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Philosophy in Action

by SOM Magazine

By David Alexander |

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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, spiritual director of Spiritual Living Center Atlanta.

You can check out his inspirational website at RevDavidAlexander.com.

Below is his November 2022 “Philosophy in Action” column:

This month as seasons change, the words of our founder Dr. Ernest Holmes bring us to the practice of gratitude. This seems to be one of the salient and universal teachings found across all religious expressions, as well as modern brain science and psychology, and rightly so.

From the effect on plants, animals, children and ourselves, the law of gratitude cannot be denied. The truth behind this law is much deeper than a “just think happy thoughts” attitude might indicate. What we are really talking about here is vibration.
Every thought carries with it a vibrational quality, a tone or resonance. If it were not so, then we would not be able to change our mood by changing our thoughts. Positive thinking is simply about choosing thoughts that vibrate with the highest state of what is possible and good in our universe and, more importantly, in our lives.

All the way down to the cells of our body, we want and desire to resonate with growth, expansion and overall positive energy. This is not just true of ourselves but for plants, animals and all creation. Why? Because the state of vibrant health, energy and prosperity is in tune or resonance with the forces of the universe, the energy we are made of. When we affirm our good, we remind our body, mind and spirit where they belong. We send ourselves home.

Home: that sacred place of belonging where all is well and very well. Consider for a moment that there is a place of your being where you belong. That place is the space of resonance filled with the vibrational qualities of love, peace, prosperity and dynamic health. It’s your birthright as well as that of everyone we meet.

The law of gratitude is all about remembering this truth and putting it into action by affirming our good and blessings every day, even the good we cannot yet see. The vibrational quality of our affirmations make a home for the energy of the universe to fill. How good is that?

Travel well.

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