This is the 4th of 4 Lessons this month from
the Introductory Chapters of the Science of Mind, authored by Dr. Ernest
Holmes, Founder of Religious Science. Each year ministers in
Religious Science churches and centers review these very important
chapters. Lesson #1 can be read by clicking: "The
Thing Itself." Lesson # 2 can be read by clicking:
"The Way It Works." Lesson #3 can be read by clicking:
"What It Does." Within
these first four introductory chapters are the Keys to Life Mastery ...
and the steps we can take to grow into greater success, prosperity and
TO USE IT
the Science of Mind: " God does not
punish the mathematician who fails to obtain the right answer to his
problem. The thought of the unsolved problem does punish him until he
applies the right principle and thus secures the desired result. Thus
sin and punishment, righteousness and salvation,
are logical reactions of the Universe to the Life of the Individual.
When we are dealing
with real Life - with thoughts, impulses, emotions, etc. - we are
dealing with Causation, with original Cause, and we should be most
careful how we deal with such powers and forces. In dealing with this
subtle power of Mind and Spirit, we are dealing with a fluent force. It
is forever taking form and forever deserting the form which it has
taken. Thus someone practicing this Science is not confused by any given
form, but knows that any form which is not of the original harmony is
subject to change. The Original Spirit is Harmony. It is Beauty and
Truth and everything that goes with Ultimate Reality. The Universe is
not divided against Itself." - Dr. Ernest Holmes
And so we begin
our work by understanding what we want to change in our lives ... and
know what it is we want to change to. Do we want more love, more
joy, a greater experience of health ... more wealth? Whatever it
is, we must understand and know that we already have the seed ... our
prayer then, should be an affirmation of growth and expansion of that
which we already have ... recognizing all the while that it is the
Infinite Invisible, God, that is working through us to create the
greater expansion of Good.
The work we are to do is in
"mind" ... knowing that Mind is the Creative Principle ... as
we allow it to work through our thoughts by eliminating any ideas or
concepts that restrict or limit Its movement in our Life. We must
contemplate what we believe about God ... do we believe as the mystics
tell us that God is peace, harmony, love, joy, intelligence etc. ? ...
then, we must know that whatever God Is ... we are as well ... that is
the "image and likeness of God" individualized and without
limits or restrictions. Many of us hold beliefs based on our past
experiences ... if we have experienced failure or rejection ... we may
continue to believe that failure and rejection or possible for us.
We eliminate these beliefs and thoughts by
replacing them with new beliefs and thoughts that are aligned with the
Truth ... failure and rejection are no part of God ... so, we make
conscious choices and direct these ideas to our subconscious. This
must be done ... as the subconscious is reactive
... and will create whatever it is directed to create. Many of us
have had experiences that have surprised us ... not realizing that the
experience was simply a reaction of our subconscious mind. The
subconscious is continually being fed by our conscious acceptance or
rejection of ideas and concepts ... these ideas come from other
people, what we read, television, radio and movies ... and so if we find
ourselves having experiences that we do not want ... then we must
replace these ideas and concepts in our subconscious with new ideas and
concepts that give us the liberty to experience Greater Good.
subconscious is the "soul" ... and our soul's journey is
mapped by all that we accept and believe. As we take the time to
develop new ideas in our consciousness through meditation and
contemplation, we are ready to experience more, we can set our goals ...
and we can grow as the new unfolds.
So It Is!
Love Use Me In Its Own Good Way,