Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life

Is your life everything that you wish it could be?   Are you enjoying every aspect of your life?

What would you change in your life if you had the power?  Can you really change your life or are our lives predestined?

You can change your life experience any time you are willing to change your thinking! Your thoughts are the currency of your life.  Your life is built brick by brick by your thoughts. Hold on to those same thoughts and they harden into beliefs in your sub-conscious mind.

There is a power for good in the Universe that you may use anytime that you are willing to do the work of learning the proper use of this great power.   It is not easy to change your thinking , you have been thinking in a certain way every moment of your life.  You and I actually think our lives into being.  Just imagine what you could achieve if you could change your thinking and change your life.

Here is the secret that has eluded humankind for thousands of years.  You are what you think, what you believe and what you do. Your thoughts, words and actions must be in alignment; they must be congruent in order to create the life you want and deserve.

You cannot think that life sucks and then expect a happy life.  You cannot love, while speaking hate.  You cannot be prosperous while acting poor and speaking of poverty.  You cannot be well while thinking of sickness.  You cannot love while thinking hateful thoughts.

You  have been given four of the greatest powers in the Universe:  Thought, Speech, Will and Imagination.  Without thought, nothing exists, for thoughts are the building blocks of reality.  We speak our world into being.  Our Word has tremendous power.  Remember John: in the beginning was the Word.  

All things in heaven and earth are made of thought and made manifest by your Word.  Without willpower nothing is achieved, you must carry on even when it seems so very hard.  Those with weak wills do little of any account.

Perhaps the most powerful gift is our imagination.  We can envision worlds beyond the stars, places never seen, species of life beyond our belief and understanding.    We can imagine worlds beyond our understanding or experience. We can see pictures flying on a current of electrons, we can pluck entertainment out of the ether.  We can travel coast to coast in just hours, where our forefathers took 6 months for the same journey. Within the next century we shall travel to the stars by bending time itself.

Without the great gift of imagination we should be trapped by precedent and condemned to a life of sameness and stagnation.

A dog cannot imagine being anything but a dog.  A dolphin or whale, the smartest creatures not human, will never transcend the state of “dolphin” or “whale’.

If one day you see a dolphin walking down Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles then the drinks are on me!  You will see me on the “street of dreams” anytime that I return to my native City of Angels

Until we meet on that Street of Dreams, be well, be happy and remember: “There is a power for good in the Universe and you and I can use it”.

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida    I am a Religious Scientist

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Religious Science (aka The Science of Mind) explained

I am a Religious Scientist, it is my faith and my understanding of the way life works.  Religious, because it takes me to a higher plane of thought where I can be in the presence of the Great Soul, the Divine Mind, the indwelling God and the most High God which are one and the same.  My faith is based on the deepest belief in a Higher Power and at the same time it is governed not by superstition or magic but by Divine Law.

The Science is in the Law which always works in exactly the same way each and every time we use it.  There is cause and there is effect and neither you nor I can escape that basic Law of the Universe. For every action, there will be an equal and corresponding re-action. Hit a ball into a window, the window will break and you will be called upon to buy your neighbor a new window. 

The love you give likewise is returned to you pressed down and multiplied; as are the errors that you commit.

 Science in Religious Science is the absolute predictability of the Law, both physical and spiritual.  Drop an iron ball and it will always fall to earth. Not one time will it fly up into the sky.  When you go to bed you need not worry that you will be on the ceiling.  Law is constant and it is knowable and predictable.  

Just as physical laws may be depended upon, so are the Spiritual Laws instituted by Spirit.  What you put out you will receive in like measure, pressed down and overflowing.  No one is exempt from what most people call “what goes around, comes around” which we call the Law of Compensation.  

We can heal by using the Law, we can prosper by using the Law, we can have success beyond measure or sorrow deeper than the deepest ocean.  

As we think, so we are.  Your thoughts are creative, they are alive and they create your world.  You are licensed by God on the day of your birth to create Heaven or Hell in your life.  You speak the cursing or the blessing out of your mouth.  Your choice, each and every day. You will experience what you think, say and do.  You are the architect and author of your life experience.  

