Ernest Holmes wrote, “The limit of our ability to demonstrate depends upon our ability to provide a mental equivalent of our desire, for the Law of Correspondence works from the belief to the thing. But, it is within our power to provide a greater mental equivalent through the unfolding of consciousness, and this growth from within will finally lead to freedom.”
We cannot get away from the truth that our life is created through the use of our consciousness moving through Law. We cannot be more than we conceive ourselves to be, and if we are measuring what we can be by what we see, we can never expand. The only reason to look at our life is to use it as a barometer of what we are believing to be true. Many of us will fight this and argue about this, but I know that we cannot get away from this truth. The Law of Correspondence can be tested and proven if we are open enough to test it and to be persistent.
Right now, in my own life, I am looking to expand my vision for myself and my life. When I look to the outside, I can see where I have held myself back and believed in limitation. Today, I’m leaving that behind again. Yes, I have left it behind before. I am always growing. The times I have expanded my life have been the times when I have clearly decided to do so and was willing to walk in that decision.
Dr. Holmes tells us on page 306 and 307 of the Science of Mind that if we are having trouble with limited thoughts that a very good practice is to “dwell upon the magnitude of the Universe. Think of how many stars there are, how many fish there are in the seas, how many grains of sand on the beaches…” etc. This idea will do us no good unless we actually put it into practice. Yes, I know it works because I have used this very method to move myself out of lack consciousness. I know others who have done the same.
“Our lives are the result of our self-contemplations and are peopled with the personifications of our thoughts and ideas. Accept this without question, for it is true.” Accepting this statement as true and totally contemplating on its meaning, I can see the people whom I have attracted to be in the play with me. I can see my life like a big play in which I am author, director and actor. It’s quite amazing.
So, if this truly is a mental Universe and thought moves to thing by the Law of Correspondence, it would be worth it to test this Principle for our highest and best good. Learning to use Universal Laws on purpose will do more for our planet than anything else, for we will be living examples of what can be created, and as an example, we will allow other people who are searching for a life-rope to do the same.
“What we demonstrate today, tomorrow and the next day is not as important as the TENDENCY WHICH OUR THOUGHT IS TAKING …the dominant attitude of our mind.” This is a beautiful promise because it means we can start right where we are with trust and have faith, and just move a little further every day. Things will get better and better. I KNOW this is true.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren, Co-Spiritual Director CSL Kaua`i, Spiritual Coach, Author
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