May 29th, 2014
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Over the last several weeks, we’ve been talking about different aspects of the manifestation process, about bringing our wants, needs and desires into visibility in our own life experience.
We want to achieve the wholeness that we seek, the fulfillment of the activity of Spirit within us. We want to experience a real movement toward our outer goals in life and experience living in increasingly more desirable conditions, with more joy, more happiness, more wisdom, the ability to function better in all areas of responsibility.
In order to advance into that experience, you must seek a conscious contact with an advanced state of mind, with the super-conscious mind, the Christ Mind, the Master Mind.
In order to have this experience you must believe that this dimension of mind does exist and become enthusiastic about the possibilities that exist for you right now as you establish your own personal contact with the source of all good.
You must know without a doubt that you are one with the flow of all good into your own inner experience and through you out into the world and that it will change any condition, any situation, for the good of all concerned.
Once in that state you must fulfill the conditions to remain there and that’s what the support of a Master Mind group is all about. Thinking, by itself, is not enough. Feeling must be there. And though you can make some headway in your spiritual growth praying by yourself, it can be greatly enhanced and accelerated when we do this together.
In his book, Think and Grow Rich, Napoleon Hill said, “The Master Mind may be defined as: ‘Coordination of knowledge and effort, in a spirit of harmony, between two or more people, for the attainment of a definite purpose.’” He then stated, “No individual may have great power without availing himself of the Master Mind.”
In Matthew 18:19-20 we read, “Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
Napoleon Hill may have been meditating upon this scripture when he made this very significant statement: “No two minds ever come together without thereby creating a third, invisible, intangible force which may be likened to a third mind.”
There are some natural Master Mind relationships that can already exist between two people, such as in a marriage or love relationship, or in true friendship, between business partners, and sometimes in families as a whole. Where those relationships are truly functioning as a Master Mind relationship they are a powerful influence on each other and of all people that come in contact with them.
But we can do more than just take the natural Master Mind relationships that already exist and turn them around and give them positive power.
If you should choose to do so, you can develop a small group of like-minded people, people that you love and enjoy and appreciate, people with whom you experience a perfect harmony of consciousness, as a super Master Mind group.
You only need one person to start your group, start as a very small band of people and let it expand slowly to probably no more than six people. Let new members be added by merit of their consciousness, by virtue of what you feel they can contribute by virtue of their consciousness. Once you have two or three members of the group, the next member can only be added by the approval of the whole group, because you must have perfect harmony, a spirit of harmony and love.
Perfect harmony is essential. The increased energy created through that alliance becomes available to every individual in the group but the group must be established in perfect harmony.
Your goal will be to achieve first of all spiritual wholeness, to establish your conscious contact with God, to make your dedication and your covenant, and to achieve a measure of success, happiness and prosperity, and effectiveness in living.
You must also remember that a Master Mind group is not a brainstorming group of individuals, nor is it a counseling or advisory group. You will be a prayer-based group, a Christ Mind group whose energy will be synergistically multiplied as you pray together, believing for each other more than the individual can believe for himself or herself. Your prayer power will be greatly enhanced by praying for one another.
The Master Mind is the Mind of God appearing in the human being. It has a tendency or need to respond to any individual that becomes aware of it inside them. This is a fourth dimensional mind, experience, and power. And Christ is a name for that level of consciousness which is seeking to unfold itself in the mind and the experience of each of us.
When a person has the experience of the Christ, he or she becomes a new person. And this is the rebirth or regeneration that you and I have been seeking. The Master Mind, then, is another name for the Christ or the Christ Mind.
The super-consciousness, the Christ consciousness, is a person’s only sure guide through life on this earth. And by trusting the infallibility of this guide, you and I know that we are trusting the Mind of God in us – not another spirit, not another person, not another teacher, but the spirit of you, the activity of God within you. This knowing gives you the freedom to open yourself to the inspiration of the Almighty, the infinite presence of God within your own being.
This connection is made through the process that we call meditation, going into the Silence, prayer and meditation, and speaking the word.
Prayer is an activity of the mind, an activity that is consciously and deliberately entered into consistently and regularly. The spontaneous prayer prayed from time to time in some crisis has some value, but it is not a life-changing experience; it will not get you up into the dimension of power and momentum that you want to generate.
Prayer is something that you return to again and again and in a disciplined way, never on our own terms but on the terms of the Mind that we are seeking to be united with.
Prayer is a person taking charge of their inner life, taking charge of their life at both levels of thinking and of feeling. Prayer is deliberately thinking what you should think and deliberately feeling what you should feel simultaneously.
(To be continued in Part 2)
Remember, God is Blessing You, Right Now!
Rev. Alan A. Rowbotham
P.S. I want to acknowledge and express my gratitude for the work done by the late Rev. Jack Boland on the Master Mind principles which I drew upon in part to provide the inspiration for Part 1 of this article.
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