Current Prayer messages & Fall 2023 archive.

October 25, 2023 – DEMONSTRATE HEALTH!

“The first wealth
is health.”

– Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.” Proverbs 16:24.

“If you deny disease as devoid of reality and affirm health as spiritual and abiding, the Spirit will bear witness with your spirit and you will demonstrate health.” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray 129.

“Furthermore, the Tao is that by which all forms of life have life.” The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 286.

“Thoughts are back of all conversation, so you see that you must co-operate with your Maker by training yourself to think life-giving, health-producing thoughts. Every day during your periods of communion with the Father in the silence, pray for wisdom and guidance. Make yourself open and receptive to the leading of the Spirit. It will be revealed to you just what steps to take in doing your part to establish divine order.” Myrtle Fillmore, How To Let God Help You, 74.

“When mindfulness is born in us, we need to continue to practice if we want to become solid. Really hearing a bird sing or really seeing a blue sky, we touch the seed of the Holy Spirit within us.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, 21.

“That is how you find your peace — by keeping your mind stayed on God. God will not do it: it is keeping your mind stayed on God that brings the activity of God into your experience.” Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer, 63.

“How far I often am from God, but how close God always is to me!” James Dillet Freeman, Prayer the Master Key, 59.

“Health is not a condition of matter, but of Mind.” – Mary Baker Eddy

“When Jesus saw him and knew that he had been lying there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to be healed?’” John 5:6

October 18, 2023 – KNOW HOW TO LIVE!

“The greatest wealth is to live content with little.”
– Plato

“For those who live according to the flesh set their minds on the things of the flesh, but those who live according to the Spirit set their minds on the things of the Spirit.” Romans 8:5.

“The idea that man grows feeble with years is a foolish fallacy. The longer one lives the better one should know how to live.” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray 126.

“If you meet someone who is older than you and are not respectful, then this is a failure of etiquette. If you meet a worthy person and fail to offer respect, this is a lack of benevolence.” The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 286.

“Keep your soul open to the shining light of Truth by denial of past or future claims upon you, for you live in the now. Affirm the now as your only active eternity.” Myrtle Fillmore, How To Let God Help You, 46.

“The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When our mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, 20.

“What I have been telling you is based on a very early unfoldment in my work in which I saw that nothing could happen to me except through my consciousness.” Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer, 63.

“I do not mean that I really believe God to be a person. If he is, I have to revise my notion of what a person is. For it almost seems a kind of blasphemy to think of the Ultimate Reality as something like myself, though it is easy to think of myself as being like the Ultimate Reality.” James Dillet Freeman, Prayer the Master Key, 58.

“The greatest way to live with honor in this world is to be what we pretend to be.” – Socrates

“I know that there is nothing better for them than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live;” Ecclesiastes 3:12.

October 11, 2023 – SPIRITUAL CONSCIOUSNESS!

“Every natural fact is a symbol of some spiritual fact.”  
–  Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2.

“The Spirit of Truth is God’s thought projecting into our mind ideas that will build a spiritual consciousness like that of Jesus.” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray 123.

“If you find someone with whom you can walk, then go with him to the deepest mysteries of the Tao.” The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 285.

“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, 10.

“With the energy of mindfulness, we can calm things down, understand them, and bring harmony back to the conflicting elements inside us.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, 19.

“To live under Grace, you must consciously negate the laws of the world and the world’s dominion over you, and by an activity of consciousness become aware of the law of God operating in your experience.” Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer, 62.

“I have always felt, whatever made the world, it has to be a happy spirit, for I have heard it laughing.” James Dillet Freeman, Prayer the  Master Key, 58.

“In the child, consciousness rises out of the depths of unconscious psychic life, at first like separate islands, which gradually unite to form a ‘continent,’ a continuous landmass of consciousness. Progressive mental development means, in effect, extension of consciousness.” – Carl Jung

“And I will pray the Father, and he will give you another Counselor, to be with you for ever, even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him; you know him, for he dwells with you, and will be in you.” John 14:16-17.

October 4, 2023 – INTERPENETRATING SUBSTANCE!

“God is the universal substance in existing things.”  
–  Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1.

“Now we see that there has been prepared from the beginning an interpenetrating substance that, like a tenuous bread of heaven, showers us with its abundance. But we must not only ask but bring the Spirit into consciousness by affirming its abundance to be the source of our prosperity.” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray 120.

“Truth itself comes to us from Heaven: this is how it is and it never changes. So the sage models himself upon Heaven, values truth but does not kowtow to convention. The fool does the opposite.” The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 284.

“We show forth God by acknowledging Spirit only. Stop every thought but the thought that Spirit is All. God is Spirit. God makes all. Spirit is the substance out of which all things are made.” Myrtle Fillmore, How To Let God Help You, 35.

“To be here, now, and to enjoy the present moment is our most important task.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, 17.

