Apr 08

Jesus and The Science of Mind

As a Catholic who attended Catholic schools, I remember as a child dreading the days before Easter where all attention was placed on the stations of the cross and the crucifixion.

Our church had stone reliefs which we would stand in front of with plenty of time to ponder his suffering. I used to wear a cross with Jesus nailed to it. Does anyone else think about this in terms of the Law of Attraction.

He died for our sins, made me feel so guilty and so as a spiritual explorer I wander about trying to understand not only his suffering but all of our suffering. Jesus, his life and teachings, have given us an amazing legacy of miracles and wisdom.

He healed the blind and raised the dead back to life. Today, we have stories of common people experiencing spontaneous healings and returning to life from a death experience. Jesus introduced the beliefs in what was at the time unheard of. His wisdom introduced us to Forgiveness, Unconditional Love and demonstrated his Faith that still imbues our souls with Hope. He was the first meta physician.

Maybe just as we sign up for lifetimes where we explore the unknown to have experiences which lead to asking for a solution, Jesus knew that as the son of God he would have experiences which would create one of the most impactful lifetimes in the history of our world.
Here are some wonderful references to the Teachings Of Jesus and the Science of Mind explanations by Ernest Holmes.
How God Forgives (Matt. 6:14, 15)
“We are told that God will forgive us after we have forgiven others. This is a direct statement and one that we should ponder deeply. Can God forgive until we have forgiven? If God can work for us only by working through us, then this statement of Jesus stands true, and is really a statement of the law of cause and effect. We cannot afford to hold personal animosities or enmities against the world or individual members of society. All such thoughts are outside the law and cannot be taken into the heavenly consciousness. Love alone can beget love. People do not gather roses from thistles.” Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind
Judge Not, That Ye Be Not Judged (Matt. 7:1)
“Judge not that ye be not judged, for with what judgment ye judge ye shall be judged, and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.” This statement could come only from one who had a deep insight into the universal law of Cause and Effect, which balances everything, and sees that in the long run, everyone receives his just due. This law Emerson called the “High Chancellor of God.” The law of cause and effect is the law of perfect balance, of logical sequence and of inevitable consequence. Whatever a man sows, he must reap.”
Divine Forgiveness (Matt. 18:21, 22)
“He says that we should forgive until seventy times seven. This is but another way of saying that forgiveness is eternal and ever available.”
Scientific Prayer (Matt. 7:7)

“We now come to a definite teaching regarding prayer. We shall receive that for which we ask. It shall be opened to us when we knock and we shall find that for which we are searching. This teaching implies the definiteness of spiritual and mental work. God is Intelligent Mind and Spirit, and there is a direct response from this Universal Intelligence to our intelligence. If we ask for bread, we shall not receive a stone. But we are told we must ask believing, if we are to receive.
Here again we are meeting the law of Cause and Effect in the teachings of Jesus. Prayer is a mental, as well as a spiritual, function of intelligence. It is a certain manner of approach to the Spirit, a conscious act of the mind, a concrete experience of the knowing faculty. Prayer should be direct and specific, and should always be accompanied by a positive receptivity. The whole teaching of Jesus relative to prayer is that God will answer when we pray aright.”
A Formula for Effective Prayer (Matt. 21:21, 22)
“The things we need, we are to ask for–and we are to believe that we receive them! This plumbs the very depths of the metaphysical and psychological law of our being, and explains the possibility of an answer to our prayers. When we pay we are to believe that we have. We are surrounded by a universal law which is creative. It moves from the thought to the thing. Unless there is first an image, it cannot move, for there would be nothing for it to move toward. Prayer, which is a mental act, must accept its own answer as an image in mind, before the divine energies can play upon it and make it productive. As we must plant a seed before we can reap a harvest, so we must believe before our prayers can be answered. Prayer should reach a point of acceptance, an unqualified and undisputed place of agreement.”

Love (John 13:34, 35)
“Love is the central fame of the universe, nay, the very fire itself. It is written that God is Love, and that we are His expressed likeness, the image of the Eternal Being. Love is self-givingness through creation, the impartation of the Divine through the human.” Ernest Holmes, The Science of Mind

Happy Easter

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