Rain, Flood, Drought

June 9, 2019

Hi Everyone,

As you know, I believe that these Teachings of Mind and How to Use It are useless unless they are used to help with every day problems and desires.

So, my area has been in Level 1 Drought. About ten years ago, we were in full drought. I recall how awful that was, so, as soon as the signs signaled that a drought was occurring I talked to my mind.

This is what I said,

“Mind, I am grateful for this slow rain, a rain that falls gently, giving everything a good bath and a good drink.

I am grateful that this rain falls until the drought is ended.

I am grateful that this kind of rain falls at least once a week, sometimes twice a week, always falling softly and gently, always giving everything a good bath and a good drink, always leaving some extra water to replenish the water tables.

Rain, I am grateful for you. I am grateful that you fall gently and give everything a good bath and a good drink. I am grateful that you show up at least once a week. You, rain, you are loved, appreciated and valued.  You are wanted.

Wind, you gently bring the rain. You are gentle, never going above 16 miles per hour. Thank you, Wind. You are loved, appreciated and valued.

Mind, I know you speak these words to the rain and the wind.

Thank you Mind for bringing this forth.”

I speak these words to my Mind several times a day.

At first, nothing happened. After all, there are the Universal Laws of Weather.

I kept talking to my mind about how I wanted this rain to be.

As a result, we have a nice, slow, gentle rain and I am grateful.

Try this. Let me know how this works for you.(spreadlight@bellsouth.net)



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Your words are interpreted

March 15, 2019

Hi Everyone,

The question is “Why does a certain group in the United States feel ignored?”

The answer is “Mind, our personal mind and the Great Mind, gives us what it thinks we want.”  It listens to what we say and think; it sees what we see; it determines what we want from these actions.

Most of the people who say they are ignored are the ones who say and think “Everyone should pull themselves up by their boot straps”, mind heard “Everyone should pull themselves up by their boot straps means my human wants to achieve on their own, without assistance.”

Mind then proceeded to make certain you got what you wanted: making it on your own. No government assistance. No family help. No friend help. No corporate help.

Yes. You feel ignored because you are ignored. After all, you said and thought that everyone should pull themselves up by their boot straps. Mind gave you what it believed you wanted.

So. Why are you complaining? Why are you saying no one helps you? Why are you feeling ignored by politicians?

Didn’t you say “Everyone should pull themselves up by their bootstraps?”

Oh. I get it. By everyone, you meant those people, those people over there.

Not you. You, of course, wanted help; everyone else should pull themselves up; get what they want without help.

All of us know that no one makes it on their own. All of us need, want and, if we are smart, accept and give help.

Instead of saying and thinking “Everyone should pull themselves up by their bootstraps” say:

“Everyone has boots and straps that are strong, flexible and able to bear weight. Everyone has the exact pair of boots and straps required for rising up and expanding in the directions of their choice.

Everyone, including me, gets support, encouragement and help. Everyone, including me, is supportive, encouraging and helpful.

I don’t make it on my own. I make it with help from all people everywhere. I give help to all people everywhere.

Mind, I open to receive help; I open to give help. I receive help for all my projects. I receive help from politicians, the government, corporations, friends and family.

I rejoice when I receive help. I rejoice when others receive help.

And so it is.



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2019 Wealth Instructions to My Mind

Jan. 8, 2019
Hi Everyone,
I continue giving my mind instructions for 2019.

I instruct my mind to:

1. reveal to me the unique value—which of my gifts, talents, skills—that I am to offer to the world that will do good and increase my wealth. My mind identifies my gifts, talents and skills. My mind identifies the primary ones.  My mind tells me how to make the primaries into an offering of enormous value that the world gladly pays to receive.

I instruct my mind to:

2. reveal exactly what I am to do with my offering so that my wealth increases. My mind knows how to make my offering bring me wealth.

I instruct my mind to:

3. have the thoughts, beliefs, feelings, behaviors and actions that cause me to create, increase and share my wealth. My mind knows that I am worthy and deserving of wealth. My mind often reminds me that this is so.

