|All Power to You|
By Dr. Robert H. Bitzer
Forward by Rev. Henry Lee Bates:
Dr. Robert H. Bitzer ( 1896 - 1994) Founder and Spiritual
Director of the Hollywood Church of Religious Science, wrote several
books and gave hundreds of classes during his career. The only book
currently in print is his "Collected Essays." "ALL POWER TO YOU" is
out-of-print, but I am offering it as an honor and a tribute to this
Great Metaphysician who was also the first Religious Science Master
Teacher I was exposed to.
When I walked into the Hollywood Church of Religious Science in
March of 1991, I wasn't prepared to meet a Master Teacher, but I
did, and he was Dr. Robert H. Bitzer. Even Dr. Ernest Holmes,
Founder of Religious Science and author of the "Science of Mind,"
recognized Dr. Bitzer's genius and understanding of Principle. He
stated, "Bob teaches the textbook better than I do.". This small but
concise book, "All Power To You," will change your life for the
better even more so than you can imagine. Dr. Bitzer uses the term
"Treatment," the term "Scientific Prayer" is synonymous with the
Maximum Blessings, Rev. Bates
THIS BOOK IS DEDICATED TO YOU -
WHO, upon Life's Highway seek Power To fulfill the Purpose of
Being And attain your Highest Good, Understanding those around you-
Expressing Love and Peace toward all: That YOUR Word my heal and
prosper, Lifting those who need Strength, Bringing them Joy in their
hour- Thus glorifying the Father within. ALL POWER TO YOU
Robert H. Bitzer
"ALL POWER is given me in Heaven and in earth."
YOUR LIFE is a quest for Power - the power to get what you go
after - the power that will heal and keep you well - the power to
make money, the power to love and be loved - the power to make
yourself and those you love happy. ALL YOUR LIFE you have been
YOU are the central dynamo which can release this power you have
longed for. You are surrounded by limitless power. Yet this Power
can do nothing until it is directed. This is just as true of
Spiritual Power as of electrical or steam power. Your thought must
give Spiritual power its direction.
You must decide what you want to express. Your choice of ideas
determines everything that comes into your life. Choose those Words
which mean something to you. They will give your desire form. You
must do your own thinking.
FIND YOUR PLACE IN THE DIVINE PLAN Man's part in the Divine
unfoldment is to recognize what he really is, and through claiming
his own to bring it through into expression. Much of Man's
confusion, sin, sickness, or limitation has been the result of his
denial of his Divine nature. His belief in an existence apart from
God has created negative conditions. But his recognition, that God
within him is Complete, changes his order of living and creates
THE INFINITE RESPONDS TO MAN The substance of everything that man
desires, the essence of all life, fills and surrounds him. Man's
word speaks forth into form. It fulfills his idea or follows his
thought pattern. It responds to his desire, completely, when he is
scientific in his thinking and is convinced about the Truth upon
which he meditates.
MAN'S CONSCIOUSNESS MUST BE FREED FROM LACK Whatsoever negation
exists in man's consciousness must be eliminated; yet we must not
fight negation. To do so only gives it power. When we realize the
Allness of Good, negation has no existence. When we feel our oneness
with God-ness, nothing false can exist.
TREATMENT IS THE USE OF POWER A Mental or Spiritual Treatment is
definite mental work which expresses conditions according to our
desires. It does not take into consideration things as they appear
to be, but thinks in Creative Mind the condition as we want it to
be. The more specific our treatment, the more positive will be our
result. Creative Mind accepts our concept and gives it form.
THE TRUE NATURE OF MAN IS DIVINE A Treatment to be scientific
must take into consideration man's Real Nature. Obviously, man did
not create himself. The God Mind, which conceived man as a Perfect
Idea, endowed him with the power necessary to unfold this Idea. So
that man, the image and likeness of God, is the Real Man to be
unfolded. Man instead of being material and mortal can be understood
as a Spiritual Reality. He still exists in the God Mind as perfect
Being, and all of his experiences seek to reflect this Divine
nature. Health, joy, wealth, love and peace are understood as the
natural heritage of the God Man.
FOLLOW THROUGH A CREATIVE IDEA When we recognize the power
contained within the idea which created us, we are unifying
ourselves with an Infinite Force. We should then realize that this
power which created us has never left us, BUT CAME FORTH WITH US,
expressing itself as man. So that health, joy and wealth become the
objective expression of this God Power. We do not have to create
these conditions, but by recognizing the nature of the original
Power we let this TRANSCENDENT PRESENCE manifest our desire in all
that we are.
