OF THE SOUL
by Dr. Ernest Holmes
Religious Science and author of The Science of Mind.
Word was with God and the Word was God." "The
word is nigh thee, even in thy own mouth that thou should-st
know it and do it." What does this mean? It
clearly states that whatever power there is in the Word
(and it says it is All Power) is also in our own mouths.
There is no avoiding the fact that the Bible claims for us
the same power in our own life and our own world that it
claims for God. In the lives of the majority, people do
not realize that the Word is in their own mouths. What
Word? Little do we realize that this Word that we are so
earnestly seeking is every word we hear, think, or speak.
Do we who are endeavoring to realize the greater truths of
life always govern our words? If any word has power, it
follows that all words have power. It is not in the few
moments of spiritual meditation that we demonstrate, but
we bring out the possibilities of the hidden word when we
are allowing our thoughts to run in any direction; not in
the short time spent in silence, but in the long hours
stretching themselves into days, months, and years, we are
always using the word.
An hour a day spent in silent meditation will not save us
from the confusion of life; the fifty-one percent of a
person's thinking is what counts. It is easy when we are
alone to brave the storms of life -- surrounded by our own
exalted atmosphere we feel the strength of the Infinite;
we rise in Spirit, we think we are experiencing the
ultimate of truth, that all things are ours. These moments
in a busy life are well spent, but must unavoidably be
brief -- but what of the rest of the day, what of the busy
street, of the marketplace, and of all the daily contact
with life? Do we then obtain? Do we keep on in the same
even way? Or do we fall before the outer confusion of our
surroundings? We are still creating the word and setting
it afloat in the great ethers of life. Are these words
creating for us? Yes!
We who wish to practice metaphysics must first, last, and
all the time, realize that we are centers of the divine
activity; we must know that whatever God is in the
Universal, God is in the world in which we live. We must
know that all things are made out of Spirit, which is
First Cause; nothing comes before Spirit. Operating upon
itself out of itself, it makes what it will out of its own
perfect desire. We must think of Spirit as the Father/
Mother of our own life, eternally bound to us, eternally
binding us to it.
We must know that Spirit not only can manifest through us,
but that it wishes to do so; -- The Father seeks such to
worship Him.? The practitioner who understands the truth
knows that as long as God exists, we will exist -- that we
could no more become nonexistent than God could. Walking,
talking, moving in God, we must not only see the Divine
Being as the great unknown Cause, but we must go a step
further and see God as the great self-knowing,
understanding power of Infinite Intelligence, thinking
through our own thought and willing into our own lives all
peace and all good. More than this, God must become within
our own soul the greater self, the inner life, the inner
light that is to light our path to the attainment of the
greater ideals. God is to become the great friend of our
life, understanding us and helping us at all times to
understand all things.
Like produces like, attracts like, creates like. If we
could see our thought and take a picture of it and of our
conditions we would see no difference between the two, for
they are really but the inside and the outside of the same
thing. We cannot make affirmations for fifteen minutes a
day and spend the rest of our time denying the thing which
we have affirmed, and affirming the thing which we have
denied, and obtain the results which we seek. We send out
the word and it sets the power in motion; then we think
the opposite thing that neutralizes the first word, and
zero is the result.
We cannot demonstrate one iota beyond our mental ability
to conceive and steadfastly to embody. Infinite as
Creative Power is, receptive and quick as it is, it can
only become to us what we first think into it. God can do
for us only what God can do through us.
Dare to say, "Great people have come and gone, and
behold, a greater now stands here where I stand, and I am
that one." The world will laugh and perhaps scorn.
The Christian world will hold up its hands in holy horror,
lest you blaspheme; the unchristian world will smile
knowingly. Neither the one nor the other will understand,
but the understanding of either counts for nothing. You
are now free, and your freedom will yet save the world
from itself. The great soul finds within itself the divine
companionship that we need. We find within ourselves the
"Peace which passeth all understanding" and the
power to do all things. All Power! We speak, our word is
Law, and it is done unto us by all the power there is. Our
word knows itself to be the law of life unto all for whom
it is spoken and who receive it.
There is only one Power, but we use it in two ways, either
to destroy or to save. The blessing and the curse are one
and the same thing; the power of mind used either
affirmatively or negatively, the word used in fear and
doubt or in faith and assurance.
We trust our own word because first we "Know in whom
we have believed." The sooner we who are striving to
attain realize that truth must become revealed through our
own souls, and not that of another, the sooner we will
attain. No more books, no more teachers, preachers,
creeds, or candlesticks will we ever need. The old methods
must vanish into their native nothingness, as the great
realization that God is all in our life dawns upon our
We must then become immune from the collective belief in a
hypnotic power that sets itself up as an authority. There
is no other authority than your own soul, as "There
is no law but that your soul has set." Leave
authorities to smaller minds and to those who need a
leader because of this, their own self-confessed weakness,
and be free. Dare to "Stand amidst the eternal
way" and proclaim your own At-one-ment with all the
power there is, was, or ever will be.
Practically the whole human race is hypnotized, thinking
whatever it is told to think. We get our concepts from our
physical environment, we say, "See sin, sickness and
death, misery, unhappiness, and calamity." And this
concept we are giving to the creative, impersonal Mind,
and so we are making a law for ourselves that will produce
what we believe in.
Remember that in the divine plan no mistakes are made and
that if God could have done it in a better way, God would
have done it differently. No souls are lost, for all
"live and move and have their being in Him" and
"God is not a God of the dead but of the living, for
in His sight all are alive." Too long have we
believed in the negative simply because we have allowed
ourselves to become hypnotized by a few strong-minded
people, and by those who have imposed upon the race a mass
of false philosophy.
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is the time to set our sights high and "go for it" ... knowing
that our desires are gifts from the Infinite for us to experience.
Knowing that I am in the One Mind, I never doubt that my desires come to
me from this Mind, so I quickly associate myself with my Good desires
knowing that as I do, I am unifying with the Only Mind there Is, God. I
allow myself to be confronted with unlimited opportunities, so I can
choose with wisdom that which I am to successfully accomplish. I know
that nothing can keep me from reaching my goals and I am forever
thinking onward and upward, aspiring to experience more and more of the
abundant Good that is available to me. My vision is always directed to
the highest and the best, knowing that as I accept only the best ...
this is what I receive. My acceptance of only the best insures that I
live a "first-class" life ... filled with luxury and opulence.
I know that the Universe is infinitely abundant and there is enough to
share and to spare for everyone ... and my experience of God guarantees
me that which is mine! And so it is.
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