This is what St. Paul meant when he said “think only things of good report”.

You can heal any condition with the speaking of your word, if you believe.  You can create any condition with your word and your belief.  You have a power that you may have never realized before.  

There is a Great Power in the Universe and you can use it.  That is what we teach in Religious Science, which is the teaching of the Science of Mind. 

Until we are together again…..be well, think well and speak well. 

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida.  

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God’s Greatest Gift to Humanity

The Creator of all that is, the Deity, the Great Architect or whatever you choose to call the author and engineer of this Universe has created life itself,  including DNA which are the building blocks of all living things.

All substance,all space and time are subject to Law, both natural and spiritual and are all a product of the Word.  Our unique home, that we call Earth, is also a gift of the great Mind of God; custom designed to support sentient life.  

Such perfect engineering!  Plants take in Carbon Dioxide and release Oxygen into our atmosphere.  We are engineered to breathe oxygen and release carbon dioxide.  Our atmosphere is the perfect cocktail of gasses for human and animal life to thrive.   No co-incidences here; it is a very carefully designed plan authored by a Divine Mind which is beyond human comprehension.

One thing is certain.  We did not create this system ourselves.  Life is surely a gift of God, Rama, Spirit, however you conceive Deity.

  Without the Great Soul, the Divine Mind no life could exist.  We are eternally grateful for our home and our existence on this Earth.  But the greatest gift is yet to be revealed and unlike the other Divine Gifts it is unique to humankind.  Indeed, it is what makes humanity so unique, of all the other creatures that share our planet.

What is this gift?  It is the greatest gift in the Universe!  It’s IMAGINATION!

Many people believe that imagination is just “wool gathering” as my mother used to call it.  Just idle fancies that will come to nothing.  Mom was so wrong on this one!  Imagination is the greatest power in the Universe.  It is the power that God itself uses to create all that exists.  You see, unlike what we call reality,  imagination is not bounded by time, space or circumstance.

Imagination takes us places we have never dreamed of, allows us to create things that never were and to experience states of being unknown until now.  Perhaps most important, is that human imagination is what frees humanity to soar and create what has never existed, think thoughts never expressed.   We are  free from the bounds of precedent, free from the iron grip of the “way its always been done”.

Unlike our animal friends and neighbors on this planet, we can transcend time and space and the bounds of our physical being and be and do whatever we can conceive.   Alas my dog,  as wonderful as he is, will never transcend the state of “dog”. 

A dolphin or whale are among  the smartest animals on our planet but they cannot transcend being a dolphin or a whale.  They will never climb a mountain, learn mathematics or science, for they can never transcend the bounds of the sea.

Humanity alone can navigate the land, sea and air, even the vastness of space and time. 

God has given us a vital piece of herself.  She creates with her Divine imagination.  This is how we were created.   We create by human thought and word and God creates by Divine thought and Divine Word.  As scripture puts it: As Above, So Below

Creation is a matter of scale.  We create with our mortal minds and will one day break the bounds of time and space.  God creates the very stuff of life, sets the Laws that govern the physical and spiritual realms.  

Here are the tools of life:  Thought, word, deed, Law (both spiritual and physical) and most important IMAGINATION.   

Gene Roddenberry went to another time and place in his mind long before Star Trek ever appeared on TV or the big screen.  He was a Los Angeles police officer and if he can create the United Federation of Planets, an idea that spanned the galaxy itself, just imagine what you may create.  I have pictured Spok  at the masthead of this post in honor of Gene and millions of other Genes who transcend the here and now and point the way to the undiscovered country of imagination. 

Imagination: If you can see it in your mind’s eye, you can create it. 

Until we are together again, think only of what you will allow in your life and think nothing of what you do not want.  Thought are creative and they are the building blocks of your life and reality. 

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida.   “I am a Religious Scientist”, come see what we are all about.  Visit the Center for Spiritual Living near you.  You will be most welcome.  Take a introductory class or enjoy our wonderful Sunday services.l    Be sure to enjoy my more than 130 video podcasts on YouTube.com/revdore

Thought, Word and Deed are the ingredients of a Life

Here is the recipe for your life regardless of where you were born, your race, gender, parents , culture or nationality.  Are you ready to change your life right here and right now?

