Treatment is the art, the act, and the science of consciously inducing
thought within the Universal Subjectivity, for the purpose of
demonstrating that we are surrounded by a Creative Medium which responds
to us through a law of correspondence. In its more simple meaning,
treatment is the time, process and method necessary to the changing of
our thought. Treatment is clearing the thought of negation of
doubt and fear, and causing it to perceive the ever-presence of
Holmes, The Science
Dr. Ernest Holmes discovered the method of spiritual mind treatment,
also referred to as affirmative prayer, as he reflected on the process
and method of prayer used by the Master Mind Jesus. In this
lesson, we will take a look at the 4-steps of spiritual treatment as
defined by Dr. Holmes. To be effective, we must strive to use
words that lift up our faith and our belief in G-d and in Its
willingness to respond to us. Please take the time to read and
re-read this treatment by Dr. Holmes, and as you do, realize within
yourself that you too, are surrounded by a Creative Medium that responds
I know that there is One Presence, One Power, One Life, One
Intelligence, One Substance. It is perfect, whole, complete, and
harmonious. It is the source of all things and is in and through
all things. There is nothing separate from It. There is
nothing that can limit Its action, there is nothing that can be separate
from Its action. It always knows what to do, how to do it, and
when to do it. It is the limitless source of every good thing.
It is all joy, all happiness, love, harmony, and perfection in all
that It is and does.
There is One life , that Life is God, that Life is perfect, that Life is
my life, now. There is nothing in me or in my experience
separate from God. "I am that which Thou art, Thou art that
which I am." What I am is God in me as me. I now rid my
mind of any and all ideas of isolation and separation from God, and know
that as I now turn to Him I permit and Partake of an increased flow and
influx of the Divine nature as what I am. I am one with God--all
that is. My mind is a focal point, an individualization, of the
Mind of God, the One Creative Power. The word I speak, the
declaration I make is the word of God going forth through me into new
tangible creation. In accord with the Law of Mind my word is its
This word I speak is for me, about me, is the truth of me. There
is nothing in my mind, or the mind of another, that can deny it.
Its action and fulfillment cannot be delayed, deferred, or hindered.
I know, affirm, and declare that Divine Intelligence, the Mind of God,
now guides and directs my every thought, my every action. I know
what to do, when to do it, and how to do it. Every good idea I
have carries with it the knowledge of the ways and means for its
achievement. I am vigorous and whole. I possess the vitality
of the Infinite. I am strong and well. God's Life is my
life, now. His strength is my strength. His power is my
power. My whole being is renewed, invigorated, made alive.
There is peace, a Divine harmonious, dynamic, creative action at the
center of my being. Every breath I draw, every beat of my heart,
is the perfect rhythmic action of Life Itself. The expression of
the One Perfect Life in me as me is now perfectly maintaining every
atom, cell, and organ of my body. My body is a Divine idea in the
Mind of God and no thing, no situation or condition can prevent Its full
and complete expression in and as me. God created my body, knows
how to maintain it, to remove what doesn't belong, and to rebuild it.
This is occurring right now. Without reservation I know I now
manifest and experience in all fullness and completeness God's perfect
idea of me, and in all respects, every action, function, and structure
of my body now conforms to it. There is perfect assimilation,
circulation, and elimination. All that I am is one with the One
Perfect Life. All the joy there is, all the happiness, all the
beauty are now mine. I am born of the Spirit. I am in the
Spirit. I am the Spirit made manifest.
I now accept the creative action of the words I have spoken as the law
and the thing whereunto they are directed. They go forth into
immediate fulfillment. Right now are they fully manifest.
There is no delay, there is nothing that can prevent them from now being
fully and completely fulfilled in my experience. They are words of
power and of good. I accept them, I know they are the truth of
that which I am. In and through them God goes forth anew into
creation. It is now done, it is now complete. For this
knowledge, for this understanding, I am grateful. I give thanks
that all this is so. I know and accept that there is One Life,
that Life is God, that Life is perfect, and that Life is my life now.
Right now. And so it is.
so we have the method and the process of working with Creative Mind.
Now, it is up to us to use it ... no one can do this better than we can.
Re-write the treatment from Dr. Holmes to be specific to meet your needs
and desires. It is the nature of Spirit to respond to us ... but
we must give It something to respond to. Emerson wrote, "That
which I am to do best, only my Maker can teach me." As we
practice spiritual mind treatment, we open our mind to possibilities for
ourselves that previously we could not even imagine. There is no
secret what G-d can do ... and what Its done for others ... It will do
for you. And this is the truth.
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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