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"Life will give you whatever experience is most helpful for the evolution of your consciousness."
Eckhart Tolle
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
" ...the philosophy we teach is a correlation of the discoveries of science, the opinions of philosophy and the insights of religion as related to the needs and aspirations of humankind."
... Dr. Ernest Holmes, Founder, Science of Mind
 

We are considered a NEW THOUGHT teaching. Our principles are absent of dogma, authority and ritual. There are no statues or sacraments. There are no sacred texts insofar as believing in one way, one belief, one teacher. Every person is free to learn from all the Master Teachers - Christ, Buddha, Gandhi, Mohammed - and look for the universal message of God and Love through all of them. We blend Western teachings with Eastern philosophies to create the foundation and spiritual practice that has become our lives.

Some of our teachers are:
Jesus of Nazareth
Lao Tsu and the Tao Te Ching
Ernest Holmes and The Science of Mind
Charles & Myrtle Fillmore and Unity
Joel Goldsmith and The Infinite Way
Thomas Troward and The Edinburgh Lectures
Ralph Waldo Emerson
The mystical stories of the Old & New Testaments
Bhagavad-Gita
and so many more.

SUPPOSE there was a spiritual community which instead of making some people or their religion wrong, found good in all persons and in all religions...

SUPPOSE there was a spiritual community for people who are more interested in being FOR something than against something...

 Religious Science, also known as Science of Mind or Spiritual Science or Spiritual Psychology is an applied Spiritual philosophy that enhances and empowers one's relationship to life, family, work, other people, the environment, the world and the Creator.  We view life as a joyful mystery to be lived, not a problem to be solved.

We call God:  Spirit, Truth, Presence & Principle, Love, & Law, Source & Supply, Universal Mind.  To attempt to define God limits the totality that is God.

Our community is comprised of people from ALL of the world's religions: Christian, Jewish, Buddhist, Sufis, Islam and Hindus. All are welcome. We open our hearts and doors to all paths, all people and all lifestyles.

We are a metaphysical teaching, not technically a religion; nor is Buddhism for that matter. Today popular authors such as Louise Hay, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsh, Louise Hay, Wayne Dyer, Don Miguel Ruiz, and Eckhart Tolle to name a few-- all promote the teaching of faith in a Higher Power and the Creative Process of Thought.

The principle spiritual practices of our teaching are meditation/visioning, positive mental prayer, also known as affirmative prayer (scientific prayer, healing prayer or spiritual mind treatment), service & tithing of time, talent and treasure, and affirmations. We also believe in spiritual study (education) as a way to support our personal growth.

Affirmative prayer came from the idea of unpredictable medical treatments of the late 1700s and early 1800s and was reborn as prayer treatment or mind treatment by Quimby, Eddy, Hopkins and the other early New Thought practitioners. Prayer has been used in healing for thousands of years. We believe in the healing power of prayer.   However, we also believe in seeking assistance from medical doctors-- a pill or a prayer-- whatever works--  it's all Spirit anyway!

 
We also promote SEVA (which is Sanskrit for selfless service to Spirit) as a spiritual practice.

Today, scientists concur with the ideas we have been teaching for 100 years: our thoughts are creative and this is indeed how we create our reality. We teach how to direct this creative process.

Our teaching is for the courageous, for it asks us to take responsibility for everything that is going on in our life.
 

 

 

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We honor all paths and lifestyles.

 

“You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.”
THE BUDDHA