New Thought Terms And Their Meanings
by Ernest Holmes - 1942

T - taboo ~ two ultimate powers impossible

taboo: Set apart, or sacred by religious custom. Forbidden to certain persons or uses.

talking to God: Communion with the inner Self—for it is only at the center of one's own being that he meets the universal Presence which is forever individualized through him.

teaching without practice: It is useless to assume to be a teacher in this Science without practicing it. One soon tends to deal merely with theories and not with actual experience. We know only what we can do. Merely to theorize never proves any principle. It is the practical application of this Mind Principle which alone demonstrates Its reality or our understanding of It.

teleology: Fact or quality of possessing final cause. that character in nature showing itself in rational and purposive adaptation; conception of design as a true cause of existence. the philisophical study of evidences of design in nature.

telepathy: Communications of thoughts, feelings, ideas, etc., from one mind to another.

"That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit": Jesus definitely recognized more than one plane for self-expression. Every plane of being has laws common to its own functioning. The higher form of intelligence governs the lower, therefore that which is born of the Spirit controls that which is born of the flesh.

The Beloved Son: The diivne unique individualization of God which every man is.

"The crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain": A spiritual treatment has the power to straighten out any condition.

"The desert shall rejoice": The most commonplace thing in life; the waste places of human experience are converted into the Garden of God.

"The Father Who seeth in Secret...": The most common place thing in life, the waste places of human experience are converted into the Garden of God.

"The integrity of the upright shall guide them": Refers to the Law of Cause and Effect.

"The Lord is in His holy temple...": Temple refers to the inner sanctuary of the heart: This refers to the word of Truth making straight the way.

"The Lord will go before you": This refers to the word of Truth making straight the way.

"The Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters...": Symbolizes the movement of the idea upon mind.

"The spirit of man is the candle of the Lord": This refers to the "I Am" which is the light of the world: the Celestial Flame incarnated at the center of every man's being.

"The very hairs of your head are numbered": Has reference to the All-knowing Mind in which all facts are contained in One Unitary Wholeness, ever available to the thought of man.

"The word is very thy mouth": The creative Power of Life is within and never external to us. it is every word we speak.

theology: Any religious system of thought. The critical, historical, and psychological study of religion and religious ideas.

theory upon which technique of spiritual mind healing is based: Perfection; unity of God with man; Oneness of all Life; Perfect Being; perfect manifestation.

"there is no power against me" In so far as we believe in the One and only Power, there can be no contradiction to It or manifestation different from It.

there is nothing but mind and what mind does: The Mind Principle is both the unformed and the formed. Creation is Mind passing into form, just as ice is water in form. (See also nothing but.)

"There is nothing covered that shall not be revealed": All things are known to Mind.

"There is that that scattereth, and yet increaseth": As a seed, scattered, drops into the soil and in reproduction multiplies itself, so right thoughts and constructive acts both reproduce and multiply themselves.

"There is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus": Where the light is, there is no darkness; where peace abides, confusion has fled.

"They that take up the sword shall perish with the sword": Refers to the Law of Cause and Effect.

"They that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength" : An inner awareness of Spirit renews the whole being.

"They think that they shall be heard for their much speaking": The power of a mental treatment lies not in the type or number of words used in a statement, but in one's sense of their meaning.

Thing Itself, the: God, Spirit, Reality.

Thinker (the) alone is ultimate and absolute: the movement of consciousness within itself is the starting point of all creation.

thinking center in Mind: The individual mind is a conscious, volitional, and spontaneous center of self-awareness, which self-awareness operating through mind acts as law.

"This kind can come forth by nothing but by prayer and fasting": Deep-rooted unbelief is cast out only through consecration, meditation, faith, and realization. Prayer means completely to accept, while fasting means completely to refrain from dwelling on the negative.

