Winter 2016 Archives

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March 30, 2016 - "ACCEPTANCE!"

“There are times when it takes much more strength
to know when to let go and then do it."
― Ann Landers


"These are the ones sown on the good soil: they hear the word and accept it and bear fruit, thirty and sixty and a hundredfold." Mark 4:20

 

"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?

 

"Renunciation is difficult to attain without discipline; a sage armed with discipline soon reaches the infinite spirit (God.)" Bhagavad-Gita 5:6

 

"It is up to you to accept your God-given perfection for yourself, put aside the past mistakes and the untrue suggestions, and fix your undivided attention upon the Creator of your inner pattern of perfection." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

 

"The five colors blind the eyes; the five musical tones deafen the ears; the five flavors dull the taste. Racing and hunting madden the mind. Precious goods keep their owners on guard. Therefore the wise satisfy the inner self rather than external senses. They accept the one and reject the other" Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 12

 

"He promised us that He will help us to reach this unity with the Father. If suffering humanity could appreciate the importance of this stupendous invitation and accept it, the world and its people would soon be transformed.” Charles Fillmore, Keep A True Lent

 

"Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2

 

This month we meditate on the spiritual principle of Nonresistance. Nonresistance is acceptance of what is real and true: God. Through nonresistance to what is, we move through the appearances of separation, of lack and limitation, and realize the reality of infinite peace, wholeness and abundance.

 

Our daily practice is one of self-observation; We watch for signs of resistance: restlessness, irritability, discontentment, anger, resentment, fear, doubt; we practice nonresistance by accepting these energies as reminders to let go and let God.

 

We can choose again, to have a new thought. We can think again and recognize the presence and power of the Divine here and now, wherever and whenever we are.

 

Please affirm with us, "With God as my source; all I need and desire is readily provided: I relax, let go, and let God's good come forth!"

 

March 23, 2016 - "ENLIGHTENED LIVING!"

“Nonresistance, nonjudgment, and nonattachment
are the three aspects of true freedom and enlightened living."
― Eckhart Tolle


"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:10


"Nonresistance will protect you from all the assaults that can be attempted by the inhabitants of the fictitious world. It will open for you an entrance to the world of vital potentialities, the living soul and God." Imelda Octavia Shanklin, What Are You?

"Thinking and living deep in me, they enlighten one another by constantly telling of me for their own joy and delight." Bhagavad-Gita 10:9

"Here, in the silence, we shall know the Presence of God, and see clearly just how we are to go about living the life that He is giving us so we may bring forth the order, beauty, and freedom that He has planned and that are now awaiting our understanding use." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Returning to the source is serenity; it is to realize one's destiny. To realize one's destiny is to know the eternal. To know the eternal is to be enlightened." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 16

"When we consider Lent as a well-rounded or "completed" season of retreat from the things of the world for the cleansing of the mind and the recollection of the things of Spirit, it becomes a true season of preparation for the glorious Eastertide; a preparation for the resurrection of the mind from the darkness of its sins, doubts, and false beliefs into the light of understanding.” Charles Fillmore, Keep A True Lent

"Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit that is from God, so that we may understand the gifts bestowed on us by God." 1Corinthians 2:12

 

March 16, 2016 - "HEAVEN'S NONRESISTANT HERO!"

 

“I can resist everything
except temptation. ”
― Oscar Wilde

"Stay awake and pray that you may not come into the time of trial; the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.’ " Matthew 26:41

 

"You are heaven's nonresistant, all-conquering hero." Imelda Octavia Shanklin, What Are You?

 

"When he controls his senses with his mind and engages in the discipline of action with his faculties of action, detachment sets him apart." Bhagavad-Gita 3:7

 

"Your spiritual awakening is the important thing. It will increase your consciousness of your unity with God Mind and will give you greater freedom of expression through the various centers of consciousness in your body." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

 

"The soft and gentle overcome the hard and strong." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 36

 

"Our most effective prayers are those in which we rise above all consciousness of time and space. In this state of mind we automatically contact the Spirit of God.” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray

 

"No one, when tempted, should say, ‘I am being tempted by God’; for God cannot be tempted by evil and he himself tempts no one." James 1:13

 

March 9, 2016 - "INNER STRENGTH!"

 “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes.

Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow”
― Lao Tzu


"He (God) is wise in heart, and mighty in strength—who has resisted him, and succeeded?." Job 9:4

"Nonresistance is stronger than resistance; its practice requires more mind capacity than is required for resistance; its appeal is to the divine thing in you. It is the essence of God." Imelda Octavia Shanklin, What Are You?

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

"We must keep remembering that God is Mind, and that man is ever unfolding in his own consciousness the faculties of the one Mind." 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 cannot enter fully into the Christ consciousness so long as we have a grudge against anyone. The mind is so constituted that a single thought of discordant character tinges the whole consciousness; so we must cast out all evil and resisting thoughts before we can know the love of God in its fullness." Charles Fillmore, Christian Healing

"Jesus said to him, ‘Away with you, Satan! for it is written, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.”' Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him." Matthew 4:10-11

March 2, 2016 - "NONRESISTANCE!"

