Science of Mind does not scoff at the works of medical science, for instance. They both work to help and heal humanity. Science of Mind is a complement to medical science and when so understood and practiced will help heal the world of its physical infirmities. The world of knowledge needs to be knit together and not pulled apart. We have no objection to any form of healing. What we insist on is that there can be no permanent healing of the body without a correspondingly permanent poise in the mental and emotional life. Psychosomatic medicine has shown that mental disturbances, conscious or subjective, produce physical reactions in the body. If the body is to be permanently well one’s mental life must be creative, peaceful, and happy. This is the purpose of any mental healing, whether it be approached from the psychological or the metaphysical angle. Psychology and metaphysics are but two ends of the same thing; they must meet somewhere in consciousness and merge into a perfect unit.
Science of Mind teaches that there is a favorable physical reaction, an effect, which follows a pattern of thought incorporating ideas of health for the Law of Cause and Effect governs everything. Similarly, it is held that right thinking will result in a greater experience of success and abundance. A successful man thinks success and the Law of Mind that reacts has no other choice than to produce an effect corresponding to the causative idea.
The road to freedom lies not through mysteries or occult performances but through the intelligent use of natural forces and laws. The Law of Mind is a natural law in the spiritual world. We need not ask why this is so. There can be no reason given as to why the Truth is true. We do not create laws and principles but discover and make use of them. Let us accept this position relative to the Law of Mind and Spirit and see what we can do with It rather than how we may contradict the inevitable. Our mind and spirit is our echo of the “Eternal Thing” Itself and the sooner we discover this fact the sooner we shall be made free and happy. God, the universal Life-force and Energy running through everything, is an intelligent Presence pervading all space; a self-existent Cause; a perfect Unit; a complete Wholeness.