RECOGNITION OF THE POWER ENABLES IT TO EXPRESS The manifestation
of this Power is complete when we let it do its Perfect Work. When
we can perceive God's Perfect Idea of Perfect Man and accept this
Perfect Idea, we open channels in our expression whereby the God
Idea may manifest. This is why Jesus emphasized so many times that
it was the Father within him which did the work. The Spirit
indwelling us brings out our true nature.
THOUGHT DIRECTS SUBSTANCE The purpose of Treatment is to create
through Spiritual realization that which we want to appear as
experience. There is no limitation to what a Treatment can do, nor
to our ability to give a Treatment. Whether we want to demonstrate a
peck of potatoes, a rose bush, a new house, a condition in the body
or a new position, the PRINCIPLE is always the same. Through
Spiritual Realization we create that which we desire to appear as
experience. Creative Intelligence which is Substance follows the
direction of our thought and assumes the form of our desire.
VISION MUST BE TURNED We must look away from limitation, lack,
discord and disease and look toward the Self which is the perfect
expression of God. Our unification must be complete in the God Mind.
When we have a specific need, we see the condition in the God Mind
exactly as we want it to be. This is Treatment.
MAN IS SPIRITUAL MIND Our Realization is the mold which gives
form to the Substance, Spirit. There is just One Substance,
Intelligence, Mind, God or Spirit. Our thinking IN this Substance
(not INTO) gives form to this Substance. The Substance of all our
experiences is the same. We THINK Substance into the form of our
BE AWARE OF THE GOOD In Treatment we turn entirely AWAY from the
condition as it appears, because, as long as we look at the
condition we can never overcome it. We emphasize NOT the thing to be
overcome or changed but the Idea To Be Expressed. We do not fight
disease, but recognize a Principle of health which is normal and
natural for man to express. Not so much overcoming lack or
limitation, but a definite conscious release of abundance. Treatment
always builds up something, some Idea, some Desire, some Conception
that IS to be expressed. The Treatment realizes Power to be released
and then directs it. As we speak our Word in the Positive way, we
will put all our energy into the Word to be released, and none of
our energy can go into the thing to be destroyed. We think of That
which is to be expressed, and the things that are to be removed or
the obstructions to be dissipated will eliminate themselves. When we
let the negative condition alone, negation will destroy itself as we
are concerned with the positive condition to be expressed. A
negative condition may not eliminate itself IF IGNORED, but will be
eradicated through positive expression.
THE UNIVERSE AROUND US REFLECTS OUR THOUGHTS When we recognize
man as a Spiritual Being, we see him EXPRESSING in a Spiritual
Universe. We see all form as simply the objective expression of
Spirit, God or Mind. We do not deny the existence of any form,
condition or so-called material object; but we recognize that every
form is the expression of Intelligence, that every concrete
experience IS the manifestation of a tangible thought. Regardless of
what conditions may exist or what may surround us, we know that
thought produces them - thought will change them.
MAN, THE CENTER OF HIS WORLD Each person IS the point at which
the God Mind reproduces Itself. Whatever man expects or hopes to
find in his world, must be presented at this point of consciousness
as an idea. All experience is the movement of Intelligence - the
result of man's direction or the reflection of his attitude.
THE OBJECTIVE APPEARANCE MUST CHANGE The demonstration of health
is complete when every appearance of disease or sickness has been
removed. Expect your demonstration to be complete.
HAVE NO FEAR Work scientifically, consistently and persistently.
Recognize that you are dealing with the Law of Life. Know that it is
the nature of Principle to respond to Itself. Be of good faith. Know
that the Word you speak is the perfect Word of God and establishes
EFFECTUAL PRAYING IS SCIENTIFIC KNOWING We do more than pray that
aches and pains may be removed or that disease be destroyed; we seek
to know our oneness with the Perfection of God and realize that
God's Perfection as health is the Life filling us, flowing through
every part of our being, vitalizing every cell this moment. To ask
God to remove a negative condition would be to recognize it, but to
see our oneness with the True nature of God, brings through the
Perfection of God. Thus the negative condition is automatically
ASK AND IT SHALL BE GIVEN Instead of asking God to give us
health; we assume that God, the great creative Principle, the
Presence in us now, IS the perfect health filling every part of our
being. Instead of asking as though we did not have the thing we
desired, we ask, believing that we have it now. By realizing that
God-in-us is that health, we simultaneously ask and receive.
EVERY PRAYER ANSWERS ITSELF Within the prayer when it is prayed
are all of the elements necessary to bring it through as a
manifestation. We identify ourselves in Divine Mind with the
specific thing desired, therefore Divine Mind fills US with the
Realization of its Presence. We lift our thoughts above our need.
