This is the 2nd of 4 Lessons this
month from the Introductory Chapters of the Science of Mind, authored by
Dr. Ernest Holmes, Founder of Religious Science. Lesson #1 can be
read by clicking: "The
Thing Itself." These lessons are the basics of the
Science of Mind, a metaphysical philosophy that is aligned more closely
with the teachings of the Jesus, Moses and Isaiah, than any other
spiritual philosophy, including other metaphysical teachings.
Within these first four introductory lessons are the Keys to Life
WAY IT WORKS
Enthusiasm is the most creative
of all the imaginative faculties. There is something light,
unobstructed, weightless about it. We cannot associate the Spirit
with sadness or depression. The very thought of the "Fountain
of Life" suggests a gushing forth; a bubbling up from a
subterranean passage; whose flow is irresistible, Spiritual communion is
not a droll affair. It is not a wailing wall. It is the
triumphant procession of the soul into the secret place of the Most
High. - from "Words That Heal Today" by Dr. Ernest
the Science Of Mind:
There is a Universal Mind, Spirit, Intelligence,
that is the origin of everything: It is First Cause. It is
God. This Universal Life and Energy finds an outlet in and through
all that is energized, and through everything that lives. There is
One Life back of everything that lives. There is One Energy back
of all that is energized. This Energy is in everything.
There is One Spirit back of all expression. That is the meaning of
that mystical saying: "In Him we live, and move, and have our
being." (Acts 17:28)
The Thing, then,
works for us by working through us and is us, always. It cannot
work for us in any other way. It spreads Itself over the whole
universe and shouts at us from every angle, but It can become power to
us ONLY WHEN WE RECOGNIZE IT AS POWER.
recognize that It is, while we are believing that It is not.
Hence, it is written: "they ... entered not in because of
unbelief." (Heb. 4:6) We may enter in because of our
belief, but we cannot enter while there is unbelief. Here we come
to a house divided against itself. If we say we can only
experience a little good, then we shall experience but a little good.
But, if we say, with Emerson, "There is no great and no small to
the soul that maketh all," then we may experience a greater good
because we have conceived it ..... so, it is not a question of Its
willingness, nor of Its ability. It is entirely a question of our
own receptivity .... Let us realize and work with this sound knowledge
and perfect faith: That as high as we shall make our mark in Mind
and Spirit, so high shall be Its outward manifestation in our material
And so now we have a greater
understanding of the scriptural statement, "with God All things are
possible" ... and so we can begin to erase and eliminate from our
consciousness ideas that limit us ... thoughts of any power other than
God .. All Good ... All God. So, no matter what it is that we
desire, what it is that we seek ... or what it is we dream of ... we can
remain calm and confident in knowing that if God be for us ... what can
be against us? NOTHING.
So, let's declare the Truth about the situations in our Life ... let's
declare health in the face of illness, wealth in the face of financial
strain, companionship in the face of loneliness, joy in the face of
sadness ... and thanksgiving in the face of depression and frustration.
(Go to Lesson #3)
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,