God is one, unconditional love, indestructible, absolute and unlimited source which is within us and all creation. Heaven is not something that we wait for or earn. It is within us, and we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.
We focus our teachings on spiritual LIVING - what you DO proves what you really believe. We honor all life as ONE life – the life of God. Like Buddhism, we honor and respect all sentient beings. We believe that we all share one Consciousness.
We stress living in alignment with God, by living out God qualities such as peace, wisdom, beauty, joy, truth, kindness and unconditional love. We teach and practice non-violence.
The Universe is unlimited abundance. Everyone can live a full, happy and prosperous life. There is no external God who keeps score, punishes, or chooses favorites. Sin is merely “missing the mark.” We are responsible for our own actions. We are punished by our sins, not for our sins. We are always free in this 'now' moment to choose a new way of living that is joy-filled and powerful. We use our God-given imaginations for good, not for worry. We don't deny reality, but we focus on what we DO want. We are not bound by past conditions nor future expectations.
The universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a universal Mind. This Mind can heal sickness, lack and limitation, and negative conditions. Within us is all the wisdom, love and power needed to create the life of our dreams.
Our Guiding Principles:
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 us, 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 our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone 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 our life is God.
-Rev. Dr. Ernest S. Holmes
Our Spiritual Practices are prayer, meditation, mindfulness, education, circulation, and service.