I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For Yourselves…And Other Selves. No Matter The Negative Circumstances And Appearances In This World…Let Us Not Get Too Distracted With The Outer; But Throughout All Life’s Dealings – And We Must Deal With This Life – Let Us Make Every Effort To Stay Focused On The Love And Light Of Our “Mighty I AM Presence”…And Be Uplifted And Encouraged – From The Inside Out; So That From Our Beings Will Radiate More Positive Energy, Love, And Light…Throughout The Atmosphere…Reaching Everyone Everywhere, All Over The World! And It Is True…The Energy That We Send Out Into The World…Affects Everyone And Everything! If There Is A Lot Of A Hateful And Destructive Energy Dominating The World – Negative Distractions – Too Much Attention Dedicated To Such; Then, Of Course, The World Experiences More. If There Was More Love And Light…More Positive Energy Dominating The World – Loving Distractions – With An Increase In Attention Dedicated To Love, Life, And Justice For All; Then, Of Course, The World Would Experience More! So, Yes…There Is Power In The Love And Light Of Every Individual On The Face Of This Earth! And, Yes, Positive And Lasting Changes Can Be Made In The World! But Those Changes Must First Start…From Within Us! Amen
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
“Recognize the “I AM” in everything you do, and think always of the “I AM,” as being you—the supreme you. Whenever you think, realize that it is the “I AM” that originated the thought. Whenever you act, realize that it is the “I AM” that gives initiative to that action, and whenever you think of yourself or try to be conscious of yourself, realize that the “I AM” occupies the throne of your entire field of consciousness.
Another important essential is to affirm silently in your own mind that you are the “I AM,” and as you affirm this statement, or as you simply declare positively, “I AM,” think of the “I AM” as being the ruling principle in your whole world, as being distinct and above and superior to all else in your being, and as being you, yourself, in the highest, largest, and most comprehensive sense.
You thus lift yourself up, so to speak, to the mountain top of masterful individuality; you enthrone yourself; you become true to yourself; you place yourself where you belong.
Through this practice you not only discover yourself to be the master of your whole life, but you elevate all your conscious actions to that lofty state in your consciousness that we may describe as the throne of your being, or as that center of action within which the ruling “I AM” lives and moves and has its being.
If you wish to control and direct the forces you possess, you must act from the throne of your being, so to speak; or in other words, from that conscious point in your mental world wherein all power of control, direction and initiative proceeds; and this point of action is the center of the “I AM.”
You must act, not as a body, not as a personality, not as a mind, but as the “I AM,” and the more fully you recognize the lofty position of the “I AM,” the greater becomes your power to control and direct all other things that you may possess.
In brief, whenever you think or act, you should feel that you stand with the “I AM,” at the apex of mentality on the very heights of your existence, and you should at the same time, realize that this “I AM” is you—the supreme you.
The more you practice these methods, the more you lift yourself up above the limitations of mind and body, into the realization of your own true position as a masterful individuality; in fact, you place yourself where you belong, over and above everything in your organized existence.
When we examine the mind of the average person, we find that he usually identifies himself with mind or body. He either thinks that he is body or that he is mind, and therefore he can control neither mind nor body. The “I AM” in his nature is submerged in a bundle of ideas, some of which are true and some of which are not, and his thought is usually controlled by those ideas without receiving any direction whatever from that principle within him that alone was intended to give direction.
Such a man lives in the lower story of human existence, but as we can control life only when we give directions from the upper story, we discover just why the average person neither understands his forces nor has the power to use them.
He must first elevate himself to the upper story of the human structure, and the first and most important step to be taken in this direction is to recognize the “I AM” as the ruling principle, and that the “I AM” is you.
Another method that will be found highly important in this connection is to take a few moments every day and try to feel that you—the “I AM”—are not only above mind and body, but in a certain sense, distinct from mind and body; in fact, try to isolate the “I AM” for a few moments every day from the rest of your organized being. This practice will give you what may be termed a perfect consciousness of your own individual “I AM,” and as you gain that consciousness you will always think of the supreme “I AM” whenever you think of yourself.
Accordingly, all your mental actions will, from that time on, come directly from the “I AM”; and if you will continue to stand above all such actions at all times, you will be able to control them and direct them completely.
The “I AM” is fundamentally conscious; that is, the “I AM” knows what exists in the human field or in the human sphere and what is taking place in the human sphere; and that constitutes consciousness. In brief, you are conscious when you know that you exist and have some definite idea as to what is taking place in your sphere of existence. What we speak of as form, is everything in the organized personality that has shape and that serves in any manner to give expression to the forces within us.
In the exercise of consciousness, we find that the “I AM” employs three fundamental actions. When the “I AM” looks out upon life we have simple consciousness. When the “I AM” looks upon its own position in life we have self-consciousness, and when the “I AM” looks up into the vastness of real life we have cosmic consciousness.
In simple consciousness, you are only aware of those things that exist externally to yourself, but when you begin to become conscious of yourself as a distinct entity, you begin to develop self-consciousness.
When you begin to turn your attention to the great within and begin to look up into the real source of all things, you become conscious of that world that seemingly exists within all worlds, and when you enter upon this experience, you are on the borderland of cosmic consciousness, the most fascinating subject that has ever been known.”
Your Forces and How to Use Them, by Christian D. Larson, 1912