JANUARY EMMET FOX E-ZINE
IN THE BEGINNING ME - Emmet Fox
THE first four words of the Bible are in the beginning, God. This fact is very significant because it indicates that God must be the beginning of anything worth while. Here it begins in the Bible, and the text goes on to deal with the creation of the universe, showing that God, of course, is the real beginning of all things. If you take this thought in the beginning, God, and make it the keynote of your whole life, you have found the secret of success. If you make this principle the keynote of any particular enterprise, that enterprise must and will be successful. The trouble with so many people is that the actual keynote of their lives is in the beginning, me. They are not always aware of this. As a rule they do not even suspect it; but the fact remains. The real cause for the inharmony in the world is that so many individuals, groups, and nations, think in terms of in the beginning, me. Working from yourself as the center can only bring discouragement, depression, and failure. Working from God as the center, not nominally but actually, must bring success, for God is Creative Life. The Bible says, "I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end"-the First and the Last. This means that where God is the beginning you will find He is also the end, that your demonstration will be complete, perfect, and final.
How You Can Change Your Life ~ James A Decker
I once read a simple explanation, by a metaphysical writer, that proved of lasting worth to me in learning how to achieve what I wanted. Perhaps this writer's conception will be helpful to you, too. He said, in effect, that man's mind may be thought of as immense streams of force moving in concentric circles. The outer circles are the conscious, human mentality upon which are impressed the waking thoughts of daily life. Within, at the center of these circling forces, is the superconscious mind, the very core of force, the Christ dwelling in us. The casual thoughts that we think affect only the outer circles of the human mind. But when we want something deeply-when our desire is genuine and strong enough-we touch not only the outer circles but the inner core as well. It is at such moments-when desire for our good is strongest within us-that we are in direct contact with God, that we touch Him and bring His power into action in our outer lives. Most of us touch the inner mind, the Christ Mind, only at intervals when our desire and faith produce a combination strong enough to press through the outer circles of mere human wishing. But it is possible to be in constant touch with the limitless powers of the superconscious mind. The strong mind is the mind that is in such close contact with the Christ Mind that its limitless powers can be felt at any time. Jesus demonstrated the power of such a mind when He performed His mighty works. We can demonstrate wonderful results in our lives when we, too, learn to be at one with the Christ in us. There is no limit to the good we can claim. But we can claim our good only as we develop our ability to accept and use it. That is why concentration is such an important part of wanting. Mere formless wanting or a vague, haphazard wishing for something-anything-accomplishes little. In any situation, results are accomplished by our concentrating all our wanting on our highest good. Once this good is attained, we proceed to concentrate on another situation, and so on. This is true progress: concentrating the whole of our desire upon continuous advancement. To move forward, we must advance in the present; and if we continue to move forward, we will reach any goal we may have in view. How would you change your life? It is up to you.
"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." Rumi
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The Fresh Beginning
When one awakes from sleep and so returns to conscious life, he is in a peculiarly receptive and impressionable state. All relations with the material world have for a time been shut off, the mind is in a freer and more natural state, resembling somewhat a sensitive plate, where impressions can readily leave their traces. This is why many times the highest and truest impressions come to one in the early morning
hours, before the activities of the day and their attendant distractions have exerted an influence. This is one reason why many people can do their best work in the early hours of the day.
But this fact is also a most valuable one in connection with the mouldings of everyday life. The mind is at this time as a clean sheet of paper. We can most valuably use this quiet, receptive, impressionable period by wisely directing the activities of the mind along the highest and most desirable paths, and thus, so to speak, set the pace for the day.
Each morning is a fresh beginning. We are, as it were, just beginning life. We have it entirely in our own hands. And when the morning with its fresh beginning comes, all yesterdays should be yesterdays, with which we have nothing to do. Sufficient is it to know that the way we lived our yesterday has determined for us our today. And, again, when the morning with its fresh beginning comes, all tomorrows should be tomorrows, with which we have nothing to do. Sufficient to know that the way we live our today determines our tomorrow. Ralph Waldo Trine - In Tune With The Infinite - 1907.
Affirmation ~ Florence Scovel Shinn
I am in perfect harmony with the working of the law, for I know that Infinite Intelligence knows nothing of obstacles, time or space. It knows only completion.
Stake Your Claim
You can have true success and happiness in life if you consistently put these truths into practice in your daily living. It is your God - given duty to Stake Your Claim to peace, poise, power, prosperity and health - and God expects you to be satisfied with nothing less. (Herman Wolhorn)
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