“For after all,
the best thing one can do when it is raining
is let it rain.”
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


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

"Nonresistance is the defense against which no attack can be launched." Imelda Octavia Shanklin, What Are You?

"Free from attraction, fear, and anger, filled with me, dependent on me, purified by the fire of knowledge, many come into my presence." Bhagavad-Gita 4:10

"As we learn that we are God's children... we become more and more interested in studying spiritual things for ourselves. We are no longer willing to accept the opinions of others, nor to live as they live, especially if their ways bring sickness and sorrow." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Who can make sense of a muddy world? Let it be still, and it becomes clear." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 15

"Jesus came proclaiming the spiritual interrelationship of the human family. His teaching was always of gentleness, nonresistance, love." Charles Fillmore, Christian Healing

 "If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me." Revelation 3:20

 

February 24, 2016 - "EMERGENCE!

 

 “That is the real spiritual awakening,

when something emerges from within you
that is deeper than who you thought you were.” 

―Eckhart Tolle


"I saw one like the Son of Man.., and his face was like the sun shining with full force." Revelation 1:13,16

 "Know that through lucid knowledge one sees in all creatures a single unchanging existence, undivided within its divisions." Bhagavad Gita 18:20

 "Keep your gaze upon the Light and you cannot possibly see any darkness. When you are looking toward the Light, shadows fall behind you. The Light is within you, and as you learn to look within, you become radiant, because Light is a quality of mind and its essence is finding outlets through your mental faculties." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

 "Those who know others are wise. Those who know themselves are enlightened. Those who overcome others require force. Those who overcome themselves need strength. Those who are content are wealthy. Those who persevere have will power. Those who do not lose their center endure. Those who die but maintain their power live eternally." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 33

 "When we accomplish this transformation we shall see Jesus as He is and as we must all be in the resurrection from the dead and dying body in which we are now functioning. This is not to be accomplished by a great miracle at some appointed time in the future, but day by day we shall be resurrected out of the darkness of sense into the glorious light of Spirit." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of John

 "Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your minds, so that you may discern what is the will of God—what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:2

  

February 17, 2016 - "SELF AWAKENING!"

“When one realizes one is asleep,
at that moment one is already half-awake.”
― P.D. Ouspensky


"On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20

"Sever the ignorant doubt in you heart with the sword of self-knowledge." Bhagavad--Gita 4:42

"The very fact that you try to close out the undesirable things, that you love and take a great interest in your fellow man, and that you want to accomplish much, proves that you are ready to awaken to the Christ Light in which you will understand that there is really only one Presence and Power: omnipotent Good. All things are possible with you because you are here to let God express through you His own perfect plan of life." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Returning to the source is serenity; it is to realize one's destiny. To realize one's destiny is to know the eternal. To know the eternal is to be enlightened." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 16

"Jesus represents man in the regeneration; that is, man in the process of restoring his body to its natural condition, where it will live right on perpetually without old age, disease, or death. A necessary step in this process of body restoration is the quickening of the sleeping Lazarus, who represents the vitalizing energies in the subconsciousness that feed the body and give it the life force that renews its youth." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of John

" ‘Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him.’" John 11:11

 

February 10, 2016 - "AWAKENING TO LIFE!"

"A single event can awaken within us a stranger totally unknown to us.
To live is to be slowly born."
― Antoine de Saint-Exupéry


"I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:10

"When a man finds delight within himself and feels inner joy and pure contentment in himself, there is nothing more to be done." Bhagavad--Gita 3:17

"We are beginning to learn that life is our gift from the Father, a gift that is never withdrawn, never lessened, never limited by the Giver. We are beginning to enjoy this gift and to yearn to know how to make right use of it so that we may have the fullness of joy and blessings in it." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Whoever is desireless, sees the essence of life. Whoever desires, sees its manifestations. These two are the same, but what is produced has different names. They both may be called the cosmic mystery: from the cosmic to the mystical is the door to the essence of all life." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 1

"When we open the door of the mind by consciously affirming the presence and power of the divine I AM in our midst, there is a marriage or union of the higher forces in being with the lower, and we find that we are quickened in every part; the life of the I AM has been poured out for us." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of John

"Do not be astonished that I said to you, “You must be born from above.” The wind blows where it chooses, and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit." John 3:7,8

February 3, 2016 - "SPIRITUAL AWAKENING!"

"My appointed work
is to awaken the divine nature that is within."
Peace Pilgrim

"On that day you will know that I am in my Father, and you in me, and I in you." John 14:20

"Never have I not existed, nor you,nor these kings; and never in the future shall we cease to exist." Bhagavad--Gita 2:12

"The soul must be awakened, brought to a realization of Truth, and encouraged in the righteous use of all the God-given faculties and powers. The individual must be helped to unify his spirit, soul, and body in harmonious spiritual living here and now." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Can you embrace the One with your soul, and never depart from the Way?" Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 10

"When our blind, stumbling thoughts awaken to the reality of the Christ, darkness falls away and we see clearly." Charles Fillmore, Mysteries of John

"And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good." Genesis 1:31

 This month we meditate on the awakening to our divine nature. The Truth of the God Presence and Power is active within you right now. Our job is to be awakened to it.

