“Instead of that reliance which the soul suggests, on the eternity of truth and beauty, men are misled into a reliance on institutions, which the moment they cease to be the instantaneous creations of the devout sentiment, are worthless.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson
“One should analyze himself, saying, “Do I look at myself from a standpoint of restriction? Do I see life limited to the eternal round of getting up in the morning, eating, going to work, coming home, going to bed, sleeping, getting up again and so on?” Break the bonds of apparent necessity and see life as one continuous expression of the Infinite Self, and as this conception gradually dawns upon the inner thought, something will happen in the outer conditions to relieve the greater demands of necessity. Free yourself forever from the thought that God may be pleased by life of sacrifice, that the world is any better because of your misery, or that righteousness is more perfectly expressed through poverty than abundance"
Ernest S. Holmes - The Science of Mind Textbook - Page 188: Para 2
Wow! As Ernest would himself say: “Ernest, that was a mouthful”. Therefore might I suggest we all reread the quote from Dr. Holmes above. Note in particular, where he refers to Emerson’s Quote also above, where he states, ”Don’t be restricted by what has been jammed into our heads from childhood (from institutions or individuals) do this, don’t do this, why did you do that, why don’t you do it this way. OK, enough already! You’re making my pants tighter. This is what Emerson and Ernest are saying if we fail to listen to what the Soul suggests. Simply don’t be bound or restricted by learned behavior, but rather step up then down, not out, and direct Your Soul, “the creative mode of Spirit”, as defined in the Glossary of The Science of Mind Textbook. Get unrestricted with the Greater Self within you. My mentor, Dr. Raymond Charles Barker stayed un-restricted (as do I) by stating: “Sub-Conscious Mind in Me, you know what to do, so do it, Amen”! Well, a little brevity as Dr. Barker shows us, is good, as far as it goes, but timidity is not tolerated! Your Subjective mind (Soul) is only deductive, meaning it only follows your command, so “let it roll” and don’t let, as Emerson states, “Divine Sentiment” (Restriction) produce a life not worth living. Love, Rev. Lloyd