The law of correspondence works from the belief to the thing. If we believe we shall have only a little good, only a little good will come into our experience. ~ Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind Textbook
** an insight by Jennifer Hadley
There have been times when I was angry at God. Angry because things weren't going the way I wanted and no amount of prayer seemed to be able to fix that. I felt like God wasn't listening. Maybe God didn't care. Maybe God was punishing me.
I've realized that God has been listening very carefully and responding to my thought the only way God can: with a resounding "And so it is!" If I say "my work isn't very fulfilling," God demonstrates it for me according to the strength of my belief.
If I sit down and pray for ten minutes and have a complete realization that my source and supply is the infinite intelligence of God, and then I get up and spend the rest of the day affirming that I'm broke and don't know how to pay my bills, what chance does my ten minutes of prayer have of overcoming my next ten hours of affirmations? None.
Ernest Holmes taught us that thoughts are things. They have all God's power behind them: an infinite supply! If my word is law, then I must be vigilant in my thoughts. because everything in my life is a demonstration of my own thinking. There is no greater power than the power of my own thinking. My word can place me in heaven right now or in the concentration camp of my own awareness. I can see that it's my choice when I'm attentive to my thoughts. God is always listening.
When I don't like the way my life looks or feels, I turn within and look at what I've been thinking. I thank God for being God and manifesting my word in a way that forces me to look at my thinking and see that the discomfort I'm feeling is a direct correspondent to my own beliefs. This is when I realize God is powerful AS ME. I change my thinking and I change my life.
Hip, hip, hooray for Science of Mind!
The Infinite Intelligence that is everywhere present creates things out of
itself by becoming the things that it makes. It does this by means of
spiritual laws that are eternal; they've always been and always will be.
These laws are natural, impersonal, and precise: they create from intention.
As a part of this infinitely intelligent whole, I know that my intentions
also create. They create my life experience, tailoring a perfect fit based
on what I've been thinking, believing, and feeling. I use this power of
intention to open my eyes and perceive a clear and vibrant vision for my
life. I think deeply about the life I desire, and consciously think and
believe in ways that naturally, lawfully produce that experience.
Rather than just considering what needs to be "fixed", I go even deeper...to
the Soul level of my life. I envision how I want to feel, what I want to be
involved with, how I choose to spend my days. I consider the friendships I
want to nurture and deepen, and those I want to include in my life. I think
about my work, and how I want to feel while I'm doing it, and include that
in this powerful intention. I play with ideas without limits, paying no
attention to what has gone before; Spirit never does, and I don't have to
either. Hallelujah, and so it is.