Science of Mind
What Is Science of Mind?
Science of Mind (also referred to as Religious Science) is the core teaching of the Center for Spiritual Living. Science of Mind is a philosophy that integrates spiritual truths with science and physics. Simply put, Science of Mind teaches the unity of all life. Intentions and ideas flow through a field of consciousness, which actually affects and creates the world around us.
This idea is common to most major religions and is supported by the teachings of psychology and quantum physics. In Science of Mind, we believe that the secret to living a successful life is to consciously choose positive and productive thoughts. Put another way, “As you think, so you become.” It is the intention of the Center for Spiritual Living to use Science of Mind principles as a force for good in our world by transforming personal lives.
Are Science of Mind and Religious Science the same?
Religious Science is the name of the church that Dr. Ernest Holmes started before he died, which was the precursor to Centers for Spiritual Living. Dr. Holmes’ comprehensive book of teachings is entitled, The Science of Mind. Members of Centers for Spiritual Living use the phrases Science of Mind and Religious Science interchangeably.
Is Science of Mind a real science?
In Science of Mind, we believe that the fields of religion and science are complementary, and that science will prove what the mystics have said for thousands of years about the nature of God, human beings, and the Universe. These beliefs are being proven even now by many quantum physicists who have found that the universe is made up of energy that cannot be destroyed and is infinitely intelligent. Science of Mind is also scientific in that it uses laws of nature to prove spiritual principles. Any person can experiment with the principles and measure the results.
What is the Center for Spiritual Living?
Center for Spiritual Living is a community that provides spiritual tools to transform our personal lives and help make the world a better place. At Center for Spiritual Living, we teach powerful principles for personal and global transformation, honoring all paths to God. We help people experience a personal relationship with the Creator; promote a community of tolerance, understanding and respect; provide classes, programs, prayer and meditation; and advocate a safe spiritual community of like-minded people interested in living a spiritual life.
Who is the founder of Centers for Spiritual Living?
Dr. Ernest Holmes founded the spiritual movement that started Centers for Spiritual Living. Born in 1887 on a small Maine farm, Dr. Holmes spent his teenage years out-of-doors, asking himself “What is God? Who am I? Why am I here?” This questioning led to his 1926 book, The Science of Mind, which outlined the foundational viewpoints of modern New Thought.