Believe and Receive
I always get a kick out of duplication of topics in my daily spiritual readings. One, it reminds me of synchronicity (so meaningful to me because it’s how I “came to believe”) even if they’re only remotely related. Two, it makes me pay even greater attention to the message.
This morning provides an example. In today’s 365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes, the founder of the Science of Mind philosophy quotes Mark 11:24: “Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them.” Holmes continues: “There could be no more explicit technique for effective prayer than this, laid down by the Master himself.”
We are not to doubt the outcome; in fact, we must believe it is already done. Since the Law of Good governs my life and affairs, I need to cast out any fear, doubt, and uncertainty, and replace it with acceptance of the good that I desire. And, I really have to release control (as if I really have it): I let the Law of Good handle how my desire will manifest. Without doubt hanging out in my monkey mind, I can relax—Spirit’s got it handled! I just need to believe and accept. I know, simple, but perhaps not always easy.
The other piece of spiritual reading I saw a connection with the aforementioned was today’s Science of Mind Magazine daily guide. Simply the title was enough to make the correlation: Kick Doubt Out. See what I mean?! No need to say much more except I’d like to mention one of the leading quotations in the article. “All the good that you desire awaits your acceptance of it. But you cannot experience it while you deny it.” – Thoughts are Things, by Ernest Holmes, page 39.
Without doubt in my mind, it so much easier to be peaceful, joyous, and free. And, after all, isn’t that a point of all our inner work? I am able to be more enthusiastic about life and the exciting and surprising adventure that it is!
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