HAPPY NEW THOUGHTS!

Yes, you read it right! This year I will have experienced 85 New Year’s Eve celebrations, and I
would not describe any of them as particularly happy. Lucrative? Perhaps. This year, some
musicians I know will earn a cool $500 for an evening’s work. I get to stay home with Gail and
our family and that equals happy, for me! In my experience the traditional resolutions never
resolved anything. What is needed is new thoughts! Not a tired old rehash of the history of old
thoughts! Yes, “what the world needs now IS love, sweet love,” but more importantly what the
world needs now is capable men and women, adults, people who can think new ideas, lofty
ideas, far out new thoughts, never before imagined thoughts! The consciousness must be
trained to act perpetually upon the brink of limitlessness. Keep the eye single upon the heights
and all the power of the Universe will build that great world that is seen in visions, dreams,
ideas, and imagination; the Ideal is made real! And these new thoughts have the power to lift us
up to perform these thoroughly worthwhile behaviors with remarkable results. You, yes you and
I, all people have greatness, magnificence and high worth inherent within us. To such men and
woman the world will give anything! The job then, “should you choose to accept it”, is very
simple! Train your mind to inhabit constantly the landscape of the highest ideals, the happiest
New Thoughts that only you can envision. As Thoreau taught, “Our truest life is when we are in
our dreams awake!” HAPPY NEW THOUGHTSt!

What I Believe

“It is done unto you as you believe.” (Jesus) That little word AS is important. AS = a gut-level, never to be challenged, absolute truth within the mind of the thinker. All human beings (us) are always thinking, feeling and believing something! I believe in GOD (good). I believe that humanity, everything that exists, has been created out of the thought, the contemplation of GOD and is of like quality. I believe we are all made of god-stuff, good, and the life we are living is created out of thought, our contemplation, just as God created the universe! I believe that the Universe is experiencing the better side of things as we believe more of good, love and life!

Progression or Regression?

In life, regression is the only cause of bondage – while constant progression is the cause of total freedom. There is no such thing as a “time out” in consciousness. There are no idle thoughts of the mind! Constant progress is promoted by the continuous re-creation in our world according to higher and more lofty ideals. One’s consciousness must be trained to act perpetually upon the verge of the limitlessness, upon the heights, and then all the power of our being will build that great world that we see in our vision as we concentrate upon the heights. Whether one’s present life experience is desirable, perfect or not so: it came to pass, not stay! According to infinite Law, it must change! There is no “time out” in the Law, either! It is one’s mind that is always ever creating whatever the thinker puts into It! So, am I habitually thinking from the higher levels of the good (GOD) that is, or something else? Are you? Can we agree and endeavor live from this new thought, this higher level of consciousness?

Healed or not?

Healed or Not?
In 1958 I learned to practice Spiritual Mind Treatment (prayer) in my first Science of Mind class. I very quickly got healed of a lot of old unhealthy thinking habits and my life blossomed! In 1960 I learned Transcendental Meditation and my experiences became even more alive. I felt good! Life was overflowing with ideal stuff! I was even being asked to pray for others, and those lives responded too! But, sometimes they did not! How come? Whether a person is maintaining or regaining, healthy or not, what’s up? Is there a capricious god who plays favorites? NO! This is part of the unhealthy thinking of my downstairs consciousness of the past. This is a problem that is older than the scriptures or the written word. When our thinking is unhealthy, our body gives us what WE thought up, subjectively. The trouble is not with prayer/meditation, it is with the emotional state of the people who practice it and the emotional state of the recipient. Jesus referred to this when he said, “there will be no healings today due to your lack of faith.” So, what might you ask, is the answer? I have learned that those who pray (heal) most successfully are those who have the best emotional management and coherence in their lives. The answer? How about all of us spend a lot more time in doing what FEELS good inside. To be cheerful and smiling, to spend so much time in being the ideal you that you have no time to criticize, condemn or complain, too busy for worry, too strong for anger, too loving for fear, and too happy to permit the perception of trouble. How about all of us “standing guardian at the portals of our minds” and engage together in this wonder-filled way of life?

Look forward, never look back

Every once in awhile something shows up in my life that, in my opinion, is not part of the Ideal made real. This is exactly the time for me to take what’s been given and call it perfect! The reasoning? It’s better to have something than nothing; besides, I must use what I get before I can become so strong and so able that I can get whatever I truly desire (the ideal made real). Look at what you want, not what you don’t want. Keep breathing, stay happy!

Back on Track

On our planet today there are billions of potentially fine minds still being distracted, led away from ideal living by habitual untrained thinking. Centers For Spiritual Living are dedicated to a “world that works for everyone.” We teach ancient, unerring spiritual Truths along with the latest scientific corroboration and a whole host of spiritual practices and techniques to apply and embody those Truths. It is all God, good, One, wonderful and works for everyone, all the time, who works it. But people are habituated by their stories, their biases, opinions, the drama, the forever judging, right, wrong, fear, guilt, low or inadequate self esteem, whatever! And they wind up dissipating, wasting their vital energy and cease doing what they have been taught, to the inevitable outcomes: “I can’t sleep, I’m so depressed. I guess I’d better detox, again.” We’ve been to all the seminars, read all the books, followed this or that set of instructions countless times, but the distractions of the world are so great that we just plain forget. Well folks, I say there is work, diligent spiritual, mental, love, soul work to be done. By whom? By me!, because I want to continue living the ideal made real. And by you, if you want the ideal made real for you. Here’s how I get back on track…
1. I recognize, acknowledge and give thanks for the love, the intelligence, the coherence, the healing, the interior insight that is found in my soul, in my heart. I bring my rational mind right into alignment with compassion, to care for myself, others and circumstances.
2. I remember that the subconscious or subjective side of life is love in action. And so I do what I know is good and constructive for me and for others. This leads to more cohesiveness for all, to more joy and aliveness.
3. I persevere! I exercise resilience, and never, ever, ever give up. I make heart / soul based choices. I actively help create the world that works for everyone.
It’s done by each of us, one by one, day by day, inside out!
Know you’re loved, and stay happy!

