As I promised, this week’s blog is about The Law. Law is God’s operating system of the Universe. In fact it is similar to the Bios in your computer. It is the framework and regulator of all life, just as the Bios enables the operating system of your computer to function and the programs to run.
Indeed, nothing is created without the Law. This may sound strange to many of you who are an adherents of traditional religions such as Christianity, Islam or Judaism. These faiths believe in a “parent” God who handles every detail of the Universe and our lives. Like a parent, the God concept of these faiths rewards good behavior with 77 virgins or lands of “milk and honey” and punishes bad; often with horrible and unimaginable torment. “As God wills it” you will hear these people say. Great for avoiding responsibility, isn’t it?
To a Religious Scientist this is a child’s Sunday School tale. Your parents are your parents, God is your Creator and there is a world of difference. A parent regulates and monitors the child’s behavior and often continues to do so well into adulthood. A Creator lovingly provides life and all the tools needed to create the life that is desired by its creation. Intellect, Imagination and Will are the 3 great gifts of God to all sentient beings.
God does not operate by whim or caprice but rather by Law. There are physical laws such as gravity, motion, and thermodynamics and spiritual laws such as Mind Action, Compensation, Attraction, Correspondence, and Cause and Effect. These Laws may be studied, explained mathematically, and will always work if operated properly. This is where the “Science” in Religious Science comes in.
The Universe is not a mystery and neither is the Creator. Both are predictable, practical and operate by Laws that are knowable to anyone willing to take the time and effort to learn them.
How then does the Law perform its job as the engine of Creation? The grist for it’s mill is thought, yes thought! We all have them every second that we live but most of us do not know that these very same thoughts are creative. Thoughts are the building blocks of the Universe and the tools that God uses to Create the Cosmos and that you and I use to create our life experiences. Thought is the most powerful tool in our life toolbox. If you will learn to control your thoughts, bend them to your will and use them wisely; you truly will become the “Master of your Fate and the Captain of your Soul”.
Just how does the Law act on thought to create something in material form? Have you ever seen a locksmith use a wax tablet to create an impression of a key so that a copy may be made? The wax is inert, it will return whatever image is impressed upon it. It cares not whether the key is for your bicycle or Fort Knox! Its job is to create keys from impressions. In our analogy The Law is the wax tablet and the key is your thought.
It has been said many, many times by sages down through the centuries that thoughts are the keys to life. Zarathustra, Plato, Jesus of Nazareth, Muhammad, the Buddha all have taught that your thoughts make up your life.
You see, when you think of something with belief and emotion you give it power. If that thought becomes a vital part of your subconscious mind and your thought atmosphere; your mind, using the Law of Mind Action, will create just what you are thinking whether positive or negative. Remember The Law is the wax tablet, it works for the saint and the sinner, the pauper and the king. More next week on how to use the Law in your life.
Here are 4 ideas that you may practice to begin to control your thinking and change your life.
- speak and think only of what you want in your life, what you are willing to experience. Most of us argue for what we don’t want, we speak of what we fear, dread and seek to avoid. When our thought and word is about our fears, everything we seek to remove from our lives the Law having no volition of its own dutifully creates what you have impressed upon it with your thinking, your fear and your worry.
- Watch what you say to yourself. Our self talk is the prime source of grist for the Law’s creative process. Speak only of things that you want, desire and fancy.
- The law operates in forward and reverse, it is totally impartial which is why bad things happen to good people and vice-versa. You have a license from God to create heaven or hell in your life and both are created by thought and the Law.
- Be very clear on what you wish to change or create in your life. Remember the wax tablet? It makes the impression that becomes your reality. Be sure that you want the key to paradise made rather than the key to a jail cell. Have a crystal clear mental picture of what you would have in your life and be tenacious in believing that it is already done far before it arrives in material form.
Next week we will talk more about how to become a Master of the Law and create the life you have always wanted. Until then, be well and happy!
Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, FL