“I SHALL NOT WANT!”
By Sami MERLYN, DD
Hello dear friends of ESP LAB— thank you for your participation and support. Your ongoing interest keeps our organization alive. XOXOXO!
It has been some challenging times for us folks on planet earth with economic, health, and political challenges. “Tell me about it!” You may add. With the recent Solar Eclipse, the primal man within thinks the Dragon has swallowed the life source. With very challenged Mars and Pluto energies some of our world has slipped into war. It is easy to lose faith and let the dark side get to you. However, we must be strong, through accessing the spiritual and peaceful side of the things and lift our spirit and consciousness to a higher level.
How do we transcend it all, and keep a positive mental condition? One way is to lift your mind up by focusing on a spiritual elevation. I like to count my blessings, and I find I can never count them all. Thanksgiving for the good is one way of lifting up your thoughts. I like to say, TURN TO THE LIGHT, and for me this means accessing the spiritual channel.
In our Spiritual Science organization (the parent corporation and twin flame of ESP LAB) we encourage “the discovery of the Divine Light within each one and a positive path towards spiritual evolution.” We also acknowledge the existence of God, “We believe that God is loving, benevolent, all powerful, all knowing, and everywhere present. There are as many perceptions of God as there are people.” In ESP LAB our only dogma is no dogma, so no belief of any kind is required. We respect your freedom to think and believe as you wish, and encourage you on your path.
As a young man I began studying all the religions of the world at 15. As a grown up I became an enthusiastic eclectic. Al Manning and I share that in common. I did, as a teenager, attend all the Christian churches in my hometown saying I live in the Western world, and I should be familiar with Jud6eo-Christian culture. Accordingly, I read the Bible and found I enjoyed the quotes from Jesus and especially liked Psalms. I began reading the works of Bible Scholar and Divine Scientist Emmet Fox who wrote POWER THROUGH CONSTRUCTIVE THINKING. He believed prayer was central and changes things for the better. Dr. Fox wrote about the need to change your mental state from the downside to the bright side. His method for this he called, “the Golden Key.” Basically, you take your attitude or awareness of your negative condition and replace it with thoughts of the Divine. All the religions of the world contain inspiration.
Personally, I regard the Bible and the literature of the Judeo-Christian tradition, as spiritual vortexes that can help one access spiritual power. I have always loved the 23rd Psalm and the Spiritual Science version is a little easier to read. In our case, “the LORD” means your personal connection to the Divine. Our members have many belief systems and to make this work for you, consider your direct connection to the Source, and then meditate upon the psalm. Our goddess worshippers may prefer “the LADY is my shepherdess!” To make it more effective personalize it for your own beliefs and commit to memory and then speak it aloud and know its truth. As you do, know you are loved and cared for by Mother/Father Universe—that is, your personal connection to the SOURCE:
“The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want!
He makes me lay down in green pastures.
He leads me besides the still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in the paths of righteousness, for His name’s sake.
Yea, though I walk through the Valley of the Shadow of Death,
I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
Your rod and staff comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies.
You anoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life…
And I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.”