Religious Science and The Science of Mind are philosophies grounded in the practical relationship between our thoughts and our experiences. Our belief sets the limit to our demonstration of a Principle which, of Itself, is without limit. It is ready to fill everything, because It is infinite. It is not a question of Its willingness, nor of Its ability; it is entirely a question of our own receptivity. We join together to encourage and support each other in our unique dreams and desires. We welcome all with loving arms, and we joyfully walk side by side on this journey of life.
It is our divine birthright to enjoy living, to be well, happy, and free to do what we want to do when we want to do it. We are in charge of our experience. But all must make this great discovery for themselves. We can help. The Science of Mind teaching contains the best thought of the ages and presents this thought in a manner that can be understood by all. We look forward to meeting you and blessing all of us on this journey together.
Declaration of Principles
as written by Dr. Ernest Holmes Published in Science of Mind Magazine, October 1927
WE BELIEVE in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause. This One manifests Itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by Its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
WE BELIEVE in the individualization of the Spirit in us, and that all people are individualizations 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 heaven is within us, and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious 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 unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God. We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence.
WE BELIEVE in the direct revelation of truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
WE BELIEVE that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.
WE BELIEVE in the healing of the sick and control of conditions through the power of this Mind.
WE BELIEVE in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to All.
WE BELIEVE in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.
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