotional words do not influence the subconscious mind. You will get no appreciable results until you learn to reach your subconscious mind with thoughts or spoken words, which have been well emotionalized with BELIEF. Hill, Napoleon. Think and Grow Rich
Here is where the imagination comes very handy. Imagination is in my opinion the most important of all our faculties because it allows us to create whatever emotion we wish to create. Now I am going to digress for just a second because this should be and will be the subject of next lesson.
The only way that we can cloth a thought with enough emotion, and in such a way that it can transmute something from invisible substance to visible manifestation is if we really DESIRE IT. Before we start working on imagining your good, I suggest that we get clear about what we really want.
Sometimes we sit down and say, I want a better paying job. Yeah, sure that’s nice. But that is not specific enough. You are not telling the Universe that you are really exited about that, because you have not taken the time to really get exited about something that you really want. Napoleon Hill talks about having such a burning desire that it will become an obsession. When I say obsession, I am not using this word in a negative way. What I mean is that you want it so much that you think about it all the time; you create a statement about accomplishing that dream whatever it is and you feel the emotions and the feelings once you are in possession of the dream or whatever it is you wish to accomplish.
Neville another of my favorite writers suggests to use the imagination to see your self not only in possession of your dream but also, AFTER you are enjoying it. Fill your mind with all sorts of details of what your life and circumstances will look like NOW that you have accomplished or acquired whatever it is that you were seeking.
Next week we will look at two principles, which when combined, they can bring you the results you desire. Those principles are the principles of DESIRE and CONCENTRATION
Affirmation: I allow only positive thoughts into my mind
Solo permito que pensamientos positivos entren en mi mente
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Once upon a time there was a man that was a real estate speculator in the states of the great frontier. His wife had been healed from tuberculosis by applying some truth’s principles that she has just learned. This healing woke up in this man an intellectual curiosity. What had just happened, he asked. She had only been given six months to live but now she was in vibrant health. The man, who had grown up reading all kinds of books from various subjects, such as classic literature and philosophy, decided to study the religions of the East and the West in order to find out about his wife’s healing. His readings led to discovering a common denominator among the different religious persuasions he had studied. This common denominator he could only describe as Omnipresent Spirit, and was beyond the scope of human made doctrines and dogmas. He saw this everywhere-present Spirit as something that he could not fully explain; yet he reasoned that if this Spirit was Omnipresent, this Spirit was also in him. He also discerned that if God was Spirit and he was Spirit, they should be able to communicate. This contradicted the teachings of most religions in the West. The man was totally confused. One day he stopped reading; he got quiet for a moment and he said out loud: “In this Babel, which means confusion, I shall go to Headquarters. For the next six months Charles Fillmore sat in the silence every single evening at the same time until he finally experienced a breakthrough and heard the voice of Spirit. He had made a connection; a conscious and intentional connection. Later, that same voice told him that he had some important work to do in Kansas City. This, of course, led to the organized beginning of the Unity movement.
Sitting quietly, without an agenda, without a particular intention, just waiting to hear the voice of Spirit, is something that most of us do not do. Yet, it is the most important thing that we can do in order for the Law of Attraction to work. When I say work, I mean for us to manifest into visible form our dreams, our goals and our visions.
Let us remember that we all came from Source Energy, God, Spirit, it doesn’t matter the name. In Judaism, the oldest of the monotheistic religions, there are two prayers that are commanded in the Torah. They consist of three Biblical passages and the command, “speak of these things when you rise up and when you lie down” Specifically, I would like to address the one that is called, Shema, Israel, which literally means, Hear Israel; it comes from the book of Deuteronomy, where it reads, (PPT) “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Two ideas come to mind here. The first one is this command, which is ingrained in those raised in Jewish teachings, to acknowledge Spirit when they rise, when they turn in for the evening and at every meal. Does this account for the fact a great number of millionaires and billionaires are of the Jewish faith, I don’t know for sure, but is food for thought. The other idea is, that “THE LORD”, is one. Let us remember that, LORD is the English rendition of Jehovah, which literally means IAM, which was the name of God revealed to Moses. The bottom line is that, this acknowledgment of Spirit every morning, at every meal and at bedtime, is part of being in ALIGNMENT with Spirit. I must add that this needs to be done not by rote, but by setting aside for a minute all concerns of the day and consciously breathing in and out being aware of the presence of the Holy in you, around you through you, in everyone, through everyone, around everyone.
This is an excerpt from an Irish Catholic prayer that sums up what we are talking about:
May Christ shield me today.
Christ with me, Christ before me,
Christ behind me,
Christ in me, Christ beneath me,
Christ above me,
Christ on my right, Christ on my left,
Christ when I lie down, Christ when I sit,
Christ when I stand,
Christ in the heart of everyone who thinks of me,
Christ in the mouth of everyone who speaks of me,
Christ in every eye that sees me,
Christ in every ear that hears me.
