Author Archives: Lindsey Biggs, C.S.

About Lindsey Biggs, C.S.

Spiritual healer. Blogger. Loves animals. Married. Lives in Oregon. Love God, community, Christ & practical healing in our daily lives.

Out with the old & in with the new

Last week, I came to a crossroads with my technology devices. My computer and phone had been acting up for months, and I was fed up! To top it off, the home button on my smart phone had stopped working making it very hard for me to use.

I emailed a Christian Science practitioner for clarity and support because I was fed up, and I didn’t have time to spend hours on the phone with tech support or funds to buy new computers and phones. I’ve also learned that our experience is primarily mental and metaphysical — technology, like everything else in life, is an extension of our thought and can work perfectly in accord with harmonious thinking.

After reading her email and praying for direction myself, I saw even more the value and importance of having a good, working phone. And perhaps I was being a little resistant to change by hanging on to an old phone and phone plan, ignorantly thinking it was better or no different than anything else out there.

Boy, was I wrong! When I checked my phone plan, I learned that I could upgrade my husband’s and my phone for free to the newest model. On top of that, a new phone plan was available that gave us better features at a cheaper price.

Upgrading my phone resolved the glitches I was having. Everything runs so much smoother and faster now. And here I was being resistant to change for nothing!

I found these Bible passages to be applicable to this situation:

…put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Eph 4:24)

The willingness to put of “the old man” and the old conversation about limits, history, etc., opened the door for new things that were even better than before — an important lesson that is applicable to other areas in life, too.

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Take a moment for spirituality!

A little more grace, a motive made pure, a few truths tenderly told, a heart softened, a character subdued, a life consecrated, would restore the right action of the mental mechanism, and make manifest the movement of body and soul in accord with God. —Mary Baker Eddy (Miscellaneous Writings, p. 354)

 

This passage came to thought as I was praying. Isn’t this what the action of the Christ — the divine message from the God to man — does in the world?

Whatever challenge we are facing — or the world is facing — this spiritual action and humility will restore harmony, and bring our experience in line with the divine.

Whether you are dealing with fear or sickness, being a care-giver for someone, or governing a nation, this spiritual action can and will restore health and harmony in every situation.

Are you too busy for Love? Perhaps take a moment to call someone you have been thinking about. It will make a world of difference to them!

Have you been thinking condemning thoughts about someone in your family or community? Take a moment and witness God’s love for them. Feeling God’s love will lift you up, too!

Have you been running out of patience in a situation? Take a moment to feel calm and reflect on God. You will be able to run miles on this freshness and renewal!

 

 

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Does force do us any good?

I was reading a news article in which one leader of a country was saying the only way to accomplish its goals was required through force.

I questioned this conclusion. Really…is the only way to accomplish something through force? Has any good thing every been accomplished by human force? We can’t force the sun to rise or set; we can’t force a flower to open; we can’t force a baby to go to sleep.

In fact, I would say that we can’t really “force” any thing good to happen. There is the old Christian sentiment: Let go and let God.

God is the force, will and love the causes things to happen. This force of good is always active, always present and is always working for the benefit of everyone. We can’t make it happen; it is already happening; we are simply a witness to this fact (witnessing isn’t a passive thing; it is actively seeing the facts of spiritual reality — the truth about God and man’s relationship).

Here’s an example: I was trying to put our baby down, but he just wasn’t going to sleep. I was really trying to make it happen (this rocking will be soothing!). He immediately did fall asleep, though, when I changed my thinking — when I witnessed the harmony of that moment. What could I be doing during that time? Praying! I had some praying to do, so I decided that was as good of a time as any, I’d better get started. He fell asleep right away. The truth about that moment was that I have a purpose and so does he. Our purpose’s can not interfere or take away from one another. And they didn’t!

I couldn’t force him to go to sleep, but I could be a witness to the spiritual facts of that moment: all is harmonious, all is peaceful, complete, and we are not deprived of anything (since divine Love supplies all).

Perhaps these leaders may have had to put a baby down to sleep at one time. Maybe they can then recognize that the same tenderness, patience and gentleness is required in their relations to others.

 

 

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