New Thought Terms And Their Meanings
by Ernest Holmes - 1942

R - race belief ~ "Rock whence ye are hewn"

race belief—each has a tendency to repeat it: Thought patterns formed by the consensus of human opinion automatically operate through everyone, unless consciously rejected.

race belief, living under the: Living in accord with the law of averages; in accord with what the average person experiences.

race mind: The sum total of all human belief throughout the ages. The collective unconscious; race belief; race suggestion. (See also lulled.)

raising your consciousness: Causing one's interior awareness to believe, think, feel, and accept from the standpoint of what one feels spiritual perfection must be.

Reality back of all creation: Spirit of consciousness acting through idea.

Reality back of everything is spiritual: There is an invisible cause back of every fact. This cause projects the fact; without it there would be no fact.

Reality is more than an intellectual perception: Spiritual truth is something we feel—it is deeper than words—just as we know that we live; it is an interior awareness.

realization: A complete acceptance of an idea.
(See also analytical; intellectual acceptance; intuitional; mental analysis; Truth realized.)

realization is the healing: All mental arguments or processes in spiritual mind healing are for the purpose of creating an interior awareness or state of realization. It is this realization which is the essence of the healing power.

realization of ideas in the silence: Having started communing with the Infinite, one definitely realizes not the need, but its opposite.

realizing the Presence of God: Consciously becoming aware of the Intelligent Perfection at the center of everything.

Real Self: Christ within; the God Principle; the incarnation of the Spirit; the unique individualization of Reality.

Real Self and the counterfeit: The Real Self is perfect and eternal; there is no counterfeit other than in belief.

receptiveness: To be open to suggestion. To receive or absorb; to take in or to contain.

receptivity—no one gives to us but ourselves or takes from us but ourselves: Man is his own heaven and hell; prayer is its own answer; the law is flowing through each at the level of his realization of the meaning of life; the Spirit can only give us what we will take; etc.

reciprocal action: By this principle man draws into his experience those conditions and experiences which are in direct correspondence to that to which his thought is attuned. It is a part of the Law of Correspondences and is illustrated by the Hermetic axiom "As above, so below" and vice-versa. Thus, if his thought is negative, or destructive, he finds himself ill or suffering lack, etc. If his thought is centered in a contemplation of fullness, abundance, and the joyousness of life, his experience will be in like nature.

recognition of substance and supply: The mental acceptance and realization that Spirit is Substance and that our daily needs are met through an action of the immutable Law of Cause and Effect. (See also Substance and Supply; supply.)

redeem: To liberate, or deliver from bondage. To take the ugly things from the past and transmute them into things of beauty through treatment. As problems are transmuted they dissolve, as hate is redeemed (transmuted, or liberated) through love.

Redeemer: Spiritual awareness regenerates, transmutes, and redeems bondage into freedom; pain into pleasure; fear into faith. (See also our Redeemer.)

redemption: Liberation through at-one-ment with the Christ 'Principle; the unity of perfect love and divine wisdom.Through this Principle our sins (mistakes) are redeemed —that is, liberated, or obliterated.

reflection never a thing in itself: While the reflection of the image held in front of a mirror reproduces the image as a reflection, it is still never a thing in itself; it is always an effect of the image, while the image is an effect of the consciousness which holds it in place.

reflection of truth: Refers to the thought that what we call the material universe is but a reflection of that which comes under the government of God or Good.

regeneration: A renewal. A new birth on a higher level. The transmutation of disease into health; of any form of limitation into that which is less limited. From the psychological viewpoint it means changing of thought patterns from a basis of confusion to one of harmony with and adjustment to life. From a spiritual viewpoint it means the Second Birth, the spiritual transmutation or purification whereby lower qualities are elevated to spiritual perception.

regression: (psychological) A tendency to revert to some channel of expression which belongs to the earlier development of the emotional life, to retrograde, or go back. In the vegetable world, to go back or revert to type. It is the principle that if one does not move forward, the Law of Gravitation carries one backward, or downward. As when rowing a boat upstream, if one does not press forward, he is carried downstream by the natural flow of the water in the opposite direction. "Use or lose."

reintegration of personality: (psychological) Complete intellectual and physical wholeness. Being mentally put together in a sound way.

relative and Absolute: The Absolute is the universal Intelligence and Law, ever giving birth to form. The form is the relative, since its entire existence depends not upon itself, but upon something else. (See also Absolute)

relative may change, the Absolute cannot: All facts and forms are relative. Time, space, and motion are relative. Everything that is created is relative. Relativity is the play of Life upon Itself. Life Itself is an abstract Absolute. It is changeless, but all change takes place within It. It is timeless, yet It gives birth to all time. It is formless, yet It creates all form.

religion: Our opinion about God. (See also science and religion; science is; Science of Mind is not a new.)

religion as an immediate experience of Reality: As God is not a person in any restricted sense, but a divine and universal Presence, personified through each one of us and therefore personal to each, so the essence of religion is not a theological or dogmatic belief, but rather an atmosphere of this divine Presence immediately perceived by the individual.

