“Mental Correspondents – The inner image in mind which balances the outer objectification of itself. Every objective thing has an inner mental correspondent.”
Have you noticed how, when searching online, ads will pop up on your Facebook feed or online that corresponds to that search? For instance, if I search for window blinds, I will get advertisements for window blinds. I was looking for a new dress recently, and different sites that sold women’s clothing came up. Sometimes, this can be a good thing, as I’ve found good products that way. Other times, it is annoying.
What does this have to do with Science of Mind? Just like your online searches are tracked, our thoughts, beliefs, and focus gointo a sort of spiritual cyberspace the Law of Cause and Effect. As you think and believe, the thoughts go into the Universal Subjective Mind, or Law. Just like the advertisements that correspond to your searches, your mental thoughts create the “effect” of your experience. Ernest Holmes, author of The Science of Mind, calls this Mental Correspondents.
The Law of Cause and Effect, like the internet, can be used in both a positive and negative way. There are positive and uplifting things online, and there are sites that generate fear. I can choose what I search.
My thoughts are similar – If I’m feeling and thinking that I’m worthy, that my life is good, and focus on what I desire, I will demonstrate that outcome. If I’m searching for window blinds, I will not get online ads for dresses. The same is with our thoughts. If I think that everything sucks, that nothing works out for me, that I’m too old, not good enough, etc., that’s what will “out-picture” in a proverbial Facebook page – my own life.
Rev. Mike McMorrow says in his book, Blue Collar Spirituality, “Consistent mental focus over time demonstrates in our life…..so let’s make sure those thoughts are thoughts that warrant our attention are creative with the energy of dynamic inspiration and focus.
This doesn’t mean that we don’t feel pain. Right now, this is a challenging time, where there is sadness, fear, anger, and loneliness. It’s okay to have feelings. Our Center is here to support you. We have practitioners available for prayer. Don’t hesitate to reach out. However, you don’t need to build a “condo” in pain city. It is one thing to have feelings and emotions, but it’s another to harbor self-defeating thoughts of lack, limitation, past mistakes or unworthiness. Rev. Mike also says in his book, “If you feel you are not worthy, you are unconsciously setting yourself up for a fall.”
So, let you’re your thoughts and beliefs be like your online searches…positive and what you desire.
Affirmation: I focus on the good things of life – love, health, prosperity, and creative expression.
Rev Kathy Lyons