Sunday, November 11, 2012

Spiritual power at work

Spiritual power is the dynamic of that invisible essence of life, intelligence, and law, which we call God or First Cause.

The conscious use of this power comes from the recognition that it actually exists, really responds to us; that we can directly contact and definitely use it. That there is such an invisible essence of life is evident throughout all nature, the visible side of which but proclaims this invisible essence. Objective nature—our own bodies included—is a phenomenon of the invisible cause which we call Spirit.

Man is an incarnation of this invisible cause, not by choice, but rather by the law of life thus to express. As man touches his own thought, he touches It. He touches It with power, not because he wills this power to be, for this power is and the universal will is of this nature. 

The will of Spirit, or the Universal Will, must be goodness, truth, and beauty. As we imbibe Its nature, we come into Its harmony.  The will of God is peace. Only the finite is confused; the Infinite remains certain of Itself. As we enter the atmosphere of peace, our confusion vanishes. This is not done through objective power, nor by might, but through a realization and an embodiment of that Presence which transcends confusion.

The Spiritual Presence in the universe is real and dynamic. It surrenders Itself to us in such degree as we comply with Its nature. Our consciousness is so at-one with the universal law of cause and effect that when we know confusion, we become confused; when we know peace, we become peaceful.

All have spiritual power, but only a few consciously use it. As time passes, larger numbers of people will come to make conscious use of this power until finally a majority of the [human] race will be guided by that inner inspiration which guides men’s feet aright. Then many of those questions which are now so perplexing in the social and economic order will be permanently answered.


Excerpted from “The Conscious Use of Spiritual Power” by Ernest Holmes, originally published in Science of Mind magazine, October 1932. 

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