Invisible Forces for Good

Rev. Mary Louise Ruffner

It has been some 50 years since I first heard the teachings of the Science of Mind. Yet, I remember the welcoming words the minister spoke that Sunday morning as if it were yesterday. He said, in effect, “It does not matter what religion you embrace; the study of the Science of Mind will support you in becoming a better devotee of that particular faith tradition.”  

He taught us that The Science of Mind acknowledges a golden thread running through all the major religions of the world. However, only a relatively few individuals have realized that the Principles taught, are actually the spiritual nature within every one of us. This Self-realization is the healing balm that actually sets us free from every sense of limitation; be it health, wealth, relationships, or creative self-expression.  

He taught us that it is not enough to know “about” the Love of God and the Law of God working together for specific good; this knowledge must be activated through our thoughts, feelings, and emotions.  

The Principles of Mind, I learned, operate no differently than the principles of gravity, electricity, and the sound of music. These invisible forces are all governed by spiritual laws and evidenced in the physical realm. Likewise, the mind within man is governed by spiritual laws, and shows up as the people, places, and things encountered.

 Ernest Holmes said, “The one who wishes scientifically to work out his problems, must daily take the time to meditate and mentally treat the condition, no matter what the apparent contradictions may be.” To “mentally treat a condition” is to envision the condition in a state of wholeness that expresses peace, harmony, love, wisdom, and every good thing the mind imagines.   

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I now realize that the rituals, songs, and bible verses that I learned by rote in the religion of my childhood were filled with lessons that taught:  There is an Invisible Power for Good in the universe, governed by the Love, and Law of God. “Love points the way – the Law makes the way possible.”

These same concepts are found in all the sacred books of the world; The Quran, Vedas, Upanishads, Talmud, and Bhagavad Gita, to name a few. The seeming differences may be based on language and culture. Otherwise, the Truth known in one place is known everywhere.

Imagine with me, humanity shedding the biases that enable a mindset of separation and otherness. Imagine with me, that a world that works for everyone is the new normal.

This Week’s Affirmation

“My deepest truth sustains me continuously.”

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