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5 Steps to Freedom: An Introduction to Spiritual Mind Treatment

5 Steps to Freedom: An Introduction to Spiritual Mind Treatment by Dr. John Waterhouse is a gem of a book that is a clear, well-organized, and beautifully articulated introduction to Spiritual Mind Treatment.

Spiritual Mind Treatment is a five-step mental and spiritual thought process from Ernest Holmes in The Science of Mind that first redirects harmful thinking patterns away from the problem, then places the mind in total alignment with the divine Mind through the use of self-affirming terms.

5 Steps to freedom by John Waterhouse

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5 STEPS TO FREEDOM introduces Spiritual Mind Treatment an integral part of The Science of Mind and New Thought way of life in terms that help the beginner transition from praying the traditional one-way method, to personally directing the process on a positive course of action. This proactive method of prayer looks at life with a new set of eyes, reinforcing the personal relationship with God from a fresh perspective and a new understanding.

In this book, each step is carefully considered followed by exercises that develop the personal application and expression of that step. Waterhouse explores each of the five steps with wisdom, insight and good information. He compares and contrasts old and new paradigm concepts, offers examples and exercises, and references relevant Ernest Holmes quotes at the end of each chapter.

Spiritual Mind Treatments / Affirmative Prayers

10 Spiritual Mind Treatment Examples

Following are 10 examples of Spiritual Mind Treatments / Affirmative Prayers developed from The Science of Mind.

Spiritual Mind Treatment for Health

I know that is only one eternal Force, one Mind that moves through all creation as powerful, loving, joyful energy. It is the wind that whistles through the trees, it is the stream that caresses rocks as it flows, it is all that my senses can fathom, and so much more. Without this powerful creative Force, I could not be writing this or reading this now.

Because this Oneness is everywhere present, I am one with That. I am one with the infinite web of life and am connected with it All. I know that my body is an aspect and expression of the eternal One Mind, knowing Itself as my body.

Since my body is Spirit, God, expressing, it has all of the attributes, the eternal Essence of that Energetic Force. Therefore, my body swims in the ocean of oneness, the energetic force of Divine Love and manifests radiant health in every cell. I know that my body has powerful strength and stamina. Through its powerful immune system it overcomes anything other than Love. Harmonious energy moves through my body and fills every cell.

I am so thankful for living through this powerful, radiantly healthy, beautiful body and all that it provides for my life here on this plane of Reality. I am thankful knowing this truth and how it manifests as radiant health always. I release this powerful word into the Law of Manifestation, knowing that it is already done.

And so it is!

Spiritual Mind Treatment for Wealth & Prosperity

God Is! Omnipresent, Omnipotent, Omniscient. Infinite, Indivisible, Absolute. One Life, One Love, One Light. All that is, is God.

This One Life is What I Am! It is an immediate Presence, and Experience that flows in, as, through and around me. This Life is RICH!

At the center of my own consciousness, I recognize this Divine Presence inspiring, sustaining, and guiding me. The absolute clarity of my focus chooses from infinite opportunities and possibilities as I desire to express my financial abundance. The thoughts I think come from the Source Energy and can be realized in my reality. I choose that which is for my highest and best. I am a good steward of my money, demonstrating wise use of it. My life is filled with all that it needs, when I need it, for as long as I need it. I give freely of my gifts and talents, being of service to those who ask. I am opulently compensated for my gifts and talent. My good flows to me and through me with the current of wellbeing that comes from my core.

Right here and now, I allow and receive this abundance with grace and appreciation. My gratitude joyfully expresses within every cell.

With complete faith and trust in the Universal Law that always says “YES!” I release these words and know that they reflect Truth. Law always manifests Truth, and I open my heart and arms wide to receive in this now moment.

And so it is!

Spiritual Mind Treatment for General Well-Being

God, Spirit, One Divine Source, One Divine Force. It is all there was, is and yet to be.

Knowing God is all there is I know that I am made of this same Divine Energy. I am Spirit made manifest. All that I think, say, and do is Spirit.

