There is no fear in love

calendula-185322_640Is it possible to not be afraid? Can we live a life without fear?


One of the things that attracted me to Christian Science, the systematic study of God’s laws, was the promise of a fearless life through an understanding of spiritual reality and a right relationship with Him.

Christ Jesus was someone who lived without fear. He loved. He healed. He told the devil to get behind him.

When he was in need of divine healing, he prayed. And we are told that angels came and ministered unto him and brought to him messages of comfort, love and refreshment that he needed to continue his work.

As I praying about the recent tragedy in Paris, I came across an article called “Polarize and conquer? How ISIS inflames anti-Muslim hostility.” This article brought out the root cause of these kinds of attacks. The article illustrates the mentality of extremes — a belief of sides warring against each other.

Does Infinite God see or know sides? Does infinity have an opposite? If God is all, is there anything to oppose him?

Praying effectively starts with God and knowing what God is seeing and knowing.

Belief in a material basis, from which may be deduced all rationality, is slowly yielding to the idea of a metaphysical basis, looking away from matter to Mind as the cause of every effect,” wrote Mary Baker Eddy, a woman who was an expert on prayer and healing.

More and more people are realizing that this problem of extremism can not be stamped out purely physically. We have to address the problem mentally and metaphysically, knowing that the Mind that governs humans is the Mind of God — full of grace, compassion, empathy, spiritual understanding, light and revelation. We don’t have to fall into the trap of reacting to erroneous ways of thinking. We can stand firm, together and unafraid.

Here is my prayer of affirmation for the purpose of healing:

God, good, is all. Spirit is all. Life is all. Truth is all. Love is all.
Man is spiritual and pure. Man is forever at one with the Life that lives him and the Spirit that moves and breathes him. It is natural for man to see and understand this. There isn’t an attraction to anything other than God, good. There is no lure of false pleasure or a false view of heaven, harmony.
Every human has the innate, spiritual ability to be ruled and governed by the Mind that is God, good. This is the Mind that was demonstrated by Christ Jesus to be pure, holy, loving, healthy, compassionate and strong. This Mind is not fanatical. This Mind is fearless.
God is life of man. God is breathing man. God is moving man. It is natural for man to love his neighbor. Thank you, Father-Mother God, for creating each of us in your image and likeness. Thank you for loving, blessing and guiding all us in fearless relationship with one another. Amen.

Expand and express more of your spiritual individuality

In life, we probably have to fulfill a lot of different roles, and as we grow in life these roles only multiply.

Rather than feeling daunted by all the demands we have to fulfill, though, we can see each demand, each moment, as an opportunity to reflect God.

God is infinite, so the roles that we have in life are actually a reflection of Him.

For instance, I am a wife, mother, daughter, sister, practitioner, colleague, friend, etc.

Each one of these is actually a fulfillment of God. We are expressing God’s eternal nature and infinite individuality.

Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, — and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause, and effect belong to God.

Nothing can be demanded of us that God, divine Love, isn’t fulfilling.

Truth, Life, and Love are the only legitimate and eternal demands on man, and they are spiritual lawgivers…

So as you’re going about your day, you don’t need to feel that you are being stretched thin. You are EXPANDING to express more of your spiritual individuality — expressing more of Infinite Spirit (to whom all good is possible).

Genesis i. 31. And God saw everything that He had made, and, behold, it was very good…

Attributions of quotes (listed in order)
Genesis 1:31 KJV


Repost: Teach me to love – a poem


From the October 1908 issue of The Christian Science Journal

There was a time when in my daily prayer
I asked for all the things I deemed most fair,
And necessary to my life,—success,
Riches, of course, and ease, and happiness;
A host of friends, a home without alloy;
A primrose path of luxury and joy,
Social distinction, and enough of fame
To leave behind a well-remembered name.

Ambition ruled my life. I longed to do
Great things, that all my little world might view
And whisper, “Wonderful!”
Ah, patient God,
How blind we are, until Thy shepherd’s rod
Of tender chastening gently leads us on
To better things! To-day I have but one
Petition, Lord—Teach me to love. Indeed,
It is my greatest and my only need —
Teach me to love, not those who first love me,
But all the world, with that rare purity
Of broad, outreaching thought which bears no trace
Of earthly taint, but holds in its embrace
Humanity, and only seems to see
The good in all, reflected, Lord, from Thee.