Here is the secret of life creation:   So many people I talk to seem to believe that life is hard, complex and difficult to manage.  Some feel that our lives are a matter of luck, fate or circumstance.

Thoughts are things, they exist and they create your reality.  Just as the Creator thinks the Universe into existence, created DNA, the building blocks of all life, She created all life out of/Her substance.

Rule#1 Think and speak about only of those things that you want to experience in your life.  It works both ways.  You can create Heaven or Hell in your life with your thinking and speaking.

Rule#2  Speak only words that you are willing to experience in your life.  Just a few days ago, two celebrities destroyed their successful careers with words on Twitter that caused them to lose their jobs and be hated by millions.  Words have tremendous power because they are thoughts put in actual physical form and therefore live on forever and ever.  Imagine how sorry they are now; but its too late.

I remember words spoken by me 30 years ago in the white hot heat of anger that caused me to lose my wife, my children and my home.

I have repaired my life using the techniques I am sharing with you in this post. Having learned the lesson, I am now worthy of the love of a magnificent lady that I am proud to call my wife.  20 years of bliss that never would have happened if I had not learned the secrets that I am sharing with you.

Rule#3   The most powerful creator of your life is in your choices.  What you do or don’t do.  Each and every day of your life you are confronted with choices.  Choose wisely for you will live with many of these choices for a lifetime.

I hear people say “I had no choice but to do what I did”..That is a cop out.  You always are at choice. The choices may be hard, but one will lead you into the Light and the other into the Darkness.  The lesson is to listen to the God within to find the path to the Light.  You can feel in your gut when you are on the right path.

The last great lesson is to refuse to allow anything in to your life that is not the  highest and best for you.  Never settle, you are a creation of God and you are magnificent.

Think, Speak and Choose only what you really want in your life and do not settle for less.  You have all the power in the Universe at your bidding through your thought, word and deed.   Your imagination is the engine of your good, it is the evidence of God within you.

You are the author of your life.  Will your book be a tragedy, love story, adventure or comedy?  You wrote it, now live it!

Until we are together again, Think, Speak and Choose only the highest and best for your life.

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida and I am a Religious Scientist.   click on CSL.com for more information on Religious Science and the Centers for Spiritual Living.  Visit my 150 Video Podcasts on YouTube.com/Revdore

What to do when the rain falls!

“In each life a little rain must fall”.  My Mother, a lady of the “Old South,” had a hundred aphorisms full of wisdom to guide her child through the pitfalls of life.

When I came home crying after being bullied for the third day in a row, she would trot out “Son, in each life a little rain must fall”.  She would then cap that with “if you don’t care, then they don’t matter”.  She was trying to teach me not to give my power away to other people.

She was right, but my father had a more satisfying solution:  “Son, bullies are always cowards:  They do not want to be hurt and will run crying like a baby. Simply punch them right in the nose, it bleeds profusely they will never bother you again.  Not politically correct today but he was entirely right.  Once I bloodied a nose or two I was left alone, indeed they wanted to be friends!

Well, you and I cannot go around punching people in the nose in 2018, so how do we manage the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune in the 21st Century

Rather than using our fists, we learn to use The Law.  What is The Law you may ask.  The Law is the cosmic mechanism that changes thought into actual form.  You you may think that thoughts are just puffy things of little account but you would be dead wrong.  Before the beginning of time God created spiritual and physical laws to govern the Universe and all that was in it.

Thoughts are things….they exist.  They are the building blocks of the entire Universe.  God uses the thoughts in his or her Divine Mind to create all that exists in this Universe and many others.  As scripture says: “as above, so below”.

In other words, God thinks everything that exists in all Creation into form with the thoughts of Her magnificent Divine Mind.

So it is that we think our reality and our lives into form with the God Given power of our magnificent human Mind.  (not the brain, that is the organic computer that dies when we do)  We create our lives with the power of our Mind, and with our words, which are thoughts in form. Most important are the actions we take or fail to take.

