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Past and present thoughts

“Heredity is a breakable string of past and present thoughts.” —from science & religion to God

When reading that statement, I got a bit of a jolt the other day. I could see how what my parent’s thought wasn’t necessarily what I thought, so heredity isn’t all-encompassing. However, the jolt came from me realizing that I’ve been unconsciously attaching myself to past thoughts through history.

I love history. Read and write about history all the time. I caught myself identifying with thoughts from the past.

I’m certainly not going to continue respecting and learning history. It is a tool to understanding, however, I can see my opportunity not to attach myself to thoughts not from God, divine Mind. Sorry for the double negative. But, I can see my opportunity to detach from human thoughts from the past.

This isn’t a loss, but a gain. It opens wide the door of opportunity to acknowledge my unbreakable connection to divine thoughts from Mind, Love.

 

Spirit speaks

I have two cats, Calvin and Hobbes. Calvin is really a girl, but I get all cats spayed and it was easier to remember their names by using Calvin and Hobbes, names from an old-time favorite comic.

My cats have never spoken a word to me. They meow. Or look at me.

I can tell when they tell me they want food. I can tell when they tell me to think better.

I try to follow Calvin and Hobbes’ instructions, while all their communication goes on without one human word being said.

They make me feel loved. The cats make me feel better on days when I feel glum.

Whatever the power is, I call it divine spirit, it is real and independent of words.

Matt. 28:19

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”

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The disciples role in the resurrection

On Easter, a few of us got together to discuss the resurrection. We read out loud a Bible Lesson then threw around some ideas on how our thoughts today could transform from death to life.

Looking to Christ Jesus as a signature example, we sensed that Jesus looked past the temporal to the eternal. Like looking past the sinner to the sin, to replace the sin with goodness, thereby manifesting a less sinning person.

J.C. said, “We have to remember that the human mind is plastic, even when it gets stuck in a temporal attitude that makes problems, it still can change or resurrect.”

H.S. said, “I remind myself to look past the human emotions and behaviors in others and see Christ which is our spirituality.”

D.P. said, “It occurred to me that Christ Jesus proved our spirituality can’t be killed. But I also realized that the disciples played a role. The followers who admitted Jesus’ spirituality was ever alive helped in the resurrection. They saw the spirit that lives forever and it strengthened them.”

Christ Jesus’ resurrection can also be our resurrection. We can see the spirit in all.

Quoting from science & religion to God:

“Resurrection. Spiritualization of thought; a new and higher idea of immortality or spiritual existence; material belief yielding to spiritual understanding.”

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Intact spiritual senses

Excerpt “from science & religion to God”:

“The brain, nerves, hormones, and stomach can’t talk on their own. They act because of mind. Sensations of the body are sensations of the human mind. Through Truth you discover your ability to embrace your body and outline it with thoughts of health.

Let us prepare for the supremacy of Spirit—the government and law of universal harmony, which cannot be lost or remain forever unseen.

All the faculties of Mind are intact. No matter where we are, we can use our spiritual senses to commune with God and be governed by Love.

To be controlled by divine Mind is not to be controlled by hypnotism, human cultures, theories, crime, drugs, or fantasies. We learn to utilize spiritual sense—the constant conscious capacity to understand the all-acting infinite Spirit.”

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Rest is relevant

My house was a mess. I didn’t know where to start cleaning. I felt tired.

Then I woke up. Heeh, I was cozy in bed. I had rested.

My house was still a mess, but the “tired” feeling was only a dream, so I didn’t buy into it. I stood firm with the truth that I have the consciousness of being rested because that is surely what a good God has expressed through me.

I cleaned the house.

He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.”- Psalms 23:3

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Wind blows in peace

Walking in the woods is a favorite past-time for me. I listen to the trees and birds. I pick up litter.

The other day it was windy. Urgh. The wind kept blowing off my hat. It felt as though my mind was being blown into despair, until I remembered God has power over my human mind.

I re-thought wind.

Rather than coming from the standpoint that wind is annoying, I took a metaphysical approach to looking at wind.

It symbolizes stirring stagnate thought.

It renews the atmosphere.

It shows movement, progress.

I cinched on my hat and my walk went much better.

In my new book, from science & religion to God, we can read, “Spiritual consciousness requires a mental effort. We start with thought and work patiently to conquer all that is unlike God. We have to begin at the highest standpoint possible. Start with mind instead of brain. Start with humanity instead of egotism. Start with spiritual history rather than mortal history. Start with God instead of many creators.

“Giving our attention to spiritual interpretations should move us to new standpoints.

“…Understanding comes through spiritual logic and revelation. Following the signposts of divine law, we comprehend the Truth that is changing the world for the better. In this path we find progress attended by life and peace.”

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