Sunday, September 18, 2011


Negative thoughts attract negative conditions, even if they do not actually create them, and it must be evident that there can be no real happiness until this destructive practice is discontinued;

Every sensible man and woman who has suffered from negative thinking in the form of worry, fear, suspicion or jealously has suffered from some form of bodily discomfort. It is reasonable to suppose then that they have tried to overcome such thoughts as have made such misery-producing consequences in their bodies usually by exercising will-power, and while they in many cases suppressed the external manifestation of their inner emotions, it has been at the cost, all too frequently, of setting up other negative conditions which have been just as injurious as if they had given them free reign.

Will-power has its limitation, hence, when the will would be something of itself, it is like a car with insufficient gas; it can go just so far and no farther. We cannot, for an instance, will ourselves to believe in the sphericity of the globe and thus assert the nothingness of the sunrise, but we can learn that the globe is a sphere, or nearly so, and by so learning we can prove to ourselves that the sphere revolves and the sun stands still. In such a matter the will does not enter at all, unless it is the determination to get at the facts in the case, but it is always this that we must get at if we would arrive at correct conclusions. “Knowledge is Power”, therefore it is the knowledge of our inserverable connection with the Source of all Being that is required, if we would live the affirmative life. The affirmation of Jesus, “I and the Father are one”, established a truth, which when grasped, makes for a power which nothing else in all the world can confer.

As the warmth and light of the sun are one with the sun and inseverable from it, so man in his true relation to the Infinite is one with the Infinite, as effect is one with the cause. This one-ness of man with his Maker is a truth, but unless we know this truth, it will be of little real use to us, for to be a thing and not to be aware of it, is the same as if we were not it.

Looking at ourselves from the standpoint of the material, merely, and knowing no other law than the material, we are subject to it with its penalties of general unhappiness.

The affirmative life requires that we admit, first of all, that anything that is really worthwhile is possible, and secondly that we go to work to prove this fact.

The demand for better conditions of mind, body and possession has not moved God to create a new supply for peace, power and plenty, it has simply opened the door of thought inward, so that man may see that the things he seeks are not external to himself but rather “within” him as God-implanted potentialities, to be worked out through intelligent affirmations of the eternal and demonstratable Good in his own nature.

Paul’s statement, “I can do all things through Christ which strengthen me,” is positive and scientific for it reveals the Source from which Paul is assured of support. Like his Master he knows that “of himself he can do nothing,” and this is necessary for everyone to know. Without the underlying spiritual substance of things, words and affirmations are like “sounding brass and tinkling cymbals”. The reason why results follow affirmations, when there is no knowledge of the underlying substance which gives them their own power, is due to the fact that this power is employed even when there is no consciousness of its being employed, on the same principle that one will get light by merely touching a button even when he knows nothing at all about electrical science.

Intelligent cooperation with the law is better for it is true mental healing, as it is true of all other things.

W John Murray – Mental Medicine

Sunday, September 4, 2011


Truth teaches us that God is Good, all Life, the only Reality there is. That God is not a person, but that God is the “Absolute,” nothing being comparable to God.

We read: God created man in His own image, God is Spirit and that God is Mind. Spirit:- an intelligence conceived apart from any physical organism or embodiment; the intelligent, immaterial part of man. Mind:- the entire spiritual nature, that which thinks, feels, wills and desires; From Spirit: we deduce that God (Mind) is the Creator; man is that which is created. Man is an expression of thought generated in Mind (God). Therefore man, the true creation, is God-likeness . Grasping this idea man reasons truly that there can be but one conclusion at which to arrive, that he is the son of the Creator.

As a son of God, man has as his rightful inheritance all the attributes of the God-head. To know man as made in the “image and likeness of God, is to him as expressing all of God’s Divine Qualities, Love, Life, Health, Wisdom. However, unless man accepts the gifts bestowed upon him and uses the privileges given him; unless he manifests his divine mission, thereby living as the heir, man will remain in ignorance of the Truth regarding God.

The Spirit in man is like unto its source, perfect, true, illimitable. This consciousness of Truth inspires him to a higher and nobler life.

Man has withheld from himself his rightful position as heir and son of God. To whom all things are possible. Whilst believing the words of Christ as true, man failed in that he did not do the works. Jesus tells us that we should be doers of the word.

The thing that stands between man and God is the personal self, and only by putting it under control of the Divine self can man hope to stand in God-likeness. As we look on the bodily manifestation of man, he is personal; but in his spiritual being he is an individual. The personal is not the real man; the real man is the spirit which is in the Image and Likeness of God. To overcome personality does not mean losing individuality. God (Good) radiates life to the individual; again the individual should radiate Good to those about him, and this he will do when he understands his oneness with the Creative Power.

Therefore in accepting the teachings of Jesus we must put them into practice which is doing the works. Man must rid himself of the idea that he is of the earth, earthy. Christ in saying: “I am from above, acknowledged his own divinity. He proclaimed the divinity of all mankind when he said, “I am in my Father, and ye in me and I in you.”

Let us express in our body the power we have within ourselves by claiming for it Purity, Love, Health, Strength, and all good. Man must cease to look upon himself as other than the Son of God, made in His Image and Likeness. Man must know that he is complete in God, then will he grow into God-Likeness.

To unfold spiritually, man must separate himself in thought from the “I am not.” The unreal, and know only the good. So long as man allows the material self to deny the Christ, or true Self, just so long will he be kept out of his inheritance. Now is the time to assert our self and be what God knows us to be.

Man is the Son of the Intelligence, therefore intelligent. He loves, or is capable of loving because the Essence of his being is Love;

To advance along the line of truth we must get thorough understanding of the Principe of Being; we must know the true Self (the “I am,” ”Spirit of Christ,” “Son of God.”) is in the “Image and Likeness of God,” the highest good, which is Divine.


I and my Father are one. I am a child of God created in His Image and Likeness. The Spirit is the same in me as it was in Jesus. I claim my divinity. I know only the good.

Source of material: Isidora H. Minard (Prove Me Now “Ten Lessons in Truth” 1926)