You see that we really are the Masters of our Fate and the Captains of our soul.  We think our lives into being each moment we live.  But how do we avoid the storms of life?  We think only of things that we want in our lives. We refuse to rent space in our minds to sorrow, anger, hatred and lack and limitation thinking.

As St. Paul famously said:  Think only of things of good report. 

In the Words of the Master:  It is done unto you as you think and as you believe.  

Do not let fearful, negative or hateful thoughts take root in the fertile soil of your subconscious mind.  Give no thought to how you will live or what you will eat.  If God provides for the birds of the air, the fish of the sea, how much more will he provide for you and yours.

But this is so only if you believe firmly without a scintilla of doubt that you are beloved of God and that She has provided every good thing that you need.  Fear and doubt are the mortal enemies of humankind.

Your mortal mind is constantly in need of reassurance that all will be well.  Your belief in the  promise of the Mind of God and in The Love of God is the antidote to the constant fear of “not enough”.

You are enough, there is more than enough for you and yours. Only your disbelief will make it not so.  You don’t have to know how or why this is so.  Just believe it.  It is done unto you as you believe.

Each person on this Earth has been given a power greater than any in the Universe and this is the creative power of Mind.  You can create Heaven with it or fashion you own private Hell.  Think only of what you will allow in your live.  Think of things that make you smile.  Think of Love, Light and Joy.

You are who you think you are!

Most of all show your appreciation for the gifts you have been given by loving and cherishing every human that you meet.   Greet them as your brother or sister, regardless of paint job, culture or origin.  Gratitude is the lubricant of the Universe.  Be grateful for every one of the blessings in your life. 

The first great Truth of Life is that we are ALL ONE.

Until we are together again…. May the blessings of the Great Architect of the Universe be abundant in your heart and in your life.

Rev. Dore Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida   “I am a Religious Scientist”  Visit a Center for Spiritual Living near you.  I know you will love the experience. 

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The Mystery of Life Solved: Rev. Dore’ decodes the age old mystery!

God works in mysterious ways…..this is the stock answer of every Catholic Priest and most Protestant clergy.  When people need help and comfort; when it all falls apart or a loved one dies young, they get the “mystery story” as if God was a Divine Agatha Cristy book spinning mysteries with almost no clues.

Not much help is it?  No wonder so many 21st Century young people are getting more and more turned off of mainline religion.  They want answers from their Congressmen or Congresswomen, their Senators , their God and most importantly their President (another great mystery!)  

They want answers and action!  Here are my big 3 of questions to God

  1. Why does God allow terrible things like earthquakes, Hurricanes and other disasters to kill millions?
  2. Why do bad things happen to good people?
  3. If God loves us why does He or She not protect us?

Here are a few simple answers that may point the way to your personal awakening.

Question #1  Why does God allow bad things to happen to us?

Answer:  God is not an insurance policy but a Creator. We are the driving wheel of our life.  If we make a choice that is based in anger, hatred or sorrow we can forecast that this choice will have great negative impact on our life.  God does not ensure your life for bad mistakes.  You create your life experience by what you think, speak and do, or fail to do.

2. Why do bad things happen to good people?

Good and bad are human ideas.  What one culture deems good another judges as terrible.  To God all creation is good, whether the individual who did the creation by thought, word and deed deems it good or bad is up to them.  Being a good person does not ensure that one will never have an illness or a negative experience.  Remember we create our own reality, Life DOES NOT HAPPEN TO US!  We happen to life!

3. Why does God not protect us?

The Law is the creative force in the Universe and it is up to us to learn how to use it.  The Law is the Creative medium that God uses with us as a partner in creation to create all that exists.  God creates the Universe, the stars and planets,  and makes the spiritual and physical laws that govern the Universe.

We create the circumstances of human existence.  We decide to live in peace and plenty by loving our brothers and sisters.  OR we can live in lack and limitation, hate and jealousy; experiencing horror, death and destruction.

In August 1914 Europe had a choice.  Live and let live or murder the man and woman who held the fate of much of Europe in their hands.  Yes, the Archduke and Duchess died that August afternoon, the only heirs to the throne of the 1000 year old Hapsburg Empire that ruled most of Europe with a rather benign hand.