And teach me, Father, how to love the most
Those who most stand in need of love— that host
Of people who are sick and poor and bad,
Whose tired faces show their lives are sad,
Who toil along the road with footsteps slow,
And hearts more heavy than the world can know—
People whom others pass discreetly by,
Or fail to hear the pleading of that cry
For help, amid the tumult of the crowd … Read more

Unselfish love

What does it mean to love?

Putting off selfishness, fear, and false stereotypes enables us to love more. Ultimately discovering more about God, Love itself, shows who we are as the image and likeness of Love and infinitely capable of loving.

Jesus said to his followers,

A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.

We have countless opportunities to love throughout our day: waiting in traffic, caring for children, caring for the elderly, business relationships, spouse relationships, interactions with strangers.

Here are some powerful examples of love I heard recently:

  • “It was all about love” was the divine message one woman received when she prayed to better understand her loving relationship with her mom — to have a sense of peace — after her mother passed away.
  • “I will not respond with anger or fear. I will respond with love” thought one man after he was put in a headlock by a mentally ill patient. Ultimately the patient felt the man relax and let him go unharmed.
  • “I’m sorry that you had to grow up without a father” said one male juvenile to a female police officer in a new community-focused panel designed to break down barriers between police and citizens.

There are countless examples of the power of Love to bring protection and healing to any given situation.

What is it that prevents us from loving? Ultimately, it is fear — a fear of limited time, ability, wealth, etc.

For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it.

Christ Jesus words may seem like a hard task to follow, but we can begin losing a limited sense of life each day by giving up selfishness, anger, hatred, revenge, and frustration. These negative pulls obscure our ability to feel God’s love.

What is the reward for doing so? A better and safer world to live in, more harmonious relationships, closer-knit communities, a feeling of individual dominion, and being at one with God’s grace and unconditional love.

1. John 13:34-35 NIV
2. Mathew 16:25 NASB

PS – It’s great to be back blogging with you! Please see that I did change the name of my blog. ~Peace and blessings

How does Christian Science heal? Science is the natural law of God — good, health, happiness — operating in your life.

You were not created by material DNA, heredity or history.

You are spiritual because you were created by God, who is Spirit.

It is almost so simple that we overlook it!

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” II Cor 13

“To being rightly is to end rightly.” So, if  you reason from the premise that you are created spiritually and that God’s message of goodness, safety and health is constantly defending you, uplifting you and healing you then you can be completely free from sin and disease.

The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man’s origin. To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every concept which seems to begin with the brain begins falsely. Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms. ” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 262)

You don’t have to accept that there is a material law which can make you sick.

This is the “mist” referred to in the Bible. Rise above the mist!

Don’t accept fear, ignorance or sin as a reality for you.

God made you spiritually therefore you can not be afraid.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalms 23:4 NIV)

God made you to know Him — to know His eternal laws of health and goodness for you and your family — therefore you can’t be made to believe that there is a material law that governs you.

I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds. (Hebrews 10:16 NIV)

God made you pure and childlike, therefore “missing the mark” (sin) can not control you; you have complete satisfaction and authority in God.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
 (Romans 8:2 KJV)

Christian Science — these divine, eternal, and universal laws of God, good, health and harmony — govern you, me and everyone.

Take possession of your consciousness, rise above the mist and experience God’s loving control over your health and life.

You will be made whole! And you can help others recognize their wholeness, too.

Overcoming sickness through the consciousness of Life we understand that health is the consciousness of harmony, it’s easy to see how uprooting fear and a belief that we are separated from God — our divine Life and Love — is essential to maintaining health and freedom from sickness.

Mary Baker Eddy understood this and explained it in an article entitled Contagion. Here is an excerpt:

“Floating with the popular current of mortal thought without questioning the reliability of its conclusions, we do what others do, believe what others believe, and say what others say. Common consent is contagious…If only the people would believe that good is more contagious than evil, since God is omnipresence, how much more certain would be the doctor’s success…The confidence of mankind in contagious disease would thus become beautifully less; and in the same proportion would faith in the power of God to heal and to save mankind increase, until the whole human race would become healthier, holier, happier, and longer lived.” Read more

Your prayer and consciousness of God’s power can help and heal.

“There is no power apart from God. Omnipotence has all-power, and to acknowledge any other power is to dishonor God.”
(Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 228)

“Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation; There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.” (Psalm 91)

If you’re praying about fear of contagion and sickness, here is an additional article called “Closing the door on contagion” which can help grow your understanding and confidence in God, ensuring peace and safety.