If you don't control your mind, someone else will…

Are Your Thoughts Creating Prosperity or Poverty?

ACIMI hear so many people say, “I cannot afford that” or “that is so expensive” or “the economy is bad.” If this is what you believe, then it will become your experience.

One of the most important prayers you can say is, “God, please teach me to have right-minded thoughts.” Do this on a regular basis and you will be amazed at how your life will change for the better.

I learned this from A Course in Miracles.

You can modify the statement and make it be more specific by saying:

“God, please teach me to have right-minded thoughts about health.”
“God, please teach me to have right-minded thoughts about prosperity.”
“God, please teach me to have right-minded thoughts about love.”
…or insert anything else that you want to experience.

We are co-creators with God and it is important to not just expect miracles to instantly pop into existence. Instead, God works through us and miracles come about by us having proper thoughts about what it is we want. Our thoughts are electromagnetic energy and have the power to manifest into reality. Everything ever invented was first a thought.

The ultimate goal is for us to be self-sufficient and not have to depend on Higher Beings or anyone else for assistance. It is similar to us wanting our children to grow up and be independent without always coming to us for help because they know they are perfectly talented and capable of managing their own lives.

The Course of Miracles deals with Universal Spiritual themes.
To learn more about it, please click: www.acim.org

There are 365 lessons, here is an example of the first one:

Lesson 1

Nothing I see in this room [on this street, from this window, in this place] means anything.

Now look slowly around you, and practice applying this idea very specifically to whatever you see:

This table does not mean anything.
This chair does not mean anything.
This hand does not mean anything.
This foot does not mean anything.
This pen does not mean anything.

Then look farther away from your immediate area, and apply the idea to a wider range:

That door does not mean anything.
That body does not mean anything.
That lamp does not mean anything.
That sign does not mean anything.
That shadow does not mean anything.

Notice that these statements are not arranged in any order, and make no allowance for differences in the kinds of things to which they are applied. That is the purpose of the exercise. The statement should merely be applied to anything you see. As you practice the idea for the day, use it totally indiscriminately. Do not attempt to apply it to everything you see, for these exercises should not become ritualistic. Only be sure that nothing you see is specifically excluded. One thing is like another as far as the application of the idea is concerned.

This lesson should not be done more than twice a day each, preferably morning and evening. Nor should it be attempted for more than a minute or so, unless that entails a sense of hurry. A comfortable sense of leisure is essential.

How It Came into Being

In 1977 in response to many requests for a brief introduction to A Course in Miracles, Helen Schucman wrote the following, which appears as the Preface to the Course. The first two parts: “How It Came” and “What It Is,” Helen wrote herself. The final part, “What It Says,” she scribed through the process of inner dictation.

A Course in Miracles began with the sudden decision of two people to join in a common goal. Their names were Helen Schucman and William Thetford, Professors of Medical Psychology at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City. They were anything but spiritual. Their relationship with each other was difficult and often strained, and they were concerned with personal and professional acceptance and status. In general, they had considerable investment in the values of the world. Their lives were hardly in accord with anything that the Course advocates. Helen, the one who received the material, describes herself:

“Psychologist, educator, conservative in theory and atheistic in belief, I was working in a prestigious and highly academic setting. And then something happened that triggered a chain of events I could never have predicted. The head of my department unexpectedly announced that he was tired of the angry and aggressive feelings our attitudes reflected, and concluded that, ‘there must be another way.’ As if on cue I agreed to help him find it. Apparently this Course is the other way.”

Although their intention was serious, they had great difficulty in starting out on their joint venture. But they had given the Holy Spirit the “little willingness” that, as the Course itself was to emphasize again and again, is sufficient to enable Him to use any situation for His purposes and provide it with His power.


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