From a single action you'd take today,
problems, concerns, and the impact of universal beliefs lose the right to
exist in your world and you can shout a joyous "Thank you, Father".
To take this action, you must have formed a conception of yourself as
Awakened Imagination, the Image that acts.
The action requires you to look upon Jesus,
seeing him on the cross and seeing your troubles, sicknesses and concerns on
him. He is
carrying the troubles for you. This is the goodness of God on you - evidence of His
love for you.
The bronze serpent raised high on a pole
symbolized Jesus on the cross bearing your sins. In the account from the Old
Testament, Moses told the children of Israel whom the fiery serpents bit to
look upon the bronze serpent and live. Bronze means judged. To look upon the
bronze serpent - to see the image of the bronze serpent in the mind's eye -
establishes a divine transaction where your sins are judged on the cross. The
sins were judged - condemned, but not on you. The debt for your sins were paid
on the cross.
Knowing the bronze serpent represents Jesus on
the cross judged for your sins, look at the image of the bronze serpent in the
mind's eye. Each false belief you hold signifies your sins. Universal beliefs
you accepted and live by show where you missed the mark. Your sin is where you
missed the mark. Where you did not reach your goals. You became unemployed or
your business failed. Your bills were more than you could pay or your debts
were long outstanding. You became ill or you did not complete a project at
work and suffered criticism. Your marriage was filled with constant conflict
or your children failed courses in school. The list could go on, but you
surely have the picture. These situations represent where you missed the mark
and got results you had not intended.
Looking at the situations inclines you to feel
shame or guilt. Look at Jesus on the cross - look at the bronze serpent
instead of looking at the situation or at yourself. Look at Jesus and see him
with those sins. Seeing the sins upon Jesus - upon the bronze serpent - strips from those sins the
right to exist in your life.
As long as you looked at yourself when the
conditions were before you or you looked at the conditions, you gave them the
right to exist in you and in your world. Your conversations showed it. That's
where you talked about the conditions and how those conditions affected you.
That's how you gave them the right to exist in you and in your world.
You called it a financial blow when you noticed
sales in your business were down. This comment gave business inactivity the
right to exist.
These things happened and they stirred up doubt
in your mind - doubt that you were the one the Father loves. You might have
blamed yourself or condemned yourself for things you thought might have caused
the conditions to appear in your body or world. The only thing you did was
look at the condition instead of looking at Jesus.
Before sales went down, you looked at
conditions you heard about in the media about the economy. Perhaps you complained about prices or called certain
folks in the
business world corrupt or crooked. A form of shame or condemnation: in
words like, "Oh how awful".
took form in your body, you looked at the same conditions on the body of
another. It might have been years ago when you saw those conditions - likely
you sympathized with persons you saw in those conditions.
What's done is done. You had looked at
yourself and at the condition. Now you are here looking at Jesus on the cross.
You are looking at the bronze serpent. No longer looking at the condition on yourself, but looking at Jesus seeing
the condition on him took away the right of the condition to exist in you.
You might have asked, "How can I look at
Jesus on the cross and see my conditions on him? That was my question when I
first learned I had to do this. It is simple, but I found I had to condition
myself - I had to condition my mind to make the shift.
The first response to the question: the only
way you can - in the mind's eye. Look at Jesus on the cross in the mind's eye.
See the bronze serpent in the mind's eye. This means you stepped into the Image that acts to behold the Image of Jesus
on the cross.
Already, you know how you felt when you looked
at yourself and the condition. You know how you felt about yourself. These
cares are among those Jesus instructed you to cast upon him. In the period He
taught, He told us to cast our cares on him and take his burdens and yokes.
And he said, "My burden is light". Light radiates.
Look at Jesus on the cross and see expressions
of your pain and sorrow in his face. Hear him cry out as you had cried out.
See him flinch with pain. Look at him taking on your shame and guilt until you
are convinced that he has it all. Look at him until you are convinced that he
paid the price for you. See it all in the mind's eye.
The Scriptural account tells that Jesus was
nailed on the cross. It tells he was whipped - struck 39 times. With each
strike that landed on his body, he took on a disease. See him on the cross,
find the area on his body and see the wounds representing your sickness. See
this in the mind's eye.
If your knees were in pain, look at his knees
and hear his groans for you. Then speak, saying, "I see my pain on you,
Jesus. I thank you". If your muscles lost their tone, look at his arms
and legs and see the flabby skin on him. Speak saying, "Jesus, I thank
you for taking those flabby muscles on your body for me. I see them on you
now". If you lost your vision, look at his
eyes and see the problems he had trying to see. Looking at him seeing how
much trouble he had seeing, say, "I see you took the problems with my
eyes into your eyes. I thank you". For each condition, see it on him,
acknowledge that you saw it and express your appreciation.
Today, this divine transaction took place
as you saw your condition on his body. The condition moved from your body to
his when you saw it on him. You had only to look and acknowledge what you saw.
The transfer happened with a look!
The other part of the divine transaction took
place within your being. It took place because you were consciously aware of
Christ in you. You knew Christ is Awakened Imagination in you. You knew Christ
is the Image that acts. The instant you saw this in the mind's eye, aware of
what you saw, you allowed the divine transaction.
Christ is in you and Jesus is on the cross at the
same time. Jesus on the cross is separated from you as he was separated from
the Father. In the moment you saw the condition on Jesus, it separated from
you and the light of Christ in you radiated in and throughout your being.
In your daily work on self, form the habit of
looking at Jesus on the cross. Instead of looking at yourself when you felt
pain or looking at a situation that troubled you, look at Jesus on the cross
and see the pain you felt expressed in him. See the stress you felt on his
Notice the freedom you felt as you saw the
problem on Jesus. Notice the joy you felt as the light of Christ radiated in
and through your being.