do not have to be consciously treating or praying, every moment.
As long as you have a subjective feeling of your one-ness with God, and
that all is well, this feeling acts as a definite force that causes
right-ness to appear. You automatically react in terms of good.
Do not permit negative experiences over which you must demonstrate.
This pattern of good dissipates any negative emotions or feeling before
they could form negative experiences. Good is a positive force;
therefore, it becomes a positive projection in your life. Pray
often and consistently. Each time you pray, believe that something
- Dr. Robert H. Bitzer,
1957, "The Creative Word"
Practicing the "Science
of Mind' is amazingly easy. It is a very simple teaching ... what
you sow, you reap. Life is like a boomerang; what we send out,
comes back to us ... both positive and negative. And when the
boomerang comes back ... it won't do us any good to duck; that is, to
make excuses or attempt to place blame on someone else. We only
get "ours' back ... not the good or bad from someone else ... so it
is imperative that we are conscious of what we are giving to, or sending
out, into the Universe.
Dr. Holmes, author of "The Science
of Mind," studied every religious and spiritual philosophy of the
ages. He was so impressed with the the Master Mind Jesus that 84
pages of "The Science of Mind" include the teachings of Jesus
and writings from the New Testament of the Holy Bible. Dr. Holmes
knew that the Highest Truth ever spoken was, "I and the Father are
One" ... and this statement is attributed to the Master Mind Jesus.
It is a statement of "Life Mastery" ... a revelation of such
magnitude that it can change our lives and our world. That is, if
we take it to heart and consistently recognize the truth of it as a
The following is perhaps the most
mystical writings from "The Science of Mind" by Dr. Ernest
Holmes (modified to gender neutral: "There
is One Infinite Mind from which all things come. This Mind is
through, in, and around us. It is the Only Mind there is and
every time we think, we use It. There is One Infinite Spirit and
every time we say "I am" we proclaim It. There is One
Infinite Substance and every time we move, we move in It. There is
One Infinite Law and every time we think, we set this Law in motion.
There is One Infinite God and every we speak to this God, we receive a
direct answer. ONE! ONE! ONE! "I am God and
there is none else." There is One Limitless Life, which
returns to the thinker exactly what we think into It. One!
One! One! "In all, over all, and through all."
Talk, live, act, believe and know that we are a center in this One.
All the Power there is, all the Presence there is, all the Love there
is, all the Peace there is, all the Good there is, and the Only God
there is, is Omnipresent. Consequently, the Infinite is in and
through us and is in and through everything. "Act as though I
am and I will be."
Now ... if we choose to read these words every
day until they become the truth within us, our lives will become so
"Spirit-filled" that the "All Good" will be revealed
to us. We can say with confidence and with absolute conviction
that "all is well" ... and all will be well no matter what is
happening in any given moment.
There are those who teach that "all paths
lead to God" ... but the error in this teaching is that we "go
to God" ... we are not on a path going to God ... we are "in
God" ... and this realization makes all the difference in the
world. We are never separate and apart from God ... God is the
very Life within us. It is not necessary to give up the Truth in order to
"respect all religions' ... but at the same time,
"respect" does not mean agreement. I can respect all
religions ... but at the same time I do not agree that there is a God
"out there" that is not also "in me." And I
have long lost any thought that anyone can "save me" but
myself; not Jesus, not Buddha, not Krishna ... no one.
"Saving me" is up to me ... and the way that I "save
me" is to realize that my mind is One with the One Mind that Is
God. And as I "think the thoughts" that "save
me" from false ideas, false judgments, and self-depreciation ...
all will be well in my life.
Spirit is Mind and
Mind is Spirit ... that is why Jesus most often spoke from the
subjective, or spiritual side of life ... as did great mystics
like Buddha, Krishna, Isaiah and John of the Bible. They realized
that Life is lived in the Spirit. And the "spirit in which we
live" determines our life experiences. It is amazingly easy,
as I wrote at the beginning of this essay, to practice the science of
mind ... we just must begin to do it and consistently practice it.
"Act as though I am and I will be." We are "in the
Spirit" ... let's let the Spirit fill our minds and know "that
all is well ... always."
SO IT IS!
Dr. Henry Lee Bates
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the Science of Mind