Audio version read by Rev. Steven Lane Taylor, B.Msc.
The majority of people live limited lives because of limitations they place upon themselves. Although many would argue that life has struck them cruel blows and that is why their options are limited, others can be found who have risen above such conditions to have fuller and more complete lives. It is therefore not so much our circumstances that limit us, but it is rather the reactions of our mind to such conditions, based upon the state of consciousness that dominates our thinking.
Limitations about oneself and one’s life are generally caused by a comprehension of oneself that is born of and exists on an intellectual level of self-comprehension. Intellect, by its very nature, is limited in what it can know, comprehend and correctly evaluate. In essence, people see themselves only at the limited level of understanding of the intellect.
The pictures presented by the intellect to oneself are thus also limited, and not at all representative of the vaster picture that could be produced if one were to go deeper into one’s mind, beyond the surface levels of intellectual comprehension. Limitations caused by leaving one’s life to intellectual evaluation can include the factors discussed below.
People may believe that they are capable of only what they have thus far experienced in life. Perhaps some believe they have the capacity for more than what they already have a background in, but not significantly more. The attitude is, of course, most prevalent as a person weighs factors in regard to their material and financial livelihood.
When a person truly lives by the Spiritual concept that all channels are open to them, they become aware that God’s good is operating in their life. The conscious mind becomes a receptacle for a Universal Flow of Consciousness that fills it with many different possibilities of what a person may do to improve their life at any given moment.
A person is guided on a step-by-step process that brings improvement. Because one is being guided, God’s Mind may have a grander picture in store than one’s present state of mind can comprehend. And so, it must be pointed out that in many instances a person may feel that God is guiding them from Point A to Point B, when in truth it is a steppingstone to bringing them to Point C.
Therefore, an open channel that seems to start originally in one direction may be God’s way of positioning a person closer to where they will eventually be, but cannot intellectually comprehend at the moment.
Having all channels open requires a state of mind that is open to that which is new. Clinging to the past in the mind causes it to cling to the old. Certainly there are many memories that the average person may hold as dear in his mind. This is fine, providing that such memories do not so rule the mind that they cause it to live in the memory of what has been, rather than being open to what can be.
Hostility, anger and resentment toward others will also keep the mind living the old, rather than experiencing the new. Consult God’s Presence to help you understand, and in that understanding, forgive, so that you may move forward and be open to new channels.
Place NO limits on what you can be, have, experience and know.
Visualize the intellectual level of the mind as a dull radiance in your mind’s eye or imagination. Begin affirming: “All channels are open to me.” As you do, mentally imagine that God’s Presence is sending rays of bright light into the conscious level of your mind, illuminating it with guidance, creativity, wisdom, power and love.
While in a relaxed, concentrated, meditative state of mind, repeat the following thoughts to yourself as many times as it takes for you to feel that the thoughts have been accepted by the subconscious part of your mind:
- “All channels for God’s Good are open to me, and flowing to me now.”
- “I release all the ways, attitudes, and thoughts that I have outgrown and open myself to God’s many channels for new ways for me to grow.”
Dr. Paul Leon Masters
Text taken from Dr. Paul Leon Masters’ “The Theocentric Way of Life,” Volume 1: Module 1.
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