Winter 2021 archive

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March 31, 2021 - "THE SUPREME REALIZATION!"

“Our own self-realization is the greatest service we can render the world.”
― Ramana Maharshi

"Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and ministered to him.” Matthew 4:11

"The supreme realization of man is his unity with God." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 50

"Thus, with your body and energy harmonized, you can become one with Heaven." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 156

"The only way to abide in cosmic consciousness is to develop Christ consciousness, the abiding realization of oneness with God-Mind and of its ideas as directing all the faculties in fulfilling the divine purpose in being." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 90

"In everyone there is the capacity to wake up, to understand, and to love." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 14

"Yes, in just the degree that you realize our oneness with this Infinite Spirit of Life, and thus actualize your latent possibilities and powers, you will exchange disease for ease, inharmony for harmony, suffering and pain for abounding health and strength." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 33

"When we realize our unity with God... the Devil (personality) leaves us... Then 'angels,' which are our perceptive qualities quickened to the higher level of Spirit, minister to us. To gain self-understanding and self-dominion is the work of God that every man must accomplish for himself." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 47-48

“The art of life is to live in the present moment, and to make that moment as perfect as we can by the realization that we are the instruments and expression of God Himself.” -- Emmet Fox

“ And he was in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.” Mark 1:13

"THE GOOD NEWS!" is our theme for this year. A metaphysical study of the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, using a thematic approach, assists us in opening our minds and hearts to receive the blessings of the Christ level of awareness, here and now.

The first event that Jesus participated in to prepare for his public ministry is his baptism by John. Between the birth of the Christ level of awareness into consciousness and its full maturity of expression is a passage of time, 30 years. 30 represents the three phases of being: Spiritual, Mental and Physical, raised to a level of completion (the added 0). When we come into a new awareness it is wise to allow for its maturity in consciousness when it is ready for baptism.

Following his baptism, he "was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted" (Mt. 4:1). The Tempter, Tester, Adversary, Accuser, Devil (Latin), Satan (Hebrew), is that part of consciousness that tempts us to believe that there is something other than God, good, that exists. This is the first Great Lie; see John 8:44. It speaks of separation, lack and limitation; all these are false appearances that seem real, and are not!

The first temptation, turning stones to bread, speaks to the appearances of lack. Here we are told that we are truly fed "by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God." Good Orderly Direction guides us to realize that all we need and desire (of the father) is readily provided.

Next we are tempted to put God to the test, to make things happen; we can choose to work with Good Orderly Direction, to 'let' things happen and to realize the Divine Power to overcome any limitation.

Third we are tempted to seek vain glory, to separate our selves out from Good Orderly Direction; when we choose to express out of a consciousness of oneness, we overcome all difficulties and temptations.

This is Good News!

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!

Please affirm with us:
“I AM complete and healed and whole,
at peace and in harmony with all that is;
All I need and desire is readily provided, here and now!"

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

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

 

March 24, 2021 - "REALIZATION!"

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain, and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and the glory of them; and he said to him, 'All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.’” Matthew 4:8-9

"To a metaphysician realization is the conviction that a person gets when he has persistently concentrated his attention on an ideal until he feels assured of the fulfillment of that ideal." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 45

"If you have grasped the purpose of life there is no point in trying to make life into something it is not or cannot be." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 156

"Remember we are to pray in the name of Jesus Christ, which means with the same earnest desire to glorify God in our life that filled Jesus' mind and heart always. We are to ask of the Father in the realization of our oneness with Him and the consciousness of sonship." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 154

The capacity to wake up, to understand, and to love is called Buddha nature. When Buddhists say 'I take refuge in the Buddha,' they are expressing trust in their own capacity of understanding, of becoming awake." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 13

"The moment a person realizes his oneness with the Infinite Spirit he recognizes himself as a spiritual being and no longer as a mere physical material being." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 32

"We should never allow ourselves to be under the dominion of the personal consciousness. It promises power that it cannot give, and to yield to its alluring voice would pave the way for our own destruction." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 46

“So then, the relationship of self to other is the complete realization that loving yourself is impossible without loving everything defined as other than yourself.” -- Alan Watts

“Then Jesus said to him, 'Begone, Satan! for it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’'” Matthew 4:10

 

March 17, 2021 - "CONCENTRATION!"

