No one said the road to personal achievement and spiritual greatness was an easy one. But it's a road that can be successfully walked if only we stay on it!
In our Science of Mind studies we are reminded over and over again of the power of the "yes factor". The word "yes" is like a mirror of the universe. The way it works is that all of our thoughts and beliefs are brought into our experience, because the universe always says "yes" to them. No matter what the real truth of the matter may be, the universe will always reflect back a "yes," just like a mirror. Our personal consciousness operates behind the scenes to produce factual events that the universe verifies for us. If you desire to be loved and yet hold your focus on the void of that love then the universe can never deliver that experience to you. It's impossible. The power of the universe to affect change on your behalf starts from within your own mind. In ordinary language, you must have faith in the truth and reality of what is wanted rather than what is not wanted.
The moment you adopt that stance of faith conditions will begin to change. My prayer for all of us this day is to have more dominion over our thoughts and to not embrace other's beliefs, thoughts, and opinions. Our entire focus is on shifting one's identity and not on changing conditions in the world because we realize the power of the "yes factor". The universe wholeheartedly agrees with our innermost private thoughts. It is no respecter of person. That is why certain things happen for certain people and not for others.
I invite you to say "yes" to the truth of who you are, and to all the desires of your heart. For it is the pleasure of the universe to say "yes" back to you in each moment. Students who find this beautiful, inner agreement with the universe and rest in it don't wait long for their choices to take form. So this week actively practice being in communion with the idea of the "yes factor" and be so immersed in fulfillment that we forget about everything else, even creating.
I claim and say "yes" to all good this day!
A new conviction arises as I awake this blessed day. It is the knowing
that there is something in the universe which responds and corresponds
to my mental states. I live and breath the active consciousness of the
One Life of God and so I recognize that I am forever the beating of an
eternal spirit that has assembled Itself into the form known as Spirit .
Of the numerous paradoxes in my world, creating what I desire is not
one of them. I confidently and wholeheartedly rest in the embodiment of
the desired vision of Self. In a Universe where reality can shift in this
very moment, it takes great courage to remain disheartened. I know that
no matter how complex, longstanding, or resistant a problem may appear --
all that is needed to find its solution is permission within my own mind. The
universe stands at my side repeating, "Please, may I do something for you?"
So today I invite a conscious awareness of my thoughts and mental states to
develop and gesture to me gently when I have chosen those experiences that
are not beneficial or in alignment with my highest vision of living. I skillfully
use my mind as a mirror for the universe to detail any and all situations on a
different and better reality track.
There is an oasis of faith in my heart and I now stand in these holy waters
immersed with the solidarity with a newly chosen identity of Self. Years of
unfulfillment vanish this instant because I choose to have faith in what pleases
me rather than in what worries me. I say "yes" and remain open to happy
surprises today. And so it is.