By Dr. Robert H. Bitzer
Forward by Rev. Henry Lee Bates:
Dr. Robert H. Bitzer
( 1896 - 1994) Founder and Spiritual Director of the Hollywood Church of
Religious Science, wrote several books and gave hundreds of classes during
his career. The only book currently in print is his "Collected Essays."
"ALL POWER TO YOU" is out-of-print, but I am offering it as an
honor and a tribute to this Great Metaphysician who was also the first Religious
Science Master Teacher I was exposed to.
When I walked into the Hollywood Church of Religious Science
in March of 1991, I wasn't prepared to meet a Master Teacher, but I did,
and he was Dr. Robert H. Bitzer. Even Dr. Ernest Holmes, Founder of Religious
Science and author of the "Science of Mind," recognized Dr. Bitzer's
genius and understanding of Principle. He stated, "Bob teaches the
textbook better than I do.". This small but concise book, "All
Power To You," will change your life for the better even more so than
you can imagine. Dr. Bitzer uses the term "Treatment," the term
"Scientific Prayer" is synonymous with the word "treatment."
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO YOU -
WHO, upon Life's Highway seek Power
To fulfill the Purpose of Being
And attain your Highest Good,
Understanding those around you-
Expressing Love and Peace toward all:
That YOUR Word my heal and prosper,
Lifting those who need Strength,
Bringing them Joy in their hour-
Thus glorifying the Father within.
ALL POWER TO YOU
Robert H. Bitzer
is given me in Heaven and in earth."
YOUR LIFE is a quest for Power - the power to get what you
go after - the power that will heal and keep you well - the power to make
money, the power to love and be loved - the power to make yourself and those
you love happy. ALL YOUR LIFE you have been seeking power.
YOU are the central dynamo which can release this power you
have longed for. You are surrounded by limitless power. Yet this Power can
do nothing until it is directed. This is just as true of Spiritual Power
as of electrical or steam power. Your thought must give Spiritual power
You must decide what you want to express. Your choice of
ideas determines everything that comes into your life. Choose those Words
which mean something to you. They will give your desire form. You must do
your own thinking.
FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE DIVINE PLAN
Man's part in the Divine unfoldment is to recognize what he really is, and
through claiming his own to bring it through into expression. Much of Man's
confusion, sin, sickness, or limitation has been the result of his denial
of his Divine nature. His belief in an existence apart from God has created
negative conditions. But his recognition, that God within him is Complete,
changes his order of living and creates abundant life.
THE INFINITE RESPONDS TO MAN
The substance of everything that man desires, the essence of all life, fills
and surrounds him. Man's word speaks forth into form. It fulfills his idea
or follows his thought pattern. It responds to his desire, completely, when
he is scientific in his thinking and is convinced about the Truth upon which
MAN'S CONSCIOUSNESS MUST BE FREED FROM LACK
Whatsoever negation exists in man's consciousness must be eliminated; yet
we must not fight negation. To do so only gives it power. When we realize
the Allness of Good, negation has no existence. When we feel our oneness
with God-ness, nothing false can exist.
TREATMENT IS THE USE OF POWER
A Mental or Spiritual Treatment is definite mental work which expresses
conditions according to our desires. It does not take into consideration
things as they appear to be, but thinks in Creative Mind the condition as
we want it to be. The more specific our treatment, the more positive will
be our result. Creative Mind accepts our concept and gives it form.
THE TRUE NATURE OF MAN IS DIVINE
A Treatment to be scientific must take into consideration man's Real Nature.
Obviously, man did not create himself. The God Mind, which conceived man
as a Perfect Idea, endowed him with the power necessary to unfold this Idea.
So that man, the image and likeness of God, is the Real Man to be unfolded.
Man instead of being material and mortal can be understood as a Spiritual
Reality. He still exists in the God Mind as perfect Being, and all of his
experiences seek to reflect this Divine nature. Health, joy, wealth, love
and peace are understood as the natural heritage of the God Man.
FOLLOW THROUGH A CREATIVE IDEA
When we recognize the power contained within the idea which created us,
we are unifying ourselves with an Infinite Force. We should then realize
that this power which created us has never left us, BUT CAME FORTH WITH
US, expressing itself as man. So that health, joy and wealth become the
objective expression of this God Power. We do not have to create these conditions,
but by recognizing the nature of the original Power we let this TRANSCENDENT
PRESENCE manifest our desire in all that we are.