“Concentration and mental toughness are the margins of victory.”
― Bill Russell

"And he took him to Jerusalem, and set him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here; for it is written, ‘He will give his angels charge of you, to guard you,’” Luke 4:9-10

"Laws fixed in infinite Mind automatically accomplish whatever man desires when he becomes obedient to the inner guide. Concentration, one-pointed attention, forms a mental magnet in the mind to which thought substance rushes like iron filings to a loadstone." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 44

"All the multitudes of life arise from the mystery of beginning and return there." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 154

"We have a very decided part; we are to cease worrying, and being anxious, and thinking and speaking of the past and of the apparent lack and idleness. We are to concentrate all our attention upon the Truth of God, and the truth of our own being, upon the very things we would see taking place in our life." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 24

"When he discovered that the statue of the Buddha is not the Buddha, he began to ask where the Buddhas are... I told him that Buddhas are us." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 13

"Suffering is designed to continue only so long as sin (error consciousness) continues... The moment the violation ceases, the moment one comes into perfect harmony with the law, the cause of the suffering ceases;" Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 31

"Jesus' experiences in the wilderness are to show us how to deal with the thoughts and desires of sense man, and to place them under proper discipline." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 44

“If we know the divine art of concentration, if we know the divine art of meditation, if we know the divine art of contemplation, easily and consciously we can unite the inner world and the outer world.” -- Sri Chinmoy

“And Jesus answered him, 'It is said, ‘You shall not tempt the Lord your God.’'” Luke 4:12

 

March 10, 2021 - "GOD-MIND!"

“The energy of the mind is the essence of life.”
― Aristotle

"Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterward he was hungry.” Matthew 4:1-2

"In order to understand God-Mind we need to study our own mind." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 40

"Fish can live in water quite contentedly, but if people try it, they die, for different beings need different contexts which are right and proper for them." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 153

"You ask what restored me to vigorous health. It was a change of mind from the old, carnal mind that believes in sickness to the Christ Mind of life and permanent health." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 20

"We need people who can sit still and be able to smile, who can walk peacefully. We need people like that in order to save us." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 12

"...kindliness, love, benevolence, goodwill, tends to stimulate a healthy, purifying, and life-giving flow of all the bodily secretions. All the channels of the body seem free and open; the life forces go bounding through them." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 28

"The attainment of a higher consciousness is generally followed by a testing period to give us opportunity to prove that we have accepted and can use the illumination received." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 43

“Nothing has such power to broaden the mind as the ability to investigate systematically and truly all that comes under thy observation in life.” -- Marcus Aurelius

“But he answered, 'It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’'” Matthew 4:4

 

March 3, 2021 - "WHOLENESS!"

“Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness.”
― David Bohm

"In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan.” Mark 1:9

"However, when man lays hold of the principle of wholeness, he finds that he is automatically working with God and that much new power is added." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 39

"Destiny has its particular structure and the body its proper uses, which you can neither add to nor subtract from." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 152

"By getting false thoughts out of the way, and keeping the image and likeness of wholeness ever before our mind's eye, and trying to feel that we are healed, health becomes irresistible and it is bound to manifest." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 78

"Many of us worry about the situation of the world... We need to remain calm, to see clearly. Meditation is to be aware and to try to help." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 11

"Let us recognize... all life is from within outwards... Hope and tranquillity open the channels of the body, so that the life forces go bounding through it in such a way that disease can rarely get a foothold." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 24-25

"Unity teaches that water baptism represents the purification of the consciousness and that actually the symbol (water) is unnecessary. Denial is the mental process of cleansing false thoughts from the mind by repudiating them." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 36

“One does not become enlightened by imagining figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious. The latter procedure, however, is disagreeable and therefore not popular.”― C.G. Jung

“And when he came up out of the water, immediately he saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove; and a voice came from heaven, 'Thou art my beloved Son; with thee I am well pleased.'” Mark 1:10-11

 

February 24, 2017 - "BEYOND WORDS!"

