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September 28, 2016 - "LOVE HEALTH!"

“Love is infectious
and the greatest healing energy. "
― Sai Baba

 

" I will exult and rejoice in your steadfast love, because you have seen my affliction; you have taken heed of my adversities." Psalm 31:7

"This religion (Love) teaches that physical ailments are really maladies of the soul outpictured on the body, and that with the healing of the soul accomplished,the healing of the body must follow." Emmet Fox, Find And Use Your Inner Power

"He is forever free who has broken out of the ego cage of I and mine to be united with the lord of love." Bhagavad-Gita 2:71

"First of all, remember that God is omnipresent; as present as the very life in which you live, move, and have your being; the very substance out of which your body is formed and nourished; the very intelligence which is within you, in every nerve, brain cell, and structure of the body. God is the very love which draws together and holds in perfect harmony (if you will only allow it) all the elements of your being." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Hold to the great form, and all the world follows, following without meeting harm, in health, peace, and happiness." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 35

"I rejoice and am glad because Thy harmonizing love makes me every whit whole. All healing systems recognize joy as a beneficent factor in the restoration of health to the sick." Charles Fillmore, Christian Healing

"'Therefore, I tell you, her sins, which were many, have been forgiven; hence she has shown great love. But the one to whom little is forgiven, loves little.’ Then he said to her, ‘Your sins are forgiven.’ But those who were at the table with him began to say among themselves, ‘Who is this who even forgives sins?’ And he said to the woman, ‘Your faith has saved you; go in peace.’" Luke 7:47-50

This month we contemplate the divine nature of healing, health and wholeness. "This health law is three fold: spiritual; ...mental: ...physical." (Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity). Our mental understanding, or consciousness of our spiritual nature determines our physical expression. Our consciousness of health and of our relationship with God determines our expression of health and of God life.

Our daily practice is to reflect upon our consciousness around healing, health and wholeness; we can use the framework of belief, willingness and thanksgiving. What are my beliefs about healing, health and wholeness; am I willing to be a channel for healing and all that this entails taking on and giving up; am I expressing gratitude for the infinite, eternal, unlimited expression of wholeness that God is in me?

Please affirm with us, "God is my health; I am complete and healed and whole just as God created me to be; yea God!"

Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

 

September 21, 2016 - "GRATEFUL HEALTH!"

“If the only prayer
you say in your whole life is 'thank you,'
that would suffice."
― Meister Eckhart

 

"O give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures for ever." Psalm 107:1

"Claim the thing that you need - a healing, or some particular good that you lack... Then give thanks for the accomplished fact; as you would if somebody handed you a gift. Jesus said, 'When you pray believe that you receive and you shall receive.'" Emmet Fox, Find And Use Your Inner Power

"The doors of heaven open for warriors who rejoice to have a battle like this thrust on them by chance." Bhagavad-Gita 2:32

"Heaven and earth listen and respond to the soul that is quickened into praise and thanksgiving... Learn to give thanks in the realization that you are already healed." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Whoever knows the eternal is open to everything. Whoever is open to everything is impartial. To be impartial is to be universal. To be universal is to be in accord with heaven. To be in accord with heaven is to be in accord with the Way. To be in accord with the Way is to be eternal and to live free from harm even though the body dies." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 16

"Instead of a supplication, prayer should be a jubilant thanksgiving. This method of prayer quickens the mind miraculously, and, like a mighty magnet, draws out the spiritual qualities that transform the whole man when they are given expression in mind, body, and affairs." Charles Fillmore, Christian Healing

"And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, 'I thank thee that thou hast heard me.'" John 11;41

 

September 14, 2016 - "WILLING HEALTH!"

