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Video: What Does Spirituality Feel Like. With Edward Viljoen

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In writing about spirituality, Ernest Holmes states that “perfect technique alone does not result in great art. We speak of the soul of an artist, that subtle and indefinable something, which is the essence of all art. This is a definite feeling, a communion with Invisible Harmony, the Supreme Being, the Mind and Heart of God, or the Creative Essence.” In other words, spirituality may be thought of as our recognition of the spiritual universe as a Living Presence of Good, Truth, Beauty, Peace, Power, and Love.

I think of spirituality as a constant quest to feel and embrace the Presence of the Divine through these qualities and to sense it in everyone and everything. The result is difficult to put into words because it is a felt experience. Nevertheless, when a person does realize their relationship to the Divine, words will flow with warmth and feeling. This is the heart of our affirmative prayer practice and the secret to successful living.

This Wednesday, February 14, at the free Wednesday Night Wisdom class, I will be addressing the topic of “Successful Living” as presented in Ernest Holmes’s book, It’s up to You.

Warm regards,

Edward Viljoen
Author of Ordinary Goodness and The Power of Meditation


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Video: What is My Religion?

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Religion, Ernest Holmes writes, is our attitude toward God. “This attitude is based on our concept of the relationship which exists between God the Universal Spirit and humankind, the individual spirit. If we believe that God is some far-off Divine Being from whom we are isolated, we shall give up in despair or our entire endeavor will be in seeking a reconciliation and reunion with this Divine Being.”

Religion, then, may be thought of as the practices we engage in that link us back to the truth of our being, that we are one with the Living Spirit, an intimate, close, personal, presence. Without a deep sense of what this Spiritual Universe means to us, it is difficult to pray effectively.

This Wednesday, February 7, I will begin the free eleven-week class series based on Ernest Holmes’s It’s Up To You, in which we will explore the practical application of Science of Mind to help us explore our relationship with the spiritual universe and thereby bring more joy into our world.

All are welcome, no registration required.

Warmly,

Edward Viljoen



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Video: By the Power of Your Words: Using the Science of Mind, with Edward Viljoen

Behind the word is a thought, behind the thought is the thinker, the thinker is that within you which decides what you will bring forth into expression in this world.

When vulgar, racist, demeaning words are made normal in our society, students of metaphysics notice, but do not let them become the norm.  Instead of accepting them a student of metaphysics regularly returns to the truth of their being:
that there is a resistance free, undisturbed peace in me that is one with everything, and cannot be disturbed.  And then the student speaks from that, with words match that match the treasure that is in their hearts.

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Video: What is Science of Mind, with Edward Viljoen

Dear Friends,
This year, 2018, marks the 100-year anniversary of teaching Science of Mind in the world. We are celebrating this milestone with the yearlong theme, “Living the Science of Mind.” Each week we will suggest a reading from Ernest Holmes to help focus our study of this beautiful teaching that helps us accept that our thought is creative because of what is alive in us.
On page 1 of Living the Science of Mind, Dr. Holmes writes, “The Science of Mind is intensely practical because it teaches us how to use the Mind Principle for definite purposes, such as helping those who are sick, impoverished, or unhappy. Each one of us should learn to become a practitioner of this science, a demonstrator of its Principle, a conscious user of its Power. Power already exists, but the existence of Power is of no particular value to us until we use it. We must not only be conscious of Power, but we must be actively conscious of it. This is one of the first lessons we learn in the Science of Mind.”
To learn more about The Science of Mind and how to use it in your life, consider attending the free classes taught each Wednesday night this month by Dr. Kim Kaiser.

Warm regards,

Edward Viljoen

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