Friday, April 29, 2016

For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.
— St. Mark 11:23
King James Version of the Bible  

“Reaching For The Light”
Self-Doubt … p 14

Self-doubt is a state of mind inhibiting our ability to become the person we are meant to be; a blight to be got rid of.

We begin by acknowledging we are each one of us God’s child, possessed of His Goodness and Love. Giving thanks to God throughout the day, in time, frees us from thoughts holding us down; thoughts if allowed to take hold in the mind shatter our self-confidence while at once reinforcing self-doubt.

Being in the presence of God is transformative: We become a new person, ever looking for the good in others and ever giving freely of ourself with love.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.
— Psalm 85:13
King James Version of the Bible

"Reflections From Infinite Mind”
See The Good 
In Others … p 52

We’ve all done it; we know the feeling when we help someone. We know too the feeling when we see a need, hesitate in the moment and turn away, the hand of love withheld. Such, in this moment, when we turn from our inner spiritual light, are the workings of mortal mind. We do, however, have within us the ability to rise above this state, to quite rightly view both ourself and our fellow-man subject to the divine laws of nature; all of the one primordial source; all possessing and worthy of God’s love. We have but to abide by the golden rule, always seeing the good in others.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
— Psalm 119:114
King James Version of the Bible

“Reaching For The Light”
God’s Child … p 13

Thus do I proclaim, while at once giving thanks for spiritual enlightenment. This is made true when, with humble reverence, I talk with God. Cognizant that He knows my needs, I ask only that His will be done.

I know that God has answered my prayer when I am overwhelmed with a sense of inner peace and love of my fellow-man. Through faith, all is well.

We are, each one of us, God’s Child: It is He who gives us Life; it is He who is our Life. God is within and everywhere around us. His Goodness and His Love abide within us. The terms “Higher Self” and “Higher Power” are but endearing euphemisms for God.

To our great misfortune, our day-to-day busyness skews us from God’s munificence which, if embraced, would free us from life’s many travails. To our great good fortune, it is ever within our power to find our way back and to rediscover God’s Grace.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you:
— St. Matthew 6:14 
King James Version of the Bible

Reflections From Infinite Mind”
Do Unto Others … p 51

Life has no greater purpose, no higher calling, than that of seeing the inborn good in others and loving them for it. It would be idle, at best, to suggest that this is achieved simply by an ephemeral thought of mortal mind. Nay, such thought can be but an expression of spiritual consciousness, a transcendence of mortal mind into oneness with the primordial force which governs All: Divine Mind.

We begin this ennobling of the soul by taking our mind off ourself, thus to enter the euphoric state of selflessness. This simple change of attitude, for such it is, enables us to think of others first, while at once giving us purpose: Love of ourself, of our fellow-man and purpose in life are essential to our own well-being.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Monday, April 25, 2016

For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.
— Ezekiel 18:32  more 
King James Version of the Bible

“Reaching For The Light”
The Welcoming 
Christ … p 12

We experience a deep sense of comfort when, through prayerful meditation, we draw upon the healing power of the enlightened mind; a mind transformed with thoughts of God, of His Goodness and Love. From within we sense our long-veiled soul revealed; our spiritual self at one with God.

We see, and are at once suffused in a pure all-enveloping Light, and within the Light, the welcoming Christ Spirit: All is well, we are become whole.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Friday, April 22, 2016

Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.
— I Corinthians 15:58 more 
King James Version of the Bible

“Reaching For The Light”
Man In Nature … p 11

It is a matter of no little consequence to acknowledge that mankind, in company with all other animate creatures and the whole of nature, is not “a fortuitous concurrence of atoms." Quite the opposite in fact, for such concurrence is governed the immutable laws of nature; those of perfect harmony. Were such a pristine state to obtain in our own life and in that of all mankind, ’twould be life lived by the golden rule. Such not being the case, however, it is incumbent upon each one of us to reclaim the goodness and the love lost through life’s many travails, and to share a new-found sense of well-being with others. It but requires an awareness of our present state, together with a sincere desire to change. We begin our journey by refusing to allow mundane thoughts to linger in our mind, instead replacing them with thoughts of self-love, all the while looking for the good in others. It is a wondrously transformative experience: one that reacquaints us with our own divine spirituality.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:
— II Peter 1:10 more 
King James Version of the Bible

“Reflections From Infinite Mind”
The Spiritual Eye … p 50

Of those life experiences which enlighten the mind and enrich the soul there is one which, above all, reveals our own true spiritual nature: That of reawakening our natural ability both to see and to understand with our spiritual eye another’s true inner spiritual self.