"Thou . . . canst not look on iniquity": God sees only perfection, and to the pure all is pure.

thought: Movement of consciousness. (See Also resolving; sending; transforming; we heal.)

thought can undo what thought has done: In spiritual mind healing we theoretically resolve things into thoughts and states of consciousness. Next we neutralize by denial or through affirmation those states of consciousness which are not conducive to harmony. Thus we erase, or sublimate, or transform, or convert the old thought patterns into new ones which are now elevated to the point of spiritual comprehension.
(See also thought—what.)

thought, clarify your own: In spiritual treatment one does not suggest anything to another; he is alone with his sense of Reality, clarifying his own thought about the person or the condition he wishes to help.

thought control: This does not mean controlling the thoughts of another; it means controlling one's own thinking.

thought controls our destiny, it does not control the cosmos: It is fortunate that this is so, else our thought would destroy the cosmos. Man is a microcosm within a macrocosm and fortunately has the privilege of controlling only himself.

thought moves as mechanical but intelligent law: Thought, which is spontaneous, is operated upon by the Law, which is intelligent but has no consciousness—that is, no self-realization that it is operating. This law is the Law of Cause and Effect.

thought never controls Reality: Our thought does not control Reality; it merely interprets It. For instance, we do not control the concept that two and two make four; however, thought uses the mental law for specific purposes.

thought processes as action: Spiritual science views the processes of mind or thought as constituting the only ultimate action, therefore mind in action becomes law.

thoughts are things: Thoughts are things in the sense that thought is like an image held in front of a mirror—the reflection in the mirror is the thing or the effect.

thoughts—do not hold them, release them: The office of a mental treatment is not to hold a thought, but to loose an idea into action.

thought, tools of: All thoughts are tools from the standpoint of operating in Mind with mathematical precision. Different kinds of thoughts become different kinds of tools. For example, the thought of circulation establishes circulation; the thought of want condenses into the idea of limitation, and thoughts of freedom produce freedom; etc.

thought—what thought has done thought can undo: If this were not true, neither metaphysical nor psychological work would be effective; both rest on the assumption that mental actions can be changed, therefore mental reactions can be changed. (See also thought can.)

"Thy faith hath made thee whole": Positive acceptance demonstrates its own realization according to cause and effect. Inward belief and acceptance externalized as outward fact.

"...Thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly": The Law of Mind and Spirit is invisible, but when we use It, It produces a visible result.

"Thy maker is thine husband": There is complete partnership between the universal and the individual.

"...Thy sins be forgiven thee": All mistakes of the past are wiped away; today is a fresh beginning.

"Thy will be done": Since the Will of God and the Nature of God are identical, "Thy Will be done" means "I recognize the Nature of Reality and permit It to operate in my experience—I accept it." (See also Will of God.)

time: Any sequence of events. Any measure of experience. That which is created by attention.

time and eternity:Time is any sequence of events in a unitary wholeness. Eternity means the possibility of endless sequences of experience.

"Today shalt thou be with me in paradise": According to the philosophy of Jesus, the transition from this life into the next is immediate.

"...To whom ye yield yourselves, servants, to obey, his servants ye are": Means that we are like what we think.

trance medium: One who puts himself in a subjective state in the performance of his work as a medium.

transcend the condition as it actually exists: A spiritual practitioner theoretically resolves things into thoughts and conditions into states of mind. Thus limitation becomes an idea which must be transcended in consciousness.

transference: (psychological) An emotional attitude toward one's physician, practitioner or analyst, which is either an affectionate reaction called a positive transference, or of a hostile nature which is called a negative transference. In either case this attitude is supposed to be derived from earlier relations of the patient with one or both of the parents, now repeating itself in the analytical situation. The emotion originally directed toward the parents is now directed toward the doctor. The subconscious part of the patient's personality regards the doctor as father or mother.

transference, breaking the: (psychological) Causing the patient to recognize himself as no longer being a child; no longer needing either analyst or teacher; weaning the patient from the necessity of analyst or teacher; weaning the patient from the subconscious neurotic attachment to the parents; giving the patient back to himself.

transference, exaggerated negative: (psychological) Excessive dislike or hostility on the part of the patient or student toward the physician or teacher.

transference, excessively strong positive: (psychological) An intense attachment felt by the patient or student toward his physician or teacher.

transformation or repressed mental states through religious conversion: (psychological) Where a new emotional state arises which is stronger than the one repressed.

transformation of thought: Changing thought patterns from a negative to a positive basis, or from a belief in evil to a belief in or realization of good.

transformed by renewing the mind: The instantaneous or gradual process of consciously changing thought patterns until the subconscious surrenders its old patterns for the new. Changing subjective thought patterns by supplying spiritual ideas creates new conditions in body and affairs.

transforming power of thoughts and words: The magic power of renewing the mind through affirmations of unity and strength; of faith instead of fear; etc.

translating the false into the true: By mentally reversing a false statement, we automatically declare its opposite, which is truth, thus announcing that truth is all there is.

