Life is eternal – how do we live and understand this now?

In Science and Health, the author Mary Baker Eddy writes, “Life is eternal. We should find this out and begin the demonstration thereof. Life and goodness are immortal.” (p. 246)

Mary Baker Eddy was a spiritual metaphysician who taught and healed others through her system Christian Science.  She explains this Science and how to heal in her main book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures. 

The question I ask myself today is how do I begin the demonstration of “Life eternal”?

Considering that life is eternal – never dying or declining – has brought healing to me now.  It has destroyed a fear of degradation and a decrease in activity and life.

There are many amazing stories of men and women who have peaked mountains, run marathons and other activities in their 80’s and 90’s.

The Monitor had an issue last year on “Centenarians” and all they were actively doing today and the mentality they attributed to their longevity.

It really proved, to me, to be a mental state that kept them healthy and active, fulfilled and satisfied in their “old age”.  They didn’t accept the symptoms or label of “old age” as having power to control their experience.

Here is how the American baseball player, Satchel Paige, responded when people asked how he continued to successfully play when supposedly past his athletic prime: “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are?”

The point is it’s never too soon to expect unchanging good – to expect to experience longevity and all faculties of the mind in perfect working order.

And it’s never to late to get up, rise up in consciousness and activity to embrace infinite good.  All the good, vitality and energy you need are present right here, right now.

There are many people proving this is true and if it’s true for one, it’s true for all!

If you’re interested in hearing more inspiration and testimonies on this subject you can listen to or read these two audio chats on

 Reverse decline in health and living

Audio Chat with Channing Walker, CS

Freedom from fear of dementia

Audio Chat with Rebecca Odegaard, CSB




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!