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Video: What Have You Accepted As Normal For Your Life?

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What is the Law of Mental Equivalents? Basically (and the whole matter is anything but basic) it means that everything in our thinking, whether we are aware of it or not, radiates an atmosphere which attracts that which is like itself. To state it in simpler terms, think of the common adage, “Misery loves its own company.” It describes how miserable people seek to be in the company of other miserable people in whose company they feel normal. That’s a key word when understanding the Law of Mental Equivalents: “normal.”

Think of a Mental Equivalent as your “normal.” If it is normal for you to be miserable, that’s your Mental Equivalent, and it attracts company in which you can feel normal and at ease. If it is normal for you to be optimistic, that’s your Mental Equivalent, and it attracts company in which you feel at ease. Using the Law of mental Equivalents, then, becomes an exercise in deciding what you want to be your “normal” so that it can begin attracting circumstances in which we feel at ease!

What would you like your “normal” to be? Get a clear idea, and using your beautiful imagination, see yourself as the person who lives in that kind of world.

Best regards,

Edward








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Spiritual Laws and How to Use Them - Direct Contact with the Infinite

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A colleague once said, “there is no off switch, so stop looking for it.” He was referring to our direct contact with the Divine and the futility of thinking that we can escape it. This is, he said, both the good news and the bad news. The good news in that we don’t have to struggle to maintain contact with something that we are permanently part of; bad news in that every thought we think, every word of blessing we speak, everything about us, is our personal use of the Creative Genius of the Universe. 

In other words, we have ultimate freedom to use the spiritual power of creation in any way we wish, but we can never step out and away from being part it.
In Acts 17:28, Paul expressed these ideas by saying of God, ‘For in him we live and move and have our being.’ As some of our own poets have said, ‘We are God’s offspring,” explaining also that the God who made the world and everything in it is not far from any one of us.

This is an essential idea for us to consider this month as we study Spiritual Laws. We do not have to reach for the spiritual laws that govern our world but to use them mindfully, with the full understanding that we can never be separated from them.

Warmly,

Edward Viljoen






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Building Your Tomorrow Today, with Dr. Edward Viljoen

We can consciously create our lives by awakening to the creative power of the Divine within us. We have everything to gain and nothing to lose. When we engage in the spiritual practices of prayer, meditation, circulation, service, study, and anything else that reminds and reinforces the absolute truth of who we are, we are building our tomorrow today.

Let us then celebrate together that within us, which is constantly creating new possibilities.

Warmly,
Edward Viljoen

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When Jesus said we should believe even before we receive, he was explaining the operation of the mental Law of cause and effect. If nothing is believed in It, then nothing is acted upon by It. But since there is such a Law, and since we are always believing something, the Law will always be operating upon what we believe, in the way we believe it. It is not that we are introducing a new law, but that we bring the Law we are always using under conscious control, whether it be for ourselves or for someone else.

—Ernest Holmes in How to Use The Science of Mind (1948), page 11








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God Talks To The Heart with Edward Viljoen

  • Without your love, there is no hope
  • Love may be the only thing you actually know how to do
  • If you've forgotten how to love, you can relearn it

This is the law and truth: we can speak words until we are blue in the face and not a thing will manifest unless we have feeling behind it. Thought + Feeling = Manifestation. A life led by the heart is backed by the Infinite Presence of the One Intelligence. A life led by the head without consulting the heart, cuts out a significant part of the guiding power that is available to us. (Ernest Holmes)


Our founder, Dr. Ernest Holmes, also wrote that “Jesus spent much of his time communing with his own soul, for it is through our inner thought that we contact God.”

Let us then celebrate together that within us which is in constant contact with the Infinite.

Warmly,

Edward Viljoen








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