What is Science of Mind? What is Affirmative Prayer?
The Five Steps of Science of Mind Treatment
I. RECOGNITION (GOD IS) There is only One. I recognize God as the ultimate, limitless presence and power in the universe. God is all there is.
I recognize the infinite Spirit of God. I remember that God is the infinite Spirit, that is in and through all things, God is all powerful and wise, God is the perfect source of everything — perfect health, prosperity, happiness, harmony, intelligence, energy. God is a loving presence and ever available. As I begin to feel good, I have recognized God. I am feeling God’s presence of love, peace, wholeness, wisdom, grace and prosperity. Omniscient, Omnipresent, Omnipotent.
II. UNIFICATION (I AM) I recognize God as the ultimate Presence and Power in and through everything, I now accept that I and God are one. I know God acts through me, as me, in me, and in all life. I am one with God, now.
I unify with the presence of God. I have already listed and felt the characteristics of God. I now remind myself that I am part of God and I too, have all the qualities of the Infinite Spirit within me. My real spiritual self is perfect in every way, even if I face a situation that requires change.
III. REALIZATION (I AFFIRM) I already know that I am part of God, I realize without doubt or reservation that the good I desire to experience is now taking form through God’s Power. I know my desire is complete and I accept it as done.
I now imagine how I will feel when I fully receive what I am imagining in my marvelous mind. I Feel how wonderful it is to realize and see my dreams fulfilled. I Feel the experiences as though they are happening to me right now. I build mental pictures and intensify the thrill and confidence of knowing that I have mastery over all my apparent problems. I build the strongest possible feeling of already having what I want. The stronger the feeling, the stronger the treatment.
IV. THANKSGIVING / ACCEPTANCE (I GIVE THANKS) Having clearly stated and affirmed what I want to experience, I thankfully accept that the good I desire is mine right now. I accept and give thanks for this good right here and now.
If a friend invites you along for a weekend trip, you are thankful, in advance, to know you’re going, even if the trip isn’t happening immediately. It’s the same in treatment. Know that the omnipotent Spirit is already creating whatever you have treated for — and feel happy, excited and grateful.
V. RELEASE (I LET GO and LET GOD) I thankfully accept my good as already accomplished, i release my prayer to the activity of the Universal Law of God's power in and through the one infinite Mind, I completely free myself from any concern. I let go and let God. I release this truth in total belief that it is done.
You have recognized God and unified with God. You have realized your desire as if it were happening now. You’ve given thanks. Now let it go. Release it to the infinite power and intelligence of God’s law. Release the treatment, secure in the knowledge that your desire is already assured. Be confident, and go about your day. Use these five steps to make your life and the lives of others happier, more fulfilled and manifestly aligned with the universe.
The symbol was devised by our founder, ERNEST HOLMES (1887-1960), who used it to diagram what he meant by the "descent of Spirit into form," or the creative process in the individual.
The circle represents Infinite Mind, or God. Within that infinity is spiritual law. Law is accessed by each of us, first by our conscious awareness. Then we empower some of our thoughts with feeling (the subconscious medium). Thoughts surrounded by feeling become beliefs and our beliefs are creative of our experience of conditions, forms and effects.
By developing a new belief in the goodness and givingness of life, each of us can manifest a new way of being in the world: greater happiness, harmony, prosperity; anything we can imagine.
Consciously using the Law of Mind toward these ends, we contribute something positive into the collective belief system of all humankind, setting an intention of a higher good for all.