I am using the word alignment. Just last week I took my car in for routine maintenance. I was taught that my car needed an alignment. By all means, do it, I said. Not taking care of it would have led to problems down the road, literally. That made me think how quickly I responded to the need of aligning my car. I need to respond in the same way in my need to align myself was Spirit. It is the only way to get into the flow of the blessings that we can receive through the law of attraction.
Manifesting through the Law of Attraction is deeply connected with FAITH. Faith is not something that you have or don’t have. You may believe or not believe something, but FAITH is a spiritual faculty that we all have. Here is a layman’s quote about faith.
(PPT) FAITH is the head chemist of the mind. When FAITH is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer. -Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich.
This is a most crucial concept for all of us to grasp. We have come to believe that faith is about Religion and spirituality only. These words, that Napoleon Hill Wrote in 1937 were very true then and are very true now. We can connect this with Charles Fillmore’s definition of faith, which reads, (PPT) Faith is the perceiving power of the mind linked with the power to shape substance. –Charles Fillmore-
In other words, faith already exists in our minds. How are we going to link faith with the power to shape substance? The only way to do that, of course, is with our thoughts. And remember, that our thoughts are always creating. So, we need to decide if we wish to create by design or by default.
I’ll just go back to the quote by Napoleon Hill, where he says, that faith needs to be blended with the vibration of thought. … Mmm …Blended with the vibration of thought. What is that all about? What does it mean? There’s another statement by Napoleon Hill that is very important that we consider here.
(Ppt) Repetition of affirmation of orders to your subconscious mind is the only known method of voluntary development of the emotion of faith. This has to do with autosuggestion, which is a separate topic altogether that we will be addressing later during this series. For now, let us know that IT IS POSSIBLE TO TRAIN OUR SUBCONSCIOUS MIND IN ORDER TO INCREASE OUR FAITH.
There is a story in Scripture in which Jesus’s disciples were not able to heal a young boy. The father of the boy went to Jesus and asked him if he could heal the boy, because his disciples were not able. At this point, Jesus answered (PPT) ‘If you can’! All things are possible for one who believes.” (Mark 9: 23) To this, the father responded: (PPT) I believe; help my unbelief! Mark 9: 24
There are various points in this story and I wan to highlight two of them. First is that all things are possible for one who believes. This has to do with the spiritual quality or the emotion of Faith, as Napoleon Hill puts it. The other is the response, “I believe, help my unbelief’. What this means is that believing can be something that we can increase, grow, and augment, whichever way you want to describe it. Jesus in Scripture represents the Christ in us or our highest spiritual idea in expression. We can combine faith, the vibration of thought and our linkage to the Ineffable or to Spirit and affirm repeatedly that Spirit is increasing our Faith right this very moment.
I dare to say that most of us, give up easily when we do not see results immediately as far as our prayer work is concern. We are quick to say, this is not working and give up. Instead, I invite you to put prayer to the test, to put Spirit to the test. Now here it is important that you pray in the right way. What is that? Before I answer that, let us remember that we are defining prayer by being in alignment with Spirit. Being in alignment with Spirit means matching the vibration of Spirit. Now if we are matching the vibration of Spirit, we need to go into prayer, claiming and affirming and not begging. We need to go into prayer KNOWING and FEELING that the good we seek is already ours. We need to go into prayer, seeking God’s kingdom, or the realm of Divine Ideas First. We need to go into prayer seeking to be still and allow Spirit to do Spirit’s mighty work in us and through us. We need to erase from our minds any unforgiving thought or any sense of separation. We also need to Claim that Spirit is already helping our unbelief and increasing our faith. We need to use the power of autosuggestion, affirmations and use our imagination to see ourselves enjoying whatever it is that we are pursuing.
In 1937, that’s 80 years ago, Napoleon Hill wrote, (PPT) In connection with this, consider again the statement, ALL THOUGHTS WHICH HAVE BEEN EMOTIONALIZED, (given feeling) AND MIXED WITH FAITH, begin immediately to translate themselves into their physical equivalent or counterpart. In the 1990’s Greg Braden the author of the Divine Matrix wrote: (PPT) Feeling is the language that speaks to the Divine Matrix (the Universe). Feel as though your goal is accomplished and your prayer is already answered.
More than 2000 years ago Jesus said that whatever we asked in prayer BELIEVING, we would receive. The benchmark to gauge if we are really believing is how do we feel, how do we emote at the moment of the prayer. Seeing yourself already or even after possessing your dream or your goal and feeling the emotions that would ensue as a result, is the key of getting your wishes fulfilled. Using a combination of imagination and autosuggestion, which I will be addressing next week, is the next key to manifesting. God bless.
FAITH is the head chemist of the mind. When FAITH is blended with the vibration of thought, the subconscious mind instantly picks up the vibration, translates it into its spiritual equivalent, and transmits it to Infinite Intelligence, as in the case of prayer. -Napoleon Hill – Think and Grow Rich