Choosing Thought

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This Sunday, August 11th, 2013

10 AM

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

“Spiritual Cause and Physical Effect”

We continue on our quest of How to Use the Science of Mind.  Energy must be manifested.  There is a lovely harmony and deliciousness to this.  How it manifests is a direct result of the mental impression we give it.  We must become and stay conscious of our mental impressions in order to give ourselves the life experience we came here to have.  Join Rev. Martha on Sunday and catch the wave!


Music by Susan Clark

Music Director Susan Clark is joined by

Lewis Winn on guitar/bass guitar and Jay Blea on drums/percussion


The Daily Meditation 08.09.2013

Choosing Thought

Ernest Holmes, Our Founder

Ernest Holmes

We cannot live a choiceless life. Every day, every moment, every second, there is choice. If it were not so we would not be individuals. 

We have the right to choose what we wish to experience. We have the right to choose the kind of companions with whom we wish to associate; to say in what city and in what type of house we would like to live. We are individuals and the only way we can be individuals is to be spontaneous. There is no such thing as a mechanistic individuality, it must have the essential elements of spontaneity. There is no spontaneity and no individuality without prerogative. There can be no choice unless there is something from which to choose, otherwise the ability to choose would be merely a fantasy. Therefore, there must be not only the possibility of choice; but the liability of experiencing that which is chosen. 

We have a right to choose what we shall induce in Mind. The way in which our thoughts are to become manifest, we cannot always see – or should we be disturbed that we do not see the way – because effect is potential in cause. “I am Alpha and Omega,” and all that comes between cause and effect. Cause and effect  are really one, and if we have a given cause set in motion, the effect will have to equal the cause. One is the inside  and the other the outside of the same thing. A certain, specific, intelligent idea in Mind, will produce a certain, specific, concrete manifestation equal to itself. There is One Infinite Principle, One Infinite Thought-Stuff, One Infinite Creative Power, but countless numbers of forms, which change as the specific idea behind them changes.

Ernest Holmes “Science Of Mind” page 143-144

Substance and Supply

The Substance of the Spirit is my Daily Supply.

I cannot be with my Good.

I can see that the constant stream of Life, flowing to me, brings in to my experience all that makes Life happy and worthwhile.

I rest in the security, knowing that Infinite good is with and is expressing through me.

I receive my Good.

Ernest Holmes “Science of Mind” page 536

Ernest Holmes, Founder of Religious Science and Author of the “Science Of Mind”

Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico

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What We Teach

We teach the Science of Mind, which is the study of Life and the nature of the laws of thought; the idea that we live in a Spiritual Universe; that God or Spirit is in, through, around us; and that this Presence is a loving source of all Good.

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