“Truth operates equally for all those who dedicated themselves to the practice of truth, but there must be the practice.” Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer, 62.

“I see once more that this is a world of paradoxes, inconsistencies, and contradictions — and by that very fact a world of sweet and perfect balance.” James Dillet Freeman, Prayer the  Master Key, 57.

“God is the same God, always and everywhere. He is omnipresent not virtually only, but also substantially, for virtue cannot subsist without substance.” – Isaac Newton

“For ye had compassion of me in my bonds, and took joyfully the spoiling of your goods, knowing in yourselves that ye have in heaven a better and an enduring substance.” Hebrews 10:34


We are ‘Free To Be in 23! ‘

This month of October 2023 we are realizing a consciousness of Spirit and Spiritual Substance. Here we know how to live as a demonstration of health, harmony and prosperity.

This year we are expressing what we are, free to be all that we are created to be, the Holy Perfect Expression of the Infinite, Unlimited, Eternal, Presence and Power that we call God!

Prayer and meditation are our means for raising our conscious awareness of the great work that Spirit is accomplishing in and through and as us. We begin by examining our thoughts, words and deeds to better understand our sense of being. This is the first step towards realizing our potential. We must become aware of and be willing to release all the self imposed limitations, false beliefs, error consciousness and self destructive behaviors as we are guided.

Now we continue to quiet the mind and heart as we quiet the body. “In the silence there is a sacred place… God is there.” And, this is where we learn to be.

We listen, we hear, we know, we are: One!

In this time of new possibility, we renew our commitment to our spiritual growth. We begin anew to purify our hearts and minds to be clear expressions of the divine. We prepare ourselves to be pure channels of the light and love of Spirit. We are Spirit Expressing Divine Love, here and now!

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-realization and discovery of our Divine potential!

Please affirm with us: “I AM a Spiritual Being, I Live in a Spiritual Universe, My Life is Governed by Spiritual Law!”

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

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

September 27, 2023 – EYE OF THE MIND!

“The heavens and the earth may be captured by the mind’s eye.”  
–  Gautama Buddha

“As in water face answers to face, so the mind of man reflects the man.” Proverbs 27:19.

“Open your mind to the light of Spirit wherever you are. See with the eye of the mind that God is omnipresent Spirit, ‘over all, and through all, and in all.’” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray 119.

“When someone has truth within, it affects his external spirit, which is why truth is so important.” The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 284.

“Our senses evidence conclusively that the sun does go around the earth. But we now see with the mind’s eye just how the earth and the planets travel around the sun, and an entirely new relation of things presents itself.” Myrtle Fillmore, How To Let God Help You, 82.

“Mindfulness is the substance of a Buddha. When you see deeply into this moment, you see the nature of reality, and this insight liberates you from suffering and confusion.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, 15-16.

“Spiritual power functions only when we make ourselves a complete receptivity to the Spirit of God, realizing ourselves as transparencies through which God can function.” Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer, 56.

“The love of life may hide the fear of death, and spiritual growth may be a pretty name for self-centeredness.” James Dillet Freeman, Prayer the  Master Key, 57.

“A great thought begins by seeing something differently, with a shift of the mind’s eye.” –  Albert Einstein

“Then he said to them, ‘These are my words which I spoke to you, while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and the prophets and the psalms must be fulfilled.’ Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures…” Luke 24:44-45.

September 20, 2023 – SPIRITUAL RECEPTIVITY!

“If the doors of perception were cleansed
everything would appear to man as it is, infinite.”  
– William Blake

“The earth was without form and void, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God was moving over the face of the waters.” Genesis 1:2.

“Jesus called his first disciple Simon Peter. Simon means ‘hearing’ and Peter ‘a rock.’ Spiritual receptivity is the basis of a solid character.” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray 116.

“True truth is simple purity at its most perfect.” The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 284.

“Make yourself open and receptive to the leading of the Spirit. It will be revealed to you just what steps to take in doing your part to establish divine order.” Myrtle Fillmore, How To Let God Help You, 74.

“…all of us also have the seed of the Holy Spirit in us, the capacity of healing, transforming, and loving. When we touch that seed, we are able to touch God the Father and God the Son.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, 15.

“Once we begin to perceive the nature of God, to catch the slightest glimpse of God as Omnipotence… we begin to experience answers to our prayers.” Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer, 57.

“So often when we go to an extreme, instead of getting what logic bids us expect, we get its opposite. Reason followed far enough becomes unreasonable. Unreason followed far enough becomes reasonable.” James Dillet Freeman, Prayer the  Master Key, 57.

“The Truth is yourself, but not your mere bodily self. Your real self is higher than ‘you’ and ‘me.’ This visible ‘you’ which you fancy to be yourself Is limited in place, the real ‘you’ is not limited.” –  Rumi

“When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth; for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.” John 16:13.

