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The Basic Ideas of Science of Mind Paperback – June 1, 1990
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As we look back, we can take pride that the writings and persona of Dr. Ernest Holmes put him in the forefront of the inspired spiritual leaders of the 20th Century. --Catherine Ponder, author of DYNAMIC LAWS OF PROSPERITY (0875165516)
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DR. ERNEST HOLMES (1887-1960) is known to millions as a great leader and teacher; and to even more as the author of many inspirational books and tapes, such as CREATIVE MIND, THIS THING CALLED LIFE, and THE SCIENCE OF MIND.
A teacher, writer, and lecturer; Dr. Holmes founded the Science of Mind philosophy in 1927, and regularly appeared on television and radio. His signature saying, There is a power greater than you in the universe, and you can use it, became well known over the years. By taking a clear and simple approach in researching the wisdom of the ages from many disciplines, Ernest Holmes developed a practical, spiritual approach to living an abundant life and created the Science of Mind. Since early 1900's, the Science of Mind Textbook has been the cornerstone to Religious Science churches around the world.
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Ernest Holmes will tell you about the concept of Divine Mind, Spiritual Supply, Mental Laws, and why our thoughts create our experience.
The first time I read his concept of "Entering The Absolute", it really opened up a new way of thinking for me. He says that to enter the absolute means, be able to think independently of any existing circumstances or problems. Meaning, if you have any problem or situation which you wish to solve or get out from, the only way to get out from it is to spend your focus mainly on what you really want - which is the solution/answer. If you are poor, you have to think thoughts of wealth,abundance and success, to dwell on the "Infinite Supply" and never on the present circumstances. Many other authors have written about true stories where people have gotten themself out of their situation of lack, by daily thinking and feeling about what they truly desire.
I recently read that the author Anthony Robbins, many years ago when he was broke, he set such big 'impossible' goals for himself such as owning a huge castle to live in, a limosine, being a multi-millionaire and being the successful person he desired to be. And he mentally rehearsed each goal everyday, as if its already achieved, that within JUST ONE YEAR he achieved all of his goals above! The castle, the limo, the wealth and life he dwelled on everyday!
For those who are interested in this topic, you may want to read "As A Man Thinketh" by James Allen. However, I still think this book is the best. If you are interested in Ernest Holmes, I recommend his other books such as "This Thing Called YOU", "Love And Law", "The Essential Ernest Holmes".
He wrote in the Introduction to this 1957 book, "An intelligent thinker deeply desires a way of life which shows him how to be successful in his work, business, or profession... Above all, he seeks something which will satisfy the hunger of his inmost nature... he yearns for an understandable, permanent, and dependable relationship with God. It is to meet these needs ... that this introduction to the basic ideas of Science of Mind has been written... the application of these ideas will give you a new insight into your own inherent nature and ... your experience will become wholesome and satisfying."
He states in the first chapter, "Let us sum it up in this way: My thought is in control fo my experience and I can direct my thinking." (Pg. 9) He asserts, "The plain, practical everyday problem of money-making is a definite part of living and the answer to it is summed up in these words: Prosperity awaits man's recognition and acceptance of it... Your financial success already exists, but it is waiting for you to see it and accept it as your own." (Pg. 25) Later, he adds, "Know that ... the happiness... that you are building up in consciousness is being reflected in your health, your financial success, and in your ability to live a fuller and more abundant life. Man determines his own welfare." (Pg. 49)
He says, "you are made in the image and likeness of God. Therefore, in principle, you are perfect. You could not be otherwise because of your birthright." (Pg. 44) He suggests, "'God does FOR us what He does THROUGH us' is a truth of such importance that you can never afford to ignore it. 'God helps those who help themselves' is another way of putting it... Now you have planted some great, sincere, worthy desire in the realm of Cause and you are just as sincerely willing and eager to do your objective part in order that it shall be developed for you. This is Right Action. This is WORKS. Now faith without works is dead." (Pg. 68-69)
He summarizes, "Science of Mind teaches that because you are a part of the Infinite's Oneness you can declare your perfect physical condition and it will manifest. This is definite use of spiritual Law. Your thought, backed by faith and conviction, is the start of your experience of physical wholeness, which becomes manifest to the extent of your belief in it." (Pg. 82) He adds, "Spiritual mind treatment is based on the belief... that there is a Principle of Intelligence in the universe which is not only creative, giving rise to objective form, but It is immediately responsive to our consciousness, and, being universal It is omnipresent, and being omnipresent it is not only where we are but what we are." (Pg. 94)
This is a very useful book for those looking for a brief overview of Holmes' ideas.
Science of Mind principles go hand-in-hand with Louise Hay's teachings. As companion books to this book Science of Mind and Spirit for Beginners, I highly recommend Louise Hay's Meditations to Heal Your Life and Heal Your Body.