Daily Reading From "Science of Mind" 04.09.2016

Ernest Holmes

  

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

  

A Primer for Living a Life

Faith

The Mental Approach—Always a Power—Misplaced Faith—Understanding Faith
—No Confusion—Available to All—Vitalizing Faith
—The Technique of Acquiring Faith—Conviction.

Through the Long Night Watches

Through the long night watches Thou hast been with me.

In the dark places of human ignorance Thy hand hath guided me, Thy light hath lighted the pathway of desolation to a land of plenty.

I have perceived Thee from afar, and my soul hath yearned to Thee, O Thou Mighty One!

The Spirit within me hath urged me on to the goal, and I have not been misled.

I have been guided and guarded through the long journey, and Thy Presence hath been made known to me.

I awake from the dream and reenter the house of my Lord clothed with Peace and robed in colors of Light.

The Spirit of Truth watches over me.

Thy Strength is Sufficient

O Spirit of man and God within me, Thy Power is great, and Thy Knowledge goes beyond the range of human experience.

Thy Wisdom excels that of all else, and beside Thee there is none other.

In Thy Strength do I daily walk and live; In Thy Presence do I always rest in peace and joy.

Spirit within me and without, Powerful Thou art, and Great; Wonderful is Thy Might, and Complete is Thy Understanding.

I let Thy Mighty Strength flow through me, And out into all the paths of my human endeavors.

Life from within expresses through me.

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 542). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 156-157). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.

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Feel the Feelings with all your Might.
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Be Still and Know the Presence of God
Be Still and Know the Presence
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Daily Reading From "Science of Mind" 04.09.2016

Ernest Holmes

  

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

  

A Primer for Living a Life

Faith

The Mental Approach—Always a Power—Misplaced Faith—Understanding Faith
—No Confusion—Available to All—Vitalizing Faith
—The Technique of Acquiring Faith—Conviction.

Misplaced Faith

Someone has said that the entire world is suffering from one big fear... the fear that God will not answer our prayers. Let us analyze the fears which possess us and see if this is true. The fear of lack is nothing more than the belief that God does not, and will not, supply us with whatever we need. The fear of death is the belief that the promises of eternal life may not be true. The fear of loss of health, loss of friends, loss of property—all arise from the belief that God is not all that we claim: Omniscience, Omnipotence, and Omnipresence.

But what is fear? Nothing more nor less than the negative use of faith... faith misplaced; a belief in two powers instead of One; a belief that there can be a Power—opposed to God—whose influence and ability may bring us evil. In other words, to correct all the evils of the world, would be but to have the positive faith, faith rightly placed, a faith that lays hold of the integrity of the Universe, the beneficence of God and the Unity of all life. Nevertheless, we cannot have faith in that which we do not in some measure understand.

Understanding Faith

We wish a faith based on the knowledge that there is nothing to fear! “Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” The thought of faith molds the undifferentiated substance, and brings into manifestation the thing which was fashioned in the mind. This is how faith brings our desires to pass.

When we use our creative imagination in strong faith, it will create for us, out of the One Substance, whatever we have formed in Beauty. There will never be an end to God, nor to any of the attributes which are coeternal and co-existent with God. If we are wise, we shall cultivate a faith in these realities. This is not a difficult task, but a thrilling experience.

Spiritual Substance is all around us, waiting to be formed. Thus we see what Jesus meant when he said: “And I say unto you, Ask and it shall be given unto you.” The Law must work in compliance with our demand. The Divine Urge within us is God’s way of letting us know that we should push forward and take that which is awaiting our demand. If the good were not already ours in the invisible supply, it would be impossible for us to procure it in any manner. “He openeth his hand and satisfieth the desire of every living creature.”

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 156-157). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.

Richard Mathiason

You Matter - Your are a Genius and the World needs your Contributions.

Feel the Feelings with all your Might.
Forget to Label them and Stay in the Light.

Be Still and Know the Presence of God
Be Still and Know the Presence
Be Still and Know
Be Still
Be

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Daily Reading From "Science of Mind" 04.08.2016

Ernest Holmes

  

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

  

A Primer for Living a Life

Faith

The Mental Approach—Always a Power—Misplaced Faith—Understanding Faith
—No Confusion—Available to All—Vitalizing Faith
—The Technique of Acquiring Faith—Conviction.

The Mental Approach

The Universe is a Spiritual System. Its laws are those of intelligence. We approach it through the mind, which enables us to know, will, and act. Prayer, faith and belief are closely related mental attitudes.

Prayer is a mental approach to Reality. It is not the symbol but the idea symbolized that makes prayer effective. Some prayers are more effective than others. Some only help us to endure, while others transcend conditions, and demonstrate an invisible law which has power over the visible. In so far as our prayer is affirmative, it is creative of the desired results.

Always a Power

Faith has been recognized as a power throughout the ages —whether it be faith in God, faith in one’s fellowmen, in oneself, or in what one is doing. The idea that faith has only to do with our religious experience is a mistake. Faith is a faculty of the mind that finds its highest expression in the religious attitude, but always the man who has faith in his own ability accomplishes far more than the one who has no confidence in himself. Those who have great faith, have great power.

Why is it that one man’s prayers are answered, while another’s remain unanswered? It cannot be that God desires more good for one person than another. It must be that all persons, in their approach to Reality, receive results—not because of what they believe in, but because of their belief. Faith is an affirmative mental approach to Reality.

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 155-156). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.

