The Morning Blessing: The Family Is a Collection of Perfect Ideas

Since September is traditionally a "Back to school" month each Friday the blessing will be authored bu some of the life-long teachers of science of mind. The authors offer merely a sampling of what you can discover for yourself bu studying a religious science philosophy. Enjoy ~ Reverend Angela 

Today's special guest writer is Ernest Holmes.

As knowledge increases and contemplation broadens its base that it may deepen its perspective, it will at the same time heighten the apex of receptivity.
~ Ernest Holmes

In treating against family confusion, work to know that  there is no confusion. The family is a collection of Perfect Ideas. It may difficult at times to sense this; but the practitioner ( the one praying ) is not dealing with the manifestation of discord as though it were a thing of itself, but only as though it were a wrong combination of thoughts operating through persons who are already spiritually unified with each other, desiring each other's Good, and being kindly disposed toward each other.

What you want to handle or dissolve is the belief that Good ever be divided against Itself. The idea of argument and criticism cannot enter into this family life. It certainly cannot upset the equilibrium of the Spirit which indwells every member, joining them together in a community of Spirit. They have a partnership with each other and with the Eternal.

The practitioner must also know that there is no sense of jealousy or any other kindred thought which can operate in the family life. He resolves all of these so-called people into the image of Perfection. He seems them emerge as unified manifestations of Wholeness. The household of God is a household of peace and happiness, and nothing enters it but love, joy, and understanding.

** Although Ernest is giving advice to practitioners, I believe it wise for all of us to take note on how to view family and what focus to uphold whenever challenges arise.

 The Family Life from Living the Science of Mind


Today shall contain joy and happiness; shall be filled with peace;
and through it all there will running the silent Power of spiritual force,
that which harmoniously and happily governs our thoughts and decisions
and acceptances, so that everything will be done without effort.

So we lay all weariness side and accept the life-giving, invigorating, dynamic
Power of Spirit, knowing that It vitalizes every organ of our body, It flows with
strength and purpose through everything we do, even as It leads us gently down
the pathway of life.

Today is the day that God has made, and we are glad in it. And when the evening
time comes, the cool shadows of peace shall fall across our pathway and the quiet
night shall enter into our souls, the beatitude of the Spirit shall flow through us as a
river of life. We shall sleep in peace, and wake in joy, and live in a consciousness
of Good, for God is over all, in all, and through all.

page 379, Living the Science of Mind 



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Rev. Angela Peregoff

Reverend Angela Peregoff  is an ordained minister of Religious Science and is currently the director and program coordinator at The Center for Mindful Studies.  She has been professionally empowering and inspiring others to evolve and create consciously since 1993.  Her mission and purpose is simply to raise people's consciousness so they may experience joyful living at its best.


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