Philosophy - Global Vision
We believe in a Universal Living Spirit
An Indestructible, Absolute and All-Aware Presence.
One Source manifests Itself in and through all creation. The manifest universe is the body of this Source; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of the Universe.
We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in all that is, and that all beings are incarnations of the One Spirit.
We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
We believe that the "Kingdom of Heaven" is within us, and that we experience this realm to the degree that we become aware of it.
We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
We believe in the direct revelation of Truth through the intuitive and spiritual nature of all, and that anyone may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close contact with the Indwelling Spirit.
We believe that the Universal Spirit, which some have called God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Spiritual Law, and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and words, and acts upon it.
We believe that this is personal to all who discover this Indwelling Presence.
We believe in the Unity of all Life, and that there is a commonality of consciousness.
We believe in the healing of sickness and imbalance through the aware use of this Mind.
We believe in the influence of the conditions of our life through alignment with this Mind.
We believe in the Eternal Goodness, the Eternal Loving-Kindness, and the Eternal Givingness of Life.
We trust in our own soul, and our own spirit, because
we understand that the life of all is One Life.
The History and Application of Spiritual Principles:
Our thoughts are prayers: Through the application of Spiritual Principles, we can dramatically shift and empower our capacity for compassionate living and uplift the...
Expresses a Principle:
There are three main elements inherent in the living dynamic giving rise to existence.
The Unified Consciousness of Spirit Source is focused with the Mind and directed by the seeds of ideas, intentions and actions of each of us, and placed into the Body of Life, as the physical world.
Training the mind and heart toward the fulfillment of our dreams and visions as Divine Beings is the purpose of the study of Science of Mind.
A philosophical view and way of life.
It is based on teachings from the ancient wisdom traditions, Eastern and Western philosophy, as well as the findings of scientific discovery, especially from Einsteinian and Quantum Physics. The similar concepts from these and other sources were synthesized by the founder of Religious Science, Ernest Holmes, and are continually expanding and deepening with further investigation and insight.
Religious Science had its beginnings many centuries ago, although the spiritual discipline itself is less than one hundred years old. The foundational concepts derive from ancient wisdom of the great spiritual texts of the ages: from Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Taoism, Sufi mystics, the Kaballah, and the mystical and practical writings of many others. Science of Mind combines these universal teachings from the Bible, the Vedanta, the Koran, the Analects, the Tao Te Ching, the Torah, to name a few, with the works of the philosophers of transcendental thought, and the natural laws of scientific inquiry. We do not take every word in these texts literally, but sense deeper meanings behind the words of these writers who often experienced spiritual reality intensely and directly.
The founder, Ernest Holmes, saw the thread that tied the great wisdom teachings together and ran through the scientific disciplines of psychology and the natural sciences. He saw that all the great religious traditions had at their core the universal principles of belief in an infinite power, the healing influence of love, and the role of belief and attitude in developing our experience of “Heaven on Earth.” The most fundamental principle in our philosophy is that all life is one, that there is one intelligence and creative power that expresses itself as the universe. All beings are individualized centers of this one divine presence and power called Spirit, The Great Mystery, Wakan Tanka, the Tao, or God.
"The things in your life and the thoughts that are behind them..."
Discover that the key to living a life of inner peace, contentment and fulfillment is to think in creative, positive, self-affirming ways.
Every thought has a consequence, and every experience has a causative thought behind it.
Thoughts are things,
and all the things in one's life have
a thought that precedes them.
If we change the content and tone of the thoughts behind the things in our lives, we will permanently transform ourselves and our lives.
“The philosophy of Religious Science is nothing new to the world. It is rather a synthesis of the greatest concepts which have ever come to the mind of man".
|The law of Moses, the love of Christ, the ethics of Buddha, the morals of Confucius, the deep spiritual realization of the Hindus, the mystical revelations of the saints of the Middle Ages, the laws of parallels and compensation of Emerson, the logic of Kant, the spirituality of Swedenborg, the beauty of Browning, and the wide, universal sweep of Walt Whitman all find an exalted place in the philosophy.|
Dr. Holmes was once asked in a radio interview,
“Do you believe in God?”
And he said,
We believe in nothing but God!”
Dr. Holmes asked us to make one quantum leap in thought and faith and only one.
He asked people to think from the universal principle found in all religious teachings:
...that the Universe is a Loving Infinite Mind,
working perfectly everywhere,
and that this Mind is our mind now.
We believe then, that there is nothing but God, call it what you will--
Universal Intelligence, Interconnectedness, Spirit, Divine Mind, Wakan Tanka--
--it’s the Ultimate Stuff from which everything is created. The core teaching is that this
Universal Intelligence is good, works by a demonstrable law,
and is governed by thought.
This Universal Love-Intelligence is the essence of who we are.
There is an intuitive awakening to the modes of aligning with the mind and heart of the universe.
We will have as much of this in our experience as we can accept.
In order for it to show up in our lives, we have only to
say yes to it.
We Are One
...here to create a world of:
...unconditional love... ...radiant joy... ...abundance... ...intimacy...
We know that together we can fill our hearts and
open our souls to so much Inspiration and Love… that we can
Heal The Earth!
The Global Heart Vision:
A world that works for everyone.
A world providing homes to all.
A world filled with loving kindness, peace and food for every soul.
A world holding the consciousness that we are truly all connected and joined in love.
A world in which resources are shared generously and forgiveness is the norm.
A world in which borders are irrelevant, and beauty, nature and love are expressed everywhere.
A world in which oneness and connection among all beings is honored, expressed and held sacred.
We are filled with gratitude for the abundance of Life.
We release this into the One Heart and One Mind,
knowing that it is done.
and so it is!