"If it is only a dream, why is pain so real?" "A dream head struck against a dream wall causes dream pain. A dreamer is not cognizant of the hallucinatory fabric of a dream until he awakens. Similarly, man does not understand the delusory nature of the cosmic dream of creation until he awakens in God." Paramahansa Yogananda

Friday, November 19, 2010

Prosperity Sessions 9/ The Golden Key

"Love", Collage on Poster board, 22.5x15, $125

Nov. 18, 2010
"Heaven on Earth is all in the attitude. Appreciation and sparkle
makes stars and we know where they dwell! Give a slice of heaven

Nov. 19, 2010
Doing these prosperity sessions have been an immense help to me.
There are two elements of these sessions that I think are the reason
they are so helpful. First of all I am doing the healing for others,
for free, so it is pure giving and while I am doing the sessions I
am using the Golden Key. Giving and thinking about the nature of
the Divine for one hour a day has transformed me, putting me in a
place of balance and harmony. So having mentioned the Golden Key
I am posting it for all to read. It is short and is one of the more
important spiritual guides I have found.

The Golden Key by Emmet Fox
Scientific prayer will enable you to get yourself or anyone else, out
of difficulty. It is the key to harmony and happiness.

To those who have no acquaintance with the highest power in
existence, this may appear to be a rash claim, but it needs only a
fair trial to prove that, without a shadow of doubt, it is a just one.
You need take no one's word for it, and you should not. Simply try
it for yourself.

God is omnipotent and we are God's image and likeness and have
dominion over all things. This is the inspired teaching, and it is intended
to be taken literally, at its face value. The ability to draw on this power
is not the special prerogative of the mystic or the saint, as it is often
supposed, or even of the highly trained practitioner. Everyone has
this ability. Whoever you are, wherever you may be, the golden key to
harmony is in your hand now. This is because in scientific prayer it is
God who works, not you, and so your particular limitations or weaknesses
are of no account in the process. You are only the channel through which
the divine action takes place, and your treatment will be just the getting
of yourself out of the way. Beginners often get startling results the
first time, for all that is essential is to have an open mind and sufficient
faith to try the experiment. Apart from that, you may hold any views
on religion, or none.

As for the actual method of working, like all fundamental things, it is
simplicity itself. All you have to do is this: Stop thinking about the
difficulty, whatever it is and think about God instead. This is the
complete rule, and if only you will do this, the trouble, whatever it is,
will disappear. It makes no difference what kind of trouble it is, whatever
it is, will disappear. It may be a big thing or a little thing: it may
concern health, finance, a lawsuit, a quarrel, an accident, or anything
else conceivable: but whatever it is, stop thinking about it and think of
God instead -- that is all you have to do. It could not be simpler, could it?
God could scarcely have made it simpler, and yet it never fails to work
when given a fair trial. Do not try to form a picture of God, which is
impossible. Work by rehearsing anything or everything that you know
about God. God is wisdom, truth, inconceivable love. God is present
everywhere, has infinite power, knows everything, and so on. It matters
not how well you may think you understand these things: go over them
repeatedly. But you must stop thinking of the trouble, whatever it is.
The rule is, to think about God. If you are thinking about your difficulty,
you are not thinking about God. To be continually glancing over your
shoulder in order to see how matters are progressing is fatal, because it
is thinking of the trouble, and you must think of God and nothing else.
Your object is to drive the thought of the difficulty out of your consciousness,
for a few moments at least, substituting for it the thought of God. This is
the crux of the whole thing. If you can become so absorbed in this
consideration of the spiritual world that you forget for a while about the
difficulty, you will find that you are safely and comfortably out of your
difficulty that your demonstration is made. In order to "golden key" a
troublesome person or a difficult situation, think. "Now I am going to
'golden key' John, or Mary or that threatened danger": then proceed to
drive all thought of John, or Mary, or the danger out of your mind,
replacing it with the thought of God. By working in this way about a
person, you are not seeking to influence his conduct in any way, except
that you prevent him from injuring or annoying you, and you do him
nothing but good. Thereafter, he is certain to be in some degree a better,
wiser, and more spiritual person, just because you have "golden keyed"
him. A pending lawsuit or other difficulty would probably fade out
harmlessly without coming to a crisis, justice being done to all parties
concerned. If you find that you can do this very quickly, you may
repeat the operation several times a day with intervals between. Be
sure, however, each time you have done it, that you drop all thought of
the matter until the next time. This is important. We have said that the
golden key is simple, and so it is, but of course it is not always easy to
turn. If you are very frightened or worried, at first it may be difficult to
get your thoughts away from material things. But by constantly repeating
a statement of absolute Truth, such as: There is no power but God: I am
the child of God, filled and surrounded by the perfect peace of God: God
is love; God is guiding me now; or perhaps best and simplest of all. God
is with me -- however mechanical or trite it may seem -- you will soon
find that the treatment has begun to "take." And that your mind is
clearing. Do not struggle violently; be quiet, but insistent.Each time you
find your attention wandering, switch it back to God Do not try to think
in advance what the solution to your difficultywill be. This is called
"outlining" and will only delay the demonstration. Leave the question
of ways and means to God. You want to get out of your difficulty that
is sufficient. You do your half, and God will never fail to do God's.
"Whoever calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved" (Acts 2:21).

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