Eric Butterworth wrote, “An English couple was visiting New York City for the first time. They came with some apprehensions because they had been conditioned with a vision of a sordid and crime-ridden city. Their host thoughtfully took them first to the observation deck of one of the city’s highest buildings so they could get a lofty overview. It was a beautiful clear day, and they could ‘see forever.’ The visitors were delighted and surprised, giving them a very positive first reaction. Later, in a tour of the city, the man remarked that he could not forget that view from the top. They had a wonderful weeklong stay and left singing the praises of the ‘loveliest, friendliest, and finest place we have ever been.’ All because of the initial high-level perspective.
“It is a powerful insight to live by: Always get the view from the top. Before you react in negativity to people, conditions, or things, take a moment to lift up your eyes unto the hills. Contemplate all the changing, challenging experiences from the highest possible point of view. Regardless of the appearance of conflicts or limitations, see all things from the awareness of the allness of life and the ever-presence of substance. From the view from the top, you will see things creatively, leading to an attitude that is constructive and optimistic.” (From: Spiritual Economics)
Animals have been used, and still are in some countries, to carry heavy loads of precious metals and never know of its value. Some people move through life feeling the weight of circumstances while not being able to experience a more abundant life of happiness, health and prosperity. This is because they are somehow not able to see things from a higher perspective.
Jesus said to not judge by the appearance, and to be right in your judgment. He wisely taught that you will always be happier and healthier when you lift your vision so you may see rightly. This means to realize that that which appears has no intrinsic value of itself, but when you rise into the Christ consciousness, you are able to see beyond what appears, to the reality of infinite good.
True positive living is living from the highest perspective, seeing everything as God sees them, perfect and complete. In other words, instead of believing that illness is real, know that you are made in the image and likeness of God: absolute perfection. Rather than accepting lack or limitation in any form, see the reality of omnipresent God-substance.
Living from a higher perspective means to practice the Presence of God within yourself and in all people; to love unconditionally; to see as God sees, only good. – Lovingly, Rev. John
On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate. – Psalm 145:5
Golden Keys to Answer Prayers …
The Power of I AM. I AM is your handle of power. It is very important what you connect your I AM with. For instance, it is NEVER a good idea to say, “I am sick,” “I am feeling badly.” “I am sorry.” These may indicate how you feel, but they are appearances, not the Truth about you. The Truth is: you are a perfect child of God endowed with all that God is and it is your divine right to claim (affirm) your perfection. Regardless of appearances, boldly declare: “I AM PERFECT, WHOLE AND WELL.” Instead of “I am sorry,” which is very negative and self-demeaning, claim: “I AM LOVE.” “I AM UNDERSTANDING.” “I AM CARING.”
In the Mail
Now Seeing the Way Out! – After many years of problems and difficulties, I am now seeing the way out. With the help of your ministry, things have drastically improved and I am confident it will continue. I am so grateful for the Truth ideas and inspiration you have shared with me. They are like a “breath of fresh air” compared to some beliefs I used to have. I am thankful for the enlightenment you have given to me. I am enclosing a special gift to help support the wonderful work you are doing. God bless you! – E. M. in S. Carolina
Bytes of Wisdom
A Little Humor …
An angel appears at a faculty meeting and tells the dean that in return for his unselfish and exemplary behavior, the Lord will reward him with his choice of wealth, wisdom, or beauty. Without hesitation, the dean selects infinite wisdom. “Done!” The angel says and disappears in a bolt of lightning. Now all heads turn toward the dean, who sits surrounded by a faint halo of light. At length, one of his colleagues whispers: “Say something!” The dean looked at them. “I should have taken the money.” – Betsy Devine