Body/physical healing, Childlike, Prayer/healing

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary today!

Turn the ordinary into the extraordinary today!

We can do that by living Christ – the message of love from God to all men, women and children.

Bringing the Christ — the Spirit of Truth and Love – into all your conversations and interactions  makes today a truly special day.

I love to think back on moments where I have felt the Christ — the transforming power of God’s love that Jesus so perfectly embodied. Sometimes it’s been on Christmas day, so full of a spiritual love for others, the love of family and friends. Sometimes it has been at a summer camp where the beautiful voices of our counselors fill the air as they sing hymns while we lay in bed falling asleep. Other times it has been in the innocent, sinless, childlike joy that comes from doing fun activities that are wholesome and good.

The message of Christ is that each of us is loved right where we are. Christly love is such a contrast to the brusqueness and busyness of some days. But we can take pause and know that there is nothing more powerful than Christ love and that it is here today healing, uplifting and blessing the world.

I know that we all have moments of encountering God’s unconditional love. These moments are the reality. These moments of glimpsing the divine presence and allness and goodness are what we live for — they annihilate discord, sickness, fear, lack sometimes in even just a moment.

One moment of divine consciousness, or the spiritual understanding of Life and Love, is a foretaste of eternity.1

Don’t we all want more of this “eternity” — a sense of concrete goodness that will never end? Absolutely! We can choose to live this spiritual reality right now by Christ’s love being so real to us that nothing else matters.

Sometimes we have to work for it — fight for those moments of serenity, satisfaction, peace, of knowing how loved you are and your colleagues and friends and family are. The “mist” would try to obscure the view, to hide who we really are as the Sons and Daughters of Light. But don’t believe it! Take the time to pray, meditate or feel the connection with the Divine presence, the special and unique way that Christ speaks specifically to you. And then, once you feel filled up with that love, share it with others! Give it like a Christmas gift to brighten someone’s day. It is the best gift we can ever give.

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1 Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 598

Body/physical healing, Environment, Future/stability/security, Health/wellness

Harmony is the natural order of the universe

I love exploring the idea of harmony. Harmony is a beautiful attribute of God, which we can bear witness to in all of our activities. It’s actually pretty fun. How is harmony being expressed right now? How will harmony be present today? These are great questions to ask ourselves when we want to see where our thought is dwelling.

Here is a quote that I love about harmony (although it was originally written to a group of Christian Scientists, it can be applied to everyone universally).

The real Christian Scientist is constantly accentuating harmony in word and deed, mentally and orally, perpetually repeating this diapason of heaven: “Good is my God, and my God is good. Love is my God, and my God is Love.”

Seeing harmony expressed around us is enlightening! And it has added benefits to our health. Today there are many people who recognize the power of consciousness on the body. Mary Baker Eddy, who discovered Christian Science 150 years ago, described health as the “consciousness of harmony and of nothing else.” And many people today are finding physical healing, restoration of relationships and financial difficulties through a change in consciousness — through a more enlightened sense of the Infinite and the natural, beautiful laws of harmony that govern our experience.

Here is another quote that I love:

God is harmony’s selfhood.

Wow, what an idea! When we are focused on our a personal selfhood, it’s much harder to see harmony working in our lives. However, when we focus on the whole picture and perceive through a spiritual lens, we can see harmony working around us. You could even say that we perceive harmony, because we are spiritual! We are perceiving who we really are, our Maker and the natural order of existence.

Focusing on harmony’s selfhood enables us to see that we are an active component of a whole Being. Perceiving harmony is perceiving wholeness (perhaps that is why it’s linked to health).

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.

What fun it is to discover more about harmony everyday. Enjoy the joyous adventure!

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Quotes are (in order) from:
Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings, p. 206:19
Mary Baker Eddy, Rudimental Divine Science, p. 11:13
Mary Baker Eddy, Unity of Good, p. 13:8
I Cor 13:12 For (only) KJV

Body/physical healing, Childlike, Health/wellness

How does Christian Science heal?

http://pixabay.com/en/mountain-freedom-sunset-pleasure-372016/Christian Science is the natural law of God — good, health, happiness — operating in your life.

You were not created by material DNA, heredity or history.

You are spiritual because you were created by God, who is Spirit.

It is almost so simple that we overlook it!

“But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.” II Cor 13

“To being rightly is to end rightly.” So, if  you reason from the premise that you are created spiritually and that God’s message of goodness, safety and health is constantly defending you, uplifting you and healing you then you can be completely free from sin and disease.