When those gunshots rang out in Sarajevo, the Old Order died and the worst war ever fought by human kind destroyed the peace of Europe and much of the world for almost 80 years.  We know that war as World War 1

As a young Winston Churchill said, looking at the lights of London being turned off:the lights are going out all over the world and we shall not see them lit again in our lifetime.   We are living with the effects of that horrible choice made by one Serbian Terrorist named Princip to this very day.   World War 2 was merely the continuation of a terrible mistake made in 1914.

This is a graphic example of the workings of the Law of Cause and Effect.  One person making a fateful decision for blood and destruction instead of love and light changed the world for the entire 20th Century.

More people died as a result of that decision than all the wars in history to that point in time.

Was this God’s Will?  Was this the work of God?

No this was a fatally bad choice by one hate filled young man and the overreaction of the great powers of Russia, Austria, France and Britain to Princip’s fateful act that August Day.  Could God have prevented it?

The Law is the Law, once it is set in motion, the only solution is to put in motion an opposite action to change the effects that we have put into Cause.

Even God works by the Law of Mind Action.  Our Mind and God’s Mind work the same way, the difference is only the scale of the activity.  God operates cosmically.  We operate on this earthly plane.

The condition of our Earthly Home, which was created by Spirit, is solely the result of our use, individually and collectively of the Law of Mind Action, often called Cause and Effect.

How can you live the life that you have always dreamed of?   Think only of good, loving things.  Think only of what you desire for yourself, your family and for all humankind.   Thoughts are things.  They exist and they create your life and collectively they create the world around us.  Words are thoughts in physical form and they have tremendous power.

You create your life by thought, word and deed.  Collectively we make our reality, right here and right now.

It has been said that nations get the leaders they deserve.  This means that the mood and attitude of the nation will attract just the leader that the people desire.

Think about our current situation and see how this chaos came to pass.

May the indwelling God and the Most High God (one in the same) be with you in all your thoughts and actions.  Use the Law for only that which you are willing to experience in your life.  The Law is the power of God working through you; be very careful how you use it!

Until we are together again:

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida     

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Empathy…. the lubrication of Civilization

Empathy is the art of putting yourself in another’s place.  It is the faculty of transcending the almighty ME and feeling what others are feeling.  

Empathy is the lubrication of civil society and of civilization itself. It has been said that an empath can taste salt when another person cries.  When you learn to connect with your brother or sister; you have put your feet on the path of spiritual enlightenment.  

You have become a spiritual adult when you can be in the moment with another person.  Empathy is a Divine Connection that wipes away all human differences and allows us to practice true brotherhood. 

A good leader is almost always a person of empathy.  Only when a leader has been a servant, either with military service or some other service to others are they really fit to lead.  If its all about them, empathy dies by the wayside. 

In 2018 empathy seems to be in short supply.  Even our spiritual leaders seem to have forgotten the lessons of the Master Teacher.  Many are long on condemnation and short on forgiveness and tolerance.  Ye among you who is without sin, let him cast the first stone.  Sin is a Latin word that means missing the mark.  It literally means “without”.  We all miss the mark from time to time, I certainly have.  

When I take stock of Rev. Dore’ I see a very intelligent person that often lacks wisdom and forbearance.  I work on empathy daily for I know that to be empathetic is to practice the presence of God.  Conscious knowing that we are all Divine Creations of the Great I AM, the Creator of all things, is vital to the good life, the Godly life.  

Empathetic people understand that there is no distance between God and humankind.  We swim in the love of God as a fish swims in the sea.  God is all around us, in us and everywhere present.  The empathetic person knows this, the self absorbed person does not.  

The practice of empathy is the practice of Divinity. You are affirming that your brother and your sister are made of the same substance and created by the same Mind that creates all that exists.  

Get over yourself for a while and practice the Godly faculty of EMPATHY.  

Until we are together again, think well, speak well, love well and live well.

