Who are we?
"We are an inclusive community for Spiritual Growth and Compassionate Action. We are Creating a World that Works for Everyone"
OUR VISION AND MISSION
We are an inclusive community for Spiritual Growth and Compassionate Action.
We are Creating a World that Works for Everyone by living intentionally, loving unconditionally and seeing God in all people and all faiths.
As a community we embrace all faiths, cultures and orientations, provide enlightened education, inspire personal empowerment, develop Spiritual practices of prayer and meditation, and celebrate creativity and joy.
A world that Works for Everyone
We know that a World that Works for Everyone includes all people on this planet knowing that we are: all connected to one Divine creator, that goes by many names in many faiths; Spiritual beings having human experiences; co-creating heaven on Earth; whole, compete and perfect right where we are; not broken or fallen; a blessing just by our Divine birthright.
In a world that works for everyone, all people will experience: oneness with all life; the beauty of nature and an abundance of resources in a sustainable environment; respect, civility, kindness and compassion; abundance: access to our basic needs of life: clean water, food, shelter and comfort; equal access to quality education; an end to oppression, discrimination and polarized thinking; empowerment; inner and outer peace: an end to the belief that war and violence are a solution; spiritual solutions and deeper truths in all situations; acceptance: no judgements or limitations: inner and outer freedom; vibrant health: access to medical care; connection and a sense of belonging; that differences are embraced as attributes of the whole; balance and equanimity; to be free to believe and worship in a faith of our choosing: healthy and life affirming choices made by all; working, playing and relating to each other in harmony; opportunities to live to our full potential; valued and respected; loved unconditionally.
We also know that to create this World that Works for Everyone will require changes in beliefs, attitudes and a shift in ‘consciousness’, the collective thoughts of the universe. We each can have an awareness of the Divine that is within and all around us. We can consciously awaken our awareness of this Divinity through affirmative prayer and meditation and by becoming mindful of our thoughts, words and deeds and living intentionally. We know that if we do this consciousness work in communities, like ours, the power of this consciousness is increased significantly. When actively participating in communities, we become reminders for each other of our value, our power and our Divinity. We believe we are called by the Divine within us to express this love, joy, peace and compassion on this planet. Spirit can lead us through intuition and guidance to fulfill this calling in all situations. Together we can experience heaven on earth.
What we Believe
About our Beliefs
The Science of Mind is a spiritual philosophy for today. It is a correlation of laws of science, opinions of philosophy and revelations of religion, applied to human needs and the aspirations of every person.
What We Believe
We believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause. This One manifests itself in and through all creation but is not absorbed by its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in man and that all people are incarnations of the One Spirit. We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
We believe that the Kingdom of Heaven is within us and that we experience this Kingdom to the degree that we become conscious of it.
We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.
We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling Presence.
We believe in the direct revelation of Truth through the intuitive and spiritual nature of the individual, and that any person may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.
We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind.
We believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.
We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.
about our Founder Ernest Holmes
Our Founder, Ernest Holmes
Ernest Holmes founded the international Religious Science movement and wrote "The Science of Mind" as well as numerous other books on metaphysics. He also founded the international monthly periodical, Science of Mind magazine, which has been in continuous monthly publication since 1927. Ernest believed that God is available to all of us, but that we must give up our limiting ideas and cultivate an awareness of the Presence within us if we are to experience the fullness of God.