Daily Reading from the Science of Mind 05182016

Ernest Holmes

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

A Primer for Living a Life

05182016

Disease Is Not Always to to Conscious Thought

Diseases which are mental in their origin must arise from some inner state of consciousness. While most disease must first have a subjective cause, this subjective cause (nine times out of 10) is not conscious in the thought of the person who suffers from it, but is perhaps largely the result of certain combinations of thinking.

So while it is true that disease has a prototype in subjective mind, it is also true that the individual who suffers from the disease, frequently has never thought he was going to have that particular kind of trouble.

But this does not alter the fact that every disease which comes up through subjectivity, and appears in the body, must come through mind.

 

How to Heal

In our work, we treat man, not as a physical body, neither do we treat the disease as belonging to him, the reason being that if we do, we cannot subsequently free him from it. We do not think of the disease as being connected with him or a part of him. The practitioner seeks to realize man as perfect, not needing to be healed of anything. This is nothing last than the realizations of the Presence and the Power of God, or Spirit, as Man’s Life, as the only life there is, as complete and perfect in him right now. 

First recognize your own perfection, then build up the same recognition for your patient. You are then ready to directly attack the thought that binds him, recognizing that your word destroys it, and stating that it does. You may then take into account and specifically mention everything that needs to be changed, every solo – called broken law or false thought. Then finish your treatment with the realization of peace, remaining for a few moments in silent recognition that your work is done, complete and perfect.

The work must not be thought of as hard. We know that there is but one mind, we shall realize that this work could not be difficult nor laborious. Mental treatment is a direct statement of belief into Mind, coupled with the realization that the work is already an accomplished fact. The spiritual man needs no healing, health is an omnipresent reality, and when he obstructions that hinder healing are removed, it will be found that health was there all the time. So in your work, do not feel that you must heal anyone. Your only responsibility is to uncover the Truth.

Never say: “here is a patient whom I must heal,” for if you think of him from the viewpoint, how are you going to heal him? If you mentally see a sick man, he will remain mentally sick. We cannot heal successfully while we recognize sickness as a reality to the spirit. And spiritual healing by this method, no one believes in disease, it has no action nor reaction, it has neither cause nor effect, it has no law to support it and no one through whom it can operate. There is no one to talk with about it, and no one to believe in it. While we maintain that disease is primarily a thing of thought, we do not deny the actuality of his experience nor the suffering it causes, instead we seek to heal it, and we co – operate with all, no matter what method they are using to relieve distress.

You have nothing to do with the patient’s thought as a personality, for as your own thought clears, he will be helped. First eliminate doubt and fear from your own thought; realize that your patient is a divine being, and that your word is the law onto the thing unto which it is spoken. This is what gave Jesus his power: “for he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.”

 

Your Words are Powerful

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 454-456). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition. 

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Daily Reading from the Science of Mind 05172016

Ernest Holmes

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

A Primer for Living a Life

05172016

I Behold in the His Image

I behold in the His Image.

In the, my friend, I see God, and through you I feel His presence.

I see in the hand that gives, His hand;

and in a voice that speaks of Love, I hear Him speak.

For his lines have gone out into all places,

and from the highest to the lowest, all, all partake of his nature.

“For He is all in all, overall and through all.”

I perceive that God is in all people.

I See No Evil

I see no evil; I behold only the good.

I have seen the drunkard lying in the gutter, and the St. kneeling in ecstasy the before the high altar of his faith; but I have found no difference.

I have perceived that each, is his own time, is seeking to express the One Life. I will not separate and divide; I cannot condemn nor censure, for I know that there is but One in All.

I know that all came from the one, and all will return to the One.

I know and love all.

I Shall Never Die

I shall never die, for the Spirit within me is God and cannot change.

My life is hid within the Universe of Love and Light, and that light shone live forever.

Go, fear of death and change; be gone from my thought, fear of death and uncertainty.

Without which is cannot become that which is not; and now which I am can never change. The Spirit of Eternity is enthroned within me, and the Life of Endless Ages flows through my being.