The Subconscious Realm

On the Universal level, this is the Law, the doer of whatever the combined consciousness of humanity has contributed to world. On the human level (all of us) I think of Subconscious as “Soul”. However one chooses to think about it, the Subconscious is entered into by everyone every time we go to sleep! As we sleep, the soul is busy at work, healing, renewing, restoring vital life force and energy within that has been used in one’s daily endeavors. In many instances, these vital forces have been almost totally depleted, wasted by incoherent thinking, extreme depression, fear, anxiety, anger, hate, etc. The Subconscious is SUBJECTIVE to our conscious direction via our love. In other words, get quiet, get comfortable, be grateful and or loving, put your attention in the area of your physical heart and feel love and appreciation. When my life force and vitality is fully restored, every day I am living the ideal made real. So will you and so it is!

The Ideal made Real

I became a Science Of Minder in 1958 and very soon after I was living it and teaching it. Ernest Holmes effected great positive effects upon my professional life as a musician and I spent all of the sixties and the early seventies playing with and for most of the famous entertainers and musicians of that era. It was fun and financially rewarding. My whole life blossomed as I accepted snow and water sports into my growing and expanding experience of life.
During these years, when I was working (playing) with those stars in Las Vegas I would take another SOM (Science of Mind) class at the First Church of Religious Science on Harmon St. It was during these years that it slowly dawned on me that these great early teachers, who knew and walked with Ernest, were really teaching me about life: how to live an Ideal Life! The next step was obvious: I took the Practitioner Class from Orrin Moen in Los Angeles. I was a practitioner for about a day before I enrolled in the School of Ministry, Ernest Holmes College. Now my life REALLY transformed. I met Gail!
Enough ancient history. Gail and I have just finished a three month sabbatical and are on vacation for the month of July. We have decided to retire in August. After all, even a train stops! It’s been thirty seven years!
The ScienceOf Mind, for me, includes Life – real aliveness – the ideal made real – and of course, Love. If they taught this in regular school, like Science of Mind, Life and Heart 101, I missed it! But it all started for me in that SOM class in Las Vegas in 1958.
In 2012 Gail and I attended a wonderful class taught by my daughter, Karen Linsley, called FROM WHENCE WE CAME, written by Rev. Dr. Jesse Jennings, at the Carson City Center. In this class, I re-learned and re-remembered the roots of Science of Mind. Our plan now is to retire not from life, but into Life fully, twenty four/seven, with our focus upon God, the Good, the One Source of All and Everything that ever was or will be.
The Bible talks about a time for all things, remember? How about using time this way?
A time to be still, to practice the silence, to allow the guidance that comes when my head stops its fearful interference…
A time to be happy and joyous, because the Ideal lives in a cheerful world. Cheerful is good medicine and is food for the heart, mind and life itself,,,
A time to stop worry, which has crippled millions of fine minds. This destructive habit is easily removed by its antidotes: joyousness, music, light and fun,,,
A time to love everybody and everything and yourself, regardless of what is; to just be good and kind, and forgive everyone and everything, including self, never mind appearances,,,
A time to pray without ceasing,,,
A time to have the faith of God, not in, but OF God, the faith of the Ideal abundant life,,,
A time to think Truth, we are all created out of the thought of God and of like quality,,,
A time to live from the heart, that is, from a higher level of exalted feeling and deep love.
This is how we practice The Ideal Made Real: we are having fun! The Ideal Made Real became real to me in February 2012 when we moved to Crystal Bay, and I feel as though I’ve been on my path of bliss ever since. I live the IDEAL. It really is REAL! Stay happy, keep breathing! Love Gil

Faith

FAITH: the zone of heart, mastery, one’s own inner genius
The faith necessary to live the Ideal made Real is arrived at beyond one’s head thinking. “The faith that surpasses all understanding” is totally subjective. So how is this accomplished?

To enter this zone you may find the following affirmation helpful. Say and think to yourself “I am living in my genius zone and my life is going well and I am feeling good all the time.” (You might be thinking: “Hmph, what genius? My life is NOT going well, and I feel lousy!”) Never mind what is! The Infinite Law says that what I say I am doing, I find myself doing! It is done unto you as you believe! The IDEAL MADE REAL is available to everyone. The above affirmation (or one that feels even better) is a part of the path to this new LIFE of total freedom.
Any questions? I am at Lake Tahoe (800.426.2858)
Stay happy and keep breathing!
Love Gil

Feeling good all the time?

Train yourself to be kind, as a permanent state of consciousness. The path to feeling good is found in being good and kind to everyone, all the time.
Never hold in mind, or think about or dwell upon,those things you do not want to Experience, thusly you cause those things to pass away. “It came to pass” not stay, is true of everything!
However, unpleasant things will not pass away so long as we hold on to them in mind. That unpleasantness which you let go of from your thoughts will pass from you entirely and be replaced with its opposite, which feels really good, all the time. Stay happy and keep breathing, Love, Gil