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Our Philosophy

At Center for Spiritual Living Greater Cincinnati we teach from the book Science of Mind. Writer and lecturer Ernest Holmes developed this philosophy in the early 20th century. He studied truths from the world’s religious traditions and spiritual paths to develop a fresh new way of looking at ourselves and how we fit into our world.

Some of the principles we teach are:

  • There is one power and presence in the world, which we call God.
  • God is all there is, so we are by nature a part of God, filled with and surrounded by God.
  • As we become conscious of this truth, we join in partnership with God to influence our lives for good, whether for improved health, finances, relationships, or simple happiness.
  • We do this by learning what the spiritual laws are that govern the universe, and how to work with them to accomplish our needs, wants and goals.

There is a Power in the Universe greater than we are, and we can use it.” — Ernest Holmes

Learn more about Science of Mind.

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 US, 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 HEAVEN is within US, and that we experience IT 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 our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that ANYONE 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 control of conditions 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 OUR LIFE is God.

Dedication Of Faith

I believe that the laws of science, the opinions of philosophy, the revelations of psychology, and the wisdom of all religions add purpose and dimension to the way of life I choose. I believe that a loving Presence, and abiding Peace a healing Essence and an Infinite Intelligence manifest through me as parts of the Ultimate Reality I choose to call GOD. I believe that for every cause there is an equal effect. I believe that my faith operates upon a Law of Mind which becomes my experience according to my faith. I believe that as I redirect my thoughts, I renew my body, my mind, and my affairs. I believe in the inherent Goodness of the Universe, of all of us and of myself. I believe that the quest for the better life is the highest pursuit of everyone, and that the opportunity to achieve such a goal is the right and privilege of every individual.

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