Religious Science – Science of Mind – Ernest Holmes, part 2 of 13

Power of the Mind

We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind [the Mind that God operates through]. We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.[fn]Glen S. Hayden, Viewpoints of Science of Mind concerning certain traditional beliefs (Item #0936, Los Angeles: Science of Mind Publishing, n.d.), p. 6[/fn]

Power of the Mind

We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind [the Mind that God operates through]. We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.[fn]Glen S. Hayden, Viewpoints of Science of Mind concerning certain traditional beliefs (Item #0936, Los Angeles: Science of Mind Publishing, n.d.), p. 6[/fn]

fundamental principle of our teaching, which is: “It is done unto you as you believe.”[fn]Religious Science[/fn]

”Change your thinking…change your life,” wrote Ernest Homes.[fn]Ibid.[/fn]

All thought is creative, and when we realize that by our thinking we are shaping the course of our lives, then we shall consciously direct this thought power in such a way that it will result in an orderly and happy manifestation. “As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.”[fn]Home Study Course in the Science of Mind[/fn]

Although, it is a good sounding and popular philosophy the concept of creating our realities by the power of the mind is not a very evident reality.

Although there appears to be exceptional cases of mysterious healings: has anyone ever re-grown an amputated limb by the power of the mind?

If it were true that It is done unto you as you believe it seems that a lot of people would be multibillionaires and or worshipped and or would rule the world. People who are unhappy being short would be tall, people who are unhappy being obese would be slim. If it were true that As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he a lot of men would be women seeing as they think about them so much.

Yet, this is not to claim that that upon which we muse is irrelevant but rather to point out that taking a fragmented quote from the Bible and turning it into positive affirmation theory, as it where, is fallacious.

Proverbs 23:6-8 states,

Do not eat the bread of a miser, Nor desire his delicacies; For as he thinks in his heart, so is he.
“Eat and drink!” he says to you, But his heart is not with you. The morsel you have eaten, you will vomit up, And waste your pleasant words.

Is this positive affirmation? Is this change your thinking…change your life?
No, rather it is simply stating that since the guy is a miser he will resent the fact that you are eating up his good even though he offered them.