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Sunday, February 3, 2019

How to Use It with Rev. Shannon O'Hurley

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Dr. Ernest Holmes, our founder, used the pronoun “It” to refer to the Divine. He wanted us to move away from an anthropomorphic idea about God and offered a number of suitable words to use for God to help our understanding expand: The Thing Itself, Life, Mind, Creative Genius. He taught that we exist within the allness of The Thing Itself, and that our thoughts take place within It. Our practice of Spiritual Mind Treatment (affirmative prayer) is based on this idea, and we have been taught to think clearly, affirmatively, and kindly, knowing that our very thoughts are prayers.

Today's message about How to Use It comes to us from Rev. Shannon O'Hurley.  To see this video on YouTube, click here.

Dr. Holmes suggests that we should daily affirm: “There is one Life, that Life is God, that Life is my life now,” so as to regularly return our thinking to the acceptance that The Thing Itself is all around us, within us, and through us.

Blessings,

Edward Viljoen, author of 
Ordinary Goodness
The Power of Meditation

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