"Tune Your Mind to the Blessing Channel by Rev. Christine Emmerling 9/13/20 (text)
“Tune Your Mind to the Blessing Channel” by Rev. Christine 9/13/2020
This week my talk is Tune Your Mind to the Blessing Channel. Are you one of those people that would like to have more financial wealth? Today I’m speaking about prosperity, but also realize that prosperity comes in many forms. A truly prosperous person is also rich in friendships, love, good health, morals, spiritual values and practices. Reminds me of the 1946 movie “It’s a Wonderful Life.”
First know our source is unlimited, we have an inexhaustible source we call God, Divine Presence, or Infinite Spirit. And where is this God? Everywhere, both visible and invisible. Therefore our source, our unlimited good, is everywhere, including right here within us, and expressing through us. And, we recognize there are also limitless channels for our receiving. We are also a channel for God’s infinite good to flow through.
How good of a channel are we for God’s good to flow through? Do we have our channels restricted by fear, guilt, anger, shame, or in beliefs of lack and limitation or unworthiness? All substance is spirit, it is consciousness, and it is energy. That which closes off our energy, also shuts down and restricts our ability to receive.
Think of ourselves like a radio having a dial for tuning in to different stations that are sending their programs of information. We are surrounded by an infinite number of thoughts floating in the airways. Each one set to a different frequency. The lower frequencies are fearful, angry, depressing, attacking, poverty. The higher frequencies are thoughts of love, kindness, generosity, gratitude, healing, praise, joyful, and Divine inspirational thoughts. Our mind is like that, we are a receiving station, and tune to the station by the frequency we set. We are matching energy - like attracts like, and we get more of the same. Until we change our station.
We do have a choice in which station we tune ourselves to. We can turn our dial, or push another button so to speak. Change the frequency and change the quality of our thoughts! To change our thoughts we have to first become aware - be present and observe what is going on in our thoughts.
Once we become aware we have the command of our mind to switch our focus and choose which station we’ll listen to. The selection we make is by matching energy, therefore we must reset our frequency to a higher level if we wish to receive bountiful blessings.
To lift our level of frequency, we can start with inspirational readings, do affirmations, listen to inspiring music, sing, pray, meditate, have gratitude, forgive, good deep breathing, exercise, yoga and tai chi to name a few. I’ll begin with sharing some Bible verses that support the idea of prosperity as God’s idea.
“Do not be afraid, O little flock; for your Father is pleased to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32.
“But seek first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.” Matthew 6:33
“They shall prosper who love you.” Psalm 122:6
“They that seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” Psalm 34:10
“Give, and it will be given to you; good measure shaken down and running over they will pour into your robe. For with the same measure that you measure, it will be given to you.” Luke 6:38
“He who sows sparingly shall reap also sparingly, and he who sows generously shall reap also generously. So let every man give according to what he has decided in his mind, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.” 2 Corinthians 9:6-7
“Trust in the Lord; and he shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4.
“Hitherto you have asked nothing in my name: ask and you will receive, so that your joy may be full.” John 16:24
“The Lord is my Shepherd I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
“I have come that they might have life, and have it abundantly.” John 10:10
Those are just a sampling of our promised abundant good. Over and over we are told to not worry, take no thought, and that God is our provider. Then why have the fear that there will not be enough to go around?
We say that God is the creator of our world and universe, and yet when uncertainty comes, we fear that we won’t be provided our good measure. It is only the fear and doubt, then, that shuts down the flow to our receiving.
Imagine it being like a water faucet. Connected to the faucet is an endless supply of water. We turn the handle in one direction, and open the flood gates to a full force - this is love in action without restriction. Now begin to turn the handle the other direction; with a little anger, the water reduces from a gush to a stream. This time we’ll add guilt; now there’s just a trickle of water. We are reminded that, “God can get to you only what God can get through you.”
What then opens our flood gates, and gets us to the love frequency? We are told that Gratitude; having a thankful heart, Joy, Praise, Giving; being a joyful giver, and Faith; in knowing our source - knowing our connection to our source. We must therefore, remind ourselves constantly of our divine connection to our source, until we embody, truly knowing this idea within and as us.
We must also therefore be grateful. Having a grateful heart, in gratitude for all that we already have in praising, and be a joyful giver as well as a joyful receiver. Gratitude, Praise, Joy, Forgiveness and Generosity are the activities of love that which primes the pump for the bountiful endless flow of good in our lives.
From our text book, Divine Science Its Principle and Practice, page 167:
“Each student will need to repeat affirmations of Truth over and over again. Affirm the eternal principle as it is revealed. Recognize the verities of your own being or life.
“Accept the revelation; think and speak by its light. Be positive, be firm, and unwavering. Consciousness of truth will be your reward. Every hour of every day, yes, every moment, be on your guard to admit only the perfect good, to affirm the love-presence in everything.
“Never give up. Until beliefs disappear continue to speak the words of Truth. Assume the true position of a Son of God and express Truth in wholeness. All perfection that has been and that ever will be, is now. To recognize it is to realize it; to acknowledge it is to awaken to a sense of being it, which will enable us to speak the truth as it was in Jesus.
“The Divine Scientist renders thanks unceasingly for good received, for knowledge gained, for health expressed, for truth perceived, for love manifested, for God revealed, for ever-present Goodness; for the awareness that he is one with the All-Good.” end of quotes.
I remind you that the words of truth are not the magic, but the words repeated, aligns are consciousness with truth, raises our frequency, and builds our faith to knowing that our Source is continually providing.
The following is from our early co-founder Nona Brooks, in The Prayer that Never Fails:
“Our share in the treasures of the universe is unbounded; we possess only what our consciousness measures to us. ‘With what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.’ Jesus’ word is true of our relation to the Whole as well as to our human brothers and sisters. If we take to the limitless Ocean of supply a pint measure of consciousness, a pint will be all that we can dip from it.”
The following are some statements that Nona used at the end of her daily meditation:
“I live in a universe that abounds; it shares itself with me.”
“This eternal, unchanging reality - is my constant supply.”
“I abound in every good; this is my unchanging reality.”
“My Father gives me His spirit without measure.”
“My Father does not measure to me Its life; I have all the energy, wisdom, power, that I can use.”
“My Father does not measure to me Its substance; I am supplied without limit.”
“I abound in all good.”
Now I invite you to bring your attention to your breath. Breathe in deeply through your nose, and exhale making an “ah” sound as a soft sigh right through your heart. See your heart as a flower opening up - receiving. Do this a few times.
Take a moment to feel your heart pulsating to the frequency of love. See it getting brighter radiating with light. Now feel this love radiating throughout your entire physical body, and your light body. I am a light unto the world. I am love, I am loved, I am loving. I am bountifully blessed in every good way. And so it is! Now bring your attention back.
In closing is a poem by Vivian Laramore:
“Happy is the heart that sings!
Thanking God for little things,
Finding courage where a hill lifts its everlasting will,
Saying, when the night is dark,
Morning cometh, and the lark!
Happy is the heart that knows
Close communion with the rose,
Taking pleasure in the way God has clothed a summer day,
Saying when the clouds complain,
“There’s a rainbow in the rain!”