Because we are one, I know that all of creation is made of this same divine, loving energy. Because I am Spirit and Spirit is love, I know I am love. Because I am Spirit and Spirit is abundance, I know I am abundant. Because I am Spirit and Spirit is perfect health, I know I am healthy, whole and complete. Because I am Spirit and Spirit is peace, I know my life is filled with peace. Because I am Spirit, and Spirit is beautiful, I know, sense and feel my inner beauty.

I give gratitude for this day, for the many blessings in my life, for those I see and for those I don’t. I give gratitude for remembering who I am and whose I am. So I release these words into the universe knowing I am truly blessed.

And so it is!

Spiritual Mind Treatment for Relationships

There is one Divine Presence in the Universe and I am aware of this Love flowing through me at all times. I live today with the knowledge that I create my life’s experiences from the thoughts I think and beliefs I have. Therefore, I guide these thoughts towards Love and Acceptance of life’s gifts and see opportunities for growth in every situation.

My relationships are fulfilling and loving. I give unconditionally to everyone I meet and form lasting friendships and harmony in my life. I love what I do every day and make sure I bless all of the happenings of the day. I see everything from a higher prospective and see only God in and through everything.

For this I am truly grateful and release these words into the Intelligence that permeates all. I feel at peace and have perfect relationships manifested in my life immediately.

And So It Is.

Spiritual Mind Treatment for Oneness

As I recognize the Divine Power and presence in the Universe as One. The Oneness of the Universe expresses through and as every fiber of every being as Love, Light, Joy, Peace and Oneness.

All beings are God knowing God in this moment and every moment. As I know the Oneness of the Universe expressing through and as every being, I know this Oneness through and as me and through and as each of us. The abundance of the universe is expressing itself here and now through all of us as infinite prosperity in all things.

All is Spirit expressing here and now through and as each of us as Peace, love and joy. All is Spirit now. I know as we experience peace in every area of our lives, that peace is expressing through and as every being and Mother Earth now. All is God and all is Peace for and as each of us. I know it is so.

In gratitude and thanksgiving, I lovingly release these words to the law knowing it is so and done Now.

And so it is.

Spiritual Mind Treatment for Awakening To Possibilities

Today as we awake to the possibilities which open before us, we realize that Spirit has been on the move all the time we slept. The Creative Intelligence has been making all things new as the night unfolded. Our bodies recreated in its image and likeness, our hearts beating to its rhythm, our minds renewed with its knowing. Not for one millisecond has Spirit stopped being the Source and activity that is all Life.

And so we claim our divine inheritance this day. We say YES to the renewing power that is moving in, as and by means of us right now. We say YES to greater love and deeper peace and higher knowing and fiercer spirituality and full vitality. We allow ourselves to be what Spirit has in mind and to express that boundless possibility every minute that we are on the move today.

We take it to the streets in gratitude, with open minds, loving hearts, fat wallets, beautiful bodies and joyful expression. In great gratitude we accept our ultimate destiny now. Life is GOOD, and so it reveals itself today.

And so it is.

Spiritual Mind Treatment for Awareness of the Allness of God

As I greet this day, I allow my awareness of the Allness of God to awaken every cell of my body. Each one tingles in response to my knowing that God … the One Mind, The Life … is equally present everywhere. I am one with and inseparable from all the Love, all the Divine Energy, all the Power, all the Joy, all the Compassion, all the Abundance, all the Wisdom, all the Intelligence … all the myriad other attributes of God. I immerse myself in the awareness that I am alive AS Spirit. I know it. I feel it. I know that it is true of me and true of each and every one of my beloved colleagues. I now speak my word from that place of absolute union … I speak on behalf of all of us. Wisdom-Wealth-Wellness and our Ultimate Destiny.

