SFG 1 Affirmations

AFFIRMATIONS

The Cayce readings given for the Norfolk Study Group #1 provide affirmations to be used as an aid for attunement.  An affirmation can be thought of as a prayer. The idea is to focus on the intent of the affirmation and carry that intent into meditation.  The affirmation can also be used to refocus if the mind wanders. This can be conceptualized as a three-step process:

1. Think about what the words of the affirmation mean.

2. As you continue thinking about what the affirmation means, you begin to feel what it means.

3. As you hold on to the feeling of the affirmation, your awareness shifts to experiencing it.

If you notice your mind has wandered, gently go back to Step #1.

Below are the original affirmations for each lesson. Some of the affirmations are rather long and laced with the King James English (thee and thou, etc) associated with fundamental Christianity in the Bible Belt of America where Cayce grew up and lived. While poetic, if it a hindrance to your use of the affirmation, you may find it helpful to condense the affirmation into a simple phrase or even a single word that is meaningful to you.

Please note that only three affirmations are provided in the readings for the first three lessons of “A Search for God III.”  You are encouraged to create your own in response to the video overview of each lesson.  Also note that “A Search For God III” is not available from the A.R.E.

BOOK I

COOPERATION

NOT MY WILL BUT THINE, O LORD, BE DONE IN ME AND THROUGH ME. LET ME EVER BE A CHANNEL OF BLESSINGS, TODAY, NOW, TO THOSE THAT I CONTACT, IN EVERY WAY. LET MY GOING IN, MY COMING OUT BE IN ACCORD WITH THAT THOU WOULD HAVE ME DO, AND AS THE CALL COMES, "HERE AM I, SEND ME, USE ME!"  (262-3)

KNOW THYSELF

FATHER, AS WE SEEK TO SEE AND KNOW THY FACE, MAY WE EACH, AS INDIVIDUALS, AND AS A GROUP, COME TO KNOW OURSELVES, EVEN AS WE ARE KNOWN, THAT WE – AS LIGHTS IN THEE – MAY GIVE THE BETTER CONCEPT OF THY SPIRIT IN THIS WORLD.   (262-5)

IDEALS

GOD, BE MERCIFUL TO ME! HELP THOU MY UNBELIEF. LET ME SEE IN HIM THAT THOU WOULD HAVE ME SEE IN MY FELLOW MAN. LET ME SEE IN MY BROTHER THAT I SEE IN HIM WHOM I WORSHIP!  (262-11)

FAITH

CREATE IN ME A PURE HEART, 0 GOD! OPEN THOU MINE HEART TO THE FAITH THOU HAST IMPLANTED IN ALL THAT SEEK THY FACE! HELP THOU MINE UNBELIEF IN MY GOD, IN MY NEIGHBOR, IN MYSELF.  (262-13)

VIRTUE AND UNDERSTANDING

LET VIRTUE AND UNDERSTANDING BE IN ME, FOR MY DEFENSE IS IN THEE, O LORD, MY REDEEMER; FOR THOU HEAREST THE PRAYER OF THE UPRIGHT IN HEART.   (262-17)

FELLOWSHIP

HOW EXCELLENT IS THY NAME IN THE EARTH, 0 LORD! WOULD I HAVE FELLOWSHIP WITH THEE, I MUST SHOW BROTHERLY LOVE TO MY FELLOW MAN. THOUGH I COME IN HUMBLENESS AND HAVE AUGHT AGAINST MY BROTHER, MY PRAYER, MY MEDITATION, DOES NOT RISE TO THEE. HELP THOU MY EFFORTS IN MY APPROACH TO THEE.  (EDGAR CAYCE READING 262-21)

PATIENCE

HOW GRACIOUS IS THY PRESENCE IN THE EARTH, O LORD! BE THOU THE GUIDE, THAT WE WITH PATIENCE MAY RUN THE RACE WHICH IS SET BEFORE US, LOOKING TO THEE, THE AUTHOR, THE GIVER OF LIGHT.  (262-24)

