Your Sacred Covenant »
Each month, we publish an excerpt from the vast wisdom collection of New Thought luminary, Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of the Religious Science movement. The monthly teachings from Holmes are then summarized by Rev. Dr. David Alexander, community spiritual leader of New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego, Oregon.
Below is his June 2017 “Philosophy in Action” column:
In this month’s article by our founder Dr. Ernest Holmes, “How to Use Your Secret Power,” he articulates some extremely valuable insights about our relationship to life. In this writing, Holmes outlines why we consider Jesus the man as a great example of Christ Consciousness (not an exception of It) and therefore a great example for all of our desires to master our conscious connection to life.
In short, the secret is in our thinking and our attitude toward life. Of course, our thinking holds the key and our consciousness about life is critical to our experience of it. Yet, how do you and I shape that thinking and focus that consciousness in a way that brings forth the life we want?
Holmes writes, “Every man is some part of God, whether or not he knows it or believes it, but we hypnotize ourselves into thinking that we are incomplete and imperfect. We identify ourselves with the fantastic pictures of our morbid dreams, but the ropes that bind us are ropes of sand.”
Then he speaks to the fact that believing in a greater Principle of life is not enough. We have to know how it works and use it in a conscious way. To keep things simple, let us say that the law of life works by agreement. The universe has made an agreement to bring itself forward as you. Have you made an agreement to bring the best of the universe forward within you? If not, the time to start is now.
Your agreement with the universe is a sacred covenant, a commitment toward a common good. I would encourage you, as an act of spiritual practice, to take time and write out your covenant with the universe.
What would you put in it? What is the universe’s commitment to you? To provide, instruct, guide, support, love? What is your commitment to the universe? How does the life that you want merge with the life that wants you?