I now open to recognizing God’s Highest Divine Idea unfolding as my day today. I know that every thought, every word, every action aligns me more completely with that Ideal. My thoughts are clear, energized, energizing and orderly. My words impart my thoughts clearly, honestly, effectively and compassionately. My actions are simple, efficient and effective. I relax in the knowing that all that is to be done by me today is assured of completion. My accomplishments are achieved with ease and grace. I am joy-filled!

I am so indescribably grateful for this knowing that I live and move effortlessly again remembering I am alive as Spirit.

I release these words knowing that they have come to me from that One Source to which I now release them.

I know the Truth that I have spoken is already the Truth of my being that of each and everyone of my beloved colleagues.

And so it is!

Spiritual Mind Treatment for a Great Day

There is, in this infinite and wondrous moment in time, a Divine Idea of Light that enfolds me completely. I breathe into that lightness … into that life-ness … into that joy unfolding, and stand fulfilled, right where I am. I am one with all that is, as I look around and see only the good and very good. I look within and behold the beloved that I am, in all glory and purpose.

I contemplate my day in this serene and expectant attitude. In the know that every aspect of the grand and glorious life are seeking to support and fulfill into manifestation every aspect of clear intention of my life now.

It is with complete confidence that I move throughout my day, experiencing great joy, fulfillment and a sense of satisfaction. Every interaction and relationship adds to the deeper understanding of life and how I can be more available in my support of myself and others in every way. My interchanges are clear, direct and loving. My day is filled with shared laughter. I climb to new heights as I follow my heart’s desires. I am eternally grateful for the experiences I have and the people I meet. I delight in the celebrations I am part of, and help create.

I release these words into Law, accepting the abundant possibilities of this day to be a day of wonder, joy and fulfillment in all ways.

And so it is.

Spiritual Mind Treatment for Peace of Mind

Truth lives forevermore at the center of my being. I know that the faith that walked over the troubled waters of human experience two thousand years ago is at the very center of my own being.

I know that the inner calm that stilled the tempest is accessible to me today. I know that the Truth within me is always triumphant.

In gratitude and thanksgiving, I lovingly release these words to the law knowing it is so and done Now.

And so it is.

Spiritual Mind Treatment for Freedom from Worry

I refuse to worry about anything. I have complete confidence that the God who is always with me is able and willing to direct everything I do, to control my affairs, to lead me into the pathway of peace and happiness.

I free myself from every sense of condemnation, either against myself or others. I lose every sense of animosity. I now understand that there is a Principle and a Presence in every person gradually drawing them into the kingdom of good. I know that the kingdom of heaven is at hand, and I am resolved to enter into this kingdom, to possess it, and to let it possess me. Worry is a thing of the past, and I am free, peaceful, and at rest.

In calm trust, I let it be so.

And so it is.

Spiritual Mind Treatments / Affirmative Prayers

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Affirmative Prayer – Spiritual Mind Treatment

Affirmative Prayer, Spiritual Mind Treatment, from The Science of Mind is not about convincing God to do something for us. It is becoming aware of the God presence within us.

During the process of Affirmative Prayer we come to the realization that within the universe there is one Infinite, Universal Presence that permeates everything, and therefore this Presence, being everywhere, has to be right within us, as well.

With this attitude of mind we reach an acceptance of new possibilities in life, we are able to ‘see’, ‘feel’ and speak of the good we desire as already ours. Then we let the universe work its magic.

The 5 Steps of Affirmative Prayer / Spiritual Mind Treatment

The Science of Mind provides us with 5 steps to use when using Affirmative Prayer / Spiritual Mind Treatment.

    Recognize God as the ultimate, limitless Presence and Power in the universe. God is all there is.
    After recognizing God as the ultimate Presence and Power in and through everything, you now accept that you and God are one. You know God acts through you, as you, in you, and in all life. I am one with God, now.
    Already knowing that you are part of God, you realize without doubt or reservation that the good you desire to experience is now taking form through God’s Power. I know my desire is complete and I accept.
    Having clearly stated and affirmed what you want to experience, you thankfully accept that the good you desire is yours right now. I accept and give thanks for this good right here and now.
  5. RELEASE (I Let Go and Let God)
    After thankfully accepting your good as already accomplished, you release your prayer to the activity of the Universal Law of Mind, completely freeing yourself of concern. I let go and let God. I release this truth in total belief that it is done.

