Science of Mind Publishing has just released a beautiful new edition of Creative Mind, the first book ever written by Dr. Ernest Holmes.
The following article was taken from thisclassic book, first published in 1918.
T he hand of eternal progress is brushing the cobwebs from the corridors of time and is again revealing to the human race the mysteries of being. As there is nothing new under the sun, the searchlight of Truth is bringing to light only what has been known to the few in all generations. The time has now come when the few must become the many. The whole world, from the least to the greatest, must know the truth so that we may understand the great laws that govern our life. We must learn to control our destiny, to heal our body, and so bring happiness to our soul. Ignorance must vanish and understanding must be ushered in. Humanity is no longer to be governed by anything outside itself. Creeds, doctrines, churches, institutions, organizations, governments are all being changed to give place to the realization of the individual. There is a power in and through all that is working this great transformation. All that will not measure up to the standard must fall by its own weight; all that is in line with the truth must still pros-per. The time is at hand; we are in the greatest age of all history; we are in the age of the unifying of all people and all things into the “Ever Present One.” “The temp-le not made with hands” is now being silently built by the emancipated souls of this planet.
This little book, Creative Mind, is an attempt to explain what each soul must dis-cover for itself, that it stands in the midst of an eternal creative power which presses itself around thought, and casts back to us glorified all that we think. If it awakens within the consciousness of one single individual the realization that the mind of the universe (which is the only mind that there is) is our own mind; that the creative power of this mind is ours also; that the manifestation of this mind is our own individuality; that the love and power and peace of this mind is within ourselves; it will not be written in vain. May it then do much in simplifying and bringing to light some of the deeper mysteries and meanings of life.
The law of our lives
S pirit creates through law. The law is always mind in action. Mind cannot act unless intelligence sets it in motion. In the great universal mind, humankind is a center of intelligence, and every time one thinks one sets mind into some action. What is the activity of this mind in relation to our thought? It has to be one of mental correspondence; that is, mind has to reflect whatever thought is cast into it. Wonderful as Universal Mind is, it has no choice but to create whatever thought is given it; if it could contradict that thought, it would not be a unit since this would be recognizing something outside itself. This is a point in truth that then should not be overlooked. The One Mind knows only its own ability to make what-ever is given it; it sees no other power and never analyzes or dissects; it simply knows, and the reason why people do not understand this is that they have not realized what mind is. The ordinary individual thinks of mind only from the limitation of their own environment. The concept that we have of mind is the concept of our own thinking, which is very limited.
We are surrounded by an all-seeing, all-knowing Mind, which is One and runs through all. The belief in the dual mind has destroyed practically all philosophies and religions of the ages, and will continue to do so until the world comes to see that there is but One. Whatever name is given it there is but One . It is this One that creates for us whatever we believe. Our thought operative through this One produces all our affairs. We are all centers in this Mind, centers of creative thought activity . There is nothing that appears in the manifest universe other than an object-ified thought, whether it be a bump on your head, a growth on your foot, or a planet. It could not be there were it not made out of Mind, for Mind is all there is to make anything out of. Whatever is made is made out of it. Nothing exists or can exist without a source from which it springs.
We are not dealing with a negative as well as a positive power—not two powers but one; a power that sees neither good nor evil, as we see it. It knows only that it is all, and since it is all, it creates whatever is given it. From our limited standpoint we often think of good and evil, not realizing that as yet, we do not know the one from the other. What we call good today, we may call evil tomorrow, and what we think to be evil today, we may tomorrow proclaim as the greatest good we have known. Not so with the great universal power of Mind; it sees only itself, and its infinite ability to create.
To the thinking person this will mean much; that person will see that he or she is no longer living in a limited universe, a world of powers, but is immersed in an Infinite Creative Medium which because of its nature, has to create whatever the individual believes. Jesus understood this, and in a few simple words, laid down the law of life: “It is done unto all people as they believe.” This is a great thing to keep in mind. It is done unto us; we do not have to do it, for it is done unto us of a power that knows it to be all there is. Could we even believe that some material mountain would be moved, the power is there to do it. Without this belief there is no real impulse for the Creative Mind, and we do not get an affirmative answer. We must realize more clearly that this great power has to operate through us.
From the new edition of Creative Mind
by Ernest Holmes ($16.95).
It is available from DeVorss.,
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