The process, which is part and parcel of coming to know ourself, requires quietening of the mind, coupled with love of oneself and the other, to achieve a state of inner harmony. Here, we are at our most vulnerable and open to trusting in all that may befall us. Such do we become one with the other’s spiritual self, to know and understand that which is not being said.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
— Isaiah 41:13
King James Version of the Bible

“Reflections From Infinite Mind”
The Breath 
of God … p 49

That alone which is real, and forever endures, is spiritual: Such is our true inner Being. We are, each one of us, but a breath of God, an emanation of Divine Mind: Whence we came and whither we return. Hence the immortality of the soul and of its luminous spiritual thread.

We are said to be reborn — as indeed we are — when, through the process of spiritualization, our thoughts are transformed whereby we see only the good in others which, in turn, is the path to our oneness with God.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

For thou hast delivered my soul from death: wilt not thou deliver my feet from falling, that I may walk before God in the light of the living?
— Psalm 56:13
King James Version of the Bible

“Reflections From Infinite Mind”
The Precious Seed … p 48

It’s been said,
And it’s known,
The child reaps
What the parents
Have sown.
Would that the seed
Be nurtured with care
That God’s goodness
And love
Are ever there.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Monday, April 18, 2016

Let him that is taught in the word communicate unto him that teacheth in all good things.
— Galatians 6:6
King James Version of the Bible 

“Reflections From Infinite Mind”
The True Self … p 47

What mortal eye
Doth see
Is but the husk
Of the man.
His seed,
His divine soul, 
Lies within
Bestirred by love.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Friday, April 15, 2016

Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me.
— St. John 7:16
King James Version of the Bible

“Reflections From Infinite Mind”
With God … p 46

Consider these first few lines of the Lord’s Prayer:

Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done …”

With these few words spoken by Jesus, we are given the key to knowing the one thing in life that will give us happiness and peace of mind: That of knowing ourself — our true inner spiritual Being. In them, we are called to:
  • Acknowledge God
  • Acknowledge His divine nature
  • Ask God to come into our life that we may be conscious of His presence
  • Surrender our own mortal willfulness to that of God’s — His alone
The process of coming to know ourself has naught to do with mortal mind. It has to do with the spiritual transformation of mind to a higher place, a oneness with God. The act of knowing ourself is co-dependent with that of knowing that God lives in us and we in Him.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Thursday, April 14, 2016

But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the firstfruits of them that slept.
— I Corinthians 15:20
King James Version of the Bible

“Reaching For The Light”
Thought … p 10

Life becomes better when we face up to that which gives rise to our unhappiness. Such uplifting thought at once eases the mind and awakens our instinct for survival; that which reaches beyond human will and touches upon our own spirituality. It is this mystic duality of interaction: mind becoming one with divine life-giving soul that is alone our earthly salvation.

Without conscious transformation of the mind into a higher spiritual state, resolutions based solely on transitory thought are devoid of foundation and are but empty promises.
 Garry D. Kilbourn

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.
— Ephesians 5:14
King James Version of the Bible

“God Things”
We Are Not Alone

God is ever-present within us. That so many fail to embrace Him is the cause of untold suffering and unhappiness.

Coming to know God is not something for us alone to decide; initially it is not a conscious decision. God makes Himself known to each of us in His own way when we are ready to receive Him. There is no mistaking when this happens, for it is a profound, life-changing experience, if we choose to listen.