I instruct my mind to:

4. always have my heart open to give the offering of my gift, talent and skill; and, my hands open to receive wealth in exchange for my offering. This is the Law of Giving and Receiving.


1. We humans are in charge of our mind and not our mind in charge of us.

2. The mind’s job is to cause us to survive. In today’s world, we survive by acknowledging that we are worthy and deserving of wealth; that we have many talents, gifts and skills but one of these is our primary; it is the one that has great value and is to be made into an offering; and, we are to both give and receive.

3. The mind learns by repetition. It is necessary to repeat these commands about wealth often, maybe as many as forty times forty. We do this not because we have a learning disability or are slow to learn but because this is how the mind works: it learns by repetition.

And so it is.

Teacher Barbara

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2019 First Instructions to My Mind

Jan. 2, 2019

Hi Everyone,

Knowing that it is I who tells my mind what I want, I give my first 2019 instructions to my mind:

1. I only eat food that gives my body strength, energy, vitality and health.

2. I only eat food that gives my brain what it needs to remember, to create and to be healthy.

3. Water is my favorite beverage.

My mind now knows what I want. It will do its perfect work to bring this forth into my life.

I invite you to tell your mind these same things.

Remember: it takes the mind hearing something—a new sound, a new word, a new idea—forty times before it will accept this newness.

So repeat this message to your mind often.

And so it is.

Rev. Barbara

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End of Death

April 10, 2018
Hi Everyone,
What follows is a copy of the talk I gave April 1, 2018 at the Center for Spiritual Living West Georgia.

The talk gives a slightly different way of thinking about death and the mind.

The Talk

Today is one of the high holy days of the Christian Calendar.  The truth is Resurrection Day or Easter Sunday is a high holy day for the rest of us, too.

You see, more than two thousand years ago, a very significant change in belief happened that impacted everyone on our planet, no matter their traditions or where they live.

Over two thousand years ago, at this time of year, Ernest Holmes tells us that we ended our belief in death.  (p. 630 The Science of Mind)

Until I read this quote I hadn’t thought of death as a belief. I thought of it as a truth, something that never changes.

Death will always be with us or so I thought.

Holmes tells us that what Easter and the Resurrection is really about is ending our belief in death thus ending our fear of it thus ending the power anyone who threatens us with it has.

This belief should have been so thoroughly deleted that when someone threatens us with total annihilation, we have compassion for that person while we think, “Impossible. You are not God. God created us. Only God can destroy us. God has no interest in destroying us. God is only interested in our success in all areas of life including health, finances, relationships and career/work.

Besides, there is no death. Death is a belief belonging to the age we just left. The age we just left is the Age of Pisces, the age of the fish.

We are in a new age, the Age of Aquarius,  the age that celebrates life, renewal, and rebirth, that has as its symbol ever flowing water. Ever flowing water as we humans are ever flowing with life and wholeness.”

Now, we would never say those words to such persons who are threatening us. Those words would only increase their anger and frustration. They are not ready to know truth.

Instead, we go about the business of celebrating life, of knowing that our belief in death is gone; therefore, death is gone.

This is so because we know that we don’t get what we want, we get what we believe; and, we believe that we have eternal life.

Yes, people leave their bodies and, as far as we know, they leave this planet.

This leaving is part of the pattern of this planet.

Someday, that pattern may change. Almost daily, scientists announce some progress toward this change, but for now, leaving our bodies is something all of us do; for now, we simply accept, let fear go and embrace the will of God for each of us.

Now, most of us halfway accept that there is no death, that we live forever, that we have eternal life.

And, we somewhat accept that God’s will for us is success in every piece of life including fun and adventure.

The problem is we have difficulty remembering that appearances are deceiving. Just because the body no longer functions doesn’t mean that we no longer function.

Just because it appears that the 2nd Amendment or certain groups are the cause of gun violence doesn’t mean that this appearance is correct.