“Silence is
the language of God,
all else is poor translation.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” John 1:1

"God is that indescribable reservoir of stored-up energy that manifests no potency whatever until set in motion through the consciousness of man yet possesses an inexhaustible capacity that is beyond words to express." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 25

"A small bag cannot hold anything big and a bucket on a short rope cannot reach the water in the depths." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 152

"As we pray, the word of life is going down into us, breaking up old fixed beliefs and reorganizing our life. The word of life -- life as God has planned it -- is taking hold of our subconsciousness, and we know that we are free and will begin to use our freedom. " Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 34

"We go back to ourselves in order to see what is going on, because to meditate means to be aware of what is going on." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 8

"In the degree that we open ourselves to the inflowing tide of this immanent and transcendent life, do we make ourselves channels through which the Infinite Intelligence and Power can work." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 21

"The words of Jesus were more powerful than those of any other man, but here the word as used means the Creative Word of God, the Logos." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 158

“Philosophy lives in words, but truth and fact well up into our lives in ways that exceed verbal formulation.” — William James

“And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, full of grace and truth; we have beheld his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father.” John 1:14

We are engaged in a a metaphysical study of the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John using a thematic approach. "THE GOOD NEWS!" is the overall theme for this year.

This month we focus on the birth of the Christ level of awareness revealed by the stories in Matthew and Luke plus the power of the Word in the first chapter of John.

Matthew 1:23 tells us that "God is with us" and that as we learn to trust the inner resources of spirit (Kings from the east) we realize God as our source of all needed good.

With Luke we find a humility and a humbleness represented by the birth in the manager and the angels message to the shepherds to "Do not be afraid" and "... on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!" (emphasis added)

John brings us back to the beginning and The Word, Infinite Creative Power, that has become flesh and dwells within us.

This is Good News!

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!

Please affirm with us: “I AM a wholly perfect, sinless, child of God shining in the reflection of God Love!"

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

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

 

February 17, 2021 - "I WILL!"

“Where there is a will there is a way”
—Pauline Kael


"And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, 'Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people.'” Luke 2:8-10

"Being is the consciousness of the one Presence and the one Power, of the one intelligence, and man stands in the Godhead as I will. When man perceives his place in the great scheme of creation and recognizes his I AM power, he declares, 'I discern that I will be that which I will to be'" Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 24

"Heaven and Earth take actionless action, but yet nothing remains undone." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 150

"God's love for us, for all His children, is so great that He sent Jesus Christ to be the Way-Shower to lead us to a greater realization of our heavenly Father's love and will for us." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 28

"...we are more than our sorrow. A human being is like a television set with millions of channels. If we turn the Buddha on, we are the Buddha. If we turn sorrow on, we are sorrow. If we turn a smile on, we really are the smile." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 7

"The divine will is the will of the higher self, the will of one who recognizes his oneness with the Divine, and who consequently brings his will to work in harmony, in conjunction with the divine will." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 20-21

"Mary was the channel or vehicle for the expression of the Christ; but the birth had to be brought about in simplicity and quietness... symbolized in the fact that Jesus' birth took place in a cave or grotto where animals were kept." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 23

“Your attitude, not your aptitude, will determine your altitude.” —Zig Ziglar

“And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!” Luke 2:13-14 (emphasis added)

February 10: 2021 - "THE SOURCE!"

“Seek out the source which shines forever.”
— Rumi

"After Jesus was born in Bethlehem in Judea, during the time of King Herod, Magi from the east came to Jerusalem and asked, 'Where is the one who has been born king of the Jews?'” Matthew 2:1-2

"If you have found God in your own mind you have found the source of health, of freedom, and of the wisdom that answer all questions." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 23

"Heaven does without doing through its purity, Earth does without doing through its calmness. Thus the two combine their actionless action and all forms of life are changed and thus come out again to live!" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 150

"Each one of us is inseparably one with God, the source and substance of life and wisdom and every good. Each one must draw upon the source for his own sustenance, and for his own light, and for his own will power." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 38

"During walking meditation, during kitchen and garden work, during sitting meditation, all day long, we can practice smiling... Smiling means that we are ourselves..." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 5

"For in the degree that we come into this realization and connect ourselves with this Infinite Source, do we make it possible for the higher powers to play, to work, to manifest through us." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 7

"The Wise Men from the east represent: the stored-up resources of the soul, which rise to the surface when its depths are stirred by a great spiritual revelation." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 25

“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science." Albert Einstein

“Then they opened their treasures and presented him with gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.” Matthew 2:11

February 3, 2021 - "GOD IS WITH US!"

