He is in one mind and who can turn him? 

Job 23:13

Mind is Brahma; for from mind even are verily born these beings by – mind, when born, they live; – mind they approach, (mind) they enter. 

Taittariya Upanishad

The Mind, then, is not separated off from God’s essentiality, but is united unto it, as light to sun. 

Thrice-Greatest Hermes

Job tells us that God is of one mind, and Jesus clearly taught that this one Mind includes our own thinking.  Emerson also tells us that “there is one mind common to all individual men.”  It is this eternal and perfect Mind which we use.  “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”  The Mind of God must be peace, joy and perfection.  We enter into this divine state of Being in such degree as our own thoughts are peaceful, joyous and perfect.  To practice Presence of God is to practice the presence of Perfection, of Wholeness.  This Perfection and this Wholeness include joy, peace and the fulfillment of every legitimate desire.  Hermes said that our mind is united to God’s Essence as light is united to the sun, that is, we are individualized rays of the universal Light.  And the Upanishad says that everything is born from Mind, lives in It and by It.  “In Him we live, and move and have our being.”  We live in Mind and our thoughts go out into Mind to be fulfilled.  This is the principle of spiritual mind healing and demonstration.  Each one individualizes this Universal Mind in a peculiar, unique and personal way.  This is our divine inheritance.  But we have drawn too lightly upon it, not fully realizing as Jesus did, the limitless significance of our relationship with the Infinite.  We should learn more fully to enter our divine companionship.

Today I make a greater claim upon good.  Today I speak my word, knowing that it will not return unto me void.  It must accomplish and prosper, not because of the power of my will, but because I am willing to let, to permit, to accept, guidance, power and peace.


Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living ” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker



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