“Give Us This Day Our Spiritual Blessing”
 The Lesson


All demonstrations take place within ourselves. Creation is eternally flowing through all things. The law is always working from that inner pattern. We do not struggle with conditions, we use principles which create conditions. What we can mentally encompass we can accomplish, no matter how hard it may seem from the outside.

All external things are but the outer rim of inner thought activity. You can easily prove this for yourself. If you are in business, say, running an ice cream stand or counter, and are not doing good business, look carefully into your own thought and see what you will find. You will find that it is an established belief there that business is not good. You are not feeling a sense of activity. You will not find within your thought any feeling of success. You are not expecting many customers.

Now suppose someone comes along and says to you: “What is the matter? Why are you not doing more business?” This is about what the answer would be: “People don’t seem to want what I have to sell.” Or perhaps something like this: “I am too old to compete with modern methods.” Or even: “Well, times are hard.” All this is negative thought.

Now this man to whom you are talking does not believe a word you have said. He knows that causation is in mind and not in matter, and he says: “The whole thing is in your own mind; the trouble with you is that you don’t feel that you are a success.”

Perhaps you have heard something of this before; if so you will ask him what he means, or perhaps you think he is talking about something peculiar; but we are taking it for granted that you are so anxious to do something to make your business a success that you will be willing to try anything, so you ask him to explain. He begins by telling you all is Mind; nothing moves but Mind moves it and that you are a center in this Mind. You do not understand how this relates in any way to your business, but he goes on to say that your thought decides whether your business shall be a success or a failure. Here you become indignant, and ask if he means to tell you that you want to fail. Of course he knows you do not, and he explains that while you wish success, you are thinking failure, fearing it, and that there is a law that makes your thought, never asking questions but at once sets about its fulfillment. You become interested and ask how this can be; in return you are asked this question: “How did anything come into being?” This sets you to thinking and of course you realize that there was a time when nothing existed but life; so whatever has come into being must have come from that life, for what we see must come from that which we do not see. You have to admit that. Then what you do not see must be the Cause of everything; and you must also admit that; and that Cause works by Law; this you are compelled to admit. Then this Law, being everywhere, must be in you; this is harder for you to see; but after much thought you begin to realize that it is so. Then you, without knowing where your thought processes were leading you, have conceded that you, yourself, are the reason for what happens in your life, be it success or failure.

God couldn’t make you any other way and at the same time make you a self-choosing individual. This is plain.

Now what are you going to do about it? This is what you must do. For every time that you have thought failure you are going to replace it with strong radiant thoughts of success. You are going to speak activity into your business. You are going daily to see nothing but activity and to know that it is Law that you are using, Universal Law, and as such your thought is as sure as the thought of God.

Daily you are going to give to the Great Creative Mind exactly what you want to happen. You will see only what you desire and in the silence of your soul you will speak and it will be done unto you. You will come to believe that a great Divine Love flows through you and your affairs. You will be grateful for this Love.

It fills your life. It satisfies your soul. You are a different man. You are so filled with activity and courage that when you meet people they will wonder at your energy. They will begin to wish simply to come in contact with you. They will feel uplifted.

In the course of a few months you will be a success. People will come to you and say: “How do you do it?” The answer will be the same that was given to you a few months ago.

Let the man who is speaking to the public do the same thing. Let him daily see throngs of people coming to hear him. Let him see nothing else. He will experience what he feels, and sees.

Always remember this. Life is from within outward, and never from without inward. You are the center of power in your own life.

Be sure and not take on false suggestion. The world is full of calamity howlers; turn from them, every one, no matter how great you think they may be; you haven’t the time to waste over anything that is negative. You are a success, and you are giving to the Law, every day, just what you want done. And the Law is always working for you. All fear has gone and you know that there is but One Power in all the Universe. Happy is the man who knows this, the greatest of all Truths.

The whole thing resolves itself into our mental ability to control our thought. The man who can do this, can have what he wants, can do what he wishes, and becomes what he wills. Life, God, the Universe, is his.

From “Creative Mind and Success”
By Dr. Ernest Holmes

The Blessing


In the singleness of one thought there is only room for that idea to exist in the moment that we are thinking it, and it shall take precedence over all other thoughts. This not only becomes the mental actions in our Mind, we have become the consciousness of these thoughts. These beliefs are causing us to recreate new actions into, and as, our lives from our own Mind.

We mentally experience these beliefs that we become focused on; it is the way that we direct ourselves into Life. Harmonious actions come in various ways, ranging in experiences that flow together beautifully and dynamically into our lives and some that may even appear to us as problems. Fear not, as to the appearance of things, for our understandings may choose the blessings or the curse.

The Goodness in our consciousness is in the Goodness of all things. Every idea we have is a thought in God’s Mind. God is all of the Goodness in Life, and God cannot be separated from any part of Life. Therefore expressions of God express as us by accepting the forms of Goodness we desire to accept as our consciousness precedes us. “Yea that I may walk through the valley of the shadow, I shall fear no evil for thou art with me.”

By God, we have choices. By the way, God is the way. We do not have room in our Mind to pass judgments on others, because when we judge others we are not experiencing the choices we desire to receive for ourselves, which separates us from who we are and what we desire. I keep my thoughts single.

We are absolutely amazing. It is the Truth of everybody; whether we know it or not. We must know it for ourselves and that is enough. Knowing the Truth makes us free within the Consciousness of our Truth, which unites us with all creation. It means we can believe anything that we desire, and we can have anything the way we desire to believe it. We must first awaken to the Power of our own Consciousness by surrendering from arguments we have against it. We need not limit ourselves. Gods Power is our own. Knowing this answer ends any sense of separation within us. Separation is judgments by effect; and is not a cause.

“Choose you this day the Blessing or the curse.” A conscious dream is an awakened idea. Spirit is the Reality of our Conscious Mind. We are all Divine expressions of Spiritual Reality. Spirit does not know anything less than Divine expressions in Mind, or in Life, and neither do I, of this I agree.

My choices are Gods actions. My word completes the beliefs contained within me. I reap the rewards of what I sow and who I am conscious of being now. My Consciousness is working perfectly now.

What are your choices this day? Shall yours be like the rest of the world? Or shall you recreate a new world within new and believable choices? The actions of our thoughts include the results of our choices, as we resolve the oldness of yesterday into newness of now. By surrendering to the newness of our beliefs within us, we are committing to accepted changes within our own desires. “Be ye not conformed to the world, be ye transformed by the renewing of your Mind.” Let us waver not in our Truth, our ideas are God expressing.

By, Bob Delgado
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