“God is the indwelling and not the transient cause of all things.”
— Baruch Spinoza


"All this took place to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: 'Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel,' which means, 'God is with us.'” Matthew 1: 22-23

"Man knows intuitively that he is God's supreme creation and that dominion and power are his... The I AM of him ever recognizes the one divine source from which he sprang..." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 22

"I regard actionless action as worthy of being called happiness... It is said: 'Perfect happiness is not happiness, perfect glory is not glory.'" The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 150

"Understanding this law of mind action will help us to see just why we have the experiences we have, and why we have the reactions to them that we have, and why it is so important to keep going to God-Mind for more light and love and life and substance." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 77

"From time to time, to remind ourselves to relax, to be peaceful, we may wish to set aside some time for a retreat, a day of mindfulness, when we can walk slowly, smile, drink tea with a friend, enjoy being together as if we are the happiest people on Earth." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 5

"The great central fact in human life, in your life and mine, is the coming into a conscious, vital realization of our oneness with this Infinite Life, and the opening of ourselves fully to this divine flow." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 6

"In the initial stage of our spiritual awakening, we are not aware of what is happening... we are to be receptacles for the outpouring of Spirit; we are to bring good into physical form." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 18

“God writes the Gospel not in the Bible alone, but also on trees, and in the flowers and clouds and stars." Martin Luther

“When Joseph awoke from sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord commanded him; he took her as his wife, but had no marital relations with her until she had borne a son; and he named him Jesus.” Matthew 1: 24-25

January 27, 2021 - "GOD LOVES!"

“Let the beauty of what you love be what you do.”
— Rumi

"For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not perish but may have eternal life.” John 3:16 (emphasis added)

"He planted the seed thoughts in our race mind that will, when properly used, grow into the kingdom of the heavens here on earth. But peace, harmony, and love must first be planted in the minds of men." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 21

"To know that hardship is part of life, to know that success depends upon the times and to confront great disasters with fortitude, this is the courage of the sage." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 144

"For example, the Christ idea of love is given us, God love. Love unifies us with God, our source, and we know that we are good and true and fearless from within, because we let these God qualities well up from the center of our being." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 29

"Meditation is being aware of what is going on -- in our bodies, in our feelings, in our minds, and in our world... the sunrise is beautiful and the rose that bloomed along the wall this morning is a miracle." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 4

"God, then, is this Infinite Spirit which fills all the universe with Himself alone... in essence the life of God and the life of man are identically the same, are one. They differ not in essence, in quality; they differ in degree." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 4

"The 'only begotten Son' is the Christ within all men, the Spirit of God that is the very core of our being. God is love, and He gave of Himself to His offspring, man." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 61

“Love is higher than the Highest. Love is greater than the Greatest. Yea, it is in a certain sense greater than God; while yet, in the highest sense of all, God is Love, and Love is God. Love being the highest principle is the virtue of all virtues; from whence they flow forth." Jakob Bohme

“The one who comes from above is above all; the one who is of the earth belongs to the earth and speaks about earthly things. The one who comes from heaven is above all.” John 3:31

"THE GOOD NEWS!" is the theme for this year. We will be using a thematic approach to a metaphysical study of the four Gospels: Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The word 'Gospel' literally means "God's spell" or "good-tidings"; The Good News. Each Gospel tells a different story of the life and teachings of Jesus, called Christ. Three: Matthew, Mark and Luke, tell essentially the same story and are referred to as "Synoptic" gospels.

The Synoptic Gospels record Jesus' first public teaching essentially the same way: "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Matthew 4:18 RSV. Repent literally means to "think anew" or again, and includes an element of a new understanding, "for the kingdom of heaven", the kingdom of God, of your good, "is at hand." It is literally within your reach, right here and now!

