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When the Wave Realizes it is The Ocean. The Individual and the Universal

Thich Nhat Hanh beautifully stated, “Enlightenment is when a wave realizes it is the ocean.” We uncover more of our infinite nature and realign with our soul’s true calling when we understand that everything has its origin in mind. I cannot become available to more if my mind has not first opened to more.

Let us then celebrate together that within us which lies open to the Infinite.


Warmly,

Edward Viljoen
Author of Ordinary Goodness, and The Power of Meditation

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Video: The Power of Story, Easter 2018 with Edward Viljoen

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In his Easter message of 1952, Dr. Ernest Holmes wrote:

The great hope and expectation of all of us is that we shall live forever, that that which makes us alive, awake, and aware shall continue beyond the grave. When the disciples of Jesus asked him: “What is God's relationship to the dead?” He answered by saying, “He is not a God of the dead, but of the living: for all live unto him.” In other words, Jesus was saying: God is Life, and Life cannot produce death. God is Love, and Love cannot create hate. God is Peace and Joy, and God is right where you are. Not only in this world, but in another world, which was as real to him as this one is to us.

Today the choir sings Psalm 23 to amplify the message of hope and eternal life that is traditionally part of this holy season. Dr. Ernest Holmes writes about the psalm, that when we follow the pathway of righteousness, which means right-use-ness, and when we take the name of God with us, then we are in line with the Great Harmony of the Universe, and we are restored in body, mind, and soul, because the Spirit makes everything new.

Let us then celebrate together that within us, which lives forever.

Warmly,

Edward Viljoen

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Video: God's Will Must Be Consistent With God's Nature

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What is God’s will? Is it God’s will that we should be happy and joyous? Or does God test us? Is God shaping our character with lessons? These and other questions about the nature of the will of God are numerous and ancient. In the Science of Mind, we respond by teaching that whatever the will of God is, it must be consistent with the nature of the Divine Being. So, to understand the will of God, we must examine and study the Nature of God.

If God is the author of peace, can the will of God be chaos? No. If God is the source of absolute love, can the will of God be hate? No. If God is Oneness, can the will of God be to divide and separate?

No.

In Living the Science of Mind, Dr. Ernest Holmes wrote, “When Jesus said God is not the God of the dead, but of the living, he was explaining that the Will of God and the Nature of God are Life and not death; for how can the Principle of Life produce death?”

You are rooted in the Divine.

Warmly,

Edward Viljoen



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Video: Is There Anything About Us That Doesn't Need Fixing?

This week’s reading from Living The Science of Mind (page 130) reminds me of the conversation between Lord Krishna and Prince Arjuna in the Bhagavad-Gita. The God-presence (as Krishna) reveals to us (as Prince Arjuna) that He is everywhere present and that He has created all this reality with but an infinitesimal speck of his divine being.

It is that spark of Divinity within us that requires no fixing, and when we live from the awareness of It within us, life changes.

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Dr. Ernest Holmes, in the reading, offers us the following words to meditate on. “I Am the writer, the inspirer, and the thing written about. I Am the Creator of history, the One who experiences it. I Am its record and its interpretation. Everything which has ever transpired has but symbolized My Divine Presence at the center of all. I Am within you is the only Presence there is. I create innumerable centers of My Consciousness personified as people, yet I Am in the thread of a Unity running through all, binding all back to Myself. Because I Am a Perfect Oneness, all of Me exists everywhere. Wherever you recognize Me, there I Am. And whether or not you recognize Me, I Am still there.”

We are invited to think of ourselves as living, breathing, thinking, and loving from the center of Divinity, and to accept that our lives are one with the Life of God.

Warmly,


Edward Viljoen
Author of Ordinary Goodness, and The Power of Meditation





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