Affirmative Prayer

"How do you do that, for example? How is that done?" I asked.

"Our teaching is based on what we call treatment, or affirmative prayer. A treatment consists of five steps which clears the thought of negation, of doubt and fear, and causes it to perceive the ever-presence of God. These five steps are called recognition, unification, realization, thanksgiving, and release.

"First, we recognize the Infinite Spirit — God — as Goodness, a loving presence, a divine power, always available.

"The next step is unification. What are you unified with? This is a real study. It may take weeks, months. Dr. Holmes has stated that unification is based upon the principle as Jesus taught, ‘that they may all be one, even as thou, Father, art in me and I in thee and they also in us.’ This is the consciousness of God in man. There is no record of any great thinker who has ever taught duality. The teaching of unity, ‘The Lord our God is one God,’ is the chief cornerstone of the sacred scriptures of the East, as well as our own sacred writings. The word ‘unity’ signifies the union of parts drawn together into one perfect whole: one Life, of which we are a part; one Intelligence, of which we are a part; one Substance, which is brought into manifold manifestation."





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