WHERE TREATMENT TAKES PLACE Treatment takes place within the
consciousness of man. Anyone can give a Treatment, yet our daily
thought or attitude comprises an unconscious Treatment. To be
successful it is important to know WHAT we are treating. Treatment
takes place within our consciousness. It is mental activity within
ourselves - upon ourselves - by ourselves and for ourselves.
TREATMENT DEALS WITH THOUGHT Just as the gardener planning his
garden carefully selects the kind and quantity of seed he desires to
carry out his plan; so must we now WHAT we are seeking to do with
our lives and carefully choose those ideas which will contribute to
our unfoldment. THOUGHT is constantly flowing into form.
CHANGE YOUR THOUGHT BETWEEN TREATMENTS When you have finished
your Treatment turn away from it and let it rest. Keep anxious
thoughts about it out of your mind. Know that the Treatment is
complete within itself - go about your business and let it do its
REPEAT TREATMENTS Treat until there is no longer any need for the
Treatment. Work until the perfect fulfillment is established on the
THE TREATMENT THAT SUCCEEDS Treatment is based upon the
recognition of what man is by Nature, not what he seems to be, or
what he is expressing. All our treating must realize that God is
within every individual, Perfect Man, Perfect Mind, Perfect Supply,
Perfect Life, Perfect Health, Perfect Joy and Perfect Peace.
There is within me a Power which is complete. This Power complete
within me draws to my conscious recognition everything I need to
express and experience.
GOD IN ME IS MY PERFECT HEALTH We recognize God-in-man as the
complete life in man. Whatever we think about the Self is identified
with God-in-man and becomes the expression. God-in-man is recognized
as Perfect Life - expressing Health.
Man IS perfect man expressing God in a perfect body, in a perfect
ISSUE THE DIVINE COMMAND We are careful not to petition God for
things. We become conscious of our oneness with God and our positive
Word speaks this God-ness into form according to our desire. Jesus
had a positive consciousness of his oneness with God. When he
healed, he spoke from this consciousness, giving the specific
command. He did not say, "Can you stretch forth your hand?" Nor did
he ask, "God give me the power to heal this man's arm." Within this
consciousness of power, he said, "Stretch forth thine hand."
Treatment takes place when man claiming his authority, uses it.
TREATMENT DOES NOT AFFECT GOD Treatment changes only man's mental
attitude - not God's. It creates a receptivity within man's
consciousness which lets the God desire manifest.
EVERY THOUGHT REVEALS TRUTH In the Perfect Treatment we are
completely conscious of our oneness with the God Principle and know
that every phase of our thinking is unified with the God Mind.
FOLLOW A DEFINITE PLAN In treating we follow a definite plan, yet
we must keep the mind open. Our clearest and most concise idea may
expand through illumination.
DO NOT LET NEGATIVE BELIEFS CREATE Do not energize false beliefs.
Many people are self-hypnotized into accepting limitations. Let the
Truth about yourself reveal itself to you. Accept - without
compromise, your complete freedom.
REFUSE TO LET YOUR OWN THOUGHT LIMIT YOU Not even the self can
limit the Self. We should declare our freedom from self-imposed
limitations. Become so aware of the Truth that you do not possess
the power to bind yourself.
THE POWER WITHIN BREAKS EVERY BOND If any mental tendencies seem
to crystallize conditions around us we must build a consciousness of
power within which equalizes the demand from without. The Truth then
pushes forth from within into its free and complete expression.
MAN IS FREE BY DIVINE AUTHORITY We do not free ourselves through
will power, but because the Divine Intention within us maintains Its
own ability to function fully, completely and freely.
PERFECTION INDWELLS MAN The idea back of our manifestation of
life is a Perfect Idea. This thought in the Infinite Mind is
indestructible and changeless and can never be less than the
Perfection of God. God thought Perfect Man, Perfect Expression,
LOVE HARMONIZES Resentment can create a chemical reaction in the
blood stream. We can not have war without hatred. We should free our
minds from all resentment, bitterness and hatred. Divine Love within
us will find an outlet through us. Divine Love harmonizes our
thought. God-in-us is Peace.
THE POWER IS WITHIN Within the Real Self is Power to maintain
Complete and Perfect Health in a Perfect body.
Within the Real Self is Power to sustain at all times the
INTELLIGENCE RESPONDS TO INTELLIGENCE Treatment realizes that we
already live in a Perfect Universe which needs to be seen mentally
before it can become a part of our experience. We are dealing with
Intelligence so we must THINK. Spirit responds to our word, but if
we do not speak the word we can not expect the response. Our good
will come to us as we are definite and positive in knowing our good.