“The wish for healing
has always been half of health."
― Lucius Annaeus Seneca


"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Do not cast me away from your presence, and do not take your holy spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and sustain in me a willing spirit." Psalm 51:10-12

"The simple statement, 'I will be well,' gathers the forces of mind and body around the central idea of wholeness." Eric Butterworth, Discover The Power Within You

"Wise men disciplined by understanding relinquish the fruit born of action; freed from these bonds of rebirth, they reach a place beyond decay." Bhagavad-Gita 2:51

"Your own willingness to come into spiritual consciousness and to develop and use the Christ power will determine your growth." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Because they do not compete, the world cannot compete with them. Is not the ancient saying true, "To yield is to preserve unity?" for true wholeness comes from turning within." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 22

"There are goodness everlasting and joy beyond expression in a perfect union between your mind and this perfect Mind (God). The point of contact is a willingness and a seeking on your part. 'Seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.'" Charles Fillmore, Christian Healing

"Wilt thou be made whole?" John 5:6 KJV

 

September 7, 2016 - " KNOWING HEALTH!"

“Health
is not a condition of body,
but a condition of consciousness."
― Joel Goldsmith


"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he." Proverbs 23:7 KJV

"Spiritual healing is possible simply because man is essentially a spiritual being, and healing is simply the art of 'opening out a way whence the imprisoned splendor may escape.'" Eric Butterworth, Discover The Power Within You

"A man of inner strength whose senses experience objects without attraction and hatred, in self-control, finds serenity." Bhagavad-Gita 2:64

"I consider this the secret of my success in healing: the spiritual revelation that God is in actuality our Father, the source of our life and the substance of our bodies." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Hold to the great form, and all the world follows, following without meeting harm, in health, peace, and happiness." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 35

"Health is the normal condition of man and of all creation." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals

"Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours." Mark 11:24

 

August 31, 2016 - "KNOWING DARKNESS!"

“Knowing your own darkness
is the best method for dealing with the darknesses of other people. "
― Carl Jung

 

"He reveals deep and hidden things; he knows what is in the darkness, and light dwells with him." Daniel 2:22

"The way of overcoming is through allying ourselves with God, not by fighting evil." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory

"Delights from external objects are wombs of suffering; in their beginning is their end, and no wise man delights in them... the man of discipline has joy, delight, and light within; becoming the infinite spirit, he finds the pure calm of infinity."" Bhagavad-Gita 5:22,24

"The man who believes in materiality and looks to sense consciousness for satisfaction is clothed in garments of darkness... We are learning to think about Truth principles, and as the carnal states of mind pass, we are profiting in small ways through the wisdom gained of experience." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"To know that you do not know is the best. To think you know when you do not is a disease. Recognizing this disease as a disease is to be free of it. The wise are free of disease, because they recognize the disease as a disease. Therefore they are free of disease." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 71

"We come into entirely different relations when we affirm, 'I am divine being.' When we affirm this we begin to pass judgment. We are the same man, but divine ideas (angels) must come into our consciousness. Then we begin to judge and know that our everyday thoughts are different from our divine, ideal thoughts. We judge between our good thoughts and our evil thoughts, our unlimited and our limited thoughts." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind

"Your eye is the lamp of your body. If your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light; but if it is not healthy, your body is full of darkness. Therefore consider whether the light in you is not darkness. If then your whole body is full of light, with no part of it in darkness, it will be as full of light as when a lamp gives you light with its rays." Luke 11:24-26

This month we contemplate the problem of evil. Evil does not exist in and of its self. It only exists in the mind darkened by sense consciousness, and in the lives of those who are not able to lift their vision beyond the physical plane of existence and see the glory of God which is all about them ready to express through them in abundance.

Our daily practice is one of centering our selves in an awareness of the light, the real, what is true and good. Then, we watch for the appearances of darkness that come up to us in our daily lives, whether in our own minds or the words of others. And, we bring light to the darkness; first we deny the power of the darkness to control how we show up to life, then we speak affirmations of truth. A smile, a kind word and a helping hand go a long in bringing the darkness to light.

Please affirm with us, "I am a radiating center of light and love mighty to attract my good and to radiate good to others!"

Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

 

August 24, 2016 - "THE TRUTH ABOUT EVIL!

“He who subdues himself shall be free; he shall cease to be a slave of passions.
The righteous man casts off evil, 
and by rooting out lust, bitterness, and illusion do we reach Nirvana."

