Personal Growth & Development Center
Personal Growth & Development is designed to take us where it is we want to go in this game called life. Take a moment and think about it… Look around you…see where you are right now…this is it. This is what you have created for yourself. Are you happy? Are you healthy? Are you rich with Spirit? Is this where you want to be? Where you are right now is based on what you thought before now. I mean two years ago you were thinking about something and now you are experiencing what you thought about two years ago. This is where you are now…is this where you want to be in two years from now? I’m sure not. Personal Growth & Development consists of every aspect of your being. Your emotional, psychological, educational, economical, and of course your SPIRITUAL self.
Can I tell you a story about you…do you mind? It is a story of creation simplified.
The Story of Creation Simplified
“God (meaning the Supreme Spirit or Intelligence of the Universe) was conscious of Himself, prior to the creation of any special world system. Being thus conscious, and desiring to manifest in form. He did so manifest through the power of His Word, which is Law.
God is not only pure Spirit or Intelligence; He is also perfect and immutable Law. As pure Spirit, He governs the Universe through the power of His word. Hence, when He speaks, His Word becomes Law. The Law must obey. The Law is mechanical, the Word is spontaneous. God cannot speak a word which contradicts His own nature. Since God is pure Intelligence and endless Being, He is always creating. It is His nature to create but being All He must act within Himself.
The Word of God, spoken within Himself, sets the Law (which is also in Himself) in motion.
The result is Creation. The Word is the mold, which acting through Law produces form. As there are many words so there are many forms, each distinct and each an individualized idea of God.
Since the Word of God is permanent, when He speaks that Word is equipped to perpetuate Itself, even as the seed contains within itself all that is necessary for the reproduction of its kind. It does not become another kind for this would produce confusion and the Divine Mind is never confused.
“God made the mechanical universe, the plant and animal life, but this did not satisfy Him, for He wished to create a being who could respond to and understand Him. So He created a being who had real life within himself.
He could do this only by imparting His own nature to this being whom He called man. He must make him in His own image and likeness. Man must be created out of the stuff of Eternity, if he is to have real being. Humanity must partake of the nature of Divinity if it is to have real life. So God made man from the essence of Himself and clothed this subtle essence with definite form. And God said within Himself something after this fashion: ‘If I wish to have a man who is a real being, I must give him self-choice. He must be spontaneous, not automatic. He must have dominion over everything that is or less intelligence than himself. I will let him name everything I have created and he shall have all things to enjoy, for his life must be full and complete if he is to express My nature.’ So God gave man dominion over all earthly things. Man was not given the power to govern the universe, but he was given the power to have dominion. And God viewing all that He had created saw that it was good, ‘very good.’ How could it be otherwise since He had created it?”
“How could God, being Goodness, see other than good?”
The Science of Mind
In this story lies the essence of YOU! You are the POWER to creating a GREATER YOU! We have within the essence of our BEING the power to change any circumstances that we desire. It is our BIRTHRIGHT! We are created from Intelligence Itself… This means we are created from the same stuff of Eternity. Remember in the story it stated that “MAN MUST BE CREATED OUT OF THE STUFF OF ETERNITY, IF HE IS TO HAVE REAL BEING.” Well, I have to tell you that this makes you the CREATOR OF YOUR WORLD! Now, you might have known that on some level. But, not on the level of where you will be going with School of First Thought (SOFT). Are you ready to get the tools (knowledge) that you need to create a GREATER YOU?