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.

Mental health/wellness, Parenting/Father Mother God

What is it that really satisfies us?

Satisfaction. What is it and where does it come from?

Dictionary.com defines satisfaction as fulfillment and gratification; gratification is defined as reward, recompense, or gratuity.

To me, satisfaction is a feeling — a feeling of reward —perhaps something that comes from a worthy activity.

I have looked to material things, as most humans have, for satisfaction only to find them fleeting at best.

When I align my thoughts with God — and make my motive to express God — I find the greatest satisfaction even in the little things I do.

Metaphysics resolves things into thoughts, and exchanges the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul.1

When I translate “things into thoughts” and “exchange the objects of sense for the ideas of Soul”, I find a whole new way to feel satisfied because I am aligning myself with the unchanging spiritual law the exists.

craft-737737_960_720This morning I woke up feeling uninspired about the day. I spent time in the morning being quiet, listening to God and aligning my thought with the spiritual reality. I don’t recall all the ideas I prayed with but by then end of this quiet time I was feeling inspired, happy, loving and ready for the day. I baked cookies with my son and we did a new craft project. The morning was so full of kindness, loveliness and freshness. I was so grateful! I loved the motivation of creativity and desire to share in something together. craft-737739__180You could say we turned the “things” — cookies, chocolate chips, glue, scissors, paper — into “thoughts” and saw they were actually vehicles for Spirit, God, to be expressed in joy, peace and creativity.

I find prayer to be the most satisfying activity and a necessity because it opens up windows to God — inspired views that fuel us. It lifts us up to see that who we really are transcends the material senses. cookies-960898_960_720It enables us to see true spiritual reality as a present state and to witness the hand of God in the smile of a child, a gentle breeze, the affection from a dog. It gives us the ability to see God in all that we do — to see the divine sparkle — which shows us we are all loved and spiritual right now.

Whatever we are doing — helping someone find a resolution for a violent situation to baking cookies or visiting with a friend — we can have the divine satisfaction that comes from aligning our view with God — seeing true spiritual substance is always present and perfect.

1 Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 269

Identity/healing the past, Life, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/healing

Rejoice! Now we are the sons and daughters…

Inspiration — we’ve all had it and we’ve probably all felt like we lost it at one point or another.

Recently, I was going through a stint of feeling uninspired. After talking with a friend, though, I realized that inspiration is always present.  Remembering that I had been inspired before inspired me to see that I could feel the inspiration again — right now!

Inspiration is the result of God; Immanuel or “God with us”; it is the result of divine Love always wanting us to see Her and know Her. The “Holy Spirit” is the animating divine presence, power and activity of our lives. It is what makes us feel that we know (spiritually) even as we are known (spiritually).
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Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known. (1 Corinthians 13:12 ESV)

The “then” is now! Now are we the sons and daughters of God! (I John 3:2)

When our sons shall be as plants grown up in their youth, And our daughters as corner-stones hewn after the fashion of a palace; (Psalms 144:12 ASV)

We are those sons and daughters now — don’t accept anything lower. You are spiritual and you are at one with the divine Spirit — the Holy Spirit — leading, animating and giving you divine direction here and now.

We can not be separated from the spiritual understanding of who we are here and now.

You are loved! You are blessed! You are polished like a palace. Rejoice!

Current events & community, Employment/jobs, Future/stability/security, Health/wellness, Identity/healing the past, Life, Love/relationships, Supply, Self-Worth, Finances, Women

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

Body/physical healing, Health/wellness, Identity/healing the past, Life, Sports/fitness/exercise

My Morning Runs

A couple of weeks ago I decided to start jogging in the morning with our dog. I’ve never liked exercise very much, so I decided to think about it from a more spiritual perspective. I realized that exercise is the expression of Life and activity. The definition of exercise is “to put into use” (Random House Dictionary). God is Life itself, and God’s creation reflects and expresses Him. I knew that life and vitality are a natural part of God’s kingdom.

So I headed out on my run. Well, by the second run I was very sore and my knee had started to hurt. In fact, I was having trouble running at all because my knee was troubling me.

The next morning I was feeling a lot clearer about things and a lot lighter, so I went out on a run again. As I was running, I prayed to know that spiritual being and existence are all there is, and that God is Spirit and God’s creation therefore entirely spiritual. I knew that if being is spiritual then everything pertaining to being, including running, creativity, joy and every faculty and function of existence, is spiritual, harmonious and perfect.

My run was joyful and peaceful that day. When I felt like walking, I did so, and I was able to enjoy the beautiful scenery around me.

I have been running freely ever since, not for health reasons, but rather for the joy and freedom of expressing Life, God.

I’m so grateful for this new aspect of life that I get to enjoy!