― Buddha

 

"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I fear no evil; for you are with me; your rod and your staff— they comfort me. " Psalm 23:4

"Just as we become hopelessly entangled in a mathematical problem when we fail to work with the rule, so we plunge our life into confusion when we think and act in opposition to spiritual principle. The incorrect result we obtain we call evil, and by fearing or resisting it we recognize its influence, which only strengthens it and amplifies its power over us. Battling against it can never defeat it. There is only one solvent and that is Truth. " Richard Lynch, Know Thyself

"Renunciation is difficult to attain without discipline; a sage armed with discipline soon reaches the infinite spirit. Armed with discipline, he unifies and subdues the self, masters his senses, unites himself with the self of all creatures; even when he acts, he is not defiled." Bhagavad-Gita 5:6,7

"A thing to be true or real must have Truth in it, then, must it not? If then, as Jesus distinctly states of the one whom He called the devil, "there is no truth in him," (John 8:44) how do you make him a reality?" Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"The Way of heaven does not strive; yet it wins easily. It does not speak; yet it gets a good response. It does not demand; yet all needs are met. It is not anxious; yet it plans well. The net of heaven is vast; its meshes are wide, but nothing slips through." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 73

"When our children have the Christ Spirit pointed out to them as being within and as a living fount of health, wealth, and happiness, they will quickly accept it. Then the ambition of men will be to compete in bringing forth Truth, goodness, and righteousness; and evil and sin, with its sickness and poverty, will disappear from the earth." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind

"If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good things to those who ask him!" Matthew 7:11

 

August 17, 2016 - "THE LIGHT OF HOPE!"

“Hope is
being able to see that there is light
despite all of the darkness."
― Desmond Tutu


"I will lead the blind by a road they do not know, by paths they have not known I will guide them. I will turn the darkness before them into light, the rough places into level ground. These are the things I will do, and I will not forsake them." Isaiah 42:16

"In the coming age, we will discover not a way that brings things into manifestation, but a way of life that reveals our true selves and accomplishes the extraordinary work of Spirit." Jim Rosemergy, The Transcendent Life

"The man of discipline has joy, delight, and light within; becoming the infinite spirit, he finds the pure calm of infinity." Bhagavad-Gita 5:24

"We are not to be too concerned with the appearances of inharmony, lack, and imperfection about us. These things are not real, and they will pass away quickly as Truth takes hold in the consciousness. We are to remember that the Light shines in the darkness and that in the very midst of the darkness, man's mind opens to the Light, and for him there is no more darkness." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Therefore the wise are good at helping people, and consequently no one is rejected. They are good at saving things, and consequently nothing is wasted. This is called using the Light." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 27

"When we recognize that great teachers and leaders of the race have really developed and expressed a superconsciousness that is potential in all persons, we have raised the hopes and the capacities of men from the human to the divine." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind

"It (Love) bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:7

This month we contemplate the problem of evil. Evil does not exist in and of its self. It only exists in the mind darkened by sense consciousness, and in the lives of those who are not able to lift their vision beyond the physical plane of existence and see the glory of God which is all about them ready to express through them in abundance.

Our daily practice is one of centering our selves in an awareness of the light, the real, what is true and good. Then, we watch for the appearances of darkness that come up to us in our daily lives, whether in our own minds or the words of others. And, we bring light to the darkness; first we deny the power of the darkness to control how we show up to life, then we speak affirmations of truth. A smile, a kind word and a helping hand go a long in bringing the darkness to light.

Please affirm with us, "I am a radiating center of light and love mighty to attract my good and to radiate good to others!"

Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

 

August 10, 2016 - "UNDERSTANDING EVIL!"

“The evil that is in the world
almost always comes of ignorance,
and good intentions may do as much harm
as malevolence if they lack understanding."
― Albert Camus


"I say to you, Do not resist an evildoer. But if anyone strikes you on the right cheek, turn the other also." Matthew 5:39


"The unjust act ceases to be unjust when you accept it by resisting. If you do not resist, the act is not unjust to you because you do not receive it." Imelda Octavia Shanklin, What Are You?