From Eternity to Eternity my Life flows along its way of peace and harmony.

Your Words are Powerful

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Daily Reading from the Science of Mind 05162016

Ernest Holmes

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

A Primer for Living a Life

05162016

Who Would Save His Life Shall Lose It (Based on Matt. 16:24-27)

This is another of those mystical sayings of Jesus which must be carefully considered before accepting it. Does God demand that we give up everything if we are to enter the Kingdom of Heaven? Of course not! To suppose that God Wills us to be limited, is to contradict the Divine Nature. God’s only will is to Be, for God can conceive of man only as part of Himself. 

It must be, then, that what we are to lose is the sense of living apart from Life. We find ourselves in the Divine Idea, immersed in the Infinite Godhead, one with the Perfect Whole. But should we think that we, of ourselves, without this relationship rightly established, can be, or can express, then we cut the cord that binds us to the main power line and lose what little power we have.

We are powerful only as we unite with Power. We are weak when we desert this Power. Not because God is jealous, but because this is the way things work. The idea of a false renunciation-of the giving up of all pleasure and benefits in this life-is not even suggested in the teachings of Jesus. Self-effacement, the neglect of the body, the belief that we must be unhappy and poor in order to serve the Truth, all these are immature Ideas which deny the divine birthright of the soul, the incarnated Spirit of the Most High within us.

When we are willing to lose a personal sense of responsibility; when we let go of the thought of isolation and claim a real unity with God, then we lose the personal and find the Universal. But remember, as the greater always includes the lesser, so the Universal always includes the personal, which is a personification of Itself.

Man is to lose the small estimate of himself, the isolated person, and is to find the greater reality, the incarnated and real ego. The image of the Father cannot be defaced nor can all the wit or the sham of man really obliterate  this image. The Eternal Light is God, and this Light illumines the pathway of the personal when there are no obstructions. 

Who leans on the Truth, throwing all-with an undivided attention-on the scales of Reality, will find them balance rightly, through the great law of compensation, which weighs and measures everything exactly as it is.

Fasting and Prayer (Matt. 17:21)

We are not to suppose that the physical act of fasting, or the metaphysical act of prayer, can move the throne of grace to a kindness which is otherwise withheld. God plays no favorites and the Law of the Universe cannot reverse Its own nature. Fasting and prayer often do bring our thought closer to Reality, not because of the fasting or the prayer, but because they open up greater fields of receptivity in our minds.

If one wishes to embody and ideal and is willing to give up all else to attain it, then he is fasting and praying? He is sublimating an old idea with a new and a better one. If he is willing to abstain from the old and cling to the new, then he is giving greater reality to the new, and in this way contacting the Law from a more affirmative angle.

A steadfast determination to attain some purpose, the letting go of all that opposes it, a complete reliance up the Law of Good, and an unqualified trust in Spirit-this is true fasting and real prayer. 

The Scientist, in profound thought and meditation before his problem-deserting all to solve it-is praying a true prayer to the principle of his science. The poet, waiting in the silence of his own soul for inspiration, is praying that he may invoke the spirit of poetry to his listening ear. The sculptor, chiselling at his marble, contemplating tne beauty to be brought forth, prays to his god of art; and the farmer, kneeling beside his cabbage patch, trusts in the natural Law of Good to bring his seed to harvest. 

We live in a fasting and praying world, but often we do not read the signs aright. We are too used to the outward sign to realize its inward significance. The world is much better than it knows or feels itself to be.           

Your Words are Powerful

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Daily Reading from the Science of Mind 05152016

Ernest Holmes

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

A Primer for Living a Life

05152016

Majestic Calm

The Inner Mind Is Still.

The Soul reflects the Most High.

The Spirit of man is God.

In the great calm of All Good,

I rest in peace and security.

My life is now reflecting the Perfect Whole.

I am Peace; I am calm

I am security and complete satisfaction.

I am One with God.

I am filled with peace.

No Loss

There is no loss.

Nothing can be lost, misplaced nor forgotten.

There was never any loss nor confusion.

Creation is Perfect and Complete, within the One are all things, and all are known to the One.

