Posted in Body/physical healing, Future/stability/security, Health/wellness, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/healing, Time/stress

Your right to mental health and freedom

There are many people today talking about the subject of mental health. Whether your dealing with anxiety, depression, or simply wanting greater confidence and freedom and expansive thinking, we have the right and ability to find freedom now. Where does it come from? Is it about a brain that is in perfect balance? Or do we have another Mind that we can look to that transcends the body? The Mind I am talking about is God, divine Mind, our one perfect Source of clear, joyful, and beautiful thinking. 

The Bible says “we have the mind of Christ” (1 Cor 2:16).  Mary Baker Eddy refers to God as divine Mind. This Mind is sound, pure, and healthy. This Mind or consciousness is not located in a body because it is spiritual. It is totally good, peaceful, and happy. And the good news is that this consciousness and Mind is actually ours already — it’s within us.  We have instant access to divine Mind all the time giving us the right ideas to think. 

Having no other gods, turning to no other but the one perfect Mind to guide him, man is the likeness of God, pure and eternal, having that Mind which was also in Christ. — Mary Baker Eddy

Genesis 1 describes man as being made in the image and likeness of God, Spirit. Since man is the image and likeness of God, then man is actually the image and likeness of the perfect Mind. How important it is to awaken to this spiritual recognition and fact. The good news is that this spiritual identity that God has made you to be is totally good, pure, absolutely loved, worthy and beautiful. It is only made up of good. God couldn’t make anything less! You are the spiritual image and likeness of God right now. You don’t have to wait! God is giving you the thoughts to think about your worthiness, wholeness and how loved you are right now. So, you can go straight to the Source — God, infinite Love, –who is giving you good thoughts to think, loving and embracing you each moment with these tender truths. 

I find Psalms 23 and 91 to be so helpful in praying each day. Check it out: 

The Lord is my shepherding my thinking
God is giving me good and pure thoughts
God leads me with peaceful and still thinking
God restores my sense of who I am; God leads me in paths of right thinking — confidently and securely so that I can glorify Her.
Though I walk through the darkest valley
I will fear no evil because Love, my divine Mind, is with me.
Divine Love, Mind, is guiding and guarding me.
Divine Mind is anointing my consciousness with purity, love and peace — enough that it overflows
God’s tender mercies will follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the consciousness of perfect Love, my divine Mind, my author and Creator, forever.

Of course you can vary these Psalms to utilize in any way that is helpful to you for a morning and evening prayer!

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 

If you need more encouragement, you can read my sister’s testimony of healing and mental freedom here

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Posted in Current events & community, Environment, Future/stability/security, Life

Loving our next door neighbors

We’ve all had “those” neighbors, I’m sure. The ones who move in and seem to disrupt our routine, our quiet, our peace, etc. We had those neighbors, too. But then they did a surprising act of kindness, and this one positive interaction with them completely changed our perspective. They were the Good Samaritans helping us with car trouble, and we were given the opportunity to learn more humility, grace, and understanding from the experience. Now we have a relationship based on appreciation for one another. Have you had an experience like this, too?

You can read about this experience in my recent article for The Christian Science Monitor. 


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Posted in Childlike, Health/wellness, Life, Love/relationships, Mental health/wellness, Parenting/Father Mother God, Prayer/healing, Time/stress, Women

Fresh new beginnings

In the New Year, many people are thinking about new ways to do things, setting new goals, and ushering in a sense of freshness and new beginnings. But how do we sustain that throughout the year? I have found that a daily dose of fresh inspiration from contemplative prayer in the morning to be the best way to start my day off right with refreshing and inspiring views.

These views hint to the divine nature — enable me to glimpse beyond the material picture — to a deeper sense of spiritual harmony, goodness, and joy — a force for Good that is powerfully and wonderfully sustaining each of us.

As we drink in these new views of God, the divine nature, our thoughts are uplifted and we feel a sense of our oneness with God. When challenges come up, we are more easily able to address them from a standpoint of poise and grace because we have built a solid spiritual foundation in the morning.

At night before bed, wrapping the day up in gratitude for all the good you experienced and the spiritual qualities you saw expressed around you is a great way to pull up your spiritual Comforter and feel the divine embrace tucking you in. Your Father-Mother God is tenderly caring for your child within and enables you to drink in drafts of Spirit to renew and invigorate you.

Here is an article I wrote for New Year’s about these ideas that was recently published in the Christian Science Sentinel. I hope these ideas will be as useful to you as they have been to me.


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