Join us on Sunday August 19th, 2018 at 292 West Shore Rd, Warwick, RI 02889
10:00 am - 11:15am
***Starting on July 1st, Our Sunday Celebrations service at Concordia will be from 10:00am to 11:15am – and will continue until September 2nd.
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Sunday Celebration of Life Service August 19th, 2018
LESSON: “BY RIGHT OF CONSCIOUSNESS”
LESSON BY: Rev Ian Taylor
LESSON: “Exploring affirmations, denials and spiritual bypass”
MATERIALS SOURCES: AFFIRMATION - SCIENCE OF MIND GLOSSARY, P575: To affirm anything is to state that it is so and to maintain this as being true in the face of all evidence to the contrary. Repeating an affirmation is leading the mind to that state of consciousness where it accepts that which it wishes to believe.
Love and Law (2001; teachings 1918-1920): We cannot make affirmations and denials for fifteen minutes and spend the other twenty-three hours and forty-five minutes denying the thing we have affirmed and affirming the thing we have denied and obtain the results we seek. We send out the word and it sets in motion the power, but if we begin to think the opposite thing, it gets the word as soon as it is thought. It neutralizes the word and destroys any possibility of its effect. (p. 9.4-5)
Practical Application of Science of Mind (1958): Therefore, if anyone asks the question, “Can I become a millionaire overnight simply by affirming that I have a million dollars?” the answer would be that nothing could be further from the truth. There are too many misguided people in dire circumstances who are affirming “I am rich.” In a certain sense their affirmation is correct, but frequently they overlook the fundamental premise of the Science of Mind, which is that Spirit can do for us only that which It does through us. Too often they fail to realize that they have a definite part to play in the relationship between God and man. (p. 38.3)
Science of Mind Magazine: Both prosperity and poverty are states of mind. If we desire to erase the thought of poverty we must go back to the thought of prosperity, an affirmation of the allness of Good, the source of which is God. We are confronted with the revealing truth that poverty is lack of knowledge of God. If we had a complete realization of the allness of Good and our oneness with God, we would automatically express abundance
This Thing Called You (1948): Perhaps true fasting is a determination no longer to entertain negative thoughts, perhaps it means continually to be affirming the good. The act of physical fasting is merely a symbol of this inward grace. The need for the symbol disappears when you understand its meaning. It is a good practice to fast, so far as the negative is concerned, and feast on affirmations only. Why not fast from the idea of lack and feast on the idea of abundance. (p. 87.5)
DENIAL – SCIENCE OF MIND GLOSSARY, P584: the mental act of knowing that any negative conditions need not be. Denial clears the way for a realization of Truth, it is a wiping out of wrong reasoning.
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