What We Believe
Following is a list of the major Principles upon which Centers for Spiritual Living is based. Each Principle is followed by a short declaration based on an essay entitled “What I Believe,” written by our founder, Ernest Holmes.
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.
EVERYTHING IS SPIRIT
We believe in the individualization of the Spirit in Us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.
We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
HEAVEN ON EARTH
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 freedom from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
UNITY OF ALL LIFE
We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.
PERSONIFICATION OF 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.
GOODNESS OF GOD
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.