The ever-revealing Truth is changing the universe. Progress removes restraints. The finite yields to the infinite. Although we’re trained to disregard mind over matter, or healing that defy conventional biology and genetics, we find nothing in matter and ask for more light.
We progress spontaneously, as light emits light, when we regard creation from the standpoint of Soul, eternal Life, instead of from personal realities or illusive matter.
God, the all-knowing divine Mind does not know the short-lived human mind. To know the human mind is not to know divine Mind. To know divine Mind is to recognize that the human mind is unknowable because it constantly vacillates between spirituality and materiality, good and bad, adoration and fear, joy and grief, mistakes and fixes, birth and death.
Human mind may think it knows what health is, until it’s lost. It may think it’s experiencing out-of-body spirituality until it quits absorbing hallucinogenic drugs. Human mind may think it’s creating a life-changing adventure until it removes the Oculus headset. The human mind is easily fooled.
Without the Principle of the Science of Life to interpret existence, views of reality are taken on blind faith and trigger conflicting opinions and behaviors that reduce the wholeness of life to a menagerie of personal beliefs, fears, pleasures, pains, haves and have nots.
With the Principle of the Science of Life to interpret existence, views of reality are taken on a trust in the infinite divine Mind, complete with inspired thoughts, creativity, and actions that manifest restoration, restructuring, the greater dimension of wellbeing. The infinite is achieved only as we turn from the finite. Light is seen only as we stop looking at the darkness. Unlimited wellbeing is experienced only as we stop applying limited human knowledge. Health is more reliably known when sought for and found in its Principle, divine Mind. Health is a state of Mind, Truth, Love.
Give to the natural sciences that to which it belongs, the hierarchical mineral, plant, and animal kingdoms, the change, mutation, evolution, and vulnerability to extinction.
Give to the Science of Life that to which it belongs, Principle, Soul, Life eternal, with no beginning or end, God, intelligence, force, spirituality, health, delight. The living atmosphere. Us.
“Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.”
God, the all-knowing divine Mind does not know the short-lived human mind. To know the human mind is not to know divine Mind. To know divine Mind is to recognize that the human mind is unknowable because it constantly vacillates between good and bad, adoration and fear, joy and grief, mistakes and fixes, birth and death.
Human mind may think it knows what health is, until it’s lost. It may think it’s experiencing out-of-body spirituality until it quits absorbing hallucinogenic drugs or time passes. Human mind may think it’s creating a life-changing adventure until it removes the Oculus headset. The human mind is easily fooled.
Without the Principle of the Science of Life to interpret existence, views are taken on blind trust and trigger conflicting opinions and behaviors that reduce the wholeness of life to a menagerie of personal beliefs, fears, pleasures, pains, haves and have nots. With the Principle of the Science of Life to interpret existence, views are taken on a trust in the infinite divine Mind, complete with inspired thoughts and actions that manifest restoration, renewal, and restructuring.
Before Mary Baker Eddy became Mary Baker Eddy, she was a 19th century spiritual leader who taught the Science of Being and its healing explanation to students, explaining that God is divine Mind and Life; that there is no life in human minds, things, places, organizations, drugs; reality is Spirit and spirituality.
Mary wrote a book, Science and Health: First Edition, in which she wrote, “The mistake the disciples of Jesus made to found religious organizations and church rites, if indeed they did this, was one the Master did not make; but the mistake church members make to employ drugs to heal the sick, was not made by the students of Jesus.”
So, religious organizations are a mistake, unmade by Jesus?
Then, Mary Baker Eddy organized a church, The First Church of Christ, Scientist. That’s pretty funny.
Was her religious organization a mistake? Apparently yes, if her words mean what they say, but those words also say a lot more. The words recognize that human beings have needs and because there is no instant when we zap fully into spirituality, in the meantime, we eat, cloth ourselves, have jobs, take medicine, go shopping, go to church, study, pray, share information and discoveries.
The mistake is believing, or disbelieving, that church saves us.
Have you ever felt like a robot, programmed by parents, science, religion, the world, or human history?
The truth preached by Jesus was more than just talk and robotic behavior. A life of spirituality is requisite.
Today’s spirituality relates most intimately to a greater dimension of wellbeing. It invites individual and collective discoveries of restored mind, body, spirit, and Earth. Today’s spirituality welcomes an understanding that transcends human knowledge.
