WEEKLY NEWSLETTER FOR
January 2, 2023
(From the archives of 2018)
“Back to Basics”
January is an exciting month for those following the Science of Mind as taught in world wide Centers for Spiritual Living. It’s a time when even the Pastors have a chance to review and update ideas and beliefs from new perspectives. It’s sometimes amazing even after years of teaching, new principles are discovered within the covers of the Science of Mind text. I know that’s how it is for me!
Ernest Holmes, the Founder of this philosophy, wrote, “It (the Science of Mind) can be learned, and it can be conscientiously applied with a certainty of definite and repeatable results.”
He went on to stress that it is not a creed for it contains neither dogma nor creed. It encompasses no system of sin and punishment, no rule of conduct, no profession of faith. And neither is it a cult. Because Universal Mind represents an objective principle rather than a guru or a deity, it cannot dispense favoritism or judgment. Its benefits are accessible to all on equal terms. It has no ritual, investment, or formal affiliation. Seekers have nothing to confess, promise, renounce, or hand over. How great is that?!
Ernest Holmes did not claim that he had found the ultimate answers to life’s questions. “This is my revelation, not yours. It must always remain open at the top for new insights.”
With even a basic understanding of Mind, what it is and how it works, any person can use thought to solve day-to-day problems. And from that point, spiritual awareness can expand indefinitely. Armed with such positive assurance, I am awake, alive, and aware of the greatness yet to unfold. Bring it on!
"My thoughts are creative. I constantly have new insights and new ways of looking at the world."
SUNDAY SPIRITUAL GATHERING: January 15, 2023 at 10:30am. Our speaker, Rev Andy Torkelson.
BOARD MEETING – Monday, January16, 2023 at 2:00pm. Everyone is welcome to join us.
ANNUAL CONGREGATIONAL MEETING: Sunday. January 29, 2023 following the service. All members are asked to attend.
Oroville Center for Spiritual Living
3135 Oro Dam Blvd East, Oroville, CA 95966