The foundation of mortal discord is a false sense of man’s origin. To begin rightly is to end rightly. Every concept which seems to begin with the brain begins falsely. Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms. ” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p. 262)

You don’t have to accept that there is a material law which can make you sick.

This is the “mist” referred to in the Bible. Rise above the mist!

Don’t accept fear, ignorance or sin as a reality for you.

God made you spiritually therefore you can not be afraid.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalms 23:4 NIV)

God made you to know Him — to know His eternal laws of health and goodness for you and your family — therefore you can’t be made to believe that there is a material law that governs you.

I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds. (Hebrews 10:16 NIV)

God made you pure and childlike, therefore “missing the mark” (sin) can not control you; you have complete satisfaction and authority in God.

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
 (Romans 8:2 KJV)

Christian Science — these divine, eternal, and universal laws of God, good, health and harmony — govern you, me and everyone.

Take possession of your consciousness, rise above the mist and experience God’s loving control over your health and life.

You will be made whole! And you can help others recognize their wholeness, too.

Body/physical healing, Health/wellness

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!

Body/physical healing, Childlike, Life, Parenting/Father Mother God

Everyone is special

My family has a tradition of celebrating Special Days. It started with my husband and I because we like to buy each other little gifts. We also don’t like the silly focus on how old someone is that comes along with birthdays. So we celebrate Special Days several times a year. It’s a surprise because your Special Day falls on whichever day the family has decided to honor how special you are.

I love how it reminds me to show my appreciation for my family members frequently. And isn’t that the best part about birthdays — to honor someone’s unique, God-given identity?

I don’t think God knows about our age or personality or what color hair we have. I think God has a completely different view because God isn’t like man, God is a Spirit. The one and only Spirit. Infinite Life. Everlasting Love.

It’s nice to know that there is One out there who is seeing us as we really are — spiritual, unique, and free; Her adoring image & likeness; The reflection, the mirrored image, of the Perfect One.

I hope to see everyone around me the way God sees us today: made of beautiful, shining qualities radiating & shining out to warm & bless everything around you.

Body/physical healing, Future/stability/security, Health/wellness, Identity/healing the past, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/healing

Mental inbox

Today I took some time to clean out my inbox. I don’t know how I end up subscribed to so many emails; I usually just ignore them (which is easy to do with the new Google filters) and once in a while I’ll delete them all.

However, today I took the time to unsubscribe from the many lists. Wow, did that feel good! Imagine: having an inbox where you hear only what you want to hear. It’s so tranquil and peaceful.

That is the mental atmosphere, or consciousness, I want to live in as well. It is peaceful and still, and all I can hear is God speaking to me.

This is possible!

Unsubscribe from all the voices you don’t need to hear: self-criticism, condemnation, worry, human will and opinions, etc.

Enjoy a mental inbox that is peaceful and tranquil. Only receive messages of love, value, your worth, purity, innocence and beauty as a child of God. You have an indestructible relationship to your Father-Mother God. And She is speaking messages of comfort and healing to you each moment.

 

Body/physical healing, Childlike, Health/wellness, Identity/healing the past, Parenting/Father Mother God, Prayer/healing

Identity – who are you?

For me, pregnancy has been a deeply spiritual and special time. Although there are the outward physical changes, the most significant changes have been internal – an internal growing, awareness and appreciation for our spiritual identity.

As many pregnant women can attest, it can also seem to be a very public time with people openly comparing stories, asking questions and making comments (some helpful and some unhelpful) each time you go outside.

But, for me, none of these stories, comments or questions even touch the surface of knowing this child the way that God does.

“Being posses its qualities before they are perceived humanly.” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy)

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:5)

These passages speak to our eternal, spiritual identity and purpose. Before we are perceived humanly (and continuing after), we are each made whole, spiritual and eternal. Our identities are each made up of life, creativity, joy, humor, wisdom, beauty, and the power and ability to express them.

Early on in the pregnancy, it became clear to me that no one could perceive this child – know the depths of him or her – except as they know God.  As we listen and are receptive to what God is saying, we will know the identity of each child – whether he or she is still in the womb or is 80 years old. Everything that God tells us about ourselves and our children is good and perfect since God knows every child and reveals the spiritual, eternal nature and identity to each of us.

Who we are goes so far beyond material DNA, cells, bone structure, and personality. Before we had any of these material accompaniments, God knew us and created us spiritually.

We can go forward confidently and securely in our divine perfection. We can trust this perfection and look away from ourselves as being mini-creators and trust the order, harmony and beauty of divine Creation.

This spiritual perspective helps to heal anxiety, fear and can overcome any physical problem we might encounter.