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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.