RECOGNITION OF THE POWER ENABLES IT TO EXPRESS
The manifestation of this Power is complete when we let it do its Perfect
Work. When we can perceive God's Perfect Idea of Perfect Man and accept
this Perfect Idea, we open channels in our expression whereby the God Idea
may manifest. This is why Jesus emphasized so many times that it was the
Father within him which did the work. The Spirit indwelling us brings out
our true nature.
THOUGHT DIRECTS SUBSTANCE
The purpose of Treatment is to create through Spiritual realization that
which we want to appear as experience. There is no limitation to what a
Treatment can do, nor to our ability to give a Treatment. Whether we want
to demonstrate a peck of potatoes, a rose bush, a new house, a condition
in the body or a new position, the PRINCIPLE is always the same. Through
Spiritual Realization we create that which we desire to appear as experience.
Creative Intelligence which is Substance follows the direction of our thought
and assumes the form of our desire.
VISION MUST BE TURNED
We must look away from limitation, lack, discord and disease and look toward
the Self which is the perfect expression of God. Our unification must be
complete in the God Mind. When we have a specific need, we see the condition
in the God Mind exactly as we want it to be. This is Treatment.
MAN IS SPIRITUAL MIND
Our Realization is the mold which gives form to the Substance, Spirit. There
is just One Substance, Intelligence, Mind, God or Spirit. Our thinking IN
this Substance (not INTO) gives form to this Substance. The Substance of
all our experiences is the same. We THINK Substance into the form of our
BE AWARE OF THE GOOD
In Treatment we turn entirely AWAY from the condition as it appears, because,
as long as we look at the condition we can never overcome it. We emphasize
NOT the thing to be overcome or changed but the Idea To Be Expressed. We
do not fight disease, but recognize a Principle of health which is normal
and natural for man to express. Not so much overcoming lack or limitation,
but a definite conscious release of abundance. Treatment always builds up
something, some Idea, some Desire, some Conception that IS to be expressed.
The Treatment realizes Power to be released and then directs it. As we speak
our Word in the Positive way, we will put all our energy into the Word to
be released, and none of our energy can go into the thing to be destroyed.
We think of That which is to be expressed, and the things that are to be
removed or the obstructions to be dissipated will eliminate themselves.
When we let the negative condition alone, negation will destroy itself as
we are concerned with the positive condition to be expressed. A negative
condition may not eliminate itself IF IGNORED, but will be eradicated through
THE UNIVERSE AROUND US REFLECTS OUR THOUGHTS
When we recognize man as a Spiritual Being, we see him EXPRESSING in a Spiritual
Universe. We see all form as simply the objective expression of Spirit,
God or Mind. We do not deny the existence of any form, condition or so-called
material object; but we recognize that every form is the expression of Intelligence,
that every concrete experience IS the manifestation of a tangible thought.
Regardless of what conditions may exist or what may surround us, we know
that thought produces them - thought will change them.
MAN, THE CENTER OF HIS WORLD
Each person IS the point at which the God Mind reproduces Itself. Whatever
man expects or hopes to find in his world, must be presented at this point
of consciousness as an idea. All experience is the movement of Intelligence
- the result of man's direction or the reflection of his attitude.
THE OBJECTIVE APPEARANCE MUST CHANGE
The demonstration of health is complete when every appearance of disease
or sickness has been removed. Expect your demonstration to be complete.
HAVE NO FEAR
Work scientifically, consistently and persistently. Recognize that you are
dealing with the Law of Life. Know that it is the nature of Principle to
respond to Itself. Be of good faith. Know that the Word you speak is the
perfect Word of God and establishes Itself.
EFFECTUAL PRAYING IS SCIENTIFIC KNOWING
We do more than pray that aches and pains may be removed or that disease
be destroyed; we seek to know our oneness with the Perfection of God and
realize that God's Perfection as health is the Life filling us, flowing
through every part of our being, vitalizing every cell this moment. To ask
God to remove a negative condition would be to recognize it, but to see
our oneness with the True nature of God, brings through the Perfection of
God. Thus the negative condition is automatically wiped out.
ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN
Instead of asking God to give us health; we assume that God, the great creative
Principle, the Presence in us now, IS the perfect health filling every part
of our being. Instead of asking as though we did not have the thing we desired,
we ask, believing that we have it now. By realizing that God-in-us is that
health, we simultaneously ask and receive.
EVERY PRAYER ANSWERS ITSELF
Within the prayer when it is prayed are all of the elements necessary to
bring it through as a manifestation. We identify ourselves in Divine Mind
with the specific thing desired, therefore Divine Mind fills US with the
Realization of its Presence. We lift our thoughts above our need.
