Childlike, Mental health/wellness

Repost: Freshness from divinity saves us from a rut

children-486980_960_720There is so much that is fresh and new and exciting to kids.  But what about to us as adults? Do we express the same vitality, joy and exuberance that children do? Many times it may seem like that kind of thought may be lacking. After all, we have already experienced so much of what they are just beginning to!

How do we bring that childlike joy, energy and enthusiasm to each day? I’ve found that gaining a new insight about Spirit each day makes me feel alive and creative again. It makes me feel whole and complete and excited about the day. It gives me fresh insights that break the dullness of routine with the spontaneity of Life and Love (synonyms for God). It also brings a fresh, new perspective on how to tackle challenges.

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

dog-937193_960_720These moments of divine consciousness are refreshing! They are like breathing the fresh air of infinite Spirit! We can humble ourselves to be open and receptive to the new ideas that are coming from Spirit, God, each day.

We live in an age of Love’s divine adventure to be All-in-all.

It’s a joyful adventure! 🙂

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Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 598:23-24
Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellany, p. 158:9-10

 This is a re-post of a post written by me last year.

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It’s only by opening our eyes that we will see more…

I’m grateful for this lovely post written by my husband. Thanks, John, for inspiring us with these wonderful ideas!

It’s Only By Opening Our Eyes That We Will See More.

Inspired by the lovely book, A Simple Act of Gratitude, I have been taking very specific and conscious moments in my days to just give gratitude.  This recognition of the good in my days has made me more aware of the immense good that is here!  It’s only by opening our eyes that we will see more….

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Gratitude journal


I have a gratitude journal where I jot down lists of the things I’m grateful for.

This morning I decided this would be a great way to start the day. There is a line from a hymn which says “Our gratitude is riches, Complaint is poverty…” (Christian Science Hymnal, No. 249)  I knew that the practice of gratitude would open me up to see all the good, all the ways our Father/Mother is expressing Herself.

I had a great weekend with friends. We did a lot of awesome activities and it was really fun. At first I thought I would write down the things we did and the friendships I had that I was grateful for. But I was moved beyond that to really be grateful for the qualities I see & feel expressed, which give proof that the Source of these qualities is real and tangible.

My list went like this:

Thank you for

  • Spirit
  • Love
  • Truth (these are synonyms, or other names for Deity. And I knew that from this Source comes the following that I am grateful for…)
  • virtue, integrity, honesty, kindness, willingness, innocence, affection, tenderness, patience, meekness, kindness, compassion, non-judgemental, no condemnation, purity, joy, unselfishness.

It is such a blessing (and healing) to get to experience and/or express any of these qualities.

What are you grateful for today?

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Man is not the creator.

When we think man is a creator, we think that man is responsible for creating health; he or she must have perfect genetics to make up the perfect child.  Man has to maintain and sustain himself through a job, money, right connections, exercise, healthy eating, and at the same time try to fulfill his own hopes and dreams.

This is a lot of stress on man.  And it has side-effects such as stubbornness, human will, manipulation, deceit, as well as selfishness, competition, and fear.

Fortunately, this picture is not accurate.

Spirit, God created man, perfect in His own image and likeness.  Man has all the qualities and characteristics to do and achieve that which he needs.  They are including in his being.  All of his hopes and aspirations are given to him by God and therefore fulfilled and satisfied through Him.  God blesses his children with beautiful relationships that are loving, kind, and caring.  God supplies all of man’s needs and wants because man’s purpose is to glorify and express God (Life, Truth, Love).  Man’s sufficiency comes from God.

“Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think any thing as of ourselves; but our sufficiency is of God;”[i]

All beauty, fruitfulness and plenty come from God and are the attributes of His government.  There is no lack or limitation to the infinite, supreme, all good, God.

“And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.”[ii]

When we are conscious of this Truth, we are governed by divine Mind.  We hear God’s direction and are one with God’s thoughts, which are always good, lovely, assuring angel messages.  We are governed obediently, following and yielding to the divine will, which includes and blesses all with infinite intelligence.

“Know ye that the Lord he is God: it is he that hath made us, and not we ourselves; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.”[iii]

So we can be reassured and rest in God’s love.  We can yield to this spiritual sense of things, which is telling us this truth each moment, uplifting and blessing us.

And we can make more space for God, Spirit, in our lives.  God, good, is already governing and controlling things.  Our duty is to be conscious and aware of this.  This takes daily prayer to quiet the limited human sense of things for the spiritual and true sense of what God sees and knows.  As we yield to this we will be governed by divine Mind and we will experience the fruits of this government in our lives.  This includes more consistent health, a greater sense of energy and purpose, better family relationships, a more stable structure, and abundant supply that comes with ease.

Spirit, which is infinite intelligence, governs all things perfectly and It’s reign is here and now.  Let’s yield to this in our thought and feel the blessings that are included for all mankind.

For more helpful ideas visit www.christianscience.com or read “Science and Health” by Mary Baker Eddy.


[i] The Holy Bible, King James Version, II Cor. 3:5

[ii] The Holy Bible, King James Version, Deut. 28:11

[iii] The Holy Bible, King James Version, Psalms 100:3

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Supply

I read an interesting article which really helped me to understand that supply is spiritual and is actually a law and natural part of being.  It’s called Supply as Spiritual Reflection.

The most important thing for me to realize is that supply doesn’t come from a job, it actually comes from God.  A job is just a manifestation of supply, or God taking care of us. But the source is always the same – God.  When I realized that, supply was able to come into my experience in a number of ways that I wouldn’t have expected or perhaps even recognized or been truly grateful for.  Friends, church members, and family members have naturally given us food, sporting goods, clothing, books, furniture of their own accord.

Realizing that supply is so much broader than a paycheck has really helped me to see the fullness of supply and all the ways that supply is present.  Perhaps it is the supply of ideas for an assignment or creativity in your business or artwork or ideas and inspiration if you’re looking for spiritual healing.

Supply is a natural and normal part of our being and existence and because God is it’s source, there can’t be any lack since God is infinite, unlimited, endless good.  Also since God doesn’t know time, God doesn’t see supply here today and gone tomorrow.  It is ever the same constant and consistent.

Another idea the article talks about is that it’s not my supply or your supply, it’s simply supply.  Just like it’s not my sun or your sun, it’s the sun.  We all have the same supply, and therefore the same access to supply.  Supply is based on our reflection of God.  Man is more than the recipient of good, man is the expression of good.  So if we go out with the motive and mindset of expressing God, divine Mind, Soul, Love, we never have to fear any lack.  We will have all that we need.

Supply is as normal and natural as the leaves changing in the Fall.  Instead of dreading paying for things, we can realize that trading money for a service or a product is simply the expression of gratitude.  And we can rejoice in giving gratitude as well as joyfully accepting when people see our value and give gratitude to us.