I Pray All Is Well With Everyone…And Your Hearts And Minds Are Full Of Love, Joy, And Compassion…For All God’s Children…And All God’s Creation. And When We Think More On Those Higher Qualities Throughout Our Daily Living…And Learn To Believe In The Power Of The Love And Light Within Us – We Begin To Represent Those Higher Qualities, Effortlessly; For We Become What We Think About Most – Be It Good Or Bad; A Meditative Focus…That We Sometimes Don’t Even Realize! So…Beware! We Come To Understand, Also, That There Is More Than Enough Of Those Higher Qualities Inherent Within Ourselves And All Mankind – If Only We Could Remember; And There Is More Than Enough Healing Power To Heal Our Sickness And Sorrows…More Than Enough Consuming Power To Consume the Darkness And The Obstacles – That Sometimes Seem To Surround Us; More Than Enough Protecting Power Than We Could Have Ever Imagined…To Keep Us Safe On This Treacherous Road Of Life…As We Journey Back To The Heavenlies. This, Tho, When We First Believe In Our Own “Mighty I AM Presence”…And Learn To Utilize Our Own God-Given Powers! Amen…
Give Thanks And Praises For Love And Life…
And Y’all Be Love…
“”In the beginning, God!” Clear and expressive are these words. In the beginning, God only. No manifest universe! No system of planets! Nothing of form or life, of brute or man! God was the Spirit of All that was to be, but He had not yet moved upon the waters. Then this All-Being , moved, or began to create. Where did Spirit move, upon what did It move to create; where did It get a pattern; what means or power did It employ; through what agencies did It work? In short, what is the world, ourselves included, made out of, and how did we and all else come into being? These questions correctly answered would solve the problem of being and set men free. Let us consider.
The Spirit was all; there was nothing else but Itself. All-Inclusive, Everywhere, Infinite. This All-Spirit could not have had the impulse to move unless It were self-conscious, therefore the Spirit is the Power that knows Itself; It is accordingly All-Knowing as well as All-Present. Being one, undivided, whatever It knows, It knows all over instantly. We find then that the Spirit operates through self knowing. It moves, and that inner movement must be one of Infinite Power, moving upon Itself – since It is all – and with a definite purpose.
The Spirit, then, moves upon Itself, and makes out of Itself all that is made. In other words, what we see comes from what we do not see, through some inner intelligence at work, which knows there is no power but Itself. “The things that are seen are not made of the things that do appear.” The only possible operation of intelligence is thought, or “The Word.” So all things were made by the Word, and “Without the Word was not anything made that hath been made.” How simple the process of creation when we understand it. The Spirit speaks – and since there is nothing but the Spirit and it is All-Power, it has only to speak and it is done; “The Word was with God and the Word was God.”
From the Word, then, comes forth all that appears. Each life, human or divine, each manifestation is a different kind of word coming into expression. The great fact to dwell upon is that Spirit needs nothing to help It; It is self-conscious and has all power and all ability to do whatever It wishes to accomplish. It operates simply by speaking.
When we realize that man is like God, (and he could not be otherwise, being made out of God), we will realize that his word also has power. If there is but One Mind then it follows that our word, our thought is the activity of that One Mind in our consciousness; the power that holds the planets in their place is the same power that flows through man. We must place the Word where it belongs, whether it is the word of God in the Universe or the word of man in the individual; it is always first, before all else, in the beginning.
The real sequence is this – Cause, Spirit, Intelligence, God; the Word, the activity of Intelligence; the effect, or the visible thing, whether it is a planet or a peanut. All are made out of the same thing. What we need to do is to learn how to use the word so that all will come to see that they are creative centers within themselves.
Knowing that Mind is, we have a principle that is absolute; it is exact; it is going to correspond to our thinking about it. The first great necessity is to believe this; without belief we can do nothing. This is the reason Jesus said “It is done unto you even as you have believed.” Always it is done unto people as they believe, and there is Something that does it which never fails.
We must believe that our word is formed upon and around by this creative Mind; for instance, we wish to create activity in our business; we believe that our word is law about that thing, and there is something that takes our thought and executes it for us. If we have accepted the fact that all is mind and that the thought is the thing, we shall see at once that our word is the power behind the thing, and that it depends upon the word or thought that we are sending out. So plastic is mind, so receptive, that the slightest thought makes an impression upon it. People who think many kinds of thought must expect to receive a confused manifestation in their lives. If a gardener plants a thousand kinds of seeds, he will get a thousand kinds of plants; it is the same in mind.
Since this is true, everything depends upon our mental concepts. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he”; the Bible reiterates this statement telling us many times of the creative power of thought; Jesus taught nothing else; He said “the words which I speak unto you, they are Spirit and they are life.” The Centurion coming to Jesus recognized the power of the word spoken by the latter. He said, “I also am one in authority”; but his authority was on the physical plane, and he saw that Jesus had authority on a Spiritual plane, for he said, “Speak the word only.”
The Bible also tells us that the word is not afar off but in our own mouth. It is neither here nor there; it is within every living soul. We must take the responsibility for our own lives. All must awake to the facts that they have absolute control over their lives, and that nothing can happen by chance. Then they will have a broader concept of God, a greater tolerance for their neighbor, and a greater realization of their own divine nature. What a relief from strenuous labor; no more struggle or strife.
“Be still and know that I am God, and beside me there is none other.” The Spirit being all there is, we cannot conceive of anything that can hinder its working. When the Spirit has spoken, the Word becomes Law, for before the Law is the Word; It precedes all else. First is Absolute Intelligence, All-Power, All-Presence, All-Causation; then the movement upon itself through the power of the Word; then the Word becoming Law; the Law producing the thing and holding it in place.
So long as the Word exists the thing will exist, for since the Word is All-Power there is nothing beside It. “I Am that I Am, and beside me there is none other.” This “I Am” is Spirit, God, All.”
Creative Mind, by Ernest Shurtleff Holmes, 1923