WHERE TREATMENT TAKES PLACE
Treatment takes place within the consciousness of man. Anyone can give a
Treatment, yet our daily thought or attitude comprises an unconscious Treatment.
To be successful it is important to know WHAT we are treating. Treatment
takes place within our consciousness. It is mental activity within ourselves
- upon ourselves - by ourselves and for ourselves.
TREATMENT DEALS WITH THOUGHT
Just as the gardener planning his garden carefully selects the kind and
quantity of seed he desires to carry out his plan; so must we now WHAT we
are seeking to do with our lives and carefully choose those ideas which
will contribute to our unfoldment. THOUGHT is constantly flowing into form.
CHANGE YOUR THOUGHT BETWEEN TREATMENTS
When you have finished your Treatment turn away from it and let it rest.
Keep anxious thoughts about it out of your mind. Know that the Treatment
is complete within itself - go about your business and let it do its own
Treat until there is no longer any need for the Treatment. Work until the
perfect fulfillment is established on the outer plane.
THE TREATMENT THAT SUCCEEDS
Treatment is based upon the recognition of what man is by Nature, not what
he seems to be, or what he is expressing. All our treating must realize
that God is within every individual, Perfect Man, Perfect Mind, Perfect
Supply, Perfect Life, Perfect Health, Perfect Joy and Perfect Peace.
There is within me a Power which is complete. This Power
complete within me draws to my conscious recognition everything I need
express and experience.
GOD IN ME IS MY PERFECT HEALTH
We recognize God-in-man as the complete life in man. Whatever we think about
the Self is identified with God-in-man and becomes the expression. God-in-man
is recognized as Perfect Life - expressing Health.
Man IS perfect man expressing God in a perfect body, in a
ISSUE THE DIVINE COMMAND
We are careful not to petition God for things. We become conscious of our
oneness with God and our positive Word speaks this God-ness into form according
to our desire. Jesus had a positive consciousness of his oneness with God.
When he healed, he spoke from this consciousness, giving the specific command.
He did not say, "Can you stretch forth your hand?" Nor did he
ask, "God give me the power to heal this man's arm." Within this
consciousness of power, he said, "Stretch forth thine hand." Treatment
takes place when man claiming his authority, uses it.
TREATMENT DOES NOT AFFECT GOD
Treatment changes only man's mental attitude - not God's. It creates a receptivity
within man's consciousness which lets the God desire manifest.
EVERY THOUGHT REVEALS TRUTH
In the Perfect Treatment we are completely conscious of our oneness with
the God Principle and know that every phase of our thinking is unified with
the God Mind.
FOLLOW A DEFINITE PLAN
In treating we follow a definite plan, yet we must keep the mind open. Our
clearest and most concise idea may expand through illumination.
DO NOT LET NEGATIVE BELIEFS CREATE
Do not energize false beliefs. Many people are self-hypnotized into accepting
limitations. Let the Truth about yourself reveal itself to you. Accept -
without compromise, your complete freedom.
REFUSE TO LET YOUR OWN THOUGHT LIMIT YOU
Not even the self can limit the Self. We should declare our freedom from
self-imposed limitations. Become so aware of the Truth that you do not possess
the power to bind yourself.
THE POWER WITHIN BREAKS EVERY BOND
If any mental tendencies seem to crystallize conditions around us we must
build a consciousness of power within which equalizes the demand from without.
The Truth then pushes forth from within into its free and complete expression.
MAN IS FREE BY DIVINE AUTHORITY
We do not free ourselves through will power, but because the Divine Intention
within us maintains Its own ability to function fully, completely and freely.
PERFECTION INDWELLS MAN
The idea back of our manifestation of life is a Perfect Idea. This thought
in the Infinite Mind is indestructible and changeless and can never be less
than the Perfection of God. God thought Perfect Man, Perfect Expression,
Resentment can create a chemical reaction in the blood stream. We can not
have war without hatred. We should free our minds from all resentment, bitterness
and hatred. Divine Love within us will find an outlet through us. Divine
Love harmonizes our thought. God-in-us is Peace.
THE POWER IS WITHIN
Within the Real Self is Power to maintain Complete and Perfect Health in
a Perfect body.
Within the Real Self is Power to sustain at all times the
INTELLIGENCE RESPONDS TO INTELLIGENCE
Treatment realizes that we already live in a Perfect Universe which needs
to be seen mentally before it can become a part of our experience. We are
dealing with Intelligence so we must THINK. Spirit responds to our word,
but if we do not speak the word we can not expect the response. Our good
will come to us as we are definite and positive in knowing our good.
