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Five Steps of Spiritual Mind Treatment

The Technique and the Fire

I know that there is a technique for spiritual mind treatment which can be taught. I also know that there is something
vital to a treatment which cannot be taught – my identification with the Center and Source of my being, which is pure
Spirit. This I must find for myself through continuous awareness of the Presence that surrounds and indwells me.  
I make conscious use of the Principle for a definite purpose – but I must ground that action in a deep inner perception
and conviction of the Spiritual Truth about myself and any condition related to the treatment.

A perception of wholeness is the consciousness of healing ... If we are to become whole, it must be through the
perception of wholeness. The mold which we create with the Intellect ... is necessary, but the realization, that which
catches fire from Heaven, must be like Heaven.

—Ernest Holmes

The first two stages of treatment, Recognition and Unification, form a portal through which I allow my perception
of wholeness to shine, illuminating every word I think, speak, or write.

STAGE OF TREATMENT

WHAT I DO IN EACH STAGE

The Purpose

 

 

Before beginning, I carefully formulate the purpose of my treatment. First...I state the condition in my life that I want to change. Example:

I urgently need a job. Unemployment benefits are running out and bills are piling up.

Then...I state the changed condition that I expect to experience as a result of this treatment. Example:

A new job is now mine which meets my financial needs with substance to share and to spare, and offers room for growth and contribution.

This statement is the purpose of my treatment.  In clarifying the purpose before I begin my treatment, I am creating a course or theme for my treatment upon which the Realization step will eventually be based.

 

1

RECOGNITION

GOD IS
All there Is

In my own words, I describe Divinity.  I use words that express the Oneness, the Allness, the Wholeness of God. I express my deep conviction that God is all there is...that there is nothing anywhere but God...that there is no spot, no situation where God is not, because God is ALL-inclusive...that God is the Infinite Love that rules the Universe through the Law of Its Being. Suggestion:  Avoid using I statements.  Instead use “big picture” words and phrases that describe the Presence and Power of Divinity in, under, over, around, and through all that is. Do not use the word “I”.  Only state what God IS.

 

2

UNIFICATION

I AM
One with God

 

In my own words, I describe my relationship to this everywhere-present Divinity in terms of my oneness with It.  I state ideas that express that I am inseparably One at the Source with the Infinite Presence and Power. I express my deep conviction that God in me, as me, is me...that I am made of the same God-Stuff, a whole, perfect, and complete child of God. This is WHO I AM. This is the Truth about me.  Suggestion:  Use I statements.  Avoid repeating step one.

3

REALIZATION

I ACCEPT
and Embody
My Good

In my own words I express my acceptance of that which the purpose of my treatment describes.  I declare that I wholly accept and embody this realization as the Spiritual Truth of my being and my affairs ... that I clearly see the special good that I desire as already mine, right now. My entire being is open and ready to receive this good that is mine now.  Suggestion:  Use words that reflect a deep feeling of acceptance.  For example “I deeply and fully realize that the good I desire is already mine because of WHO I AM, God's perfect child, a Spiritual Being right now, right where I am. I am one with all the abundance and energy of the Universe. I wholly recognize, accept, and embody this Perfect Right Action, and I allow it to unfold in my experience.”

4

THANKSGIVING

I GIVE
Thanks

In my own words, I express my thankfulness for this realization of Good in my being and affairs – and for what I have now realized and for the good that is taking form in my experience.  Suggestion:  This stage is an outpouring of my attitude of gratitude for this new awareness.  Suggestion:  Avoid expressing thanks to God in any form.  Instead, celebrate your new awareness.  Avoid restating steps one through three.

5

RELEASE

I LET GO
and let God

In my own language, I bring this Spiritual Mind Treatment to a close by using words that illustrate I have released it to the action of the Law.  This step is a affirmation of trust and confidence that the Law of Mind is at work.   It is important that this release be total. I may treat again tomorrow for the same good; but the present treatment is a spiritual entity and, as such, is being released into the Law.  Suggestion:  Let the focal point of this step be on letting go, trust and surrender.  Avoid restating steps one through four.

