Sunday message by Rev. Pat Bessey
It has been a relatively quiet week at Unity Center for Spiritual Growth. However, yesterday our own Bill Taylor celebrated his 97th birthday… HAPPY BIRTHDAY, BILL! I have mentioned in the past, however, and it bears mentioning again, that Bill comes in every Sunday morning at about 8:30 and gets coffee going. He keeps the coffee carafes full for our consumption. He also mows the lawn every other week using the riding John Deere mower that he purchased for the church a few years ago. Bill is a model of how being in service keeps one connected and healthy. Bill, we love and appreciate you so much. Find him on Facebook and send him birthday wishes.
Sunday’s talk title was “Mind Over Matter.” Many on Sunday, as they were leaving, told me I was talking directly to them. I love when that happens. So you might just want to listen to the talk, as it may also be just what you need to hear.
Most of us have grown up hearing the phrase “mind over matter.” However, the message illustrated how that is not correct, it is really “mind as matter.”
Here are quotes from different New Thought writers confirming this:
In The Edinburgh Lectures, Thomas Troward said: “The universal mind is the creative power throughout Nature; and as the originating power it must… give rise to… various forms…”
In The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind, Ernest Holmes wrote: “There is but One Mind; It is Omnipresent – It is all there is. Everything, visible and invisible, is but a manifestation of this One Mind – the result of Its Creative Action and the becoming of that which It creates.”
In Talks on Truth, Charles Fillmore said: “Mind is not a thing; Mind is. It is that which, through orderly process, produces the thing. This orderly process, we have learned by observation, is from an invisible center to a visible circumstance. So, if anywhere in the universe you behold a form, you may know that within that form there is a potential center from which spring all its qualities.”
So it is not and never will be mind OVER matter, but mind AS matter whether that is Mind in the Capital “M”/Macrocosm/Big Picture sense or mind in the Lower Case “m”/microcosm/little picture sense.
Ernest Holmes, in Observations, says: “The universal creative Mind is the same mind you and I are using now and it is because of the unity of this Mind, the oneness, the indestructibility, the eternality, the changelessness of this Mind that we may be certain that our thought acts in and through this Mind in accord with the immutable Law of Cause and Effect. Therefore, it follows that if we set up a vibrating point at the center of our own thought receptive to that which is good, to that which is beautiful and true, we shall irresistibly be attracting that condition into our own environment.”
Mind/mind is always at work, always creating, always forming itself into matter. Whether it’s creating through our lives that which we desire depends on how we are using our piece of Mind and how we have trained it!
Einstein once said: “Everything is energy and that is all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you can’t help but get that reality. It can be no other way. That is not philosophy; it’s physics.”
Next week’s talk will be “Your Mind is a Vessel.” Have a great week!
You are a blessing in my life.
Rev. Patricia Bessey