Sunday, June 28, 2015

Decide To Be Creative, Sunday Service. June 28, 2015

Today I decide to be creative! Inspiration is a function of the Spirit, so an inspired mind is a creative mind. The creative process is a 24-hours-a-day event. In me, God thinks. As me, God feels. I am an open channel for all spiritual ideas. My consciousness welcomes them and my subconscious acts upon them. And So it it.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Decide to be Creative

Are you creative? Recently i met a woman who has been collecting dolls for years. She has thousands of dolls in her home. She has dolls from every region of the world and made from various materials in every size and shape you could imagine. Many of dolls' faces were created in her own kiln. Their expressions were chosen by her. The clothing, jewelry and shoes were made by her. Nobody would deny that she is very creative! This picture is of part of her collection.

Photo by Linda Lyerly

Many people have an idea about creativity that is incorrect. They think that creativity can only be expressed through the arts. I know I used to think that because I couldn't draw things that even faintly resembled the thing I was drawing, I decided that I was not creative.

When I started studying the Science of Mind, I began to realize that we are  all creative beings. I began to understand that through our beliefs and passions we were creating our worlds. Creativity can take many forms. What we think about, comes about.

What is on your mind? That is the thing you are passionate about. If you are worried about something, you tend to visit that idea many times a day. You are actually creating the very thing that you fear. You are planting an idea. You are passionate about the idea.That idea must become your creation. It is not because God wants you to be unhappy; it is simply because you have been planting ideas of misfortune. You could start planting ideas of good fortune. You could fertilize it with gratitude.

What would it be like if you took the same time to prayerfully or passionately consider the good that is already in your life? What if you used your creative imagination to dwell upon uplifting ideas?

In his letter to the Philippians, Paul wrote these words of wisdom:

"Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things."

Thinking about these things will create more of them in your life. You are creative right now! Choose something beautiful. You will have a collection like our hostess.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Decide to be Healthy

Do you believe that you have an inherent right to be healthy? You do! 

If people could just decide to be healthy, why would they decide to be sick?

Raymond Charles Barker writes:
"Often there is a weak conscious decision to be well, while at the same time there is a definite subconscious decision to be sick. The subconscious will always in out."
When I was teaching school, every year for at least twenty years, I would get sick twice a year -- the first  when winter vacation started and the other when summer vacation started. I was reluctant to let  anyone to see my sketchy lesson plans. I didn't relax until vacation. then all the bugs I had been resisting came to play.  I was miserable.

However, the thing to really consider, is what makes us sick? Is it really the viruses, germs and microbes hiding in dirty hands ending up in our guts or throats? Or is it something hidden in our consciousness? 

I now believe it is the latter. It starts with what we really believe. I now believe that we are surrounded by all sorts of things that could become a form of illness, but the real cause of anything visible, including our bodies, is the invisible power of Divine Mind acting through Its own Immaculate Law. In other words, we experience our beliefs. And as Barker stated in the earlier quotation, the subconscious will always win out. 

We may not be aware of all our beliefs, but we can become aware of their effects and sleuth out the hidden cause. 

Back to my teaching days, I had a strong belief that getting sick was going to be more work than staying well. I believed that my only rest occurred when I was sick. Voila, my false belief uncovered.

Health is your birthright. What is your decision?

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Decide To Live Richly, Sunday Service, June 14, 2015

Today I decide to live richly! I make a decision to set free all present and future thoughts of lack and limitation. I expect only the finest and greatest in my life for I know that my heart's desires are my best assets. I realize that money is God in action, so I use it with integrity, ease and joy. I am ready to receive this Divine bounty. And so it is!