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.


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.

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 :)

God is real!

God is real.  This is a powerful and bold statement.  I thought I had faith and an understanding of God before, but this is profound.  When I realize that God is real, God is alive and well and here and now and God is governing and controlling all ideas – that is huge!  The meaning and implication of this is phenomenal.  That means that God is speaking to us always.  God is loving us because God is love and we are God’s beloved creation.  Therefore how can anything bad happen to us or be part of our experience?  It can’t!  And when we challenge that statement we will see the effects of it in our lives.

I realized today that we are never healing anything.  Our thought is becoming spiritualized so that we see and know that God’s spiritual creation is all that has ever existed and will ever exist.  It has never been interrupted or changed.  All is constant and consistent harmonious good.  And how can it be otherwise since God is actually real?

I think before I was thinking that God was more of a theory instead of an actual living presence which thinks and sees and knows all.

So why do I worry?  Of course God knows that I need x amount of dollars to pay rent. Of course God knows that I need to go there or get here.  It is God who is sending me and guiding me to these places so that I can be a blessing to others and be blessed (see and know good!).  I am always where God wants me and needs me, so I can expect that each event or activity is already full or spirit, life, vitality, harmony and healing (spiritualization & movement of thought).

God is good and since God created man in his own image and likeness, good is all that man can be.   Good is all that our neighbor can be or our community.  What about terrorists, extremists and other people doing evil around the world?

Well these are good people who just aren’t listening to God.   They are sort of blinded and mesmerized by hate and fear.  There is nothing wrong with them. They just need to be awakened to the sense that everything is ok.  God has created everything perfectly.  God is loving them and caring for themjust as He is to all of us.  They don’t need to feel it’s their responsibility to govern and take care of the universe.  It’s not their responsibility to determine who or what is right or wrong.  God is doing that.  God is revealing and sustaining all things.  The pressure is not up to us.  God sustains and maintains his creation.  Therefore we aren’t going to end up in some devastation and we don’t need to be afraid.

I saw a wonderful healing when a patient was healed of a cold after I realized that God sustains and maintains his creation – business, supply and family are all sustained and upheld by Love, God.

Therefore we don’t need to worry or fear that we are plummeting in desperation.  The first and the last and is God’s spiritual perfect creation.  And God is real and true and is helping us to realize and see that is all there is right now.  There never has been a moment of parting or separation from God.