Separation has a “rat” in it


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We are one with our Creator and there’s no way we can be separate. We are magnificence in manifestation. Think of your eyes blinking. heart beating, blood circulating, and the breaths you breathe —all while you sleep. And then you dare to think your Creator is separate from you! The Universe only says, “Yes!” If we have a belief that we’re separate from God, we’ll experience the appearance of separation; however, we can never be separate. It’s like closing your our eyes in a lighted room. We have the experience of darkness, but when we open our eyes, we experience the Light.

We can experience separation because we experience what we perceive to be true, but our perception is fact—and facts change. Truth never changes. We live our lives as though there were separation. “I and the father are of one accord.” (John 10:30).

Everything takes place within. It’s not from our outer world. All form follows thought. God is always giving us feedback via our body, our environment and our mind. I’m the thinker thinking thoughts. While the created is not the Creator, it is part of it. God works in, around, through and for us. If you want to know your thoughts of yesterday, look at your life today. In a nutshell, New Thought teaches “Change your thinking, change your life.” There is One Power of Good, and we can use It. (It can also use us.) When we say, “I’m going to do ______” we’re really saying, God is doing _______ through me.

Love someone when they’re at 2 + 2 = 5 in their life while knowing them as 2 + 2 = 4 (aligned with the Truth, whole perfect and complete). And if you’re feeling separate from God, take notice the the word “separation” has a rat in it! It’s not your Truth.

Spirituality and Philosophy


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For my dissertation in religious studies, I wrote a workbook, Spiritual Living, Practical Living (if you’re interested, you can check some more of it out on my webs site, Spirit and Money Matters. Here’s a bit on Spirituality and philosophy:

The philosophical aspects of New Thought (specifically Religious Science, or as the teaching is known, Science of Mind) can be traced back to the Greeks. (Science of Mind is not to be confused with Christian Science, or Scientology. They are each very separate teachings.) Ernest Holmes, the founder of Science of Mind, said the teaching could be approached as a religion, teaching or philosophy. The first philosophical influence on Science of Mind was Plato (427-347 B.C.E., Greek).

Plato was a student of Socrates (469-399 B.C.E., Greek). Plato wrote down what he learned, as well as some of his own most important ideas. “The Cave” is a famous metaphor where Plato suggests it is as if we’re all shackled in a cave, staring at the walls, seeing only reflections and shadows—and mistaking them for real. Plato said that we experienced only the “shadow” of true reality, and our ides were our true reality. The metaphor of the cave aligns with beliefs in Religious Science that everything originates in mind.

Plotonius (205-270 c., Greek) is an even more important philosopher to Religious Science. Plotonius established Neo-Platonic philosophy, and is considered the father of modern idealism. He took Plato’s ideas of idealism and added a mystical touch by recognizing that all things and events are foreshown and brought into being by causes—but causation is of two kinds: Results originating from the Soul, and results do to the environment.

Bishop Berkeley (1685-1753, Irish) is perhaps the most influential modern idealist philosopher. He’s most noted for the idea “If a tree falls in the forest and there’s no one around to hear, does it make a sound?” The question is about the role of the observer in reality. (link to :What the bleep do we know) Religious Science would say that all exists in God. Reality only comes into existence at the level of our perception. Everything is perception.

If everything is perception, step into another person’s shoes for a moment. See the situation from their perspective – even if you strongly disagree with it. It’s not making your perception wrong. It’s about broadening your view, and possibly being able to understand the other person a bit more.

Celebrate the Light within You


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you celebrate it, Merry Christmas!

 

—When the things you have are more important than the things you don’t—Cheers!

 

If you don’t celebrate the birth of Christ, celebrate the birth of Light within you. The spark of good, the sacred place within that can never be hurt, lost or ill. Nurture that spot. Allow it to expand as love, hope and health.

 

  • Smile. Smile to strangers, smile to yourself in the mirror, smile when you’re on the phone.
  • Laugh. Laugh with life, laugh with others, laugh at your absurdities.
  • Love. Love yourself—wherever you are in the process of life. Love others—they are sacred messengers. Love the Universal Energy of love itself.

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