Dr. Ernest Holmes
The Founder of United Centers for Spiritual Living
January 21, 1887 – April 7, 1960

Ernest Holmes

We believe …

  • in God, the living Spirit Almighty; one, indestructible, absolute, and self-existent Cause. This One manifests Itself in and through all creation, but is not absorbed by Its creation. The manifest universe is the body of God; it is the logical and necessary outcome of the infinite self-knowingness of God.
  • in the individualization of the Spirit in Us, and that all people are individualizations of the One Spirit.
  • in the eternality, the immortality, and the continuity of the individual soul, forever and ever expanding.
  • that heaven is within us, and that we experience it to the degree that we become conscious of it.
  • the ultimate goal of life to be a complete freedom from all discord of every nature, and that this goal is sure to be attained by all.
  • in the unity of all life, and that the highest God and the innermost God is one God. We believe that God is personal to all who feel this indwelling presence.
  • in the direct revelation of truth through our intuitive and spiritual nature, and that anyone may become a revealer of truth who lives in close contact with the indwelling God.
  • that the Universal Spirit, which is God, operates through a Universal Mind, which is the Law of God; and that we are surrounded by this Creative Mind which receives the direct impress of our thought and acts upon it.
  • in the healing of the sick through the power of this Mind.
  • in the control of conditions through the power of this Mind.
  • in the eternal Goodness, the eternal Loving-kindness, and the eternal Givingness of Life to all.
  • in our own soul, our own spirit, and our own destiny; for we understand that the life of all is God.

– Dr. Ernest Holmes

Center for Spiritual Living - Tacoma

A simple path… an extraordinary life.