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We tread on forces…

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great holiday and that you are all enjoying the freshness and spiritual promise of a new year!

I often contemplate this statement when I pray:

We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. Human knowledge calls them forces of matter; but divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.(Science and Health, p. 124)

Sometimes it seems like everything is on the verge of falling apart. I contemplate this statement to know that my home, family, and society are fully sustained by divine Spirit. Goodness is natural and normal. God made us and sustains us. He made us healthy, harmonious and good. These attributes are spiritual forces, or laws, that we can draw on and underlie our being.

God’s being is infinity, freedom, harmony, and boundless bliss (Science and Health, p. 481). And we reflect that being. We are at one with that being.

So next time that things feel shaky remember that you draw on forces of good (a real force of nature) which sustains your very being.

 

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Life lessons and a Star Wars analogy

The fear of loss is a path to the dark side.
Attachment leads to jealousy. The shadow of greed that is.
Train yourself to let go of everything you fear to lose. – Yoda

After this advice was given by Yoda to Anakin, Anakin Skywalker (in Star Wars episode III) was led into greater temptation before he was able to train himself to let go of everything he feared to lose (mainly his wife, Padme). And ultimately when he succumbed to the dark side, he lost it all anyway.

Fortunately, in the end of Star Wars episode VI, we see that hate is not the master of love. Meeting Luke helps Anakin – now Darth Vader – to remember his true self. After Anakin dies he is transformed back into the force and joins Obi Wan, Yoda and others before him.

I think important lessons can be taken from this fictional story.

For instance, spiritual healer, Mary Baker Eddy, also warned against personal attachment back in the early 1900’s. She instructed that those who were members of the church she established should not be motivated by personal attachment or animosity. Perhaps she sensed, as those in the Bible did, that this led to evil. Instead, she instructed them to be governed by divine Love; to be charitable, kind, and forgiving.

This is also the path that Christ Jesus taught – the path of life.

…the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law. – Gal 5:22

Instead of becoming Jedi masters and having to live as monk-like warriors, we can become masters of our own thinking. We posses the power to overcome all evil in our thought and to demonstrate the all-power of goodness and love.

Know, then, that you possess sovereign power to think and act rightly, and that nothing can dispossess you of this heritage and trespass on Love. If you maintain this position, who or what can cause you to sin or suffer? – Mary Baker Eddy

Take each day to do this. The the entire perception of mankind will feel the difference and will be uplifted by it. Your example is a shining light to others enabling them to do the same.

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Evil’s suggestions

I think we can learn a lot from Eve in the Bible. Notice in this allegory, that evil didn’t make Eve do anything. Evil didn’t force this metaphorical apple down her throat. Eve made the decision to consume the apple.

The illusion of evil is often suggesting that we do, say or think many things which are contrary to our nature. Our inherent nature is spiritual, pure and perfect. We bite into this apple when we are mesmerized to think we are not who we are.

If we think we are sinful, sickly mortals then we follow that pattern. But if we realize we are spiritual ideas of the Infinite/Supreme, the image and likeness of the Divine, then that will show us how to think and act right here and now.

Mary Baker Eddy, a Christian teacher and healer, wrote,

“The Revelator tells us of ‘a new heaven and a new earth.’ Have you ever pictured this heaven and earth, inhabited by beings under the control of supreme wisdom?”

She then tells us how to live being controlled by supreme wisdom:

“Let us rid ourselves of the belief that man is separated from God, and obey only the divine Principle, Life and Love. Here is the great point of departure for all true spiritual growth.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scripturesp. 91)

Seeing and understanding our divinely given spiritual nature and identity gives us power and authority to resist the illusion of evil and live an inspired, thoughtful, compassionate and healthy life right here and now. This makes us live in accord with God’s will, allows the Holy Spirit, Christ, to impel, guide, uplift us, and enables us to help others.

Have fun living your Christly, spiritual life today! Let your light shine :)

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