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, FLA

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The Soul’s Journey

We all are aware that there are two things that every human must do.  Pay taxes and die.  The modern world has figured out how to change out gender,our appearance and even enhance our intelligence, but taxes and death seem to be beyond the reach of even our technology.

Most of us realize that we are not our body.  Our body is the Earth Suit that we wear for locomotion and life support.  When the body dies……then what?  It is my belief a human being can never really die.  The mind (not the brain) and spirit lives on.  We never die we just transition to another state of being.

I know this for a fact for I have done it twice, which seems to me one more time than necessary.  According to the EMT Paramedics I was clinically dead when they found me tossed up on the shore of Malibu Beach after being caught in a rip tide. I was 23, far too young to die in my considered opinion.  They got over a gallon of water out of my lungs; I was as close to death as a human can get.

The second time was in my early 40’s during surgery for a burst appendix which had gone septic.  The experience was very similar to that “fun” day at the beach so long ago. 

On both trips to “the other side” I was mentored by a transitioned relative or loved one.  This is done undoubtedly to soften the blow of one’s imminent demise.  Yes, there was a lovely bright light and my maternal grandmother, Margaret, who talked like Scarlet O’Hara from “Gone With The Wind”.  

Both times I took her hand while she explained my choices.  It came down to staying in this life or going on to another experience.  Like a good lawyer, she summarized the case for both courses of action but emphasized that time was of the essence, as I was fading fast.  

I remember Margaret reminding me during my first near death experience that   my young wife, pregnant with our child, was on the beach, unaware of anything amiss, and that was something that I should consider carefully.  

She then showed me a glimpse of the absolute world of Spirit and words cannot describe the loveliness, peace and sense of belonging that I experienced. She did tell me that this was the Soul’s natural state and that life, although exciting, was very wearing on the spirit and soul.

She emphasized over and over that we never, no never, really die.  We just change form rather like water transforming into steam and then to ice.

I asked Margaret about heaven and hell and she laughed.  She said God made us out of Her own substance and that to send anyone to Hell, God would need to go with us since we are the same substance, different only in scale.  

She did say that we all get to experience that which we put into Law while in this life ( for good or ill) but not as reward or punishment but as information for the next experience.

The point of this post is that you can never really die so don’t sweat it.  Nothing to be afraid of; in fact if you live long enough you will embrace death like a lover.  Life is great but enough is often too much.

You are eternal, you never die.  Your body and your Ego dies but the essence of you is eternal.  God will walk with you for all eternity through each transition and each Journey of the Soul.

Do you not know that you are safe, you are Divine, and you are magnificent?

Until we are together again go to CSL.ORG to learn more about Religious Science, which teaches the Science of Mind Faith and Philosophy.  Attend our Sunday Celebrations at the Center for Spiritual Living nearest you.  You will be greeted like family.    Go to YouTube.com/revdore and check out my 121 Video Podcasts. 

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, FL  …..I am a Religious Scientist, the Faith and Philosophy for the 21st Century and beyond.

A New Concept of Deity for the 21st Century and Beyond

It has been said that if there were no God, humanity would have to invent one!  There is so much that we do not understand about life, humanity, the Universe and Creation, even in this scientific wonderland of the 21st Century.

Yes, DNA is the building blocks of all life but who made DNA?  We think the Big Bang created our Universe (Science now tells us that there are multiple Universes, rather like Chinese Boxes or Russian dolls) but who or what created the Big Bang?  What is the First Cause of all that exists?  What is the Ground of all Being?  Who is the Great Architect and Chief Engineer that designed and made this Universe and the magnificent array of living beings in it?

For thousands of years humans have believed in a 3 tiered Universe with a Hell beneath our feet and a land of perfection and peace we called Heaven just above the clouds.  All life on Earth occupied the middle ground and experienced  something called Life.  Who was the designer?  What Divine Mind created this perfect order in the Universe?   There must be an intelligence behind all this.  There must be a creative intelligence!  Who or what is this Creator?

Our Heavenly Father or Mother is the usual answer.  We had Earthly parents so it stands to reason that we must have a heavenly parent as well.  Some cultures had Goddesses but most have had a Heavenly Father God; a parent God that watched over us, protected us (except when He didn’t) and was the Creator of all that exists.  If bad things happened to us we blamed God for falling down on the job.  If great things occurred we gave praise and thanks to the Deity.

