Thursday, August 22, 2013
Here's is a video from Dr Frederick J. Eikerenkoetter, more commonly known as Reverend Ike. If you don't know who he is, but you know of Tony Robbins, The Secret, and The Law of Attraction, then you need to go further back in history. Reverend Ike was a revolutionary pastor in his rise to prominence in the 1960s and 70s, along with other pastors, such as Dr Johnnie Colemon. The reason was because the principles he taught went against nearly every dogmatic philosophy for 'traditional' Christian religion. Here is an excerpt from nytimes.com detailing the philosophy Reverend Ike taught: “Close your eyes and see green,” Reverend Ike would tell his 5,000 parishioners from a red-carpeted stage at the former Loew’s film palace on 175th Street in Washington Heights, the headquarters of his United Church Science of Living Institute. “Money up to your armpits, a roomful of money and there you are, just tossing around in it like a swimming pool.” His exhortation, as quoted by The New York Times in 1972, was a vivid sampling of Reverend Ike’s philosophy, which he variously called “Prosperity Now,” “positive self-image psychology” or just plain “Thinkonomics.” The philosophy held that St. Paul was wrong; that the root of all evil is not the love of money, but rather the lack of it. It was a message that challenged traditional Christian messages about finding salvation through love and the intercession of the divine. The way to prosper and be well, Reverend Ike preached, was to forget about pie in the sky by and by and to look instead within oneself for divine power. “This is the do-it-yourself church,” he proclaimed. “The only savior in this philosophy is God in you.” Very firmly established belief system, eh? You can read the entire article here. If you watch the video above, you hear Rev Ike talk about three levels of money: First is the physical level, next is the energetic level, and still next is the Spiritual level. He says that it is the Spiritual level where Money Consciousness is mastered. THe physical level is the level we primarily experience everyday. The energetic (or 'psychic' as he likes to call it) level of money is where, Ike says, money exists as a energetic entity--it is alive, it has feelings, so be careful how you talk about it. The spiritual level is the realization of our oneness with money. If you follow the Law of Attraction philosophy, you have some handle on this. I'll let you watch the rest of the video for even deeper messages. Though he left his physical body in 2009, the potency of Reverend Ike's message continues to touch millions of people around the world. Remember, Ike helped to pioneer the reintroduction of all this Law of Attraction stuff you know today. So in light of all that, please say with me: I AM MONEY CONSCIOUSNESS. WHATEVER I WANT HAS ALREADY COME TO PASS. Excelsior, G.A.B.E.