Posted in Life, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/healing, Time/stress

Magnify the good

O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. Psalms 34:3

I love going to chapel on Monday morning at my son’s school. During chapel there is an opportunity for teachers and students to “magnify the good” by acknowledging something helpful that another student or teacher did. Students and teachers do a little cheer for that person.

It shows me the value of magnifying the good we see around us, which allows it to become bigger in our thinking.

After a period of feeling fear and doubt, I decided to give gratitude more diligently as a way to “magnify the good”. I have found that a gratitude app really helps me stay on top of this practice. Taking moments to fill my thought with an acknowledgement of good breaks the spell of lack, want, or depression. It gives a keen sense of God’s love, beauty, and goodness.

Gratitude enables us to feel peaceful and joyful! Gratitude has a healing effect.

So magnify the good! Notice the good around you, even the small things. Being aware of God’s presence can fill your consciousness with courage, hope, freedom, and possibilities.

A grateful heart a garden is,
Where there is always room
For every lovely, Godlike grace
To come to perfect bloom….
A grateful heart a temple is,
A shrine so pure and white,
Where angels of His presence keep
Calm watch by day or night.
(Christian Science Hymn 3)

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Posted in Childlike, Environment, Life, Love/relationships, Mental health/wellness, Prayer/healing, Time/stress

Awe-moments filled with inspiration

Recently, I was on a walk through the woods — a favorite part of my day — and I was struck with awe. 20181112_141647The way the light shines, the color of a leaf, the sparkle of the snow. These are little moments of awe and wonder. Sometimes I pause for these moments — and I’m learning to pause more and more, to slow down, and really allow myself to take in the inspiration and beauty of the moment.

O longing hearts that wait on God
Through all the world so wide;
He knows the angels that you need,
And sends them to your side,
To comfort, guard and guide. –Violet Hay

If you are anything like me, you relish these moments, too! These moments are full of inspiration — a feeling, an intuition, a connection with God. They heal. Pause. Breathe. Feel God’s presence and love. Give gratitude. Smile.

Be still, and know that I am God. Psalms 46:10

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Posted in Body/physical healing, Health/wellness, Mental health/wellness

Health and healing

We all want to experience greater health and healing in our lives. It is a natural desire to experience spirituality in a way that blesses, heals, and inspires.

How do we heal? By allowing the presence, light and love of God to fill your consciousness so there isn’t room for anything else.

Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, — neither in nor of matter, — and the body will then utter no complaints.1

When we allow our consciousness to be transformed by God, we can be healed. Healing happens when we see what God sees! God sees perfection, harmony, peace, and wholeness. God knows you as an infinitely beloved and perfect child. You are made in His/Her image! God is delighted with you and in you! God wants only perfection, goodness, and grace for you.

When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought.2

God has given you power and authority to resist anything that isn’t good. You can resist and overcome sickness, limitation, or fear.

Stand porter at the door of thought….Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.3

Keep your consciousness focused on Spirit — on the presence and power of God’s love — and Spirit will form you anew!

Holding your thought to the good and the true, Spirit will form you anew.4

 

 

1 Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, 14
2 Science and Health, 495
3 Science and Health, 392393
4 Peter B. Allen, Christian Science Hymnal, 453

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