THE OPEN DOOR

AS THE FATHER KNOWETH ME, SO MAY I KNOW THE FATHER, THROUGH THE CHRIST SPIRIT, THE DOOR TO THE KINGDOM OF THE FATHER. SHOW THOU ME THE WAY.  (262-27)

IN HIS PRESENCE

OUR FATHER WHO ART IN HEAVEN, MAY THY KINGDOM COME IN EARTH THROUGH THY PRESENCE IN ME, THAT THE LIGHT OF THY WORD MAY SHINE UNTO THOSE THAT I MEET DAY BY DAY. MAY THY PRESENCE IN MY BROTHER BE SUCH THAT I MAY GLORIFY THEE. MAY I SO CONDUCT MY OWN LIFE THAT OTHERS MAY KNOW THY PRESENCE ABIDES WITH ME, AND THUS GLORIFY THEE.  (262-30)

THE CROSS AND THE CROWN

OUR FATHER, OUR GOD, AS WE APPROACH THAT THAT MAY GIVE US A BETTER INSIGHT OF WHAT HE BORE IN THE CROSS, WHAT HIS GLORY MAY BE IN THE CROWN, MAY THY BLESSINGS – AS PROMISED THROUGH HIM – BE WITH US AS WE STUDY TOGETHER IN HIS NAME.   (262-34)

ONENESS

AS MY BODY, MIND AND SOUL ARE ONE, THOU, O LORD, IN THE MANIFESTATIONS IN THE EARTH, IN POWER, IN MIGHT, IN GLORY, ART ONE. MAY I SEE IN THAT I DO, DAY BY DAY, MORE OF THAT REALIZATION, AND MANIFEST THE MORE.   (262-38)

LOVE

OUR FATHER, THROUGH THE LOVE THAT THOU HAST MANIFESTED IN THE WORLD THROUGH THY SON, THE CHRIST, MAKE US MORE AWARE OF "GOD IS LOVE."  (262-43)

BOOK II

OPPORTUNITY

IN SEEKING TO MAGNIFY THY NAME, THY GLORY, THROUGH THAT THOU DOST MAKE MANIFEST IN ME, O LORD, BE THOU THE GUIDE, AND – DAY BY DAY, AS THE OPPORTUNITY IS GIVEN – LET MY HANDS, MY MIND, MY BODY, DO THAT THOU WOULDST HAVE ME DO AS THINE OWN IN THE EARTH; FOR, AS I MANIFEST, MAY THY GLORY BECOME KNOWN TO THOSE THROUGH THE LOVE, THE PROMISES THOU HAST MADE IN THY SON.  (262-49)

DAY AND NIGHT

IN THY MERCIES, O HEAVENLY FATHER, WILT THOU BE THE GUIDE IN THE STUDY OF THE MANIFESTATIONS OF THY LOVE, EVEN AS IN "DAY UNTO DAY UTTERETH SPEECH AND NIGHT UNTO NIGHT SHEWETH KNOWLEDGE." SO MAY THE ACTIVITIES OF MY LIFE, AS A REPRESENTATIVE OF THY LOVE, BE A MANIFESTATION IN THE EARTH.  (262-54)

GOD’S MANIFESTATION

MAY THE DESIRE OF MY HEART BE SUCH THAT I MAY BECOME MORE AND MORE AWARE OF THE SPIRIT OF THE FATHER, THROUGH THE CHRIST, MANIFESTING IN ME.   (262-57)

DESIRE

FATHER, LET THY DESIRES BE MY DESIRES. LET MY DESIRES, GOD, BE THY DESIRES, IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH.   (262-60)

DESTINY OF THE MIND

LORD, THOU ART MY DWELLING PLACE! IN THEE, O FATHER, DO I TRUST! LET ME SEE IN MYSELF, IN MY BROTHER, THAT THOU WOULD BLESS IN THY SON, THY GIFT TO ME THAT I MIGHT KNOW THY WAYS! THOU HAST PROMISED, O FATHER, TO HEAR WHEN THY CHILDREN CALL! HARKEN, THAT I MAY BE KEPT IN THE WAY THAT I MAY KNOW THE GLORY OF THY SON AS THOU HAST PROMISED IN HIM, THAT WE THROUGH HIM MIGHT HAVE ACCESS TO THEE! THOU, O GOD, ALONE, CAN SAVE! THOU ALONE CAN KEEP MY WAYS!  (262-73)

