The Philosophy of Emerson and Finding the Real Christ

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This is a 28 page dictation of the original document written by Ernest Holmes.

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“There is no great and no small!
To the Soul that maketh all:
and where it cometh, all things all are:
and it, everywhere.”

The Universal Spirit knows neither great nor small: It is not comparative: It creates all and is present in all; all things are dear to the heart of its being: It is as manifest in the wayside flower as in a system of planets. The Infinite is not big in one place and little in another, but is equally distributed, omnipresent, ever available. It is both cause and effect— both creator and that which is created. No. 1– Emerson starts his essay on History with this bold declaration: “There is one mind common to all individual men.” The mind of God and the mind of man is one and the same.Somewhere in the cryptic depths of human nature the Divine Mind reveals Itself. This mind is the one real agent behind all human endeavor, stimulating all individual thought.No. 2– “Of the works of this mind history is the record.” History is the impress which the Universal mind makes on the individual life. History is an objective manifestation of subtle subjective and spiritual causes. The cause is hidden, the effect is obvious.”All the

facts of history preexist in the mind as laws.” The creative impulse is spiritual while its manifestation is always in accord with law. Behind the facts of history is the impulse of the Spirit emerging through law and order. Since every man’s mind is rooted in the Infinite, the Universal Mind is to be interpreted to him, through him, and in no other way.