- Sep 15, 2022
Dear Ones …“We do not create in the sense that we make something out of nothing, but only in the sense that we make something out of something. And we create a new form because we are equipped with a mind to think and to feel and to will and to imagine. So everyone who makes a demand on spiritual Law will cause the Law to respond in the only way It can – in terms of the demand made.” … Holmes Creative Living p. 57.1
In this month of “Living Everyday Wonder – Work,” I ponder the work I do– the “privileged vocation” that Henri J.M. Nouwen refers to, “In a world so torn apart by rivalry, anger, and hatred, we have the privileged vocation to be living signs of a love that can bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.” I sometimes question whether I am using the Law to congruently demonstrate my privileged vocation – my calling to bridge and heal. How about you?
I invite you to join me as I “make a demand on spiritual Law”…
Knowing that there is only one Creative Source, the One I call God, that has created everything from nothing, that has sprung forth of Itself into and as all that is, I sense at that depth of my being that I am an out-picturing of It. I am a divine expression just as everyone and everything are divine expressions. I am/We are imbued with the ability to create new form “because we are equipped with a mind to think and to feel and to will and to imagine.”
I choose now to use that mind to remember that each expression of the Divine is an essential component in the Universe and that the boundless Universe is my home. I honor each. I accept my responsibility to remain keenly alert to how my thoughts, words and deeds impact locally and globally. I make life-affirming, wholesome choices on behalf of myself, our planet and all its inhabitants.
I am grateful to be a conscious activity of God. I am so grateful for the knowledge and power to make something out of something that I use them wisely. I am grateful the Law responds and for the beneficial results.
Knowing that my thought – my prayer – already known in the Mind of God, is assured of fulfillment, I commit to continuing to do my part to bridge all divisions and heal all wounds.
And so It is!
In Love and Gratitude,
- Aug 28, 2022
Sometimes I feel on top of the world, as though nothing can stop me, and I say, “Surely God is blessing me for all my efforts!” And other times, the pendulum swings wildly to the opposite side. Then, finally, I feel the crushing weight of the world on my shoulders and that I might crack under pressure, and I say, “God, what is wrong? What have I done to deserve this?”
Yet, neither thought serves my highest good because they are both built on the myth that I am separate from the creator, whom I call God. Moreover, they are based on the lie of original sin, that we are each separated from the divine at birth. Thus need a savior.
However, I know that I am one with all that is. I am one with the all magnificent power, which is the alpha and the omega. God is all there is, and it never favors one nation over another. It knows no right and wrong, nor has it any preferences, as it is all things and all life. Consequently, I hold this truth in consciousness for all.
I know I am the creator of my life, and I choose to release those thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve me. I release all thoughts of limitation, judgment, and fear that deny God’s existence. Instead, I live into my power, strength, wisdom, and knowingness, watching life unfold beautifully before me.
And so it is. Amen.
Josh Van Tassel, RScP
- Jul 30, 2022 We seem to focus a great deal of our attention (and prayers) on trying to change conditions.We know that the Truth is that conditions are simply the outpicturing or manifestation ofCause, which is always our ideas, our words, our beliefs, our actions (individually and
collectively). In other words, we always need to change our consciousness in order to bringabout any change in conditions.Therefore this is my treatment for today:I know that there is only One Cause, One Creator, back of all that is and will be.This One, which we may call God or Spirit or whatever we choose, is CreativeIntelligence. Everything begins in the Mind of God and is brought forth by the Lawof God into form.Since I am a creation of this One Life of God, I am made of God stuff and havewithin me the same Creative Power of Spirit..I am an individualized expressionof Spirit. Therefore I create in the same way: What I believe and know in consciousnessis received into the Law and brought forth into Form,Thus, if I wish to change a condition, I cannot do so by focusing on that same condition;by doing that I give it more creative power to manifest.The only way I can change a condition is to create a new idea, a new belief, a newknowing. This creative Cause is then received by the Law to create a new Form, a newcondition.
I am so thankful for the knowing of this Truth and for the gift of Creative Cause within me.And so I simply say, “Thank you, God.:”And so it isSandy Minnesang, RScP
- Jul 28, 2022
Often I may feel separate and alone, disconnected from all of life. Yet this is not the truth of you or me because there is only God. We are like a rock. We see a rock, and it is there on the ground, not moving. Yet inside the rock are atoms and molecules moving extremely fast. So everything is about perspective. The movement causes the rock to be a “rock.” If someone from afar told the rock that it was moving quickly, it would call them a liar. So, all this movement hasn’t moved anything.
The earth is a molecule in the body of God. From my perspective, I am alone and separate, yet we are all one. There is only God I am expressing as God here and now. And I know the truth of all, that you too are one with an inseparable from God Itself.
I claim and know I am one with all. Separateness is an illusion of perspective, and the world’s consciousness unfolds now to this new understanding. Therefore, I claim world peace, all are satiated, all know dignity, all are treated fairly, and higher thoughts of consciousness and truth prevail.
I am grateful to know affirmative prayer works. So the law is valid, and we live in a “yes” Universe. Our words have power, so do not underestimate your power.
I release these words to the LAW. And so, it is. Amen
Josh VanTassel, RScP
- Jul 15, 2022
Greetings! In December 1919 Ernest Holmes published Creative Mind in which he declared: “We have within us a power that is greater than anything that we shall ever contact in the outer, a power that can overcome every obstacle in our life and set us safe, satisfied and at peace, healed and prosperous, in a new light, and in a new life.”