DESTINY OF THE BODY

LORD, USE ME IN WHATEVER WAY OR MANNER THAT MY BODY MAY BE AS A LIVING EXAMPLE OF THY LOVE TO THE BRETHREN OF OUR LORD.   (262-84)

DESTINY OF THE SOUL

LORD, LET ME – MY MIND, MY BODY, MY SOUL – BE AT-ONE WITH THEE: THAT I – THROUGH THY PROMISES IN HIM, THY SON – MAY KNOW THEE MORE AND MORE.   (262-88)

GLORY

OPEN THOU MINE EYES, O GOD, THAT I MAY KNOW THE GLORY THOU HAST PREPARED FOR ME.   (262-89)

KNOWLEDGE

LET THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE LORD SO PERMEATE MY BEING THAT THERE IS LESS AND LESS OF SELF, MORE AND MORE OF GOD, IN MY DEALINGS WITH MY FELLOW MAN; THAT THE CHRIST MAY BE IN ALL, THROUGH ALL, IN HIS NAME.   (262-95)

WISDOM

OUR FATHER, OUR GOD, MAY THE LIGHT OF THY WISDOM, OF THY STRENGTH OF THY POWER, GUIDE – AS WE WOULD APPLY OURSELVES IN THY SERVICE FOR OTHERS. IN HIS NAME WE SEEK.   (262-102)

HAPPINESS

OUR FATHER, OUR GOD, IN MY OWN CONSCIOUSNESS LET ME FIND HAPPINESS IN THE LOVE OF THEE, FOR THE LOVE I BEAR TOWARD MY FELLOW MAN. LET MY LIFE, MY WORDS, MY DEEDS, BRING THE JOY AND HAPPINESS OF THE LORD IN JESUS TO EACH I MEET DAY BY DAY.   (262-106)

SPIRIT

FATHER, GOD, IN THY MERCY, IN THY LOVE, BE THOU WITH US NOW. FOR WE KNOW AND WE SPEAK OF THY LOVE. AND HELP US THEN TO PUT AWAY, FOR THE HOUR, THE CARES OF THIS LIFE;  THAT WE MAY KNOW IN TRUTH THAT THE SPIRIT AND THE LAMB SAY, "COME."
LET THEY THAT HEAR ALSO SAY, "COME." LET ALL THAT WILL, COME AND DRINK OF THE WATER OF LIFE.   (262-113)

BOOK III

RIGHTEOUSNESS VS SIN

CREATE IN ME, O GOD, A NEW PURPOSE, A RIGHTEOUS SPIRIT: THAT I MAY, AS THY CHILD, BE A LIVING EXAMPLE OF THAT I HAVE PROFESSED AND DO PROFESS TO BELIEVE, BY MANIFESTING SAME AMONG MY FELLOW MEN.   (262-124)

GOD’S LOVE

LET THAT LIGHT BE WITHIN ME IN SUCH MEASURES THAT I, AS A CHILD OF GOD, MAY REALIZE HIS LOVE FOR MAN.  MAY I LIVE THAT, THEN, IN MY LIFE DAY BY DAY.   (262-129)

HUMAN RELATIONSHIPS

FATHER, GOD!  LET ME, AS THY CHILD, SEE IN MY FELLOW MAN THE DIVINITY I WOULD WORSHIP IN THEE.  LET ME IN MY DAILY LIFE BE A WITNESS TO HIM, WHO EXEMPLIFIED FOR MAN, TO MAN, MAN’S RELATIONSHIP TO GOD, AND THE MANNER OF RELATIONSHIP THAT SHOULD BE AS MAN TO MAN.  FOR WE ASK IT IN HIS NAME, JESUS THE CHRIST.   (262-130)

WILL

CREATIVITY

DREAMS

PSYCHIC SOUL

REVELATION

SICKNESS AND HEALING

INITIATION

NATURE

GODS OF THE UNIVERSE

 

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