I am now in complete harmony with the Whole and I cannot lose nor misplace anything.

I am constantly finding more and more Good.

I know that there is no loss. 

Oh, for a Tongue to Express

Oh, for a tongue to express the Wonders which the Thought reveals!

Oh, for some Word to comprehend the boundless idea!

Would that some Voice were sweet enough to sound the harmony of Life.

But Within, in that vast realm of thought where the Soul meets God, the Spirit knows.

I will listen for that voice and it will tell me of life, of love and unity.

Speak to me, Spirit.

           

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Daily Reading from the Science of Mind 05142016

Ernest Holmes

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

A Primer for Living a Life

05142016

Disease Is Impersonal

The word disease means lack of ease – dis–ease. Abnormal, absence of a normal condition. In order to do his work, it is necessary for the practitioner to know that disease is not an entity, any more than darkness (which is the absence of light) is an entity. From the standpoint of the mental practitioner, disease is an impersonal thing, attempting to operate and personify itself, a thought force, a misconception, a conviction in the mind of the one who has it, and of course, and actual experience to the one who is suffering from it.

Regardless of its particular source, disease is an experience operating through people, which does not belong to them at all. Recognize that is neither person, place nor thing, that there is no spiritual law to support it, that it is discord fleeing before harmony, that there is nothing but the Truth. You must know that the power you are using is definite, scientific, dynamic, spiritual, absolute, complete, and that it will work. Let no fear come into your thought.

The first thing a practitioner does is to separate the belief from the believer. It is a personal, not a Cosmic problem. Evil is not a problem to God, is only a problem to the individual. Therefore, we separate the belief from the believer, and begin to perceive the individual as a spiritual being, no longer subject to the disbelief, and even now the embodiment of perfection. If the practitioner is able to see only perfection, wholeness, he will see health manifested in his patient. Practitioner, then, recognizing that Mind, or Intelligence, or Spirit – whatever he chooses to call It – is the groundwork of all movement, definitely, specifically and consciously, speaks his word into this creative medium.

Begin to use this principle, no matter how slight you feel your knowledge, and the result will inspire you to perceive new ways and methods of approach, until you gradually grow into deeper assurance.

Man is fundamentally perfect, this is our whole premise – Perfect God, Perfect Man, Perfect Being – this is the whole basis of our argument. Always mentally separate disease from the one suffering from it. In mental practice, never locate disease, because thoughts are things. Separate the belief from the believer, for the spiritual man has no disease, and you are talking only about the spiritual man.

Disease Is Not Always Due to Conscious Thought

Diseases which are mental in their origin must arise from some interstate of consciousness. While most disease must first have a subjective cause, the subjective cause (nine times out of 10) is not conscious in the thought of the person who suffers from it, but it’s perhaps largely the result of certain combinations of thinking.

So while it is true that disease has a prototype in subjective mind, it is also true that the individual who suffers from the disease, frequently has never thought he was going to have that particular kind of trouble.

But this does not alter the fact that every disease which comes up through subjectivity, and appears in the body, must come through mind.

           

Your Words are Powerful

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 198 – 200). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition. 

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Daily Reading from the Science of Mind 05132016

Ernest Holmes

Spiritual Mind Treatment

A Primer for Living a Life

05122016

Spiritual Mind Healing

Never forget that Conscious Mind is the only actor in the universe and in man; that the unconscious or subjective mind is compelled – by reason of its nature – to accept. It can never reject. The body is in effect, with no intelligence of its own. We can now see that a mental treatment is a real, tangible, specific operation, working in perfect accord with known law.

When a practitioner treats anyone, he does not just hope that his patient will get well, he does not ask that the patient may be healed, he does not simply desire that he may be healed; he convinces his own mind that the patient is perfect – a definite piece of mental work, bringing out in his own consciousness (in his own self contemplative, conscious mind) and understanding that the patient is healed and is perfect.