NO SELF-DEPRECIATION IN GOD
A person who feels sorry for himself or who thinks that all things are working
against him, creates more conditions to further his depression. His self-pity
is very far-reaching and influences everyone whom he contacts. A person
who continually things that business is dull, draws to himself those who
also think hard times or depression. We must reverse this tendency by knowing
that God-in-man is opulent, does not admit poverty but manifests abundance
THINK PROSPERITY AND SEE ABUNDANCE
No matter what a person's financial status is, never think of a person as
poor nor see a person as destitute. Go through the appearance and know that
the Perfect Life is Abundantly supplying every need. Our helping a person
in a material way must not interfere with our God vision. The God Power
radiates from us and everyone we meet is helped, strengthened and prospered
because they, too, have touched our consciousness.
OUR STANDARD OF OPULENCE IS MAINTAINED
Our clear consciousness draws to us those who think as we do. The standard
which we establish automatically attracts those who are similar. The person
who wants to be in the atmosphere of Abundance, must recognize that abundance
and Opulence are established within his consciousness and THAT which is
within him is made manifest everywhere. Our thought visualizes that which
is prosperous or opulent and which can abundantly multiply itself.
GOD IS EXPRESSED
So many times we think Treatment is the manipulation of mental laws. Treatment
is the release of the Presence of God-in-us. It opens the avenues within
our own thought to make us receptive to this God Power.
KEEP THE THOUGHT NEW
Intelligence is ever moving. Out thought must be constantly expanding. Every
day should bring us new ideas about life. Each day we should find new ways
of doing our work.
RECOGNIZE THE SELF
We treat to recognize the ability of the Self - to know what we have to
give to life. Our self-recognition opens the channel for our expression.
HAVE NO ENVY AND NO BELIEF IN COMPETITION
Each person's place in life is unique. No one can take from us that which
belongs to us and which we have consciously recognized as our expression.
Likewise we can not deprive another of his good.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO BE AND DO
The clear conception of what you want to do gives definite direction to
your actions. You get no credit for what you do not do. You may rejoice
that you are not retrogressing but you may be standing still. You must project
your consciousness in a constructive manner. To go forward you must have
a sense of progress. Not the pitfalls nor mistakes that you have avoided
or omitted but the positive Goodness which you have put into your living
determines your progress. Life responds to your definite knowingness.
KNOW YOUR PERFECTION
Treatment changes the individual consciousness. Do more than make affirmations
about the grandeur, perfection and glory of God. God knows that God is perfect
and good. Realize that the Truth about God is the Truth in man's consciousness
TREATMENT TAKES PLACE WITHIN THE SELF
The person giving a Treatment treats himself. He is a center in God-conscious
Mind. All healing action takes place within his consciousness. He silently
realizes that within is the perfect power and life.
THE SUBSTANCE OF EVERYTHING EXISTS WITHIN
That which exists within our consciousness, invisible Mind or Intelligence,
finds its perfect fulfillment on the outer plane. Parallel action is always
maintained between the inner plane of Mind and the outer plane of manifestation.
A Perfect Pattern exists within us for everything that takes place in our
expression. The inner determines the outer.
DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR DEMONSTRATIONS
When we are working to establish a condition it is best to keep it to ourselves.
Our consciousness then will not admit a discouraging word or criticism,
but all of our power will be carrying through our vision.
HOW TO CHANGE CONDITIONS
That which exists in our consciousness is reflected in conditions around
us. When we change our attitude, conditions assume the form of our new thought.
ALL CONDITIONS ARE MIND IN ACTION
The clearer our conception of the action of mind, the more positive will
be the correspondence on the outer plane.
GROW OUT OF SITUATIONS
We let go of an undesirable condition by knowing that we are through with
it - that we have completed it - finished all in it that we were supposed
to do - have learned from our experience and are now ready for something
DO NOT FIGHT AN UNPLEASANT ENVIRONMENT
That which surrounds us is the manifestation of thought. If it does not
fulfill our desire we change our attitude and create a larger expression.
We Increase Our Mold Of Acceptance. God-in-man is harmoniously expressed,
and provides adequate opportunity to express our recognition of what we
THERE IS NO LAW OF REVERSAL TO TRUTH
Man's word spoken with conviction can not be reversed. It is powerless to
change itself. The intent within the word gives it Its Power and when this
purpose is destroyed, the word will cease to exist. A carrot, midway in
its development, does not decide to reverse itself and become a turnip or
a rose. It carries out the fundamental idea and remains true to its kind.
Our word can never fail but has within itself all power necessary to attain
its complete unfoldment.