September 13, 2023 – MIND RADIATIONS!

“If you light a lamp for somebody,
it will also brighten your path.”  
– Buddha

“The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.” John 1:5.

“It is the bent of the mind that determines the character of the voice… Practice giving ear or listening with your mind to the Lord. You will acquire the ability to make contact with the mind radiations of Christ and concentrate them in your mind and actually hear His voice.” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray 115.

“If you were to be serious in your cultivation of your own self, careful to guard the truth and willing to allow others to be as they are, then you could have avoided such problems… Are you not obsessed with external things?” The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 283-4.

“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, 108-9.

“To me, mindfulness is very much like the Holy Spirit. Both are agents of healing. When you have mindfulness, you have love and understanding, you see more deeply, and you can heal the wounds in your own mind.” Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, 14.

“Light does not remove darkness. Its presence proves that there is no darkness.” Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer, 52.

“Life is not a problem. Life is a wonder. Prayer, at its highest, is a recognition of the wonder and a hallelujah of delight that we are more than anything we can think we are and part of a world that is an everlasting succession of surprises.” James Dillet Freeman, Prayer the  Master Key, 53.

“As I radiate love and goodwill to others, I will open the channel for God’s love to come to me.” – Paramahansa Yogananda

“And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine upon it, for the glory of God is its light…” Revelation 21:23.

September 6, 2023 – THOUGHT FOUNDATION!

“Humility is the solid foundation of all virtues.” 
Confucius

“Every one who comes to me and hears my words and does them… he is like a man building a house, who dug deep, and laid the foundation upon rock; and when a flood arose, the stream broke against that house, and could not shake it, because it had been well built.” Luke 6:47-48.

“Fear weakens both mind and body… All fear rests on thoughts, and if the thought foundation can be broken up the fear will vanish.” Charles Fillmore, Teach Us To Pray 110.

“There was once a man who who was frightened by his own shadow and scared of his own footprints… He had no idea that by simply sitting in the shade he would have lost his shadow, nor that by resting quietly he would cease making footprints.” The Book of Chuang Tzu, Martin Palmer, et. al. 283.

“There is no right foundation thought but the true thought of Creator, creation, and existence. God is Creator. We are creation. We exist or show forth our Creator. We are not showing forth, therefore, except as we show forth good.” Myrtle Fillmore, How To Let God Help You, 35.

“When the Buddha was asked, ‘Sir, what do you and your monks practice?’ he replied, ‘We sit, we walk and we eat.’… ‘But sir, everyone sits, walks, and eats,’… ‘When we sit, we know we are sitting. When we walk, we know we are walking. When we eat, we know we are eating.’” Thich Nhat Hanh, Living Buddha, Living Christ, 14.

“If we ever hope to reach the height of prayer… (we must) know that God is the only power and that there is no more power in mind or thought than there is in matter, and we must know why.” Joel Goldsmith, The Altitude of Prayer, 50.

“You are not a thread, but a rope. For in the rope of life an infinity of threads are so intricately woven together that no thread can say, ‘I am this and you are that,’ but every thread can only say, ‘I am the rope.’” James Dillet Freeman, Prayer the  Master Key, 52.

“We are what our thoughts have made us; so take care about what you think. Words are secondary. Thoughts live; they travel far.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Behold, I am laying in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, of a sure foundation: ‘He who believes will not be in haste.’” Isaiah 28:16.

We are ‘Free To Be in 23! ‘

For September, we are ‘Casting Out Fear’, developing our ‘Spiritual Hearing’ and experiencing the ‘Light of Life’. We are open and receptive to being all we are created to be: realizing peace, wholeness and abundance in unity!

This year we are expressing what we are, free to be all that we are created to be, the Holy Perfect Expression of the Infinite, Unlimited, Eternal, Presence and Power that we call God!

Prayer and meditation are our means for raising our conscious awareness of the great work that Spirit is accomplishing in and through and as us. We begin by examining our thoughts, words and deeds to better understand our sense of being. This is the first step towards realizing our potential. We must become aware of and be willing to release all the self imposed limitations, false beliefs, error consciousness and self destructive behaviors as we are guided.

Now we continue to quiet the mind and heart as we quiet the body. “In the silence there is a sacred place… God is there.” And, this is where we learn to be.

We listen, we hear, we know, we are: One!

In this time of new possibility, we renew our commitment to our spiritual growth. We begin anew to purify our hearts and minds to be clear expressions of the divine. We prepare ourselves to be pure channels of the light and love of Spirit. We are Spirit Expressing Divine Love, here and now!

Thank you for accompanying us on this journey of self-realization and discovery of our Divine potential!

Please affirm with us: “The Light of Life flows in and through and as me: I am strengthened, healed and awakened to the joy of living!”
 
Thank you God, thank you God, thank you God!

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