New Thought Terms And Their Meanings
by Ernest Holmes - 1942

H - habit as a subjective activity ~ hypnotized from the cradle

habit as a subjective activity: (psychological) Subjective thought patterns tend always to objectify themselves under given conditions and situations; being subjective thought activities, habits can be removed through mental treatment.

Hades: The underworld. Drama of the soul in its conflict with opposing desires. State of consciousness before the transition from the lower to the higher plane of perception.

handling a belief: Refers to the action of thought which governs, understands, and explains the essential nothingness of any opposite to good.

handling error Refers to any statement in consciousness which denies the reality of that which appears to be an opposite to good.

Harmony exists irrespective of our experience: Nothing that we think changes Reality; it merely changes our relationship to It. (See also unity necessitates.)

healing: See also mental healing; metaphysical healing; spiritual healing; spiritual mind healing; theory; transpose; Truth is that; we heal.

healing agency, most powerful: Realization of the Divine Presence as Love, Harmony, Wholeness, Action, Law, Order, etc. (See also spiritual communion as a.)

healing as a mental problem: The spiritual practitioner's work has nothing to do with time, place, condition, or person. He deals only with thought

healing a sick business: Mentally coming to see, and stating, that there is a Divine Activity in and through the business and the thought of everyone who conducts it.

healing, no responsibility in: The practitioner's sole obligation is scientifically to know the Truth; the responsibility of Its action is solely in the realm of cause and effect. (See also personal responsibility.)

healing, personal sense in: It is not the person that heals, but the Principle operating through him.

Heaven: Harmony—Wholeness—Health—Physical Wellbeing—Happiness—Mental peace, poise, and well-being. (See also treasures.)

Heaven and the new earth: True spiritual vision interprets things more nearly as they are; the physical body and human experiences become regenerated through spiritual understanding.

Heavenly Father: The Divine and Universal Creative Spirit immediately perceived as an indwelling Presence. The "Father which art in heaven" is the incarnation of God in us.

"He hath broken the gates of brass and cut the bars of iron": There is no solid to the Spirit; no opposition; no adversity.

Hell—Hades—Sheol: Symbolic of the lower plane of consciousness. The torment of experiencing that which contradicts Truth. The purification of desire, etc.

here and now: Reality in Its entirety is present with us at all times; in every moment in which we live; here and now.

heredity: (psychological) Refers to the transmission through the germ plasm (DNA) of certain factors which determine the resemblance of children to parents, to other ancestors, etc. From the viewpoint of Science of Mind, the transmission of subjective tendencies.

"He . . . sendeth His rain on the just and the unjust": The Divine Creative Spirit knows nothing of goodness or badness any more than It knows big or little; It gives of Itself alike to each and all because this is Its nature. However, each one, being an individual, uses this Divine beneficence in his own way; thus individually he may bring what he calls good or evil upon himself.

"He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it": We cannot be separated from our own consciousness; the evil we would do is done unto us.

"He that findeth his life shall lose it; and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it": Whenever we discover a greater truth, the lesser vision slips away. We must lose the lesser as it merges into the greater.

higher and lower worlds: Symbols of the ideal nature on the higher plane. The prototype of Reality and of the manifestation of Its nature on the physical plane.

higher self: See lower and higher self.

holding thoughts: Refers to the mistaken idea that in spiritual mind practice we hold thoughts for people.

holding thoughts and knowing the truth: In spiritual mind treatment we do not hold thoughts, we do not concentrate. Demonstrations are not made by willing, mental coercion, or spiritual concentration, but rather through a silent recognition of the immutable Principle at work. We seek to recognize spiritual perfection in any situation, circumstance, etc. This correct recognition results in a right demonstration.

Holy Communion sacrament:The symbolic representa- tion of the continuous incarnation of God in man.

Holy Ghost: Same meaning as Holy Spirit. (See also Father, Son; Holy Spirit.)

Holy of Holies: Represents the sanctuary of the heart or our innermost thought as it lifts itself toward the contemplation of Reality.

Holy Spirit: The Universal Presence, in which we all live and which also manifests Itself through us.
(See also Father, Son, Trinity.)

Holy Trinity Spirit as Absolute Intelligence; Mind as Law; form as manifestation.

homogeneous: Of the same kind or nature, of a uniform substance.

human and Divine mind: Human or limited way of thinking vs. a less limited way of thinking.

human consciousness: Human perception.

human mind: A consciousness of separation.

humility of self: This does not mean self-depreciation; it means recognizing the greatness of the Whole; the purity of Spirit; the perfection of God, flowing through us, unobstructed by anything that is vicious or anything that sets us apart as being better than, or different from, other people.

husbandman: Symbolizes the Spiritual Self as it tills the mental soil and brings forth a spiritual and perfect harvest.

husbandman of the Lord: Biblical reference to man as one who uses the Divine gifts to bring forth the fruits of action.

hypnotic influence of negative thought: The belief that there must be cycles of depression, war, pestilence, famine; the sum total of human negation, fear, sense of separation, etc.

hypnotized from the cradle to the grave: Most people live under the law of mental suggestion or race belief, which acts as a mesmeric influence.

hysteria: (psychological) A result of repressed and disassociated experiences; a result of an unconscious conflict between the ego and repressed primitive emotinal tendencies resulting in some form of mental explosion.


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