The term “easy money” has been used so often in a negative way
that I am cautiously using it in this Week’s Message. I remember several years back, over a decade for sure, that
Dr. Harry Morgan Moses wrote a book titled, “It’s So Easy” and I
believe that by planting this thought into our mind about almost
anything can open the doorways of our consciousness to receive that
which we desire to receive with a greater ease.
Several years ago, at the church here in Palm Springs, I taught
an ESL class mostly to people who had Spanish as their native
language. At the top of
the bulletin board I wrote in bold letters “IT’S SO EASY” and we
would say this before each class.
The students in the class excelled in their comprehension of
the English taught in the class and were able to stand up and read and
speak before the class in English without correction.
I believe to this day that these simple words were effective in
building the confidence in the students to realize their goal of
reading, writing and speaking English.
Too often, we read that our faith requires struggle in order to
be strengthened and the world belief that struggle is a part of life
has increased to the point that there are people all over the world
experiencing struggle in their lives in some form or another.
This “mental pattern” of thought has created a strong
belief that for so many must be overcome and displaced.
To mentally assert that whatever it is that we desire to
experience can come to us with ease is to go against the “world
belief” yet it is possible for all of us.
says, "I am that which I contemplate." You become what
you claim and feel yourself to be. Except you now believe and
accept as true that you now are what you long to be, you will remain
as you are. In other words, you will die in your sins,
meaning you will fail to reach your mark in life. If a man who
is poverty-stricken refuses to enter into the mood of opulence and the
belief in a God of abundance forever supplying all his needs, he will
remain poor regardless of the church he joins or what creed he
adopts." - Dr. Joseph Murphy, "Peace Within Yourself: The Meaning
Of The Book Of John"
What we believe about money and about peace, for many of
us, has been our belief for a long time. And this is why many of
us do not demonstrate the good things that we desire to experience
because we give power to money, rather than power to our mind; our
thoughts and beliefs. As we can read from Troward's statement
am that which I contemplate." So, we must think about what to contemplate, because
so often what we think we want, is not a true desire of our heart, but
a whim of the moment. To work in mind for something we must be
absolutely certain that it is something that we truly want. And
to be certain that we truly want something, we must contemplate our
life with it, being it, or doing it. What we truly want, we will
contemplate to the point that it is as real to us as if it were
already manifest in the physical ... and any thoughts that would
distract us from it will not enter our mental household. "The
knowing of the truth is simply a movement of our mind whereby we
identify with our desire, accepting it completely," writes Dr. Murphy.
It is without a doubt that so many of us have felt frustrated
and confused about the experiences of our life, especially those who
have fostered the faith that “with G-d all good things are
possible” … yet the good just doesn’t seem to show up in any
great measure. The
American Mystic Ernest Holmes wrote: "It is a great mistake to say: "Take what
you wish, for you can have anything you like." We do not
take what we wish, but we do attract to ourselves that which is like
our thought. WE MUST BECOME MORE IF WE WISH TO DRAW A GREATER
GOOD INTO OUR LIFE. We need not labor under the delusion that
all we have to do is to say that everything is ours. This is
true in Reality, but in fact it is only as true as we make it.
We provide the mold for the Creative Law, and unless the mold we
provide is increased, wealth cannot increase in our experience; for
Mental Science does not promise anything that will do away with the
necessity for complying with the law."
so the question is, how do we cultivate the mental equivalent of the
power and intelligence and the spirit in which we can achieve that
which we desire? Neale Donald Walsch in his new book, “GOD’S MESSAGE TO
THE WORLD – You’ve Got Me All Wrong.” … tells us that we will
need to have the courage to take five huge steps:
Acknowledge that some of our old beliefs about God and about life are
no longer working.
Acknowledge that there is something we do not understand about God and
about Life, the understanding of which will change everything.
Be willing for a new understanding of God and Life to now be brought
forth, an understanding that could produce a new way of life on this
Be courageous enough to explore and examine this new understanding,
and, if it aligns with our inner truth and knowing, to enlarge our
belief system to include it.
Choose to live our lives as a demonstration of our highest and
grandest beliefs, rather than as a denial of them.
believe that these are good first steps for almost all of us as our
mind must be “lifted up” in the awareness of the greater and the
understanding of the truth that we have access to a Power that is
unobstructed, an Intelligence from which all ideas and creations are
drawn into the mind of mankind, and a Spirit that is always seeking to
express and expanded good through us.
The great “Science of Mind” teacher/minister/author, Dr.
Robert H. Bitzer gave us the following wisdom:
ready for your demonstration. You create your opportunity in
consciousness. Your design or pattern must be clear, and your
direction must be unmistakable as you envision yourself fulfilling
this design. Your visual power keeps your imagination constantly
working until it becomes so real that you could almost reach out and
touch it. ... You prepare yourself to move into this new expression.
When you have prepared yourself in consciousness and accepted your
idea with your entire being, then you are ready. It is an
inevitable consequence that consciousness makes itself manifest. ...
Your acceptance is a state of inner consciousness. Any delay
would indicate your lack of acceptance; any opposition, interfering
beliefs. You work on yourself. It is your awareness that
must be ready. You do not look to outside conditions,
influences, or people. You ready yourself. Your inner
acceptance knows when you are ready. Like the fruit falling from
the tree when it is ripe, so your maturity or ripeness precipitates
It will be very helpful, as
you study this message, if you hold the thought in your mind that
“it is so easy” … like easy money that comes to us always right
SO IT IS!
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