transpose the physical condition: In spiritual mind healing one theoretically transposes all physical conditions into their mental and spiritual equivalents. For instance, brain would be the capacity to think, eyes the idea of vision; etc.

treasures in lay up: Since Jesus has already defined the Kingdom of Heaven as an interior state of spiritual awareness, to lay up treasures in heaven must mean to bring the intellect or the conscious processes of thought into alignment with spiritual truth.

treat: See mental treatment; spiritual treatment; treat; treatment.

treating for supply: The spiritual realization that Substance as supply is meeting every need. Conscious recognition of Divine guidance, Divine protection, and limitless Abundance.

treating in the Absolute: Mentally turning entirely from any condition as an effect to pure Spirit as Absolute Cause, without processes of reasoning or mental argument. Seeking a complete inner realization of the Divine Presence. Of course the intention of the practitioner is that such a realization shall benefit the person he seeks to help. (See also Absolute, the.)

treat in the present tense: Mind knows neither past nor future, therefore treatment must always be in the now.

treatment, absent: Treatment where the one being helped is at a physical distance from the practitioner.

treatment a definite statement in mind: Mental treatment consists of definite thoughts consciously used for specific purposes, based on the assumption that there is a Mind Principle which executes them.
(See also acceptance; body of right; declare; denial; disease as; healing; intellectual acceptance; meditation with; mental spiritual; mental treatment; neutralize fear; never too late; no one; one place; power of a; practitioner; realization; resolving; scientific use; separate; series; spiritual sense; spiritual treatment; treat; treating; word does; words.)

treatment, alone with God in: The spiritual practitioner does not hold thoughts, suggest, coerce, will, concentrate mind, or do anything other than convince himself of the supremacy of Good. He works alone in his own thought no matter whom he is working for, or for what purpose his treatment is given.

treatment and prayer: Prayer is the communion with the spiritual Presence, and often a petition to the Divine Intelligence. Treatment is a recognition of the Divine Presence at the center of everything, and a realization that the Law of Cause and Effect is creatively set in motion through conscious thought and direction.

treatment for protection: Inner realization or awareness of one's immunity from evil.

treatment—in spiritual mind treatment it is not necessary to know the specific cause of the discord one wishes to heal: Unlike analytical psychology, which must uncover the specific cause of the neurosis, spiritual mind healing, through the use of broad generalized statements, produces the same effect.

treatment is a law unto itself: Every mental and spiritual treatment specializes the One universal creative law, causing It to flow in the direction designated in the treatment and for the purpose specified by the treatment. Thus each treatment individualizes the universal Law in a unique way and becomes a law unto itself through the one Law.

treatment is conscious and spontaneous, whereas the Law reacts automatically: Spiritual mind treatment is a definite act of consciousness functioning through volition or self-choice. Everything that happens to the treatment after it is given is in a field of mechanical law. Thus it is done unto us as we believe.

treatment is cumulative: Each treatment, consisting of a set of statements, helps to create a subjective or complete mental acceptance. When this subjective, as well as conscious, state of acceptance is entirely in the affirmative, a demonstration is made. The time element involved in this may be what we call of short or long duration. The absolute time element involved is in comparison only with the degree of recognition and realization obtained.

treatment is good when the practitioner knows it is good: It is conscious belief, faith, and conviction that one's word, operating through law, is power, which gives power to it

treatment, mental: is more than a mechanical process: The mechanics of a mental treatment consist of the words and ideas used. These words and ideas, however, must be clothed upon with the living consciousness of Spirit.

treatment—mentally knowing the Truth is a spiritual treatment: Since knowing the Truth is an act of thought or consciousness, it follows that consciously knowing the Truth is correct application of the Principle in practice. (See also knowing the Truth is treatment.)

treatment, metaphysical: A system of spiritual realization for oneself or some other person.

treatment must be independent of circumstances: Treating in the Absolute without reference to any existing condition. The understanding that a treatment creates new conditions or remolds old ones without in any way being limited by them.

treatment must contain a sense of fulfillment: Since the power of a treatment is the conviction back of the words, it follows that this conviction must arrive at a sense of fulfillment before the treatment is complete. Since nothing can come out of a treatment unless it is first put in, it follows that the result of a treatment will exactly equal the realization generated in the act of giving treatment.

treatment, no physical sensation in: Mental treatment is entirely an act of the mind. Although a certain emotional content may be aroused by realization, physical sensation, as such, is no part of the treatment.

treatment, present: Treatment where the one being helped is in the physical presence of the practitioner.

treatment, silent: A mental treatment given in one's own thought; not audibly spoken.

treatment—there is nothing occult or mysterious about mental treatment: No peculiar psychic, occult, or hidden powers are necessary in spiritual mind healing. There is no mystery about it; it has a definite Principle to demonstrate and a definite technique to use. Anyone may understand it.

treatment, to know is: Conscious inward awareness of right action about any person, or relative to some desired good, is spiritual treatment. (See also treatment—mentally knowing.)

treat to know: Work until your entire mental response is affirmative, until you arrive at a conclusion of realization.