To solve this thing of being deceived by appearances, we do what Holmes tells us (p 148, The Science of Mind) quote “We expand our thought until it realizes all good and then cuts through all that appears to be.” unquote

So we are to expand our thought until it sees and knows all good and until we see and know beyond the mere appearance of a thing.

Most of us understand expanding our thought but—- this cutting though appearances business. How do we do that?

We do that by following the rules of the mind, the rules that Centers for Spiritual Living teaches.

If you’ve hung around this teaching for a while, then you know that

  1. each of us was given a mind that we are to use to create the life we desire
  2. we are in charge of this mind and not the mind in charge of us
  3. we know that the mind expects us to choose our thoughts and our emotions as well as our results
  4. we know that we can expand our thoughts to know a greater circumstance or situation
  5. and, that we can choose the higher emotions instead of the lower ones.

We know that Ernest Holmes taught: quote “Words and affirmations give shape to thought; they are not creative. Feeling is creative. The more feeling we put into the word, the greater the power that word will have.” ( page 69, Creative Mind and Success)  unquote

This quote is the recipe for bringing forth the desires of our heart: thought plus feeling equals creation.

Now. If we don’t know and practice the rules of the mind, then ending death such as the death of poor health, the death of not enough money, the death of bad relationships, the death of career/work that harms the planet and the people is impossible.

If we don’t cut through appearances than when folks blame the 2nd Amendment to our Constitution or certain groups for gun violence then no one says, “Now wait a minute. That’s what appearances say. What does truth say?”

If we aren’t following and practicing the rules of the mind, we aren’t doing the will of Spirit: we aren’t being successful in all that we be, do and have.

One of the rules of the mind is that we have choice, but we have to make clear to our mind that we have actually made a choice.

So knowing that:

  1. mind hears every word we say; therefore, there is no privacy,
  2. knowing that the mind doesn’t understand joking or statements like we didn’t mean what we just said,
  3. knowing that the mind believes every word we say and accepts what we say as the truth,
  4. knowing that the mind brings into physical reality everything we say

then we make our choices clear by making statements like:

I have chosen to have success in every area of life and I choose to feel great about this.

I have chosen to experience joy, happiness and peace every moment of my life and I choose to feel fabulous about this.

I have chosen to plan a life that lasts a hundred years or more, a life that has a hundred years or more of more than enough health, money, harmony, peace and all good;  and I choose to feel joyful and peaceful about this.

I have chosen to be healthy, to be filled with energy, vim, vigor and vitality and I choose to feel great about this.

I have chosen to have a mind that has instant recall, that thinks clearly, that solves problems, that is happy and at peace. And, I choose to feel fabulous about this.

I have chosen to have money constantly filling my accounts, my containers, my pockets, my mailbox, my car and my home and I choose to feel great about this

Let’s take a moment to practice this. Choose something that you want and within the quiet of your mind, use the pattern of words I just gave you—I have chosen such and such– and then immediately add  a higher emotion such as I choose to feel great about this.

For example,

I have chosen to add one thousand dollars or more a month to my income and I choose to feel great about this.

I have chosen to be gainfully employed and I choose to feel wonderful about this.

I have chosen to have perfect posture and I choose to feel empowered by this

I have chosen water as my favorite beverage and I choose to feel great about this.

Now it’s your turn. In the quiet of your mind, practice this.

When we select these kinds of  higher thoughts, and these kinds of  higher emotions, we are doing a mini spiritual mind treatment.

When we do a spiritual mind treatment, we are giving our mind greater thoughts to bring forth and giving it greater emotions with which to energize itself.

So our job is to train ourselves to notice every time we think a death thought such as  I have the flu or he/she/they/them did this to me or I haven’t enough money or those people are to blame or I am afraid of that new idea.

As soon as we recognize our death thought, we train our self to immediately switch to a higher thought, a success thought, and then to match that greater thought with a greater feeling such as joy or love or harmony.

We remember to use the greatest tools known to us humans: the mind,  the emotions and the mouth.

And we celebrate the death of limitation because we recognize that everyone is a creator, and can choose to be a maker of a great life,

Everyone can choose greater thoughts and greater emotions.

