Now, our awareness of the presence of infinity reveals the infinity where the lack had appeared to be, and that is why your metaphysician very often says, “Oh, I get more eggs from my hens than anyone else does,” or “I get more flowers from my plants than others,” or “I get more fruits from my trees than others.” And, it’s true; they do. Not because there is a God favoring them. Not because they have found a miracle of prayer that produces rabbits out of hats. Nobody produces rabbits out of hats unless the rabbits were in there, and nobody can increase the crops. Nobody can increase their supply. No one can increase their health unless it is already there.
Until we come to a magical word, which no one must freeze onto, but they must become aware of, and that is the word “IS.” God IS. And because God IS, infinity IS. Because God IS, harmony IS. Because God IS, love IS. Because God IS, nothing else is. Nothing for God to contend with. Nothing for God to battle, or oppose, or fight. Nothing for God to destroy. Nothing for God to protect from. Then, no, God IS. And because of God’s very IS, all that is, IS. Now watch the miracle as your mind gives up its struggle to create, to protect, to increase, to heal, to save, to redeem.
Watch the miracle that takes place in your life as you relax and say, “What am I trying to do? Get God to do something that God of Its own will and accord isn’t doing? Get God to do something for someone who God right now is neglecting? Get God to.” Oh, and then you begin to realize the sacrilege. You begin to realize what you have been doing in using your mind when, all of the time, God gave you a mind with which to become aware of His presence—the infinite nature of His being or Its being. God gave you a mind with which to appreciate God in infinite form, and variety, and manifestation. God gave us a mind so that we might look up at the Heavens and bear witness to the fact that the Heavens declare the glory of God. Just think of trying to find some prayer or treatment that would make the Heavens beautiful. Think of trying to find a prayer or treatment that would make the ocean bountiful in fish. Think of trying to find a prayer or treatment that would do anything or make God do anything.
Do you see where our mental pressures have been wasted efforts that turn on us eventually and rend us? We have a mind, and we’re not to get rid of it. We have a mind, and we’re not to abuse it. Our mind is given to us for the purpose of awareness. It is an avenue of awareness. It is an activity of awareness. It is a faculty of awareness, and through the mind, we can become aware of that which IS. What is, IS? The infinite nature of God makes God the only IS. Only God IS. Only God IS. But because God, in Its infinite nature, in Its infinite being IS, then infinity IS, and form must be infinite. And so the Heavens declare the glory of God by showing forth the infinite beauty and bounty, and so does the Earth show forth the handiwork of God, the glory of God, and it shows it forth in infinite form and variety, color, perfume, amount. Infinity IS the measure of God, but the moment you try to demonstrate apples, you’re down into finiteness. The minute you try to demonstrate a home, you are down into finiteness. The minute you try to demonstrate health or wealth, you are down into finiteness. But demonstrate for yourself a realization of God’s presence, and you have God’s presence appearing as infinity, infinite forms of good.