succeed in any goal establish a new flow. While attending the
88th International New Thought Alliance congress in Phoenix Arizona I
overheard a group of ladies insisting that there should be color
representation on the congress board. One of the women insisted that
this was necessary for full representation of those of color in the
alliance. She indicated the board should invite color on the board.
butted in and told the ladies that this was not a beneficial or positive
way to go about getting representation. I said representation for
representation sake was not enough. It would be easy to have some
lack-a-luster representatives on the board who were of color and still
nothing would come out of their presence.
are many thoughtful and imaginative people of color who are not on the
board. If they were, a broader scope of attitudes would prevail and
creative representation would be active.
a huff, the leader of the discussion turned away and said it cannot work
that way. "We have to get in there and fight for our rights."
being represented on the board is certainly not the question. One
representative is already there. The question is: How can we have the
best possible people with the interests of everyone in the organization
be on the board to decide on the highest and best for INTA?
the legislative bodies in city, county, state, nation and international
groups were decided solely on getting all "groups" represented
in each counsel, we would not necessarily have the best people
available, we would indeed have cliques standing together and working
together for their individual purposes and not for the benefit of the
people over whom they create rules for living.
all governing bodies are needed people who have the "will of the
people governed" uppermost in their minds and hearts. Those
governing must "know" what the people at large desire. True,
they must also take into consideration the unique needs of the
minorities in any group so governed.
has been corrupted by self-seekers who desire to feather their nest or
who have some personal-social-political axe to grind of every color,
race, creed and persuasion. How wonderful it is when people who want to
guide an organization or a "nation" to its highest and best
stand at its helm.
is being done in the nations of the world where the people practice the
principle "All is in divine order." This is being done in many
nations I have been privileged to visit as I teach their children and
adults to sing:
bless my nation, land that I love. I stand beside her and guide her with
the light that I am from within. From her mountains, to her valleys, to
her rivers flowing pure. I bless my nation, my home sweet home. I bless
my nation, my home sweet home.
the school children, their teachers and their parents affirm: Our nation
is governed by people of high quality who invest its revenue in the
schools, hospitals, sanitation, roads and every benefit of its people,
now and always.
this is done miracles take place on all levels of life.
I know I am god, god I am said each member of the INTA as I met the
participants of the 88th annual congress in Phoenix.
was an exciting time meeting people from around the world. All kindly
said Oh I know you, you are the GIST, I read you every month. I just
love the GIST.
by the score unanimously reported they take ideas from each GIST to
write their Sunday sermons and their weekly classes. They said the
things written in the GIST were both profound and yet comprehensive. It
is a joy to read and make it theirs to talk about important issues.
were initiated to go to Vancouver Canada for a seminar. The group from
Australia insisted that a seminar there would be effective and
beneficial to their group.
-Dr Herbert L Beierle