Lovater H. Jones,RScP

Thought Ancestor

Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living

Sunday, January 12th, 2014

11 AM

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

Rev Martha Quintana, Senior Minister

“Life Reveals Itself to Me”

Sometimes it doesn’t matter whether I’ve made a mistake or not.  The act of living requires that life reveals itself to me and when I go down the “wrong” path, I learn something that may not have been obvious otherwise.  Life, in all its forms, from every perspective, reveals itself to me and, no matter which spiritual path I’ve taken, Spirit reveals itself to me.  Please join Rev. Martha at 11:00 a.m. as we continue to read from this quarter’s book, Know Yourself! You are More Than You Think.  


Susan Clark, Music Director

Susan Clark is joined by

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


The Daily Meditation 1.07.2014


Lovater Jones, RScP

Lovater H. Jones,RScP

“We know that the Ancestor of every action is a thought.”

RalphWaldo Emerson  

Emerson’s Essays

What a great metaphor for the thing(s) that bring our experiences to life – “Thought Ancestors” -.  Thoughts are the beginning of what is certain to appear, and we are reminded that effects are always equal to their causes.

In the Science of Mind text, Holmes writes “thought is an inner movement, which is largely the results of one’s perception of life and his reaction to it.  Every time this movement takes place, it takes place within Mind; upon Cause according to Law.  We are dealing with the same Power that molds the planets and all that is upon them, and the limit of our ability to use this Power is not in Principle but in our understanding of it!”

According to these two Metaphysical geniuses, thought/thinking is not idle musings, but instead, is the use of Law for creative purposes, be it conscious or subconscious.  It is through understanding of thought and how we use it that we bring forth that which we seek to manifest.  It is clear, then, that we must consciously choose our thoughts if it is our intention to create the life we desire to live.  It is all about choice!  Holmes says “we cannot live a choiceless life.”  Therefore, we are choosing every day, all day AND we are using Creative Cause/Mind as we do so. Thus, it stand to reason, that if we are using the same Mind that molds the planets, and we are, what could possibly prevent our thoughts from manifesting?  NOTHING! 

Our affirmation for today is:  I create the world that I choose to live in by thinking thoughts of Love, Peace, Joy, Harmony and Abundance.

“There is One Infinite Principle, One Infinite Thought-Stuff, One Infinite Creative Power, but countless numbers of forms, which change as the idea behind them changes.”

Ernest S. Holmes

Science of Mind Textbook   

Lovater H. Jones is a Practitioner at the Rio Grande Center For Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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