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Sunday message by Rev. Pat Bessey based on the book E-Squared: Nine Do-It-Yourself Energy Experiments That Prove Your Thoughts Create Your Reality by Pam Grout
On Sunday when our children came in at the end of the service as they do each week… I ask them what did you do today and this week they wrote prayers. I am sharing Ashley McBreairty’s poem:
God take my hand
When I feel pain.
God take my heart
When I’m not strong enough.
God take my soul
When I need to see the Good.
God take my mind
When I need help to find the light.
God show me the way
When it’s time to find Thy heaven.
Ashley also shared, “When you don’t know what to do, have a cup of coffee with God.”
We just completed the seventh principle in the series E-Squared. It is the Superhero Principle. The principle simply states our thoughts and words – our consciousness – impact matter, including our bodies. Matter does not control you; you control matter.
It also knows that within each of us is everything we need to know. We are already free. The infinite power of God will back up our belief in sickness if that’s what we choose. But we can also change our beliefs to health, love, joy and peace.
I shared the story of our co-founder Myrtle Fillmore and her healing and, as a result, we now have the Unity Movement and Unity of Greater Portland. Here is a condensed version of what I shared on Sunday. Please listen to the talk.
How I Found Health
by Myrtle Fillmore
Myrtle Fillmore, with her husband Charles Fillmore, founded the Unity movement. Her personal healing experience with prayer led to the Silent Unity prayer ministry.
The full version of this article was first published in Unity Magazine in 1897 and is now part of the Unity Classic pamphlet series.
I have made what seems to me a discovery. I was very sick; I had all the ills of mind and body that I could bear. Medicine and doctors ceased to give me relief and I was in despair, until I found practical Christianity. I affirmed my beliefs and I was healed. …
I went to all the life centers in my body and spoke words of Truth to them-words of strength and power.
I asked their forgiveness for the foolish, ignorant course that I had pursued in the past, when I had condemned them and called them weak, inefficient, and diseased.
I did not become discouraged at their being slow to wake up, but kept right on, both silently and aloud, declaring words of Truth until the organs responded.
And neither did I forget to tell them they were free, unlimited Spirit. I told them that they were no longer in bondage to the carnal mind; that they were not corruptible flesh, but centers of life and energy omnipresent.
Then I asked the Father to forgive me for taking His life into my body and using it so wastefully. I promised Him that I would never, never again retard the free flow of that life through my mind and my body by any false word or thought; that I would always bless it and encourage it with true thoughts and words in its wise work of building up my body temple; that I would use all diligence and wisdom in telling it just what I wanted it to do.
I want everybody to know about this beautiful, true law and to use it. It is not a new discovery but, when you use it and get the fruits of health and harmony, it will seem new to you, and you will feel that it is your own discovery.
For this week’s experiment you will need an egg carton, potting soil and a package of green beans.
Instructions: Plant two beans in each of the 12 slots of the egg carton, and place it near a window. Water the plants every couple of days. Make the following conscious intention… With my innate energy, I will that the beans on the left side of the egg carton grow faster than the beans on the rights. Write down your observation for the next seven days…by the end of the week, you should see evidence that your intention has manifested.
Experiment # 6 Lab Sheet
The Super Hero Principle:
Your thoughts and consciousness impact matter
The Question: Is it possible to affect the physical world with my attention?
The Hypothesis: If I focus my attention on a row of green bean seeds, I can make them sprout faster.
Time Required: 7 days
Today’s date: Time:
The approach: I will focus my attention on a row of green beans. I will send those seeds positive vibes and expect them to be influenced by my energy. I will use the following conscious intention: With my innate energy, I will that the beans on the left side of the egg carton grow faster than the beans on the right.
Next week join me for the Jenny Craig Principle. Julie Thompson will be back with us again.
You are a blessing in my life,