We recognize that everyone has the tools that can bring forth success. a mind, emotions and a mouth.

We recognize we and all others are humans doing what humans do best: bringing forth excellence, expanding into the greater, leaving behind the old and embracing the new.

So in this coming week,

We choose to know the highest and best, to say the highest and best and to feel the highest and best.

We choose to celebrate the greatness of life and the greatness of us.

We choose to feel great about this.

And so it is

Barbara Lucas


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On most Sundays, find Barbara S Lucas at The Center for Spiritual Living West Georgia







Out of Negativity

March 26, 2018
Hi Everyone,

We are talking about the Rules of the Mind. Our mind does have rules. If we know these rules, we can help our self to a better life.

Last week, we talked about the rule of playing the part we’ve always known until that part is our own. Perhaps we have always known poverty or illness or betrayal or kindness or always having more than enough money or always being with people who practice integrity.

If we don’t like the part we are playing, we can choose another part. We always include the higher emotions like greatness or love or joy when we name our choices.

We can choose to be middle class or to always have more than enough money, food or whatever we desire, to always speak wisdom, to always understand the motives of those I am with, to always do what is the best.

This week we’re talking about talking our self out of negativity. The mind hears what we say about our self. The mind’s job is to make what we say real.

So, if we say that we are ugly, the mind will make certain that we are ugly. If we say we are poor, that we don’t have enough money or food or love, the mind will make certain that is so. If we say we have great health, the mind will make this so.

Therefore, it is our job to speak only what we want to be so about us.

We say things like: “I am beautiful. I am wealthy. I always have more than enough money, food, friends or anything else I want.”

We look in the mirror and say, “Hi gorgeous. Wow! You are beautiful.”

We look at our bank accounts, in our pockets and our money containers and say, “Wow! What a fabulous balance! Look how much I have.”

All day long we chat with our self: “Of course, I can do that. I am a highly skilled individual.” “I easily learn whatever I need and want to learn.” “What wonderful, supportive friends I have.” “Of course, I was asked to do that. I’m the best.” “Look at me. I weigh exactly what I should weigh. My posture is perfect.” “I knew exactly how to answer the questions the job interviewer asked.”

To do this changing of any negative statement about us to one of positiveness, we monitor our mouth and our thinking without ceasing.

We do this quietly, within our own self. There is nothing worse about starting and maintaining a habit then having others put us down or mocking us.

And we end these statements by giving thanks.

“I am beautiful. I am grateful that this is so.”

“I always have more than enough money to pay all those I owe, to give some away, to put some in storage and to buy what I desire including food, clothing, education and all good. I give thanks that this is so.”

“I clearly hear the voice of Spirit. I am grateful that this is so.”

“I am strong, fit and healthy. I am filled with vim, vigor and vitality. I give thanks that this is so.”

“My thinking is sharp, clear and focused. I have the thoughts that lead to greatness and goodness. I give thanks that this is so.”

And so it is.



Change the part

March 23, 2018

Hi Everyone,
The mind has rules.  One of those rules is:
“We play the only part we’ve ever known until that part becomes our own.”

We might only know the part of victim or poverty-stricken or slow learner or party-goer or wise one or parent or disorganized or trustworthy or always on time or unemployed or winner or queen or king or etc.


If we are playing a part that we don’t like or always results in trouble, we can decide to play a different part.

Do it this way:

  1. Choose the new part
  2. Say: I have chosen to _________________________.
  3. Say: I have chosen to feel great about this.

For example:

  1. I have chosen to work full-time. I feel great about this.
  2. I have chosen to eat healthy food. I feel great about this.
  3. I have chosen to always be on time. I feel great about this.

When we say these sentences, we are giving ourselves a better than usual emotion–feel great. We are telling our mind what we want.

We are not explaining or using logic. We are using the creative force of emotion and the creative force of clarity.

This works. Try it. Tell me what happens, please.
And so it is.
(barbara lucas teaches @ gmail . com)