At the end of every Spiritual Mind Treatment, we say the words “And so it is.

These words let us release our treatment out of our hands with total conviction that we BELIEVE and KNOW that what we desire is already done through the Power of God.


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The Science of Mind

The Science of Mind originally published by Ernest Holmes in 1926 emphasizes positive thinking, the influence of circumstances through mental processes, recognition of a creative energy source and of natural law, and the use of what Holmes called Spiritual Mind Treatment or Affirmative Prayer.

In The Science of Mind Holmes sets forth a new relationship between mankind and God.

Holmes shows how people can actively engage their mind in creating change throughout their lives. He provides detailed steps of how to pray and meditate, heal oneself spiritually, find self-confidence, and express love.

The Science of Mind – 1926 Edition

Ernest Holmes published The Science of Mind in 1926.

The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes. 1926 edition

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The Science of Mind – 1938 Edition

A revised version of The Science of Mind was published by Ernest Holmes in 1938 with the assistance of Maude Allison Lathem.

The version I am referencing goes to an edition with an Introduction by Jean Houston.

The Science of Mind by Ernest Holmes. 1938 Edition. Introduction by Jean Houston

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Science of Mind: What We Believe by Ernest Holmes

What We Believe” by Ernest Holmes, was published in the first issue of Science of Mind Magazine, October, 1927.

  • We believe in God, the Living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute and self-existent Cause. This One manifests Itself in and through all creation but is not absorbed by its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
  • We believe in the incarnation of the Spirit in everyone and that all people are incarnations of the One Spirit.
  • We believe in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
  • We believe that Heaven is within us and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.
  • We believe the ultimate goal of life to be a complete emancipation from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
  • We believe in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God.
  • We believe that God is personal to all who feel this Indwelling Presence.
  • We believe in the direct revelation of Truth through the intuitive and spiritual nature of the individual, and that any person may become a revealer of Truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
  • We believe that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.
  • We believe in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind.
  • We believe in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.
  • We believe in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.
  • We believe in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.

Church of Religious Science

The Science of Mind served as the foundation text for the Church of Religious Science.

Centers For Spiritual Living

Centers For Spiritual Living carry on the traditions begun in the Church of Religious Science.

Ernest Shurtleff Holmes

Ernest Shurtleff Holmes was one of the foremost spiritual teachers of the 20th center. Holmes blended the best of Eastern and Western spiritual philosophies, psychology, and science into the transformational ideas known as the The Science of Mind.

Ernest Holmes

Dr. Ernest Holmes was a mystic who found God in the silence. Going within and experiencing God in the deepest part of himself was his spiritual practice.

His spirituality was reflected in his living; he believed he was one with God, and he experienced that oneness in all that he did.

As important as the mystical experience was to Dr. Holmes, he also believed that religion had to be applied to everyday life problems, as an integral part of the walk of faith. Wholeness involved the Presence, yes, but also the Power — the two faces of the dual nature of God.

Dr. Holmes developed the The Science of Mind philosophy to reflect his twin beliefs that the inner experience of God gave entry to the Power of God and that changing the way we think about our conditions causes the Power of the Universe to change those conditions to make our lives better.

Science of Mind identifies the spiritual principles that apply equally to everyone in every situation, and it teaches us how to use them for our advantage.

Spiritual Mind Treatment

He formulated a specific type of prayer, known as Spiritual Mind Treatment, that has positively changed the lives of millions.

Religious Science Movement

Ernest Shurtleff Holmes the founder of the Religious Science movement and the Church of Religious Science.

Inspiring Books

Basing his techniques for living a free and full life on sacred wisdom—from the ancient to the modern—Ernest Holmes outlines these ideas in a collection of inspiring books. Written with simplicity and clarity, these books provide the means for every reader to live a more satisfying life.

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