From The Science of Mind text.(395:1) by Ernest Holmes
The Spirit has already ordained that (our) nature shall be perfect. It would be impossible for Spirit to ordain anything else since, in order to be at all, It must be perfect in Its nature. God is Will and Representation. A perfect cause must produce a perfect effect. The normal functions of life are harmonious but we interfere with these in our ignorance and thus bring discord into temporary being. In the life process of automatic functioning both our bodies and throughout the universe a whole the laws of being are set and immutable. While in the use that we make of the Law of cause and effect in our individual experience we are responsible. We are given, or by the necessity of our nature have, the power and the necessity of using the Law as though It existed solely for us. It goes in the direction -- in our mental affairs -- that we give It. It can have no other direction for us and know no other. But, of course, in the Great Whole, the Universe is not run on the scale of man's ignorance. Knowledge alone can free man from an ignorant and self-imposed bondage.
My life is the life of Spirit in me. I was created out of Infinite Life with
a Purpose in mind, and that purpose was to live and live fully. Everything
about me...my parents, my children, my biology, the environment I was born
into, the experiences I've had in my life, and most importantly the people
in my life are there to facilitate this process. There's an Intelligence at
work here that has created for me a custom-tailored world in which to
realize the truth: that there is only One, that I am one with it, and that I
am here in this life to experience joy.
There's nothing that's out of place, and there are no accidents. I choose
consciously to be one with eyes to see and ears to hear; I look beyond the
surfaces of life and see to the depths. I accept - no, I embrace - every
experience of my life that has brought me to this very moment. I see all the
richness and beauty in my life, even if that richness and beauty is veiled
within a challenge. I refuse to see anything less than the grace of Spirit
at work in me and in my life. And because of this firm, undying commitment,
that grace becomes so evident that I can let go of trying to control things,
and learn to flow with them with ease.
Spirit's never gone anywhere; it's always right here to support me through
every tough time and celebrate with me in the good ones. So life is good,
life is sweet, and life is wonderful. And that's the truth. And so it is.