NO SELF-DEPRECIATION IN GOD A person who feels sorry for himself
or who thinks that all things are working against him, creates more
conditions to further his depression. His self-pity is very
far-reaching and influences everyone whom he contacts. A person who
continually things that business is dull, draws to himself those who
also think hard times or depression. We must reverse this tendency
by knowing that God-in-man is opulent, does not admit poverty but
manifests abundance now.
THINK PROSPERITY AND SEE ABUNDANCE No matter what a person's
financial status is, never think of a person as poor nor see a
person as destitute. Go through the appearance and know that the
Perfect Life is Abundantly supplying every need. Our helping a
person in a material way must not interfere with our God vision. The
God Power radiates from us and everyone we meet is helped,
strengthened and prospered because they, too, have touched our
OUR STANDARD OF OPULENCE IS MAINTAINED Our clear consciousness
draws to us those who think as we do. The standard which we
establish automatically attracts those who are similar. The person
who wants to be in the atmosphere of Abundance, must recognize that
abundance and Opulence are established within his consciousness and
THAT which is within him is made manifest everywhere. Our thought
visualizes that which is prosperous or opulent and which can
abundantly multiply itself.
GOD IS EXPRESSED So many times we think Treatment is the
manipulation of mental laws. Treatment is the release of the
Presence of God-in-us. It opens the avenues within our own thought
to make us receptive to this God Power.
KEEP THE THOUGHT NEW Intelligence is ever moving. Out thought
must be constantly expanding. Every day should bring us new ideas
about life. Each day we should find new ways of doing our work.
RECOGNIZE THE SELF We treat to recognize the ability of the Self
- to know what we have to give to life. Our self-recognition opens
the channel for our expression.
HAVE NO ENVY AND NO BELIEF IN COMPETITION Each person's place in
life is unique. No one can take from us that which belongs to us and
which we have consciously recognized as our expression. Likewise we
can not deprive another of his good.
KNOW WHAT YOU WANT TO BE AND DO The clear conception of what you
want to do gives definite direction to your actions. You get no
credit for what you do not do. You may rejoice that you are not
retrogressing but you may be standing still. You must project your
consciousness in a constructive manner. To go forward you must have
a sense of progress. Not the pitfalls nor mistakes that you have
avoided or omitted but the positive Goodness which you have put into
your living determines your progress. Life responds to your definite
KNOW YOUR PERFECTION Treatment changes the individual
consciousness. Do more than make affirmations about the grandeur,
perfection and glory of God. God knows that God is perfect and good.
Realize that the Truth about God is the Truth in man's consciousness
TREATMENT TAKES PLACE WITHIN THE SELF The person giving a
Treatment treats himself. He is a center in God-conscious Mind. All
healing action takes place within his consciousness. He silently
realizes that within is the perfect power and life.
THE SUBSTANCE OF EVERYTHING EXISTS WITHIN That which exists
within our consciousness, invisible Mind or Intelligence, finds its
perfect fulfillment on the outer plane. Parallel action is always
maintained between the inner plane of Mind and the outer plane of
manifestation. A Perfect Pattern exists within us for everything
that takes place in our expression. The inner determines the outer.
DO NOT TALK ABOUT YOUR DEMONSTRATIONS When we are working to
establish a condition it is best to keep it to ourselves. Our
consciousness then will not admit a discouraging word or criticism,
but all of our power will be carrying through our vision.
HOW TO CHANGE CONDITIONS That which exists in our consciousness
is reflected in conditions around us. When we change our attitude,
conditions assume the form of our new thought.
ALL CONDITIONS ARE MIND IN ACTION The clearer our conception of
the action of mind, the more positive will be the correspondence on
the outer plane.
GROW OUT OF SITUATIONS We let go of an undesirable condition by
knowing that we are through with it - that we have completed it -
finished all in it that we were supposed to do - have learned from
our experience and are now ready for something larger.
DO NOT FIGHT AN UNPLEASANT ENVIRONMENT That which surrounds us is
the manifestation of thought. If it does not fulfill our desire we
change our attitude and create a larger expression. We Increase Our
Mold Of Acceptance. God-in-man is harmoniously expressed, and
provides adequate opportunity to express our recognition of what we
THERE IS NO LAW OF REVERSAL TO TRUTH Man's word spoken with
conviction can not be reversed. It is powerless to change itself.
The intent within the word gives it Its Power and when this purpose
is destroyed, the word will cease to exist. A carrot, midway in its
development, does not decide to reverse itself and become a turnip
or a rose. It carries out the fundamental idea and remains true to
its kind. Our word can never fail but has within itself all power
necessary to attain its complete unfoldment.
