is a principle in the universe, and wherever it has been exercised, this
principle has been demonstrated." --
Dr. Ernest Holmes, How To Use The Science of Mind
people think that because the Science of Mind stresses Universal
Principles and immutable Laws of the Universe, that it lacks a true
reverence for God. This could not be further from the truth.
The Science of Mind teaches us to go beyond the physical to the
spiritual ... to look at Life intelligently and to relate to God
intelligently. In this awareness that God Is Omnipresent,
Omnipotent and Omniscient: All-Present, All-Power, All-Knowing ...
there is no guessing about the nature of God. God Is All and God
Is Good. This is the basic Principle that we depend on ... and
this holds God in Absolute reverence.
God does not change ... only our concept
of God changes. Our concept evolves ... as does all of Life ...
although sometimes the human species attempts to resist evolution.
This is even evident in the Bible: the Old Testament was Law ...
the Teachings of Jesus was Love and Grace ... the New Testament writings
of Paul were resistance to Love and Grace, but often mingled with
profound mystical Truth.
The Science of Mind is not concerned with that
which changes as much as it is concerned with the change-less, age-less
Principles of Life. Moses used the same Mind as Jesus ... and Paul
used the same Mind as Moses and Jesus. There is only One Mind ...
and that Mind is God ... but we each take from this One Mind what our
awareness of It gives us. And for many of us our awareness of God
progresses ... digresses ... progresses ... digresses ... and that is
the problem that many of us face on a day to day basis. Our lack
of Absolute-ness of the Truth.
"There can be no permanent healing
without a spiritualization of consciousness. A permanent healing
takes place in such degree as consciousness turns inward to the Source
of being and finds itself united with life, with love, with God.
This is what we call spiritual awareness and it is fundamental to all
permanent healing." - Dr. Holmes
This spiritualization comes from the
realization that each of us has personal and immediate access to all the
presence and power there is in the universe ... the
infinitely-individualized Infinite Presence - God - is at every point of
the Universe (Omnipresent) ... and is therefore available to us at the
point of our recognition that this is so.
Treatment: "I am conscious
that I am surrounded by Divine Love and Infinite Wisdom, and that the
Life of God is my life now. I know that there is nothing in me
which can hinder Divine Intelligence from governing my affairs, from
daily guiding me into right action, therefore, I affirm that at all
times I know what to do and am impelled intelligently to act on every
right impression that comes to me." - Dr. Holmes
It is necessary for us to move-in-mind
(thoughts) from things as they appear to be and to think independently
of any and all existing conditions. No one can hope successfully
to practice this science unless they are able and willing to do this.
It is simple ... but not easy. It requires great effort ... but
the effort is always within our own mind. It takes effort to
discipline our thinking to the affirmative ... but it must be done in
order to eliminate discord from our lives.
Mind Jesus stated, "be in the world, but not "of the
world" ... and this statement given to us by the Master
Metaphysician is the basis of the Science of Mind ... it is Absolute ...
and it is as absolutely true today as it was then. And lest we
think we cannot master this Principle, remember with me that we are
using the same Mind as did Jesus ... all we must do is raise our
So It Is!