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Treatment is the act, the art, and the science of inducing thought within the mentality of the one treating, which thought shall perceive that the body of the patient is a Divine, Spiritual, and Perfect Idea. Treatment does not necessarily treat every organ of the body specifically, but it does declare the body to be harmonious, and that every specific idea in it is harmonious. It then pays a special attention to what appears as the physical disorder.

As a result of this treatment, Subjective Mind – which is Universal and Omnipresent – accepts the images of the practitioner's thinking, and reflects them in the direction he specifies… To his patient.

The practitioner is not trying to send out thought, hold a thought, or suggest a thought. The practitioner is trying to realize the state of perfection of the patient. We must be certain that we differed differentiate between suggestion (which is all right as far as it goes, but limited) and real metaphysical healing. In metaphysical healing, we are conscious that we are dealing with a Universal Principle or Law, which takes the impressive our thoughts and acts upon it. We are dealing with something that cannot, and does not argue. We are directing It for definite purposes, telling It to do certain things, which It does. That is what occurs when we give a treatment. 

We leave the field of materia medic to do its own work. Our work is done entirely in the field of mind. Without controversy, we work side-by-side with any doctor the patient may desire – we, in the field of mind, the physician in his own field. If this is persisted in over a period of years, the two fields will be brought closer together. This will be one of the greatest steps ever undertaking in the curative art.

When one begins treatment for another, there is sometimes a great sense of personal responsibility. The practitioner, through sympathy, may feel a sense of doubt and burden, but always this is built upon the idea that he, himself, has to accomplish the results! Should this occur, practitioner should begin it wants to treat himself against this thought, for as long as it there is a barrier to healing. Why? Because, when you shift that sense of responsibility down to its last analysis, it is a belief that you cannot heal! Do not give in to that belief – not even for a second – because it is nothing but a thought which says you cannot heal. Nothing but a thought is saying, or could be saying it, and since it is only a thought which says it, it is only a thought which can unsaid. Declare: "my word has the power to heal," and you will find the doubts slipping away.

The practitioner must treat himself to know that the word he speaks is entirely independent, even of himself. If we walk out on the roof of a high building and drop the chair over the side, it will fall to the ground. There is a law which draws it there, we are not responsible for the law, we do not have to make the chair hit the ground. In like manner, if this treatment is through the medium of a law on the subjective side of life, is our business to give the treatment: it is the business of the Law to execute it.

However, as practitioners, we do have an obligation – to treat a case if we take it. If someone says to you casually, "hold a good thought for me today," you should reply: "do you mean you wish me to give you a treatment, to take a definite time – 30 minutes, more or less – and do specific mental work for you? Is that what you wish?" People unfamiliar with this work may still be under the impression that the work done consists of "holding a good thought."

People must come to realize that treatment is a specific thing. Each case is specific, and no two can be treated entirely alike. One is dishonest if he conch tracks to take a larger number of cases than he has time to intelligently treat.

Spiritual Mind Healing

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 198 – 200). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition. 

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Daily Reading from the Science of Mind 05122016

Ernest Holmes

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

A Primer for Living a Life

05122016

Only Our Own Concepts Limit Us

Realizing that conscious thought operates through a Power which is infinite, we see there can be no limit to the power to heal, other than the limit of our ability to conceive that Power as healing. We are limited, not by Principle, but by our own inability to see perfection. I thought can bring out condition as perfect as we can see. Therefore, the man whose thought is the most God–like – that is, the truest, the highest, most noble, most complete, the most peaceful – will be the best healer. His thought reflects a greater perfection. That is why we cannot divorce true mental healing from true spiritual work. When thought reaches a higher degree of perfection, as the race consciousness unfolds evolves, it will bring out a still greater development of life and we know now.

Limitless Power at Man’s Disposal

Marvelous as the concept may be, it is none the less true that man has at his desposal-in what he calls his Subjective Mind- a power that seems to be limitless. THIS IS BECAUSE HE IS ONE WITH THE WHOLE ON THE SUBJECTIVE SIDE OF LIFE! Man’s thought, falling into his subjective mind, merges with universal subjective mind, and becomes the law of his life, through the one great law of all life. 