Where did this Heavenly Father live?  Why just above in a place called Heaven or Paradise.  This was our ultimate destination at the end of life.  Here was peace, contentment and perfection for all eternity…..if you were found worthy by God on the Day of Judgement.   If not, down you went to Eternal Damnation complete with  terror, torment and torture forever and ever.

This is a portrait of the Parent God, the Theistic God.  He not only gave you life, He helped you run it as well.  Rather like a meddling and rather disapproving mother-in-law for all eternity!   This may have been the God of your fathers but is it YOUR God in the 21st Century?  We know for a fact that there is no Heaven just above the clouds and after drilling and fracking to many thousands of feet into the core we are pretty sure that there is no Hell below the crust of the Earth.  There is oil, sand, water and some very unhappy environmentalists but no Devil, no eternal torment, no Hell.  Can you still believe in this fairy tale and magic show?  What is the alternative?

Shall we all become atheists and give up on God forever?  I don’t think so!  Someone or something made all that exists and made it with an Intelligence beyond human comprehension.  All the pieces fit too neatly.  An example is life on Earth.  Most life must breathe oxygen to sustain life.  Conveniently, plant life exhales oxygen and breathes in the Co2 that we exhale.  Without plants, ( the lungs of our planet) the Earth could not support life and without life there would be no plants.

DNA are the building blocks of all life but where did they come from?  Do you realize that one tiny change in a few chromosomes and a human becomes a pig! Our DNA is so similar that a pig embryo and human are nearly indistinguishable.

This is the work of one really good Engineer and Architect.  Call it God, call it Deity, call it Father, Mother or whatever.  There is an intelligence in the Universe, that organizes and rules by Law that creates everything in this Universe and you and I can learn to use it.

God is the author of this Law that turns thought, word and action into material form.  It is called the Law of Mind Action and it works for the Divine Mind we call God and it works for every human on this planet.  But we must learn the rules and the techniques of using this Law to consciously create the  life experiences that we desire.  We all use this law unconsciously every time we think, speak or make a choice but often we create exactly what we don’t want!

We author the book of our life exactly the way that the Divine Mind creates and recreates the Universe itself.  The process is the same but on a vastly different scale.

Conscious creation using the Law of Mind Action is the key to living our desires each day of our lives.  You use this power every day to create the life you have now.  Use it for what you want, what you deserve and what you were meant to have and watch your life change before your eyes!

If you can learn to use the same power that God uses, you can create anything that you may conceive and believe as true for you.  It takes study, belief and patience. but anyone can do it.  We create our experience of Life just exactly the way that the Great Architect creates all that exists.  The difference is only in scale.

If we move from the Theistic God of the Old and New Testaments and the Koran to the Deistic God of the Enlightenment, a Creator not a parent….we shall then set our minds and hearts free from the superstition and fear of ancient beliefs that have been rendered useless by scientific knowledge and modern life. We can bring our brains and intellect inside the church and commune with a concept of God which no longer insults our intelligence but empowers us, comforts and inspires us each and every moment of our lives. 

This concept of God is a central doctrine of New Thought which is a philosophy which includes Religious Science, Unity, and many other related ministries.  Come join us at a Center for Spiritual Living near you.  To find the nearest Center log on to CSL.org

Until we are together again….. walk in the Love and Light of God who is ever with you!    Pick up my new book A Faith and Philosophy for the 21st Century at Amazon.com today, available in Kindle format and print. 

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian,   Sarasota, Florida

Fulfilling the Aquarian Promise

” This is the Dawning of the Age of Aquarius”.  Are you old enough to remember that song from the 70’s?  We are entering a new age of human history as we transition from the First Millennium of the Christian Era into the Second.  In Astrological terms we are in transition from the Taurian Age to the Aquarian Age.

Astrology aside, this is the Age of Humankind in which we finally grow up as a species.  Let’s not blow it!

