Ernest Holmes -
One of the great difficulties in the new order of thought is that
we are likely to
indulge in too much theory and too little practice. As a matter of
fact, we only know as much as we can prove by actual demonstration.
That which we cannot prove may, or may not, be true but that which we
can prove certainly must be, and is, the truth.
We are in the
world and of it and it is good that it is so. The world is all
right when we view it correctly. Who knows what would transpire if
all men would speak the truth? It has never yet been tried, but
let not the mouth of the profane hinder those who would enter, thereby
keeping them from entering. The world has never yet followed the
simple ethics of Jesus, yet it is loud in its proclamation that it is
Christian. This statement is not written in a spirit of
controversy, it is one of conviction, and will make its appeal only to
those who are convinced. "A man convinced against his will is
of the same opinion still."
The Truth is
instantaneous in its demonstration, taking only such time in Its
unfoldment as is inherent in the law of a logical and sequential
evolution. In this invisible law of unfoldment, we must come to
trust, and although we do not see the way, we must believe that the way
IS and IS OPERATIVE. We must trust the Invisible, for It is the
sole cause of that which is visible ... "... things which are seen
were not made of things which do appear." (Hebrews 11:3)
demonstration (answered prayer) take place as our minds become attuned
to the truth of Being. There is no process of healing, but
there is generally a process in healing. This process is
the time and effort which we undergo in our realizations of Truth.
The one who
wishes scientifically to work out his/her problems, must daily take the
time to meditate and mentally treat the condition, no matter what the
apparent contradictions may be. She/he is working silently in the
Law and the Law will find an outlet through his/her faith in It.
This Law is the Law which puts the act into all action. It is the
invisible actor, working through us to will and to do. As a result
of right treatment, the mold formed in the subjective mind by the
treatment makes possible a concrete manifestation. The treatment
is an intelligent Energy in the invisible world. It is a spiritual
entity, working through the Law of Mind, and it is an actual force now
consciously directed. Therefore, it must produce specific results.
True thought deals
directly with First Cause (God); and this Science is the study of First
Cause, Spirit, or the Truth, that Invisible Essence, that Ultimate Stuff
and Intelligence from which everything comes - the Power back of
creation - The Thing Itself. - The
Science of Mind
Religious Science we realize that we must develop a greater awareness of
Universal Principles; the Master Mind Jesus taught ... "it is done
unto you as you believe" ... in the Book of Job we can read ..
"that which I have feared has come upon me" ... so we
understand that our patterns of thought create imprints on our
subconscious and therefore create our experiences ... as we believe.
No one truly desires to experience illness and discord in their lives
... but as we allow our mind to dwell on morbid thoughts or listen to
negative ideas ... we create the "possibility" of these things
happening to us. This is why the Radical Rabbi taught, "be in
the world but not of the world." The world believes in the
possibilities of misery ... through worry, doubt and fear ... and this
belief in the possibility separates us from God, Infinite Good.
Over 5,000 years before the Teachings of Jesus were presented to the
world, we can read in the Bagavad Gita ... "according to your
belief it is done." So we know that All is Mind, yet All Is
God. As we seek greater understanding of our relationship with
God, Infinite Spirit ... we will find it. We will realize
solutions to our seeming problems. We will realize greater peace
and joy in our experiences. But as we attempt to "separate or
divide God" ... by judgments of good and evil, lesser and greater,
superior and inferior ... Infinite Possibilities become
"limitations" ... we must nurture and foster the Truth that
God Is All In All ... Omnipresence, Omnipotent, Omniscient ... Always
Present ... All Powerful ... All Knowing.
offers the greatest tool we can use to maintain the Truth of Omnipresent
Good in our minds ... it is a powerful, affirmative, prayer practice
called "Spiritual Mind Treatment." This practice was
discovered by Dr. Holmes as he studied the work of Jesus in-depth.
It is the method of prayer that Jesus used in every demonstration of
healing that have been recorded in the scriptures. This method of
prayer can be utilized for every thing ... health, wealth, work,
relationships and more. It is a method of prayer that
"conditions" our minds to a higher awareness and acceptance of
God's Loving Presence in our lives. And this heightened awareness
of the Presence of God automatically brings with it a greater and more
joyous Life experience. This method of prayer has been used to
heal cancer, leukemia, diabetes, poverty, loneliness, feelings of guilt
and shame ... patterns of failure. It has been used to restore
happiness to marriages ... to attract people to each other to fulfill a
greater purpose in Life. It is a marvelous and effective way to
pray that opens up our lives to the Glory of God ... and once we begin
to practice it and make use of it in the things that concern us ... we
realize without a doubt ... that there is no secret what God can do.
So It Is!