"The lord does not partake of anyone's evil or good conduct; knowledge is obscured by ignorance, so people are deluded. When ignorance is destroyed by knowledge of the self, then, like the sun, knowledge illumines ultimate reality." Bhagavad-Gita 5:15-16

"I do not believe in evil. I believe in Good. I do not believe in sin. I believe in Truth. I do not believe in want. I believe in Abundance. I do not believe in death. I believe in Life. I do not believe in ignorance. I believe in Intelligence. There are no discords in my being. Being is peace. My faith, understanding, and love are becoming one." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"The ancients who ruled skillfully did not try to enlighten people but kept them in the dark. People are hard to lead when they are too clever. Those who lead with cleverness rob the country. Those who lead without cleverness bless the country. Understanding these two is to know the eternal standard. Knowing the eternal standard is mystical power. Mystical power is deep and far-reaching, leading all things to return to perfect harmony." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 65

"The oft-discussed metaphysical question of the origin of evil and the source of good is settled in a concise statement by Hamlet: 'There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.'" Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind

 

August 3, 2016 - "LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS!"

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that. "
― Martin Luther King, Jr.


"If I say, ‘Surely the darkness shall cover me, and the light around me become night’, even the darkness is not dark to you; the night is as bright as the day, for darkness is as light to you." Psalms 139:11-12


"Never try to force other people to accept Spiritual Truth. Instead, see to it that they are so favorably impressed by your own life and conduct, and the peace and joy that radiate from you, that they will come running to you of their own accord, begging you to give them the wonderful thing that you have." Emmett Fox, The Sermon On The Mount

"Dwelling compassionately deep in the self, I dispel darkness born of ignorance with the radiant light of knowledge." Bhagavad-Gita 10:11

"We must let go of old beliefs in sin, sickness, and death. We need not worry about what will become of them any more than we need give thought to the place where darkness flees when the light is brought in, or to where cold goes when the fire is lighted on our hearth, or to what becomes of ignorance when knowledge takes its place. When you realize that Spirit is All, that Truth shall set you free from negative conditions, they all go just where darkness and cold are when driven away by the energies of light and heat: nowhere." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"In order to contract, it is necessary first to expand. In order to weaken, it is necessary first to strengthen. In order to reduce, it is necessary first to build up. In order to receive, it is necessary first to give. This is called the mystic Light." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 36

"All things are in the consciousness and you have to learn to separate the erroneous from the true, darkness from light." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind

 

July 27, 2016 - "FINDING HEAVEN!"

 “Seekers of the eternal Truth
will realize their eternal Heaven
within their aspiring hearts." 

― Sri Chinmoy

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant in search of fine pearls; on finding one pearl of great value, he went and sold all that he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45

"In a very real sense, heaven is 'upstairs' - but it is the upper level of man's total consciousness." Eric Butterworth, Discover The Power Within You

"Whoever knows me without delusion as the supreme spirit of man knows all there is, he devotes his whole being to me." Bhagavad-Gita 1519

"We are beginning to find a new heaven and a new earth. The things that we have thought to be beyond our ken are gradually coming into our knowledge. We are gradually coming to know that we are one with Him who knows all, one with the one perfect life. We are finding that the Spirit within us is greater than all else." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"The Way of heaven is like bending a bow. The high is lowered; the low is raised. The excessive is reduced; the deficient is increased. The Way of heaven takes from those who have too much and gives to those who do not have enough." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 77
"Bible translators have not understood the spiritual meaning of the Scriptures, and they have nearly always translated the word 'heavens' in the singular, making it read 'heaven.' This error has misled many into thinking that Jesus, in His many parables and comparisons, referred to a place called heaven. But it is apparent that in these parables and comparisons He was trying to explain to His hearers the character of the omnipresent substance and life that has all potentiality and is the source of everything that appears on the earth." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind

This month we contemplate Jesus' understanding of Heaven through the parables in Matthew chapter 13. He did not teach that it is a place to go to after death, but a state of consciousness that we choose to participate in. He clearly located the kingdom of Heaven as "at hand" Matthew 4:17, or within our reach. It is "within" or "in our midst", Luke 17:21. It exists here and now, within our reach, within our ability to recognize as our operational reality.