Richard Mathiason

You Matter - Your are a Genius and the World needs your Contributions.

Feel the Feelings with all your Might.
Forget to Label them and Stay in the Light.

Be Still and Know the Presence of God
Be Still and Know the Presence
Be Still and Know
Be Still
Be

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Daily Reading From "Science of Mind" 04.07.2016

Ernest Holmes

  

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

  

A Primer for Living a Life

Prayer Is Its Own Answer

Cause and effect are but two sides of thought, and Spirit, being ALL, is both Cause and Effect. Prayer, then, is its own answer. The Bible tells us: “Before they call will I answer.” Before our prayer is framed in words, God has already answered, but if our prayer is one of partial belief, then there is only a tendency toward its answer; if the next day we wholly doubt, then there is no answer at all. In dealing with Mind, we are dealing with a Force we cannot fool. We cannot cheat Principle out of the slightest shadow of our most subtle concept. The hand writes and passes on, but the writing remains; and the only thing that can erase it is writing of a different character. There is no obstruction one cannot dissipate by the power of Truth.

So we learn to go deeply within ourselves, and speak as though there were a Presence there that knows; and we should take the time to unearth this hidden cause, to penetrate this inner chamber of consciousness. It is most worthwhile to commune with Spirit—to sense and feel It. The approach to Spirit is direct... through our own consciousness.

This Spirit flows through us. Whatever intelligence we have is this Spirit in us. Prayer is its own answer.

We can be certain that there is an Intelligence in the Universe to which we may come, that will guide and inspire us, a love which overshadows. God is real to the one who believes in the Supreme Spirit, real to the soul that senses its unity with the Whole.

Every day and every hour we are meeting the eternal realities of life, and in such degree as we co-operate with these eternal realities in love, in peace, in wisdom, and in joy—believing and receiving—we are automatically blessed.Our prayer is answered before it is uttered.

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 153-154). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.

Richard Mathiason

You Matter - Your are a Genius and the World needs your Contributions.

Feel the Feelings with all your Might.
Forget to Label them and Stay in the Light.

Be Still and Know the Presence of God
Be Still and Know the Presence
Be Still and Know
Be Still
Be

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Daily Reading From "Science of Mind" 04.06.2016

Ernest Holmes

  

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

  

A Primer for Living a Life

Prayer Is Essential to Happiness

Prayer is not an act of overcoming God’s reluctance, but should be an active acceptance of His highest willingness. Through prayer we recognize a spiritual law, that has always existed, and put ourselves in alignment with it. The law of electricity might have been used by Moses had he understood this law. Emerson said: “Is not prayer a study of truth, a sally of the Soul into the unfound Infinite?”

Prayer is constructive, because it enables us to establish closer contact with the Fountain of Wisdom, and we are less likely to be influenced by appearances around us—to judge “according to appearance.” Righteous prayer sets the “law of the Spirit of Life” in motion for us.

Prayer is essential, not to the salvation of the soul, for the soul is never lost; but to the conscious well-being of the soul that does not understand itself. There is a vitality in our communion with the Infinite, which is productive of the highest good. As fire warms the body, as food strengthens us, as sunshine raises our spirits, so there is a subtle transfusion of some invisible force in such communion, weaving itself into the very warp and woof of our own mentalities. This conscious commingling of our thought with Spirit is essential to the well-being of every part of us.

Prayer has stimulated countless millions of people to higher thoughts and nobler deeds. That which tends to connect our minds with the Universal Mind lets in a flood of Its consciousness. If we think of God as a Heavenly Dictator—something apart from that which lives and moves and has Its being where we are—then we are certain to believe ourselves disconnected from this Infinite Presence; and the inevitable consequence of such thinking would be a terrible fear that we should never be able to make contact with Him! But if we know God as an Indwelling Presence, our prayer is naturally addressed to this Presence in us. We long for, and need, a conscious union with the Infinite. This is as necessary to the nature and intellect of man, as food is to the well-being of his physical body.

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 152-153). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.

Richard Mathiason

You Matter - Your are a Genius and the World needs your Contributions.

Feel the Feelings with all your Might.
Forget to Label them and Stay in the Light.

Be Still and Know the Presence of God
Be Still and Know the Presence
Be Still and Know
Be Still
Be

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Daily Reading From "Science of Mind" 04.05.2016

Ernest Holmes

  

Ernest Holmes - Science of Mind

  

A Primer for Living a Life

He Is Mighty Within Me to Heal

God within me is mighty to heal.

He healeth me of all my diseases and removes all fear from me.

My God within is now healing me of all sickness and pain and is bringing comfort to my soul.

God is my life; I cannot be sick.

I hear the voice of Truth telling me to arise and walk, for I am healed.

I am healed.

I Do Not Inherit Disease

There is no inherited tendency to disease nor ill health.

I am born of Pure Spirit.

False ideas cannot be transmitted from one to another, and I am free from race-suggestion.

My Life is from Above, and I remember that I was always Perfect and Complete.

An Inner Light shines forth and frees me from the bonds of false belief.

I came from the Spirit.

Credit: Holmes, Ernest (1998-08-24). The Science of Mind: The Definitive Edition (p. 508). Penguin Group. Kindle Edition.

Richard Mathiason

You Matter - Your are a Genius and the World needs your Contributions.

Feel the Feelings with all your Might.
Forget to Label them and Stay in the Light.

Be Still and Know the Presence of God
Be Still and Know the Presence
Be Still and Know
Be Still
Be

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