And, in the Science of Mind , he went on to say “Our part is to be ready and willing to be guided into truth and liberty. … All doubt and fear must go and, in their place, must come faith and confidence, for we shall be led by the Spirit into all good.
”People often say: “I don’t know what to do; I don’t know how to make a choice.” … We must realize that there is an Intelligence within us that does know.”
In 1919, Dr. Holmes awakened us to the Truth – that there is a beneficial, beneficent power operating in the Universe and that that power is in us. In 1938, he clarified that that power is ours to use in alignment with Its nature and that it is at our disposal when we surrender to Its guidance. I particularly love his confirmation, “In so far as we are going to make this thing work, it is because we contact Universal Laws, which run through every age and race and which answer every person.”
Today I speak my word on behalf of each who may read this prayer and even more broadly, I speak it on behalf of all creation. Now is a time of great awakening!
There is only One. It is the Life and Creative Source of all. It is in, as, around, through and throughout all that is. There is nothing apart from It. I am “of” It and what is true of me is true of all. Everyone and everything is an activity of the One.
I now, in full faith and total confidence, align with that in me that does know how to choose and what to do in all circumstances. Being Spirit-led, fear and doubt vanish and all apparent obstacles disappear. I embrace that all are safe, satisfied and at peace, healed and prosperous. In this new light, and new life, the Oneness of humanity is embraced, the kinship of all Creation is celebrated, and the fullness and richness of Life is experienced and enjoyed by all.
Gratitude in this realization arises within me and radiates from me.
I release this prayer knowing that it is being fulfilled, now! And so It is!
In Love and Gratitude,
- Jun 22, 2022
I fall back on old stories when I am out of alignment with my truth. I’m not enough; no one will ever love me; I’m a loser and a failure. I might as well stop living! I guess I should be a hermit and live in the woods.
During these times, I lean on the truth, and those who know me know my truth for me.
There is only God, not God, and (fill in the blank). There is one power, one source. It is all love, all joy, all hope, all intelligence. It is the alpha and the omega. This knowing is in my soul, my very being. I am one with IT now and forever. I always exist, living untold lives. This is true of all, and I speak the truth on behalf of all.
I release myself from the bondage of untruth. I remove the ego’s lies and step into alignment with my truth. The truth is that all of life is for me. The truth is that God is not against God. I release the lie that God is a punishing, angry, jealous God desiring to throw me into the smoldering pit of hell. I possess all skill, strength, power, love, and desire and am living and celebrating this thing called LIFE now! I claim and know that I am guided and protected by all forms of spirit, be it angels, guides, mystics, or teachers. I step into my authentic truth, into my greatness, and allow myself to express as the divine being that I am. I get to be uniquely me and no one else. I celebrate myself and speak up for what I desire.
I am joyously grateful to know the truth, to know the law. That what I focus upon expands in my experience.
I release these words to the law. The law always says, “yes.” And so, it is. Amen
Josh Van Tassel, RScP
- Jun 22, 2022
Dear Ones …
“The mind is a magnet and we attract that with which we identify the self. In order to get the most out of life we must learn consciously to change many of our habitual thought patterns. This is not easy, for our old thought patterns cling to us with great tenacity, but, being thought patterns, they can be reversed.” … Ernest Holmes
This Truth I know …
There is only One Creator. It has and is expressing Itself as all Creation. I am an individuation of that One. What is true of me is true of all. We are inseparable from the One and therefore from one another so I speak the Truth on behalf of all!
Today I consciously turn down the automatic magnetism of my past thoughts and behaviors so that my human propensity to recreate the past subsides. I enter this new day, wide open to creativity. I choose in each moment how I express the Truth of my being. Like the old Christian hymn, “I am free, I am unlimited, there are no chains that bind me.” I release myself from my past constrained beliefs and live full out as Spirit in expression.
I am immeasurably grateful for knowing this Truth … for knowing that as I lean in in full faith and confidence that this prayer is being fulfilled by the Law that always says, “Yes!”
And so It is!
In Love and Gratitude,
Rev Trish Hall
- Jun 03, 2022 As I sit here at home quarantined by Covid, I contemplate this quote from Ernest Holmes’ Thoughts Are Things,p. 65:
“Your body is a temple of the living spirit. It is a spiritual substance. Since the Spirit of God has entered your body,your life is spiritual. The Supreme Being, ever present, exists at the very center of your thought. This presencewithin you has the power to make all things new.”And so I now speak my Word:
I know that God is Wholeness, Life, Energy and Love,And I know that I am an individualized expression of this One Life of God.Therefore I know that I am Wholeness, Life, Energy and Love.My body is a spiritual temple created out of the Perfections of God’s Creativity.Therefore I know that my thoughts are only of Wholeness, Life , Energy and Love.With every breath I inhale thoughts of Wholeness, Life , Energy and Love.With every exhale I release any thoughts of tension, dis-ease, or lack,
With every breath I feel Life and Energy coursing through my body, bringingonly Wholeness and Energy. I feel alive, whole, healthy, and filled with energy.I am made of God’s Perfection, so there is no healing to be done–onlyits presence to be embraced,I am very grateful for being able to speak my Word, knowingthat it always released into the Law and Love of Spirit that only says “yes.”And so it is.Sandy Minnesang, RScP