As a Religious Science Minister I am often asked: How can we use the teaching of the Science of Mind every day to bring joy, peace, prosperity, love and serenity into our lives?
My answer is that your life will change dramatically by your learning and using Principle (the basic truths of the Science of Mind Faith and Philosophy).
Religious Science is not a religion in the normal sense of the word; we have no dogma, no claim of a special pipeline to God, no creed. What we do have is a masterful knowledge of Spiritual Law and how to use it to create the life we want, deserve and were born to experience.
What do we mean by Law? The entire Universe is governed by Law. The physical realm is governed by the physical laws we call physics. Gravity is a simple example of a physical Law. So is the speed of light (186,000 miles per second). Gravity always works on Earth all the time, every day in exactly the same predictable way. We can depend on it. When you get out of bed you do not sail up to the ceiling!
Light does not wake up one morning and decide to travel at only 1000 miles per second. Law is predictable and knowable.
The Law produces predictable and certain results everywhere and at all times. This is the Science in Religious Science. There is a power for Good in The Universe and we can use it!
It works the same way in the Spiritual Realm. The Creator, First Cause, Great Architect, or just the Great I Am, that we nickname God. instituted these physical and spiritual laws before the beginning of time. We believe that the Universe is not governed by the caprice of a Parent God but rather by Law instituted by a Divine Mind, a Universal Mind, aka God! The Prime mover, the First Cause of all things, that is what God is to us.
As you think, so you are!
Instead of the whim of a superhuman Deity, you and I have the assurance that the Universe and Life will work the same way all the time. every time because all is governed by Law. Like human laws, its a very good idea to learn the Law and to know how to use it to create your own life story.
You see, you are the prime mover of your life, the driving wheel, the author, producer and director and chief actor in your life. God is always available for inspiration and information but you make the choices, you speak the blessing or the cursing on your life by what you think, speak and the choices you make or fail to make.
You and I are truly the Captains of our Fate and the Masters of our Soul. Self Responsibility is a cardinal rule of Religious Science. By your stream of thought, your words, which are thought in physical form, and the choices that spring from these thoughts and words, your life is created and either withers or blooms, depending on your wise or foolish use of the Law.
You are the driving wheel of your life, you think your life into being.
Your Mama didn’t do it to you, your Daddy did not do it to you, your spouse did not do it….you created the situation that you are experiencing right now. Much easier to point to bad luck, blame God, or Luck or Fate but the truth is that you are the creator of your life experience. Your thoughts build your life brick by brick, your words are the cement that make the thoughts real and your choices create your reality.
Thoughts exist, they are real and they are creative
Thoughts have power, indeed they are the building blocks of life and of the Universe itself. Thought put into physical form as words have even greater power.
So how do we live the life that we dream of and want so badly? More in later posts, but I will leave you with these tips to get you started.
Think and speak only about what you WANT in your life. Remember your words and thoughts are the creators of your experience. They have immense power.
It has been said that you don’t always get what you want but you always get what you expect.
Expect the good and experience the good….It is done unto you as you believe!
Expect the good, expect to be loved, expect to be prosperous and watch your life transform!
See in your mind what you want in your life as already here in reality and form long before you receive it. Live in the end. This means live as if it’s already yours… because it is.
You must first see it and believe it to achieve it
Speak your word only for what you are willing to have in your life. Think only of what will make you smile, bring joy to you and to all those around you.
Yes, this means you cannot speak and think of all the stuff that’s wrong in your life. When you speak and think of these negative things you give birth to them. Give birth only to what you love, what you want for you and all those you love.
You speak the blessing or the cursing out of your mouth each day. Choose to Bless yourself each morning and all through the day by speaking the Blessing upon yourself and all those you love. Speak and think only of things of good report.
Next Week: The Mother Law of the Universe: Cause and Effect.
Until we are together again, Think Well, Be Well.
Rev. Dore’ Jacques Patlian, Sarasota, FL Want to learn more? Go to CSL.org
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