We continue our self-observations: Focus our awareness on our spiritual connection with the divine. Allow it to become foremost in our minds eye. Feel the warmth of spirit enfolding you. See it unfolding as a beautiful orchid or lotus flower. Smell the fresh purity of spirit that is ever with you. Hear the crisp sound of spirit expressing through you. Taste the tart freshness of spiritual awareness growing within you. Be the spirit awakened wihin you.

We can choose again, to have a new thought. We can think again and recognize the presence and power of the Divine here and now, wherever and whenever we are.

Please affirm with us, "I am open, receptive and responsive to the infinite spirit of the divine expressing in, and through, and as me!"

January 27, 2016 - "BEING BLESSED!"

"Every experience,
no matter how bad it is,
holds within in it some kind of blessing.
The goal is to find it."
Buddha


"Christ in you, the hope of glory." Colossians 1:27

"I am the seed of all creatures; nothing animate or inanimate could exist without me." Bhagavad--Gita 10:39

"We are beginning to learn that life is our gift from the Father, a gift that is never withdrawn, never lessened, never limited by the Giver. We are beginning to enjoy this gift and to yearn to know how to make right use of it so that we may have the fullness of joy and blessings in it." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"The wise have no mind-set. They regard the people's minds as their own. They are good to people who are good. They are also good to people who are not good. This is the power of goodness. " Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 49

"Of course in the process of evolution the natural man comes first. Then the spiritual man begins to unfold in us. But here we find that the spiritual man, or rather the intellectual man illumined by Spirit, gets the blessing." Charles Fillmore, Keep A True Lent

"They read from the book, from the law of God, with interpretation; and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading." Nehemiah 8:8

 

January 20, 2016 - "PURITY!

"The more we come out and do good to others,
the more our hearts will be purified,
and God will be in them."
Swammi Vivekinanda


"Abandoning attachment to fruits of action, always content, independent, he does nothing at all even when he engages in action." Bhagavad--Gita 4:20

"The Christ Spirit in you is a magnet to attract the Christ love. And of course, the outer symbols of love and substance are being provided to meet your every need. Realize this Truth: Whatever is your own under the law of good comes to you; whatever does not belong to you is taken away to find its right place." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"Therefore the wise lead by keeping their hearts pure, their bellies full, their ambitions weak, and their bones strong, so that the people may be purified of their thoughts and desires; and the cunning ones will not interfere. By acting without interfering, all may live in peace." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 3

"The pure substance of Being is a universal solvent. Man can take the substance idea into his mind and, by the presence of its native purity, cleanse everything upon which he concentrates his thought." Charles Fillmore, Talks On Truth

"‘The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to let the oppressed go free, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favour.’" Luke 4:18,19

 

 January 13, 2016 - "ENLIGHTENMENT"

"If a man can control his mind
he can find the way to Enlightenment,
and all wisdom and virtue will naturally come to him."
Buddha

"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

"When you have come to the place where you are ready to co-operate with the Source of all good, your indwelling Lord, you are bound to receive His help." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"The Way of heaven is impartial. It always stays with the good." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 79

"The gospel of Jesus Christ is that all men shall become God incarnate. It is not alone a gospel of right living; it shows the way into dominion and power equal to, aye, surpassing that of Jesus of Nazareth." Charles Fillmore, Talks On Truth

"God so loved the world that he gave it to his only son: physical expressions, that whoever believes in God: is awakened to Divine Spirit. Life, Love, shall not be limited to experiencing the illusion of life and death but see beyond to the Life eternal!" John 3:16 (expanded)

 

January 6, 2016 - "THE GOOD NEWS"

"Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news.
The good news is that you don't know how great you can be."
Anne Frank

"When a man finds delight within himself and feels inner joy and pure contentment in himself, there is nothing more to be done." Bhagavad--Gita 3:17

"We are here together, just to rest quietly and happily in reality. As we do this, a real transformation will be worked in us and for us. We shall reap the good fruits of our study, affirmation, and meditation." Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You

"The Way of heaven does not strive; yet it wins easily." Lao Tse, Tao te Ching 73

"When Jesus came teaching the gospel of Spirit, people did not understand Him. They did not know that universal Spirit is Principle and that we demonstrate it or fail to demonstrate it according to the character of our thinking." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals

"Think again with a new level of understanding for the experience of your good, heaven, is within your reach right here and now!" Matthew 3:2 (expanded)

This month we begin our meditations on the Good News of the Gospels. The Truth of the God Presence and Power is active within you right now. Your job is to be awakened to it.

We begin with self-observations: How connected with Good Orderly Direction (GOD) do I feel right now? today? yesterday? When I look inside do I feel connected, confident, and assured or other wise? Am I looking within for Divine Guidance from Spirit or to outer authorities?

We can choose again, to have a new thought. We can think again and recognize the presence and power of the Divine here and now, wherever and whenever we are.

Please affirm with us, "There is only one Presence, one Power in the Universe and in my life: God the good, Omnipotence!"

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

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