THE GOD-CONSCIOUS MAN IS GOD-EXPRESSED Primitive people are
unexpressed. As man grows in his consciousness of Truth, he opens
new avenues for his expression. As our appreciation of the joy,
beauty and love of life increases, our expression enlarges. Love,
unexpressed, turns inward in self worship, but expressed helps those
around us and gives us a sense of progress. As we recognize our
Power we welcome every opportunity for its expression. When we
realize our oneness with God we shall express this oneness in our
relations toward our fellowman. Love harmonizes every experience.
EACH IDEA MUST EXPRESS IN ITS RIGHT PLACE The value of an idea is
determined by its use. The rose is just as perfect as the cabbage
and the cabbage is just as perfect as the rose. A dime is just as
perfect as ten dollars. Now, where we get mixed up is when we take
an idea that does not fit in a certain expression and try to force
it. Each idea covers a certain need and we must recognize that every
idea has its purpose and its specific place. This perfect idea must
be understood for what it is itself. Work in this definite way and
realize that the perfect expression of God Power will unfold in
everything. We then have the right idea for the right experience and
it is completely fulfilled in our work.
GOD MUST BE EXPRESSED IN MAN We do not confine our meditation
upon the abstract but bring it down to the point of our experience.
Air circulates around us, yet only that air which we breathe into
our lungs benefits us. Life is everywhere but must individualize in
us for us to Live. God is the Principle of Good surrounding us and
in all. Meditation brings God into our experience. More than
meditation upon God; it is God-in-me. More than knowing the Truth
about God; we must know the Truth about man.
WE KNOW WHAT WE CAN EXPRESS We do not fully understand any
principle until we can explain it. Regardless of what we are
studying, we should increase our understanding. When we are able to
put our thought into words, our understanding will be clear. If we
are unable to give the gist of a book we have just read, we did not
get very much out of it or else did not exhaust its possibilities.
But if we can discuss it intelligently, either pro or con, it has
stimulated our thinking and absorbed our attention. Hence we
understand the way the Principle works.
WORK FOR DEFINITE IDEAS Our success is not dependent upon the
flow of Intelligence in and through us, but upon the specific
thoughts in that stream of God Intelligence which we individually
appropriate and apply in our expression.
GOD-IN-MAN IS COMPLETE COOPERATION We do not expect an individual
to express beyond his ability to comprehend. We must not expect too
much of other people. Each individual must express according to his
unfoldment. To make demands upon another's ability to express is apt
to create confusion. Whenever we need cooperation from life, we must
know that God is all; that we do not depend on any person but rely
completely upon the All-sufficiency of the God Principle which
brings full cooperation independent of any and all persons and
IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO REVEAL THE CAUSE WHEN ANYTHING IS WRONG If
any disturbance seems to exist in the body or affairs of the
individual, we seek the cause and eradicate it. Sometimes we do not
find the mental cause or locate the negative belief that produced
in-harmony, discord or disease. But when we recognize man as a
Spiritual Reality and know the life within him to be Spirit, we
release into his affairs power which definitely wipes out any false
appearance, regardless of what the condition may be.
WHAT WE THINK ABOUT WE ATTRACT TO OURSELVES What we think about
we gradually believe in. In order to change our belief we have to
change the thought pattern. We change the idea that we are
contemplating, put the new picture before the mind, even though at
first we are skeptical about its attainment. We keep bringing this
new idea before the mind and meditating upon it - the first thing we
know our belief is established. We become convinced and the thought
becomes the thing.
AN IDEA BECOMES A FORM What we call success or failure is the
mathematical operation of this Principle of Intelligence. No idea
within itself is evil. Each idea has its proper place and its right
expression. What we call failure is due to an inadequate idea.
Choose an idea adequate for your need. The Divine Plan accepts only
your Success conviction.
EVIL IS THE MISUSE OF IDEAS When man misuses ideas he tries to
make one thing fit where it could not go. It is like trying to fit a
round peg in a square hole. Much confusion that exists in man's
affairs is caused by this misapplication.
GOD-IN-ME ALWAYS KNOWSIntelligence being Infinite is never at a
loss to know what to do. Infinite Mind within us could never be at a
loss to provide the right idea for the right acceptance.
WE CAN CHANGE OUR BELIEF We meditate upon that which we know the
Truth must be. Through logic or reason we understand that man must
be the manifestation of God. We attain a personal conviction that we
individually are made in the image and likeness of the Divine. Our
belief makes abstract Truth become personal experience.
Dr. Robert H. Bitzer ( 1896 - 1994)
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