By Dr. Robert H. Bitzer
Posted Oct. 4, 2005
Dr. Robert Bitzer authored several books and was the Founder
and Spiritual Director of the Hollywood Church of Religious Science until
his transition in 1994. This essay was included in his "Collected
Essays of Robert Bitzer"
You are surrounded by many beautiful things, most of which
you take for granted or accept in a cursory sort of way. You accept them
without giving them any deep meaning. You are apt to have that same attitude
toward great truths. You give lip service but miss the deep meaning that
would revolutionize your life. Mind is all. God is the only power. God is
love. You could go on and on. You know the commandments, the axioms and
aphorisms of truth. You can recite them by heart. However to prove these
truths and live them makes a greater demand upon you.
You are surrounded by a principle of wealth which is imploring
you to accept it and use it. You need a personal commitment. Emerson said
that if he took unto himself all the beauty which surrounded him he would
surely give it out again. He identified with the beauty of the mountains
and became part of what he was beholding. That is what is meant by consciousness.
You are surrounded by prosperity and great good. Consciousness reaches out,
recognizes what it beholds, accepts it and makes it part of your being.
This develops a new terminology. You are surrounded by limitless
good. You can affirm you have abundant wealth. All of that can be true.
You have all these potentials of being, but you must use them. This is where
consciousness comes in. Having all wealth and all health does not necessarily
imply that you are taking advantage of what is included for you. A definite
creative step is necessary. You have abundant wealth and you work mentally
to have the consciousness of what you have. You create the consciousness
of abundance and acquire the consciousness of prosperous being. That will
do the trick. You get the consciousness of having it.
Consciousness is the key to demonstration. It opens your
mind to limitless possibilities. You do not merely affirm what you have,
you affirm that you have the consciousness of being successful. Someone
may be waiting for you in your reception room, but this would not imply
that you knew they were there. Consciousness connects you with the fact
or the truth of being.
You are, in your experience, what you are conscious of being.
The whole universe is yours, but you can appropriate only according to your
consciousness. "All things that the Father hath are mine" - but
it is obvious that you can actually have only that of which you are conscious.
From this you can see that you should treat/pray not merely for what you
want but for the consciousness of being what you want. You live in a world
of great beauty and you can become conscious of this. Limitless abundance
is yours, and you can become conscious of what you want. Consciousness identifies
with your good and makes it part of your being.
Infinite Mind knows no limitation and manifests according
to the law of consciousness. You are limited by your belief, but you are
not limited by Principle. Your potentials are inexhaustible, but your consciousness
is the determining factor. You have a little or a lot. The Infinite does
not care and does not restrict. BIGNESS brings consciousness forth; smallness
contracts. YOU ARE BIG.
And so it is.
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