The Gospel of John is similar but couched in even more symbolic language "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16). The world has been given to us, as the only Son (and Daughters) or expressions of Spirit which is God, in order to experience our good. Heaven is present in a mind centered on God, on good, here and now!

This is, The Good News!

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-discovery!

Please affirm with us: “I rise above all appearances of lack and limitation to know the Truth that God's good will for my life is now made manifest: I am happy, healthy, whole and free just as God created me to be!"

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

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

 

January 20, 2021 - "ANOINTED!"

“I do not separate Christ from God
more than a voice from the speaker or a beam from the sun.”
— Michael Servetus

"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 favor.” Luke 4:18-19 NRSV

"We all have access to the Son of God (the Christ) implanted in us by the Father-Mind if we will give it a chance to quicken us with creative ideas." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 17

"The one who can overcome all the small problems is in truth the great victor." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 144

"We are endeavoring to see the Christ in all humanity, and to call attention to and encourage the development of the Christ in all who are receptive." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 132

"To suffer is not enough. We must also be in touch with the wonders of life. They are within us and all around us, everywhere, any time." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 3

"If there is an individual life, there must of necessity be an infinite source of life from which it comes." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 3

"We cannot build a spiritual consciousness until we are willing to rid the mind of the beliefs and habits of thought that belong to the lower nature." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 36

“Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self." Francis of Assisi

“Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your hearing.” Luke 4:21 

January 13, 2021 - "RISE ABOVE!"

“Rise above principle and do what's right.”
— Joseph Heller

"Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, 'The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.'” Mark 1:14-15 NRSV

"We are God's ideal conception of His perfect man, and He has given us the power of thought and word through which to make that ideal manifest." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 16

"There is a saying that Heaven is internal, humanity external and Virtue comes from the heavenly. Know Heaven and humanity's actions, root yourself in Heaven and follow Virtue. Then you can bend, stretch, rush forward or hold back, because you will always return to the core and it will be said you have achieved the supreme." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 143

"All power is given unto you in all the affairs of mind and body. Exercise your God-given power, authority, and dominion and rise out of bondage to conditions of lack and discord." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 116

"If we are peaceful, if we are happy, we can blossom like a flower, and everyone in our family, our entire society, will benefit from our peace." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 1

"The great central fact of the universe is that Spirit of Infinite Life and Power that is behind all, that animates all, that manifests itself in and through all; that self-existent principle of life from which all has come, and not only from which all has come, but from which all is continually coming." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, 3

"The illumined intellect (John the Baptist) understands that a change must take place in the individual before the kingdom can become a reality." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 35

“An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity." Martin Luther King, Jr.

"The beginning of the good news of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.” Mark1:1

January 6, 2021 - "THINK AGAIN!"

“Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes.”
  — Hugh Prather

"From that time Jesus began to proclaim, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” Matthew 4:18 NRSV
 
"Jesus taught that His mission was to establish the kingdom of heaven on earth. The first step in His great work was the awakening of men to certain fundamental truths of being. He taught the power of mind, thoughts, words." Charles Fillmore, Jesus Christ Heals 21

"To understand the Tao is to understand the principle. If you understand the principle, you know how to deal with things as they arise." The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer,et. al. 142
 
"Let us think of ourselves as already manifesting perfection in mind, soul, and body, and give thanks that divine order is now established." Myrtle Fillmore, Healing Letters 58

"Life is both dreadful and wonderful. To practice meditation is to be in touch with both aspects. Please do not think we must be solemn in order to meditate. In fact, to meditate well, we have to smile a lot." Thich Nhat Hanh, Being Peace 4

"The optimist, by his superior wisdom and insight, is making his own heaven... The pessimist, by virtue of his limitations, is making his own hell... We then are making, hour by hour, our own heaven or our own hell..." Ralph Waldo Trine, In Tune With The Infinite, Prelude.

"To repent means to change one's mind. In a spiritual sense repentance is the act of turning from materialism and reaching for spiritual things." Elizabeth Sand Turner, Your Hope of Glory, 36

“The ability to perceive or think differently is more important than the knowledge gained." David Bohm

"Look, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and they shall name him Emmanuel, which means, 'God is with us.'” Matthew 1:23