Posts Tagged With: life

Looking for better health?

http://pixabay.com/en/freedom-jump-reach-silhouettes-307791/Health is a characteristic of every aspect of being:
healthy relationships, healthy home, healthy business, etc.

Health is not so much about what you eat, drink and how you exercise — these are all expressions of your health.

Health is your God-given state of being and consciousness.

The true consciousness is the true health.
(Miscellaneous Writings, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 298)

Health is the…the absolute consciousness of harmony and of nothing else.
(Rudimental Divine Science, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 11)

These passages illustrates that mental nature of health.

Here is another one from the Bible:

Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear [appreciate, revere, love] the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.
(Proverbs 3:7-8 NIV)

Health is an inherent component of your relationship to God.

Bring health into every aspect of what you do.

Express:
Healthy order
Healthy love
Healthy creativity
Healthy balance
Healthy satisfaction
Healthy spontaneity
Healthy freedom

Health is the perfect balance and embodiment of spiritual qualities.

Live your divine heritage of health and spirituality in all that you say and do!

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Is Life controlling you…or time?

close-up-of-brick-circleIt’s so easy to get caught up in being in a rush these days. There are often many demands made on us. How do we navigate these waters and maintain a sense of peace?

“Life is without beginning and without end. Eternity, not time, expresses the thought of Life, and time is no part of eternity. One ceases [time] in proportion as the other [eternity] is recognized.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 468)

Imagine that…time ceasing! As I think about that, there is great sense of stillness, unity and serenity.

How do we recognize and bring eternal life in to our day right here and now?

I think it’s helpful to recognize that we are not on a timeline, but we are at one with the entire sphere of Life. What we see and know of human life is just a limited perspective and a fraction of the whole Life.

Christ Jesus demonstrated eternal Life in his resurrection and also in the lives of others whom he saved from death (see Luke 7:11-17, Matthew 9:18-26, and John 11:1-44).

He said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die.” (John 11: 25, 26)

So, clearly, Life is about much more than material cells and atoms.

Dr. Eben Alexander, the author of the New York Times bestseller “Proof of Heaven: A Neurosurgeon’s Journey into the Afterlife”, said in a recent interview, “The most profound revelation of all this was that the brain doesn’t create this kind of deeper message of soul, spirit, or consciousness at all.”

Certainly there is much peace and realizing that we will never really die. Our consciousness and identity are eternal and permanent.

“All that is beautiful and good in your individual consciousness is permanent” (Unity of Good, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 8). So all the love and the good within us is here to stay.

How can understanding that Life is eternal give us greater dominion over time?

I had an experience recently that illustrated that.

I was late. My meeting was about to start in 10 min. But there had been demands at home with family that I had needed to attend to. What to do? I recognized that I clearly had a choice. I could get all frazzled and in a tizzy. I could give up this sense of peace and dive into the invisible pressure that comes from time. Or I could maintain a sense of peace, recognizing it as a God-given quality, and trust that God is governing me and others, and I can never be punished (or cause others to be delayed) through doing good for others. I opted for peace. I got in the car. I did not speed. I praised God all the way. I prayed to recognize His qualities of poise, grace, kindness, patience, love and tenderness that are always with me. I arrived at the meeting right on time, even though there was no way humanly that I could have done so. The meeting commenced and all was very harmonious. I marvel at this beautiful spiritual lesson.

We always have a choice. We never have to let go of the spiritual dominion and poise that God has given us.

Now, I don’t mean that we should be apathetic and inconsiderate towards others. In the example above, no harm was caused to others by the demands from family that I had to take care of. And the spiritual dominion and peace that God gave me saved me from acting impatient and rushed, which can often cause others to feel agitated and hurried.

I’m so grateful for this small way, and the big ways, that we can prove Life is eternal, spiritual and harmonious right here and now.

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A prayer…humble and heartfelt

 

God always speaks to us in a way we understand.
You may hear Him differently than I do.
This is one way that I heard him.
I’m so grateful.

God: Oh dear one, don’t worry. I see you. I see your real identity and it will so shine out and sparkle for everyone to see. The Christ is here helping you navigate through the clouds of darkness that seem to surround you.

Me: The many mistakes I have made; so many temptations – none of them resulting in anything lasting or satisfying.

God: But don’t worry you are now living the life I want you to lead. So much evidence of who you really are surrounds you.

Me: I’m so grateful I resisted; I’m grateful I pulled through. Thank you…thank you for healing me. For enabling me to see who I really am; to see my God-given dominion and authority over the darkness.

God: You’re so welcome. You couldn’t express or do anything different. You can only be what I made you to be. You are loved, so loved. Don’t worry about past mistakes. I forgive you. You are wiped clean. I have washed you clean.

Me: When I see others who didn’t have to go down that broken, stupid path, I feel left out. I am jealous. Why couldn’t I resist the darkness and they so naturally and effortlessly could?

God: My dear one, everyone goes through struggles. Some of them you don’t see. While your struggles were visible and hard to hide, others have internal struggles. They may seem to be fine from the outside, but inside they have to overcome material limitations just as you did. You all have to follow in the path of Christ and overcome hardship. No one has it easy or gets a “free-ride”. Not to worry.

Me: Ok. So even though our struggles and temptations may look different from the outside, they are still the beliefs of materiality – the cross or the world – that we have to overcome. They aren’t personal. They don’t belong to any of us. We get to see through them all.

God: Yes, dear one. They aren’t part of anyone’s identity. You all are band together with the bonds of unity, harmony, spirit, love – made in the likeness of me. You can’t be separated from anyone. You can’t be torn apart from one another. I love you. I love all. I made all. You exist in my universe that I created.

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