Religious Science: A spiritual philosophy which deals with the unity of all life and which proclaims that God Power exists at the center of every person.

"Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's...": Jesus did not deny conformity with the social systems under which he lived; rather, standing in the midst of these, he proclaimed that the Kingdom of God is at hand.

renewing the mind: Creating new images of thought. Thinking from a less limited pattern. (See also transformed.)

replacing the false belief with the true idea: In the practice of spiritual science, we replace all apparent material objects with a spiritual idea. Theoretically, material things are converted into thoughts and the thoughts corrected. Spiritual treatment deals with the destruction of false beliefs. We treat not a person but a belief about the person.

repressed desires unconscious but active: Infantile fixations; morbid reactions; painful memories; neurotic sense of guilt: buried in the unconscious, they remain dynamic and active.

repression: (psychological) Where an unconscious wish is forecfully prevented from coming into consciousness--"Repression is the rejection by the ego of impulses emanating from the Id"; pushing back of desire into an unconscious state; a desire whose gratification is inhibited by the individual.

resist not evil: To resist anything is to recognize it. To think of a thing is either to create it or to hold it in place. To resist something is to place it in mind as a genuine obstruction. Hence that which is truly nonresisted by true nonrecognition tends to become displaced.

resolving things into thoughts: In mental treatment we theoretically resolve all conditions into thoughts and thus treat all negative conditions as though they were merely false beliefs.

resurrection: Rising from the belief in death. Rising from the lower to the higher self; from the consciousness of Adam to the realization of Christ. In Christian teaching it refers to the resurrection of Jesus. Psychologically, the sublimation of thought; spiritually, the recognition of Absolute Perfection where imperfection appears to be.

revelation: The act of the intellect becoming consciously acquainted with Truth. We believe that this revelation may be a result of subjective accumulation of ideas either in the individual or in the collective unconscious; or it may be a direct impartation of the Universal Mind. Something which the indwelling Spirit of Christ in us reveals to the intellect.

revelation and reason: Any alleged revelation which contradicts that which can be proven to be so is not a spiritual revelation but a psychic or subjective hallucination. Revelation can reveal only that which is so.

revelation disguised in symbolism of man's conscious or unconscious desire: Refers to a psychological projection; the unconscious operation of one's thought, claiming to be a revelation, but in reality arising out of one's unconscious desire life.

revelations, false Derived from the consciousness of individuals or collections of individuals, but with no relationship to Truth itself.

revelation of truth: The intuitive perception of what is so.

revelation, personal opinions masquerading as: Our own unconscious thoughts, desires, motivations, etc., appearing to us as divine revelations.

reversal of thought, conscious: By denying certain false assumptions, the practitioner reverses their effects, just as one would pull up weeds in a garden.

reversing our negatives: Replacing negative thoughts with their opposites, or positive thoughts.

reversing our use of the Law: To break down old thought patterns and impose new ones, thus consciously causing a new sequence of cause and effect in the individual experience.

revert: To return; to go back.

reward: Refers to the Law of Cause and Effect automatically bringing to each an objective manifestation of his subjective thoughts and actions.

reward and punishment: The Law of Cause and Effect in action.

righteousness: The quality of being right, honest. One is righteous who acts from a sense of justice. He performs right action because he could not act from any other principle.

right ideas: To transpose material objects into their spiritual equivalents; this does not deny the object but affirms its spiritual cause.

right ideas, activity of: Correct ideas have the power not only to destroy that which appears to oppose them but to establish themselves in our experience as concrete facts.

right ideas destroy false beliefs: Just as the knowledge that two and two make four dissipates a belief that two and two make five, so a deep, inner spiritual realization of harmony dissipates evil.

right ideas enforce the Law of Mind: Clear thinking based upon the proposition that Spirit constitutes the right ideas which use the Law of Cause and Effect for specific purposes. This is scientific practice.

right ideas, power of: As light overcomes darkness, so statements of truth neutralize that which contradicts them.

right knowing: To correctly sense the relationship between the universal "I Am" and the individualized "I." Man as a reflection, a manifestation, an embodiment, an incarnation, or as the off-spring of God—whichever term one may choose to use—can be nothing other than God's idea of Himself reflected in man. To realize this relative to any apparent negation is right knowing.

right thinking, achievement through: The objective manifestation which automatically follows changes of thought.

"Rise, take up thy bed and walk": Supremacy of Spirit over all material objects.

"Rock whence ye are hewn": Man is some part of the Great Creative Principle; he is the spiritual likeness of Its eternal self-existence.


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