The Aquarian Promise is that humanity will move from the Taurian emphasis on the physical realm to the Aquarian flowering of the spiritual.  Instead of seeking to subdue and conquer the planet and each other as we did in the last Age, we will finally understand that all that exists, all that is real, is of the Mind, Heart and Spirit. The inner will triumph over the outer.  Jacob will triumph over Esau. But can this really happen? Or is it an old Hippie fantasy?

The choice is up to each one of us.  Our collective consciousness is the thought atmosphere that will act on the Law and produce whatever we agree that we desire. We will all decide whether the Aquarian Promise is fulfilled or fails by what we think, speak and do in the next 50 years.

Will we understand that only in Oneness can this promise come to be?  Will we understand that identity politics fragments our consciousness and our society?Will we realize that the only identity that matters is that of a Divine Human?

 Will we finally realize that individual freedom based on self-responsibility is the high road to paradise on Earth?  Can we learn to disagree without anger hate  and rancor? 

Will we learn that true diversity is organic? Real diversity happens naturally; it is absent only when we put up artificial barriers to prevent it.  We cannot engineer diversity.  It happens naturally; if we would simply get out of the way and let it be.

The early days of Religious Science were an example of organic diversity in action.  In an era of exclusion, there was a rainbow of humanity in many Religious Science Churches, particularly in my home town of Los Angeles, and many other cities around the country.  Why has this changed? We chose to splinter instead of unite. 

What must we do right here and right now to begin our journey to the fulfillment of the Aquarian Promise.  We must create a new social contract here in the United States and around the world.  That contract would embody 6 basic truths. 

1. We are all magnificent creations of the same Creator, Ground of Being, Great Architect, God, Allah.  All are names we give the Divine Intelligence that creates everything that exists.  There are no lesser humans. The Creator does not create junk, all is perfect as it was designed to be. 

2. Since we are all created by the same Spirit, the same Divine Intelligence, we are literally brothers and sisters regardless of color, culture, gender or religion. What is done to one is done to all. What is done for one is done for all.

3. Fear is the root of all evil, not money or greed or hatred.  It’s fear.  All wars have at their root fear of loss: fear of the loss of the homeland, fear of subjugation, fear of diminution.  Hatred comes from fear as does anger.  Racism is fear personified.  To make ourselves feel better we denigrate another human. 

4. Sounds like 1968 but its true.  The only antidote is LOVE.  Love of self comes first.  If you cannot love you, you will have no love for anything or anyone else.  You are a magnificent creation of the Lord of the Universe; who are you to disdain such a fabulous creation as you?

5. God is the fact of all creation.  Call it Spirit, Ground of Being, Divine Intelligence, Great Architect: its all the same power and presence.  God is all there is.  Nothing exists outside the mind of God.  Every human being swims in God as a fish swims in the ocean; therefore when we look at our Brother or Sister human we are looking into the very face of God!

6. Religion is a human effort to explain, codify and understand the Infinite.  There is no one “right religion”.  Religion is a bit like ice cream.  Lots of people like it, many partake of it but each  has their favorite flavor.   Our religion, or lack of it, mirrors our temperament and personality.  I call religion ice cream for the soul.  Stop the arguing over religion!  Rocky Road or Salted Caramel? Its all good!

Religion is today, and always has been, the root of the worst wars, the most heinous crimes against humanity.  However, it opens the heart, heals the spirit, raises us to new heights of consciousness; comforts and consoles.  Most importantly religion provides a moral floor under our cultures.  

The Aquarian Promise can only be fulfilled if we agree to be advocates for good and pledge to be against nothing.  I am aware that it feels noble and exciting to be an activist and be righteously indignant about some slight or injustice.  Protests and demonstrations are by their nature negative and that is the wrong consciousness to get the job done.  What you resist will persist.  

If you really want to midwife change, do it by healing, bringing together, loving not hating which only separates your brothers and sisters.  As Mother Theresa so pungently said: I will not lead an anti-war march but I will march FOR Peace.  

More about “the promise” next post.  

Love one another, be for not against, commune with the Most High God and the Indwelling God, both are you in form.  Until we are together again…….

Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, Florida