Tree of Life: Represents that which, rooted in experience, has its branches in heaven. Represents man as bringing forth the fruits of Spirit through experience. The Tree of Life as the Cross represents the Divine Ray passing through the central beam and expanding outward through the crossbeam into experience.

Tree of the knowledge of good and evil: Refers to individuality and self-choice. Also refers to the mind eating from the fruit of a belief in duality.

tribal gods: Any particular conception of God held by a group of people which is inconsistent with the nature of Reality.

Trinity See Holy Trinity; Father, Son.

trusting the Christ: Complete confidence in the Principle of the creative Spirit within us.

Truth: In its universal sense "The Truth" means God, Spirit, Reality; in a lesser sense the word truth designates anything that is true—a psychological truth, a spiritual truth, a physical truth. (See also believing the Truth and believing in Truth; knowing the Truth; no reason; practicing the Truth.)

Truth, alone with: A spiritual mind practitioner must realize that Truth is not only all Power, it is also the only Performer. Truth operates wherever it is recognized. The practitioner's treatment or mental work takes place in his own consciousness, in his own contemplation of the Truth, immediately available and instantly effective. He works alone in his own consciousness with the Truth of Being.

Truth dissolves error: The creative activity of thought operating on a higher level of consciousness dissolves the form which a lower operation of the same creative power has projected. (See also impersonalizing error; error, to dissolve.)

Truth is both cause and effect: Just as an image held in front of a mirror casts a reflection, which reflection is an effect of the image, so Truth or consciousness comes before the image and creates it or projects it. Hence both the image before the mirror and its reflection in the mirror (which constitute cause and effect) are superseded by that which, being neither cause nor influenced by any effect, is, in a certain sense, neither cause nor effect but at the same time all Cause and Effect—cause and effect are projected by It. (See also Spirit is both.)

Truth is that which heals: It is written that the prayer of faith shall heal the sick and God will raise him up. The prayer of faith means mental compliance with the conditions which make possible the new influx of life. It is the new influx of life which heals. This would be true in reference to any law in nature. We use the laws, the laws execute themselves. (See also prayer of faith. )

Truth known is demonstrated: A recognition and acceptance of that which is True automatically demonstrates its own answer.

Truth of being: Refers to the theory that all being is spiritual; that man is inseparably unified with the Original Creative Principle; that his work is creative because his word is God in him. Knowledge of one's unity with God.

Truth realized is as effective as is the embodiment of our realization: It is not just what we say, but what we inwardly understand that gives power to our words.

"(the) truth shall make you free": This refers to the understanding that Truth, known, automatically demonstrates Itself. To understand, believe in, accept, and no longer deny right action is to project right action. Jesus is referring to the spiritual recognition of the unity of the Law of Life, the knowledge of which frees us from the bondage of unbelief.

tuning into Good: Tuning the dial of thought to harmony, peace, power, and perfection.

tuning into power: Meditating upon the thought of spiritual power until the mind, by acceptance, consciously unifies with Power. From this type of meditation new ideas are born.

turning to God in though:t Centering the thought on the idea of peace, happiness, wholeness, completion, and perfection. Turning in thought from the limited to the limitless, from the unholy to the holy.

turning within in mental treatment: Turning to the realization that Spirit is at the center of everything, perfect, complete, and whole; turning from the condition to the cause which will create a new condition.

twice-born: This term indicates being delivered into the world of Spirit—that is, into unity with the Supreme—while being embodied in physical form. The birth of consciousness from this limited perspective to a realization of the union of all life. A consciousness of the universe as a spiritual system of which man is some part. A consciousness of spirituality, wholeness, and the Kingdom of God here and now.

two ultimate powers impossible: If they were identical they would be one and not two; if each were infinite one would cancel the other and nothing would be left.


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