There are not too subjective minds. There is but one Subjective Mind, what we call our subjective mind is really the use we are making of the One Law each individual maintains his identity in Law, through his personal use of It. And each is drawing from life what he thinks into It!

To learn how to think is to learn how to live, for our thoughts go into a medium that is infinite in its ability to do and to be. Man, by thinking, can bring into his experience whatsoever he desires – if he sinks correctly, and becomes a living embodiment of his thoughts. This is not done by holding thoughts but by knowing the Truth.

Within us, then, there is a creative field, which we call the subjective mind; around us there is a creative field which we call subjective. One is universal any other is individual, but in reality they are one. THERE IS ONE MENTAL LAW IN THE UNIVERSE, AND WHERE WE USE IT, IT BECOMES OUR LAW BECAUSE WE HAVE INDIVIDUALIZED IT. It is impossible to plumb the depths of the individual mind because the individual mind is really not individual but is individualized. Behind the individual is the Universal, which has no limits. In this concept alone lies the possibility of eternal and endless expansion. Everyone is Universal on the subjects side of life, an individual only at the point of conscious perception. The riddles solve, and we all use the creative power of the Universal Mind every time we use our mind.

 

Your Words are Powerful

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 197-198). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition. 

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Daily Reading from the Science of Mind 05112016

Ernest Holmes

 

Choices

A Primer for Living a Life

05112016

We Are Allowed to Choose

Man has the ability to choose what he will do with his life, and is unified with a Law which automatically produces his choice while he does not have the ability to destroy the idea of himself, he does have the ability to deface it, to make it appear discordant, but he cannot destroy the Divine Image. Man is an individual and does with himself what he wills. The Scriptures say: "God has made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions." Individuality cannot be automatically produced; it must be spontaneous. Would not be individuality without the ability to think as it shows.

We live in a universe of love as well as the universe of law. One is the complement of the other – universe of love pulsating with feeling, with emotion, and the universe of law, the executor of all feeling in all emotion. In this lesson on healing, then, let us remember that the back of the man which we see is the divine image. There is a Perfect Concept of man, held in the mind of the universe has already an accomplished fact, but man is subject to the law have its own choice.

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Man Re–enacts God

Man is conscious mind or spirit; this stands for is objective faculty. The objective mind of man is his recognition of life in a conscious state – it is the only attribute of man that is volitional, or self choosing consequently, it is the spiritual man. The conscious mind of man is the contemplator.

But a spare in mind what we have already learned: that the Universe is the result of the contemplation of the Divine Mind, or the Holy Spirit, which is God. God creates by contemplating his own I-AM-NESS, and this contemplation, through law, becomes the edge objectification of the Self-Realization of the Infinite Mind.

The divine nature is reenacted in man; he is conscious mind and spirit, and, as he contemplates, he reflects his thought into the universal subjectivity where it is received and acted upon.

As Mind, or Soul, accepts these images of thought, it operates upon unformed substance and causes it to take definite form as body, which is unconscious form. It becomes definite form, but the form itself is unconscious, because it is made of immaterial substance. Body, of itself, without Mind, has neither consciousness nor volition. Devoid of mentality, the body neither thinks, sees, hears, feels, touches nor tastes. Take the mentality away from my body and it becomes a corpse. Having no conscious intelligence, it at once begins to disintegrate and to resolve into the Universal Substance, or unformed matter, from which it came.

Although man is inherently a perfect idea, his individuality covers this idea with the forms of thought which he images. Man comes into this life subjective to the race consciousness into his own environment, he enfolds his own personality and begins to create new subjective thought. He thinks and observes, draw certain conclusions and deductions, and incorporates them within his mentality, until at last they also become a part of the relative cause of his objective existence.

Healing, then, is accomplished by uncovering, neutralizing any racing false images of thought, and letting the perfect idea reflected sellthrough subjective mind into the body.

When one realizes that everything is Mind and that nothing moves but Mind, and that the only instrument of Mind is thought (which is contemplation in some form or other) he will see that nothing can permanently heal unless it be accompanied by right thinking.

 

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 195.5-197.4). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition. 

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