Last time we talked about how our life experiences are created by our thoughts, words and actions by acting upon God’s Universal Operating System that we call The Law. Not by whim or divine decree but by our use of the Law by our thinking, speaking and acting. As the Bible puts it: “You speak the blessing or the curse over your life each day”. Better watch what you say when you get up!
Remember the wax tablet we talked about last week. It will make an impression of a key to jail or to Paradise. It has not volition or will. That is a good description of the Law. It receives the impress of your thoughts and renders them into form.
What you think is creative! What are we but our thoughts? When you put a thought into words you give that thought physical form and multiply its power exponentially. The choices that you make, or fail to make, are based on these thoughts and words that become hardened into beliefs and attitudes in your subconscious mind.
The subconscious or subjective mind is the repository of everything you have stored as your truth during each minute of your life. The ideas, attitudes and beliefs that you have allowed entry into your subconscious mind become your personality and your personal reality! You are the guard at the gate of your mind! You decide what to believe, how you feel about something and what you do with that information. Its easy to see that it is very important to let in those ideas, thoughts and beliefs that serve you in creating the life you want to experience.
Cautionary note here: Thoughts have power and the Law acts on them whether positive or negative, beautiful or ugly. You decide whether to accept a parent’s racist views in 1954 as you were growing up. Or you can quietly believe that people are people and the outer appearance is no standard of a person’s worth. You decide to believe in a power greater than your own self or you reject The Creator and become an atheist. You are the thinker that programs your life and blaming your life on parents, teachers, preachers or luck just does not cut it.
How do you keep unhealthy and unsavory attitudes and beliefs from taking up residence in your subconscious…..the basement of your mind? By using the one part of your mind that you can control; your conscious mind. Your conscious mind is the greatest tool of creation that you possess. You have the power and the permission to think any thoughts you wish. You can enter any state of mind you desire and once in that state of mind you can begin to build any reality that you can believe as true for you and can see it as done!
No matter how dirty or cluttered your subconscious mind may be your conscious mind stands ready for a good Spring Cleaning whenever your desire for change becomes great enough to impel you to get to work changing your thinking and therefore changing your life.
It is never too late to “be transformed by the renewal of your mind” as Paul says in Romans 10:2. It takes discipline and hard mental work to change the mental habits of a lifetime but if I can do it at 70, I will wager that you can do it too!
Think and speak of things of love, things of beauty, things of joy and things of health and prosperity and watch your life begin to bloom like an English garden in Spring. As a man or woman thinks, so they are!
That is the essence of the Science of Mind teaching and the faith we call Religious Science. Until we are together again, be well, think well and speak well.
Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, FL.