When I first began my prayer treatment work, I needed to be continually reminded that I don’t make anything happen. I often tried very hard to move the whole universe toward the good I was claiming. That was a lot of work and not effective. When we say we are knowing the truth, we mean just that. We know and affirm the truth that “There is a Power for Good in the universe and we can use it.” (Ernest Holmes). We don’t need to force anything, we know that right where the issue is God is, Good is. – Rev Julie Applegate
I cleanse the windows of my mind, that it may become a mirror reflecting inspiration from the most high. I do this, not with strenuous effort, but through quiet contemplation, through gently reaching and affirming an inward recognition of good. Today I walk in the pathway of inspiration. I know exactly what to do in every situation. There is an inspiration within me which governs every act, every thought, with certainty, with conviction, and in peace. The key that unlocks the treasures of the kingdom of good is in my hand. I unlock the doorway of my consciousness and gently open it that the Divine Presence may flood my whole being with light, illuminate my being with its radiant flow, and direct my footsteps into the pathway of peace and joy. I give thanks for this wonderful inspiration, and I let it be so. And so it is.