“Heaven. Harmony; the rule of one Spirit; government by divine Principle; spirituality; happiness; the atmosphere of Soul.”–21st Century Science and Health
Lies are defined as physical senses, lack of knowledge, wrong assumptions, personal opinions, fear, aversion. Lies are unable to detect the Truth of being. Physical senses are unable to detect Spirit and spirituality and therefore anything they claim aren’t the Truth of being. But because we can detect the life that goes on despite death, because we know that musical harmony exists despite terrible noise, because we know that mathematical equations are solvable despite multiple mistakes or voids in knowledge, we surmise correctly that spirituality exists, that instinctive, motivated spirituality that knows the one Spirit, Principle. Lies make people answerable to physical senses, rather than spiritual sense. Lies make people accountable to a lack of knowledge rather than to the Truth of being. Lies make people blamable, punishable, liable to displacement, anxious, abusive, and uncontrollable.
When we quit lies, we can’t fail to see the contradiction between the blessed spiritual creation of the universe and the cursed material creation. We can’t fail to see that the story of Adam and Eve is a myth, used to reinforce spirituality rather than fester the lies that fail us. In the biblical earthly paradise, the Garden of Eden, the rule was made clear, “You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat from it you will certainly die.” Why believe or repeat a mythical story of evolving knowledge, as if Life and intelligence is separate from Principle, and passed down from dust, to mortals, to eggs and sperms, when the story fails to fulfill itself? A life outside God, Truth, is self-cursed to death. A life inside the material elements of change, terror, threats, death is unscientific. Every experiment made to prove that material elements contain life or intelligence, fails.
The belief that human beings and human knowledge is an image or power of God, is what separates us from understanding Life, God. The belief that the body is the source of Intelligence makes one liable to mistakes and extinction. God doesn’t live in changeable bodies. God is Spirit, and our original and only self-hood is the image of Spirit.
It’s amazing how hanging out with children can mute mental and bodily complaints.
Sore muscles vanished yesterday when the five-year-old neighbor boy came over to play with our grandchildren, five and eight years old. At the lunch table, we all began a detailed, serious conversation about school. Teacher’s names, how old everyone was in kindergarten and third grade, the big class, how kindergarteners get to third grade, music, crafts, recess, rain days when recess was inside a big room where they eat also.
Our five-year old grandson left his chair and walked into the kitchen inquisitively.
“Is everything all right?” his mother asks.
“I ate a bad bite of food,” he said.
“Spit it in the garbage.”
But he dribbles the food into his hand and dissects it to find…
“I think it’s a tooth,” he turns to us and says.
“Smile,” said his mother.
We all broke out in smiles and celebration. His first lost tooth. Adorable. Hugs all around.
The neighbor boy, sitting next to me, turns and says with bright eyes that see a wonderful future, “Now, he goes to first grade.”
I nod, but don’t explain that losing a tooth is not quite the condition to getting to first grade. Because we all were happy to keep reveling in joy.
Matthew 6:33, “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.”–The Message
The vocal, colorful, multifarious City was Sammy’s home before moving, to what is referred to as the cabin, March of 2020, when the covid epidemic began is protracted journey from a fearsome devil-power to a reminder that humanity gains insights from scientific and religious research that reveal new ways of thinking about ourselves and the cosmos.
Although Sammy had strange digs, she did not have it hard. She lived with her grandparents and parents and participated uniquely in Mom’s newly developed home-schooling curriculum for children.
Dad worked from home but quit his job in 2021.
Because the company Dad worked for in the past wanted his technological knowledge to become somewhat obsolete, they paid him, not to work for his new company, for an entire year. At that time, Sammy and Dad became more familiar with one another.
Everyone in the household became more familiar with, not so much, one another physically, but also spiritually. The presence of spirituality was treated as paramount to getting along as a team and the presence of divine Intelligence was treated as the Principle of not believing everything one was told and the ability to discern the Truth behind truths. The rewards were tangible. Everyone got along so well, it became a wonderful new normal.
But it’s back to work at the office for Dad, so goodbye cabin.
Grandma, who stays at the cabin with Grandpa, told Sammy, “We’ll miss you.”
Then Grandma smiled because she wondered if Sammy was thinking, “I won’t miss being more familiar with who left the bathroom stinkier!”
Grandma said, “We’ll keep familiar the good times and new ways of treating one another. We’ll remember to keep our hands clean, to keep our germs to our self, and to give people their mental and physical space, even if its respectful quiet time. We’ll remember that all creation is connected by and of God, Truth, Intelligence, and that it’s imperative to humanity’s wellbeing that we share gratitude, patience, honesty, and goodwill.”