By David Alexander |

The Great Discovery of Your Life »

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.

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Below is his June 2018 “Philosophy in Action” column:

This month Dr. Ernest Holmes, founder of the Science of Mind, gives us some practical and powerful insights into living a life of fulfillment from divine wisdom. The right attitude toward life is essential in the effort to manifest a life of good. We know that attitude, or the activity of our thinking, shapes what we see, perceive and experience and therefore the quality of our life experience itself.

Holmes was speaking in a Christian world context and, as such, we often find him explaining the life and teachings of Jesus in ways that were quite revelatory to his audience. He respected Jesus as a master teacher and liberator of thinking rather than as a symbol of dogmatic tradition and restrictive thoughts.

As such, his first suggestion in living from divine wisdom is to reclaim the simple wisdom of Jesus, whether you identify as Christian or not. Jesus taught universal truth.

This wisdom is not about elaborate rules of judgment or of life in the hereafter. Instead, it is about a radical presence in this moment. The first step in living from divine wisdom is about alignment (or at-one-ment). It is about choosing to operate from a place of oneness and alignment with a higher power.
The next step is knowing that divine guidance is instantly available once you are operating from this alignment. You are never alone in any challenges you face. There is always the deep wisdom of the universe available to guide you. Most of us seek and desire some guidance through life at some point, yet our minds are often too crowded with thoughts of fear, judgment or doubt. The still small voice of Infinite Intelligence is always on standby the moment we get quiet and still enough to hear it.

The third and final step that Holmes offers us is to know that there is a unique self that seeks to emerge in your life. Too often we spend our lives impersonating the people or traits that we think others want or expect, but this will never lead to happiness or success.

The greatest discovery in life is to know that there is a unique manifestation of the Divine that only knows itself as you. Use your steps of alignment and divine guidance to tune into that unique self and make the decision to live from that place.

Travel well.