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We're looking for someone to volunteer approximately one or two hours per week to help with the information coordination on our site, www.cslsr.org. We have a team of volunteer information coordinators, each responsible for a component of the information flow. We are looking for someone to take over coordinating the four information boxes on the front page directly under the welcome slide show. This task can be done by someone working at home who has a computer with Firefox web browser and internet access.

Qualities desired: Ease with entering text, creating hyperlinks, resizing photographs, and basic web based publishing. Works well with others (especially the existing team). Works well alone. Patience with open-source software limitations and confusions. Passion for the vision of the Center for Spiritual Living: A World that Works for Everyone. Is 110% reliable. Has a sense of humor. Orientation provided by Dr. Edward Viljoen, which is a whole bunch of fun all by itself.

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We're looking for a volunteer to maintain Our Community In Pictures module on the front page of our site, www.cslsr.org. New photographs taken by this volunteer and photos provided by the Center will be used to revise the slide show each week. The volunteer would also be responsible for obtaining permission to use the photographs, and set the order of the slides to be displayed in the module. The time investment is approximately

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Consider Becoming a Member

To assist you in making your decision, the Center offers free Membership Orientation Classes to introduce you to the structure and vision of the Center and the expectations and benefits of membership. Whether or not you become a member, you are welcome to attend these orientation classes.

My Personal Check List: Am I Ready?

1. I have completed the Religious Science Foundational Course or I have attended Services regularly (missing very few weeks) for six months or more.

2. I have served as a volunteer at the Center for Spiritual Living in the past 6 months.

(Although the above is not required for membership, it is strongly recommended that prospective new members take adequate time to learn about the Science of Mind and about the volunteer opportunities at the Center as a way of becoming familiar with the culture before committing to membership.

3. I have made, or I am planning to make, a pledge to contribute financially to the Center by completing a pledge card and by giving in an identifiable manner. (Financial contribution is a condition of membership. Annual pledge cards give you the opportunity to let the Staff and Board know what your approximate contribution for each calendar year will be. The amount of your contribution is personal to you and there is no minimum or maximum contribution.)

4. I am ready to commit to attending the Annual Membership Gathering which is the business meeting of the Center.

5. I understand that attendance at the three weekly Member Orientation Classes is mandatory.

We look forward to welcoming you as a member.

 

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Heart Coherence Meditation

This is a free drop-in group that meets every Monday from 7 to 8 pm at the Center. Heart Coherence Meditation is a gentle, effective meditation that engages the powerful electromagnetic field of the heart to experience well-being and the beautiful qualities of an opening heart. If you have trouble quieting your mind in traditional meditation, heart coherence may be your answer to peace and relaxation.

On the first Monday of each month at 6:30 pm you are invited to a free introduction to Heart Coherence Meditation presented by Linda Marshall, RScP. Linda is a physical therapist who has been specializing in craniosacral therapy and energy balancing for over 20 years. She is also a licensed Prayer Practitioner at the Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa. She is passionate about teaching the new science of the heart and providing opportunities to experience the healing potential of the heart field. For more information call Linda Marshall, RScP, at 837-1982.

 

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What Is A Prayer Partner and Where Do I Get One?

A Prayer Partner is someone who agrees to exchange prayers with you for an agreed upon period of time. A partnership can be formed for an initial period of time, for example six months, and then concluded or extended as desired.

Prayer Partners do not need to meet in person. You can exchange prayer requests on e-mail, or a weekly telephone call.

Some people prefer to talk on the phone, exchange prayer requests, and pray right there on the phone. Others prefer to exchange the prayer request on e-mail and go about praying in their own time and at their own pace.

Key elements to a successful prayer partnership is a regular schedule of meeting and exchanging prayers. Make a date once a week to connect and stick to it.

It is recommended that the partnership and meeting be restricted to the activity of exchanging prayer and praying and not be extended into socializing.

 

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You can call the Telephone Prayer Ministry at 707-546-4561 or submit an online prayer request by clicking [here].