What is Mental Science?
Physics helps us calculate speeds, distances, movements, etc so airplanes can take advantage of gravity and fly on the sky –this is just one example. Mental Science helps us pay attention to our thoughts, desires, emotions, actions, etc so we can attract manifestations with similar essences into our lives.
Mental Science is the union of science, healing and spirituality to help us improve ourselves and our lives. Mental Science is not to be confused with the treatment of the mind which is what Psychology does. Mental Science is the practice to help us use our minds to improve ourselves and our lives.
Mental Science began its silent revolution in the late 1800’s although most books on the subject were written in the early 1900’s. This revolution is also called the New Thought era.
A little History on the New Way of Thinking
They were called occult because talking about them would mean death. Even Issac Newton, was accused of being an occultist when he began talking about gravity and magnetism. It was not until he predicted and showed the return of a comet that people began believing in his theories.
After the inquisition time came to an end, people were able to think by and for themselves again without fear. This is when this new form of thinking was made public especially in the United States and England.
I also noticed that the early 1900 was a wonderful time for this new thought to flourish, especially here in the US, but unfortunately WWI and WWII came and the great depression right after.
Like I have said before, when a person is trying to take care of their survival needs, there is not much to think or do about other stages in life until survival is taken care of. Although some people were able to progress financially during this period, many didn’t have time or mind to think about anything else.
Those that really were able to see and take advantage of the new thought movement were the baby boomers. That’s why in the 1960’s people were so much into “peace and love.” They brought Mental Science back to the spot light. They understood the new thought movement and were able to see the connection with spirituality.
Once people felt more freedom to think and knew they were safe, more ideas, thoughts and inventions began happening. Freedom is one of the bases of life according to Abraham Hicks. It makes sense since once someone is free to think and be and do whatever they want, the possibilities are endless. This is why technology has advanced so much in the last 100 years.
Now fast forward to today. Today people know that they're free to think freely and speak their minds without fear. Sadly many have fallen into a trap that prevents them from thinking for and by themselves, especially those that are trapped by this easy accessible in-your-face media. This is one of the reasons I write, to help people free from themselves.
Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?” -Rumi
New Thought Authors
But today I want to focus on pioneers of Mental Science also called pioneers of New Thought. These are authors that began writing about the new way of thinking. Authors that helped us see that each one of us is responsible for creating the life we each are living.
Some of them are: Mary Baker Eddy founder of Christian Science, Emma Curtis Hopkins started her own school, Helen Wilmans started her own paper, Genevieve Behrend was the only personal student of Thomas Troward, Dr. Julia Seton Sears founder of the Church and School of the New Civilization, Ursula Newell Gestefeld founded the Illinois Woman's Press Association, Lillian DeWaters forming her own publishing house, Myrtle Page Fillmore co-founder of Unity church.
There are many more authors and thinkers of Mental Science and New Thought, you can find some of them listed here and also almost at the bottom of this page.
Real Change of Mind is not overnight
I'm not asking you to believe what I’m writing; I'm asking you to think, research and find what resonates with you. I'm asking you to wake up and take control of your life.
And if what I’m saying resonates with you, let me tell you that in order to change your way of thinking you need to be determined to do so. It will probably take more time than what many people, especially those that are after your money, want you to believe.
Changing your way of thinking is a not a quick fix. It requires dedication, belief, hope, action and practice, practice, practice... but it's possible. I did it and I can help you do it too.
Change your thoughts and you change your world" - Norman Vincent
Now that you know that you're the only one in control of your mind and that your mind can help you accomplish almost anything... Where are you going to start? What are you willing to change today? Let me know in the comments below.
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