Our daily practice is one of observing our state of mind, whether we are currently experiencing a state of heaven or hell or somewhere in between, and then searching our minds for the threads of thoughts that have lead us to this current state of awareness. What seeds are we planting? What yeast are we using? What treasures are we overlooking? Then we can choose again with a new state of awareness knowing that Heaven is within our reach, here and now.

Please affirm with us, "I am open, receptive and responsive to the infinite Spirit of Truth; I choose Heaven; I choose peace!"

Thank you God, Thank you God, Thank you God!

For so it is and so it shall be, Amen!

 

July 20, 2016 - "HEAVEN IN EARTH!"

“Earth's crammed with heaven,
And every common bush afire with God:
But only he who sees takes off his shoes."
―Elizabeth Barrett Browning


"The kingdom of heaven is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of flour until all of it was leavened." Matthew 13:33
"You have a great potentiality, a divine self within you that needs to be released. This is what Jesus really taught." Eric Butterworth, Discover The Power Within You
"A fragment of me in the living world is the timeless essence of life; it draws out the senses and the mind inherent in nature." Bhagavad-Gita 15:7
"Those whose spiritual understanding is restored to them can now and here enjoy this new Jerusalem. It is simply knowing the real from the unreal. When man knows this he is already in heaven, no matter what his external condition may indicate." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"The door of the mystical female is the root of heaven and earth. It seems to be continuously within us. Use it, and it will never be exhausted." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 6
"If man gets the clue idea from heaven and hell and devils and angels and looks without for clothing for his idea, he makes a locality in the skies and calls it heaven, and another under the earth and calls it hell. But if he goes to the Father for information he finds both heaven and hell within his own consciousness, both the result of his own thought." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind

 

July 13, 2016 - "WING TO HEAVEN!"

“Ignorance is the curse of God;
knowledge is the wing
wherewith we fly to heaven.”
―William Shakespeare


"The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a man who sowed good seed in his field; but while men were sleeping, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and went away." Matthew 13:24-25

"It (the Kingdom of Heaven) is not somewhere to go, but something to be. There is no point in looking for it, for it comes not with observation. It is a potentiality that is always present within or on the spiritual level of life." Eric Butterworth, Discover The Power Within You

"Know that my brilliance, flaming in the sun, in the moon, and in fire, illumines this whole universe." Bhagavad-Gita 15:12

"Make up your mind and heart to put your spirit and soul into inside interests, and get real satisfaction out of life. The state we call heaven is awaiting those who are ready for it: the peace and harmony and order that come from living in tune with infinite good." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"One can know the world without going outside. One can see the Way of heaven without looking out the window. The further one goes the less one knows. Therefore the wise know without going about, understand without seeing, and accomplish without acting." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 47

"If this sense world were the only world we shall ever know, the attainment of its ambitions might be sufficient for a man of meager outlook and small capacity, but the majority of us see ourselves and the world about us in a process of transformation that will ultimate in conditions here on the earth far superior to those we have imagined for heaven." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind

 

July 6, 2016 - "LIKE HEAVEN!"

“Thoughts create a new heaven,
a new firmament, a new source of energy,
from which new arts flow. ”
―Paracelsus


"The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches." Matthew 13:31


"It has always been a problem for man to understand non-material things from a material frame of reference, to contemplate a fourth-dimensional experience in a three-dimensional outlook on life." Eric Butterworth, Discover The Power Within You

"Without pride or delusion, the fault of attachment overcome, intent on the self within, their desires extinguished, freed from dualities, from joy and suffering, undeluded men reach that realm beyond change." Bhagavad-Gita 15:5

"The kingdom of heaven is within, and it is only through bringing its unfailing law of love to act upon every situation that we shall establish its peace in our surroundings." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"The Way that can be described is not the absolute Way; the name that can be given is not the absolute name. Nameless it is the source of heaven and earth; named it is the mother of all things." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 1

"We know that the kingdom of the heavens or kingdom of God is not a place in the skies but an ideal state in creative mind, ready to be ushered into the minds of men." Charles Fillmore, Atom Smashing Power of Mind