The Unity of Good: Thinking Along With Ernest Holmes

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Most of us come to a point in life in which we seek the unity of good, and Ernest Holmes has much to say on the topic! 🙂

Ernest Holmes, if you don’t know, was the founder of Religious Science/Science of Mind–a New Thought group. I have always liked his way of explaining his perspective and have read most of what he has written 🙂 This piece addresses our inter-connectedness…and is pretty cool to ponder ? ?

I hope you enjoy it!  If you do, there’s a link at the bottom to a daily devotional you might like ❤️


Thinking Along With Ernest Holmes
True freedom — true liberty — has something cosmic behind it. If the time has come that modern science has proved that we cannot move a piece of paper without changing the balance of the entire physical universe; if we have come to the place where we know that the stuff of which our physical bodies are made is the same stuff of which the planets are made; if we have come to the place where such a profound unity is maintained that physicists believe there is no such thing as disunity in the physical world; then we can easily see what the great spiritual leaders of the ages meant when they told us of that greater unity in which we all live and move and have our being, and that the idea of freedom itself is tied up with the true concept of the unity of good. If our nature is one, if God is one — and we know that God must be one, for the universe cannot be divided against itself — then we are all tied into an indivisible unity. We shall have to get back to this unity to find the meaning of freedom. Nothing in any part of this cosmic whole could be considered freedom that would destroy the liberty of some other part of it. That would be self-destruction, would it not? As Jesus pointed out two thousand years ago, that would be a kingdom divided against itself. The kingdom of God is one kingdom. So we know that true liberty must spring from true unity.
(From a talk given on July 4th 1937  Wiltern Theatre)


Go to Life is Beautiful page for more discussion of New Thought


365 Science of Mind: A Year of Daily Wisdom from Ernest Holmes is a great devotional to learn more about Holmes’ wisdom.


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