I really enjoyed Chet Manchester’s Daily Lift the other day on mental meteorology.
And, along the same line, a friend shared with me an idea that Mary Baker Eddy (the discoverer and founder of Christian Science) told her students. It was, in essence, to make sure there are no storms, tornadoes or earthquakes in our thinking.
I love this call to overcome the temptation to be angry, hateful or vengeful. It is possible to overcome these suggestions, as they are not part of our Creator or His creation.
They come from what Paul calls the “carnal mind” in the Bible (the book of Romans). This carnal mind is not our mind, or God’s, and is the opposite of good. The good news is we can overcome this because good is inherent and natural to each of us.
Proverbs states: “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.” (Proverbs 16:32)
In explaining metaphysics, Eddy says:
“Metaphysics is above physics, and matter does not enter into metaphysical premises or conclusions. The categories of metaphysics rest on one basis, the divine Mind. Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul. These ideas are perfectly real and tangible to spiritual consciousness, and they have this advantage over the objects and thoughts of material sense, — they are good and eternal.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 269)
(Pretty radical for a woman in the late 1800’s!)
So in thinking about what things like tornadoes and tsunamis represent, it’s only natural to see that as our consciousness becomes more peaceful and in accord with everything around us, that peace and harmony must be seen, felt and expressed everywhere!