Sunday, July 31, 2011

The Starting Point

We learn from the Bible that, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.” Whatever power there is in God’s Word, the same power is also in our own words. There is no avoiding the fact that the Bible claims for us the same power in our own life and our own world that it claims for God. In the lives of the majority, many do not realise that the Word is in their own mouths.

Do we who are endeavouring to realise the greater truths of life always govern our words? If any word has power, it follows then all words have power. At the same time it is not in the few moments of spiritual meditation that we demonstrate, but we bring out the possibilities of the hidden word when we are allowing our thoughts to run in any direction, in those long hours stretching themselves into days, months and years we are always using the word, that is what we demonstrate in our lives.

An hour a day spent in silent meditation will not save us from the confusion of life; the fifty one percent of a persons thinking is what counts.

We thus find that the process of creation is always an inner thought process. We should keep in mind, that, the Spirit makes all things out of Itself, that the Word, which is the inner activity of thought comes first in the creative series and all else comes from the effect or the Word operating upon a universal substance.

The Creative energy of the Universal Mind may be safely trusted to work through the specialising influence of our own thought. The more we bring our thought into harmony with the Life, Love and Beauty which the Spirit is, the less negative conditions will obtain.

We must if we wish to prove the power of the Spirit in our lives, look not to outside things or effects, but to the Spirit alone.

When we realise that man is like God, (and he could not be otherwise, being made out of God), we will realise that man’s 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. Man’s life is identical with that of the Spirit, not something sent forth to wander away by itself, but something included in and forming part of Greater Life.

We who wish to practice metaphysics must first, last and all the time, realise that we are centers of the divine activity; we must know that whatever God is in the Universal, God is in the world in which we live.

We must discover for ourselves that we stand in the midst of an eternal creative power which presses itself around our own thoughts, and that It casts back to us glorified all that we think. If it awakens within our consciousness the realization that the mind of the Universe (which is the only mind there is), is our own mind, that the creative power of this mind is ours also, that the manifestation of this mind is our own individuality; that the love and power and peace of this mind is within ourselves, then we would have come to the light and some deeper mysteries and meaning of life for then we’ll live in harmony of this Power.


My life is God in action! I give my attention today to this living Presence animating my body and expressing in my affairs. I realise how my own belief in God can limit or enlarge His action through me because of the creative nature of my own thoughts. The choice of ideas is mine, but the action upon them by the Law of Mind is automatic. I discover that as my thoughts embrace God’s nature I find His Intelligence, Love, Peace and Harmony reflected in every aspect of my life.