Spiritual Uplift 8/22/07

August 23, 2007
A Community Supported through Practice! August 22, 2007

“There is a science of Mind and Spirit because there is a principle of Mind and Spirit.”

–Dr. Ernest Holmes–

We at the Community for Spiritual Living are celebrating the presence of licensed Religious Science Practitioners who support the Community with their time and talents. This past Sunday, as we welcomed our newly-licensed Practitioners into our Ministry, we had the opportunity to consider the Practitioner as scientist. Dr. Ernest Holmes, the originator of the Science of Mind and Spirit philosophy, used the term “science” to describe the process of manifestation and demonstration of our desires. He did so because we use spiritual laws and principles when we treat (pray), and they are as reliable and undeniable as the laws and principles of physics and mathematics. Licensed Practitioners use their knowledge of these spiritual laws to create an atmosphere of healing within their own minds, thereby beginning the manifestation process in the experience of their clients.

Religious Science Practitioners have the ability to see the divinity in all people, places, events, and circumstances, even when appearances seem otherwise. They also know that there is no limit to the magnificence of our being and stand ready to support, encourage, and uplift each of use in achieving our goals and dreams.

“The laws of this science are so simple, direct, and usable that anyone who cares to make the effort may demonstrate them.”

–Dr. Ernest Holmes–.

What Religious Science Teaches by Dr. Ernest Holmes

In the practice of spiritual mind healing, we start with this simple proposition: God is perfect. God is all there is. God includes humans. Spiritual humans are divine beings, as complete in essence as is God. When in thought, in contemplation, in imagination, in inward feeling, we consciously return to the Source of our being, the divine pattern which already exists springs forth into newness of manifestation. When we clear the consciousness–that is, the whole mental life, both conscious and subjective–of discord, we are automatically healed.

Religious Science gives us a definite technique for doing this. It teaches us exactly how to proceed on a simple, understandable basis. It is a science because it is built upon the exact laws of Mind, for the laws of Mind are as exact as any other laws in nature. They are natural laws. From a practical viewpoint, this is done by making certain definite statements with the realization that they have power to remove any obstacle, to dissolve any false condition, and to reveal humankind’s spiritual nature.

True mind healing cannot be divorced from spiritual realization; therefore, the practitioners of this science must have a deep and an abiding sense of calm, of peace, and of their union with the Spirit. They must have an unshakable conviction that spiritual man is perfect, that they are one with God, and they must know that in such degree as they realize, sense, or feel this inner perfection, it will appear. The physical healing itself is a result, an effect, of this inward consciousness.

For the next few weeks we will be presenting (on topic) passages from The Science of the Mind – Original 1926 Text by Ernest Homes. It is our hope that this will provide a unique perspective on Dr. Homes own words. The text is now available at the CSL bookstore.

Treatment is the act, the art and the science of inducing thought within the mentality of the one treating, which thought shall perceive that the body of the patient is a Divine, Spiritual, and Perfect Idea.


Check Out CSL on the Web
If you have not gone to our webpage as yet you are missing out on lots of information related to classes, services and special events. To learn more go to: www.community-for-spiritual- living.com

Besides the Wednesday Uplift you can also listen to the Sunday presentation by going to the CSL Website, www.community-for-spiritual- living.com

Love, Serve, and Remember,


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