Weekly Message for
Sunday, July 7, 2002
farmer may seem to get his supply from the seeds he plants, but he would
never plant a seed unless he had faith in its innate capacity to
increase, and that seed would never multiply without the quickening life
of Spirit. Thus we see that all increase of substance depends on the
quickening life of Spirit, and this fact gives us the key to mental
processes that when used spiritually will greatly increase and at the
same time simplify our appropriation of that inexhaustible substance
which creative Mind has so generously provided."
Fillmore - "Prosperity"
my very good friend, Rev. Leon Bell, came
to me and told me that people at the City of Angels Church of Religious
Science were asking when we were going to do the prosperity workshop
again, I was very pleased to be reminded that it was time to do it
again. The workshop, "Turn Your Change
Into Prosperity," was exciting and it is always good to know
that this work is making a difference in people's lives.
Prosperity, of course, is not limited to money, but our thoughts and
beliefs about money have a strong relationship to our self-image.
When most of us have money to share and to spare, we have a greater
sense of confidence and self-assurance. However, as anyone who has
ever experienced a shortage of money or the experience of being
"broke" can tell you, it is hell ...... that's right hell!
Dr. Joseph Murphy stated that poverty is a
"mental disease," and we know that for every effect
there is a cause. The mental attitude that creates lack also
creates limitation and low-self-esteem. As we allow ourselves to
become fixated on a problem, the problem magnifies and far too many of
us have allowed this mental attitude to become habitual. However,
the mental attitude that creates lack and limitation can be changed and
in fact, must be in order to live a full and richly rewarding life.
Many people find that their beliefs in lack and limitation bring
experiences that challenge and confuse them. A belief in a lack of
companionship can express itself as limited or restricted health.
A belief in a lack of confidence and self-assurance may express itself
in a lack of money or in opportunities to express our creative
abilities. We cannot limit the Infinite
without having an experience of limitation........ and where it shows up
in our experience is unknown to us until it does. Lack of
money isn't always "caused" by a belief in poverty or the old
"I can't afford it" attitude. We must always align
ourselves with the Infinite abundance in all things. There is no
lack of any Good thing ... there cannot be. As we look out into
the Universe we see infinite abundance.... an abundance of every Good
thing we can imagine. No one is separate and apart from this
abundance except in our minds ... we separate ourselves from it by a
belief in lack and limitation.
As we cultivate and foster faith in the Infinite, we begin the process
of eliminating in our consciousness lack and limitation. We must
remind ourselves consistently that we are a part of Infinity ..... the
Infinite Life that God Is. We must turn from
our habit of counting what we have and reminding ourselves of what we do
not have. We must constantly focus on what we want and refrain
from thinking about what we do not want. And most of all, we must
know that whatever we have, we have accepted ... and if the measure of
our acceptance is too little to fulfill our need, then we must correct
this limited measure of acceptance in our very own consciousness.
Abundance Is ...... Infinite Goodness Is. .... Every Good Thing Is ....
we don't have to beg for it .... or live a life of limitation ...
it already Is .... awaiting our acceptance.
So It Is!
The Way To A Wonderful Life,