Day 23 Monday The Idea/Consciousness

(Note from Rev. Toni:   Remember that Charles Fillmore was writing this in the early 1900’s;  take a deep breath as you read this entry.  Open up to the metaphysical meaning of these ideas.  Also note that the 2017 edition uses the concept of Consciousness.)

The Idea

From Keep A True Lent by Charles Fillmore

Read Luke 5:141.  In the Scriptures ideas are symbolized by fish. An idea is the original, primary, or unlimited thought of Being: in God-Mind, the eternal Word or Logos. In the idea are involved all the potentialities of that which is to be evolved through man.  The idea itself becomes the evolving power through which it makes itself manifest.  Ideas are catching. We are all heavily charged with ideas. When ideas are released they spring forth and pass from mind to mind, being “recorded” as they fly; when they are expressed the whole race is lifted up–because true ideas are charged with the uplifting Spirit. We bring divine ideas into manifestation by making ourselves one with them, becoming conscious of our indwelling Christ Mind and our oneness with the Father.  As the son is to the father, so is the idea to the mind. Mind is one with its ideas, so the Father–God-Mind–is one with its offspring, the idea–the Son. Mind is coexistent with its ideas, and there is continual interaction and communion. The Father and the Son are one–are coexisting, interacting, and intercommuning in will and purpose. It was from the grand idea of divine life that Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead.  Spiritual inspiration in me is an inflow of divine ideas; activity of a spiritual character; understanding that comes from God. It is the inbreathing of Spirit. The breath of God infused into me has endowed me with super-life. “He breathed on them, and saith unto them, Receive ye the Holy Spirit.”  I affirm: “In the presence and power of the Christ idea in me, I proclaim my perfection.”

 

From Be Ye Transformed  Lent 2017

Consciousness

By Rev. John Beerman

I always have the choice to change my perspective.

When I was a young lad, I received my first wallet and some clean, crisp, folding money to fit into it. Both were Christmas gifts from my dad. Unfortunately, I admired my new wallet only a few days and didn’t spend one dollar from it. I inexplicably lost it while playing in the school park near home.  I was reluctant to ask Dad for money to go to the movies the following Saturday. “What happened to your new wallet and your cash?” he asked.  “Well, I lost it, Dad,” I relayed with a pitifully sad face.  “I see,” he replied slowly. “Here’s a suggestion, son: Try to keep your wits about you at all times.” I will never forget those wellchosen words: “Keep your wits about you.”  Many years passed until, by studying and applying Unity truths to my life, I began to see a connection between “keeping your wits about you” and our consciousness. I learned that our consciousness is one of the only things we have any control over.  It is perhaps the most important aspect of our existence! I learned that keeping our wits about us can mean staying consciously aware of what is most important.
To download the booklet, Be Ye Transformed Lent 2017, published by Unity World Headquarters, click here.

To download the book, Keep A True Lent, by Charles Fillmore, click here.

 

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