If we truly seek to know God, we can help to prepare the way. We have firstly to believe in Him, knowing that He is a loving God and is real within us. Thus fortified, we look for the innate goodness in others, ever cognizant that we are living testimony to God’s love. God’s manifold blessings reveal themselves in all that we do, inviting our thanks and bringing us ever closer to Him. Our sincere love of others carries with it compassion and understanding, making us less prone to judge. We become enriched while enriching the lives of others.

Along The Way, in moments of quietude, God speaks to us, and as we listen, we know that all is well.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling; One Lord, one faith, one baptism, One God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
— Ephesians 4:4-6
King James Version of the Bible

“God Things”
Faith Statement

Faith is a product of the mind. In the *Gospel of Mary Jesus says: “For where the mind is, there is the treasure.” The treasure is that of coming to know the true spiritual nature of our humanity or, in other words, our immortal soul.

To awaken the soul, thus to rediscover our humanity and gain inner peace, we must have a personal relationship with God; this through living in God’s Presence. Our humanity is an expression of God’s goodness within us and, not least, right living.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

*Papyrus fragments of the Gospel of Mary were found in Egypt in 1896, having been lost for some fifteen hundred years.

Monday, April 11, 2016

I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
— Psalm 40:8
King James Version of the Bible

“Reaching For The Light”
Personal Awareness … p 4

Life is not “a bowl of cherries,” and it is not made better when we simply accept all that befalls us without questioning its validity. This is none other than a state of mind nurtured by habit; that of letting life run its course with little or no thought given to the fact that we alone are in charge of our own destiny. Our very well-being demands that we free ourself of this habit by cultivating a sense of personal awareness and of consciously making choices that redound to our good.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Friday, April 8, 2016

Strengthen ye the weak hands, and confirm the feeble knees.
— Isaiah 35:3 more
King James Version of the Bible

“Reaching For The Light”
Salvation … p 5

The Peace we O so long for
Is ours alone to win
Be still, be still, and look within.
’Tis truth that gives us moorage
Faith in God a place to stand
The soul unveiled now lights our way
To selfless love, which saves the day. 
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Thursday, April 7, 2016

For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
— St. Matthew 18:20 
King James Version of the Bible

“Reaching For The Light”
O The Mind … p 5

Harmony of mind, body and soul begins with the realization that it is the mind — the incessant workings of the mind — that governs our well-being. Not a moment passes but that we may consciously choose our thoughts: they are ours to own and to act upon as we alone decide. Not surprisingly, the operative word is 'to act,’ ever mindful that for good or ill, so go our thoughts.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together.
— Psalm 34:3
King James Version of the Bible

“Providential Guideposts” 
God’s Loving Goodness … p. 84

See only goodness in others,
Live in God’s heavenly light,
How else to know our own goodness?
How else to be free of the darkness of night?
’Tis mind, mortal mind, that bedevils the soul,
’Tis God’s loving goodness alone makes us whole.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

And let us consider and give attentive, continuous care to watching over one another, studying how we may stir up (stimulate and incite) to love and helpful deeds and noble activities,
— Hebrews 10:24
The Amplified Bible

“Providential Guideposts”
Be Like Me … p. 83

God hears
My heart-felt longing
It’s plain for all to see,
For when I seek His comfort
He tells me, “Be like me.”
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Monday, April 4, 2016

I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
— Psalm 16:8 
King James Version of the Bible

“Providential Guideposts”
Sophia … p. 82

I am Sophia
I am Woman,
Mother of all Living.
I eat of the Tree of Knowledge
Knowing that He created me
In His own image,
A spiritual dove
Of goodness and love;
God’s blessed child:
Like Him, I AM.
— Garry D. Kilbourn

Friday, April 1, 2016

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doth good is of God: but he that doth evil hath not seen God.
— The Third Epistle of John 1:11 
King James Version of the Bible 

“Reflections From Infinite Mind”
Know Your Own 
Goodness … p. 45

Be still of mind:
Say to yourself
Or say it aloud
“Thank you God.”
Does that not make you
Feel good inside?
Say it throughout the day
To lift your spirit,
To put a smile on your face
And to awaken the sense
Of goodness within you
That you may in turn
See the goodness in others.
— Garry D. Kilbourn