THE GOD-CONSCIOUS MAN IS GOD-EXPRESSED
Primitive people are unexpressed. As man grows in his consciousness of Truth,
he opens new avenues for his expression. As our appreciation of the joy,
beauty and love of life increases, our expression enlarges. Love, unexpressed,
turns inward in self worship, but expressed helps those around us and gives
us a sense of progress. As we recognize our Power we welcome every opportunity
for its expression. When we realize our oneness with God we shall express
this oneness in our relations toward our fellowman. Love harmonizes every
EACH IDEA MUST EXPRESS IN ITS RIGHT PLACE
The value of an idea is determined by its use. The rose is just as perfect
as the cabbage and the cabbage is just as perfect as the rose. A dime is
just as perfect as ten dollars. Now, where we get mixed up is when we take
an idea that does not fit in a certain expression and try to force it. Each
idea covers a certain need and we must recognize that every idea has its
purpose and its specific place. This perfect idea must be understood for
what it is itself. Work in this definite way and realize that the perfect
expression of God Power will unfold in everything. We then have the right
idea for the right experience and it is completely fulfilled in our work.
GOD MUST BE EXPRESSED IN MAN
We do not confine our meditation upon the abstract but bring it down to
the point of our experience. Air circulates around us, yet only that air
which we breathe into our lungs benefits us. Life is everywhere but must
individualize in us for us to Live. God is the Principle of Good surrounding
us and in all. Meditation brings God into our experience. More than meditation
upon God; it is God-in-me. More than knowing the Truth about God; we must
know the Truth about man.
WE KNOW WHAT WE CAN EXPRESS
We do not fully understand any principle until we can explain it. Regardless
of what we are studying, we should increase our understanding. When we are
able to put our thought into words, our understanding will be clear. If
we are unable to give the gist of a book we have just read, we did not get
very much out of it or else did not exhaust its possibilities. But if we
can discuss it intelligently, either pro or con, it has stimulated our thinking
and absorbed our attention. Hence we understand the way the Principle works.
WORK FOR DEFINITE IDEAS
Our success is not dependent upon the flow of Intelligence in and through
us, but upon the specific thoughts in that stream of God Intelligence which
we individually appropriate and apply in our expression.
GOD-IN-MAN IS COMPLETE COOPERATION
We do not expect an individual to express beyond his ability to comprehend.
We must not expect too much of other people. Each individual must express
according to his unfoldment. To make demands upon another's ability to express
is apt to create confusion. Whenever we need cooperation from life, we must
know that God is all; that we do not depend on any person but rely completely
upon the All-sufficiency of the God Principle which brings full cooperation
independent of any and all persons and places.
IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO REVEAL THE CAUSE WHEN ANYTHING IS
If any disturbance seems to exist in the body or affairs of the individual,
we seek the cause and eradicate it. Sometimes we do not find the mental
cause or locate the negative belief that produced in-harmony, discord or
disease. But when we recognize man as a Spiritual Reality and know the life
within him to be Spirit, we release into his affairs power which definitely
wipes out any false appearance, regardless of what the condition may be.
WHAT WE THINK ABOUT WE ATTRACT TO OURSELVES
What we think about we gradually believe in. In order to change our belief
we have to change the thought pattern. We change the idea that we are contemplating,
put the new picture before the mind, even though at first we are skeptical
about its attainment. We keep bringing this new idea before the mind and
meditating upon it - the first thing we know our belief is established.
We become convinced and the thought becomes the thing.
AN IDEA BECOMES A FORM
What we call success or failure is the mathematical operation of this Principle
of Intelligence. No idea within itself is evil. Each idea has its proper
place and its right expression. What we call failure is due to an inadequate
idea. Choose an idea adequate for your need. The Divine Plan accepts only
your Success conviction.
EVIL IS THE MISUSE OF IDEAS
When man misuses ideas he tries to make one thing fit where it could not
go. It is like trying to fit a round peg in a square hole. Much confusion
that exists in man's affairs is caused by this misapplication.
GOD-IN-ME ALWAYS KNOWSIntelligence being Infinite is never
at a loss to know what to do. Infinite Mind within us could never be at
a loss to provide the right idea for the right acceptance.
WE CAN CHANGE OUR BELIEF
We meditate upon that which we know the Truth must be. Through logic or
reason we understand that man must be the manifestation of God. We attain
a personal conviction that we individually are made in the image and likeness
of the Divine. Our belief makes abstract Truth become personal experience.
Dr. Robert H. Bitzer ( 1896 - 1994)
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