“A Guide to Explaining Our Philosophy,” by Rev. Dr. Nadene Rogers
by Reggie Cole
How do I explain our spiritual philosophy to my friends and family?
The source of our spiritual teaching is at the heart of every religion. All faiths include the workings of an Unseen – variously called Mind, Spirit, First Cause, Being, or God. Therefore, it is an inclusive teaching that honors all mindful paths to the One Power.
The power of thought is a natural principle. All of us share unlimited access to Mind/Infinite Intelligence, the infinite curative power of the universe. That power – a natural Law – can operate only through our own minds. It is obedient to our expectations; it manifests exactly as we think and believe.
Science of Mind is not a creed, as it contains neither dogma nor decree. Science of Mind encompasses no system of sin and punishment, no rule of conduct, no profession of faith. Instead, Science of Mind sets forth a simple opportunity, one that offers no contradiction to either reason or common sense. Any person, by deliberately applying the basic principle of cause and effect known as Universal Mind, can determine the conditions of his or her life.
If you want to change any condition in your life, then “give the Law new instructions,” wrote Ernest Holmes. Through affirming and accepting the innate excellence of any circumstance, we can channel this generative energy. Our individual welfare rests neither in our luck, nor in our hands – but in our minds.
A pathway to well-being, Science of Mind involves affirmation rather than denial. Disease, for example, is a fact; we need not deny its existence. However, as Ernest Holmes wrote in The Science of Mind, “Disease is not a truth.” The truths within Infinite Intelligence include health, abundance, security, love, peace, and happiness – all of which make up our natural state. Anyone, by claiming those truths and acting confidently on them, can bring them into manifestation.
Religious Science is not a cult. People are free to come and go as they please and there is no excommunication or shunning of individuals. Because Universal Mind represents an objective principle, rather than a guru or a deity, it cannot dispense favoritism or judgment. Science of Mind and its benefits are accessible to all on equal terms – without ritual, investment, or formal affiliation. Interested seekers have nothing to confess, promise, renounce, or hand over.
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June 02, 2021