In today’s culture we are surrounded by negative messages and stories of violence. They blare at us from magazines, television, radio, and even in passing conversation. It seems like it’s impossible to get away from negative images and ideas.
The reality is news stories and magazine articles reflect with accuracy some of the experiences we have here on this earthly realm. War, crime and hardship are very real experiences for many people. But these are what we know of as “relative truth.” There is a higher Truth, sometimes called “Absolute Truth.” These are often simply distinguished as small-t truth and big-T Truth.
It’s important to spend time immersed in Truth. In the Christian tradition this is often referred to as keeping in the Word. For Christians, that means reading the Bible. For many Religious Scientists, however, we find Truth in other books as well. I have had the privilege of speaking with many of you personally, and I know that 365 Days of Richer Living is a favorite. Many of you have already made a commitment to starting your day with a reading of Truth.
It isn’t always easy to find a book that resonates with us individually. Some people find the Bible baffling but the Tao delightful. I’ve been a fan of Ernest Holmes (or, Uncle Ernie, as I usually refer to him in conversation) for many years. I’ll admit I found him a bit hard to digest at first, but now I’m a die-hard fan of his work.
I would like to invite each one of you to visit the Science of Mind Archives. (www.somarchives.org) This archive of more than 12,000 volumes of new and rare metaphysical books is a treasure trove of Truth! There are more than 150 volumes of spiritual texts that are available free. You can find the published and unpublished works of Ernest Holmes and other spiritual writers.
Spend time in Truth each day. Allow the spiritual masters to guide you on your way every morning. Find a book that resonates with you in a deep and meaningful way, and allow it to speak to your heart before you step out to face the world and its small-t truths. Find the solace and strength to be “in the world but not of it,” by keeping in the Word.
Rejoice and be glad!
Raylene Ewing, RScP
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