Category Archives: Spiritual journey

What’s Real?

Humanity may not have a hold on science or spirituality, but they have a hold on us. Genuine science and spirituality move with the ethical imperative to live in harmony.

The world may lack spirituality and people may not keep promises, but the people who practice self-evident truth and reformed attitudes are more likely to innovate, heal, and experience peace.

As with any reform, a transition period will be felt. Transitions are often unsettling and undesirable.

Songwriter Michael Franti sings, “You know it’s never been easy, Every day for everybody ain’t breezy…You know today would be a very good day just to have a good day.”[1]

To human sense, hope and hopelessness cycle faster near extinction. To our spiritual sense, hope and hopelessness surrender to the higher power and substance of infinite Spirit.

Christ said, “The truth will set you free.”[2]

It’s fair to admit that conventional science, religion, and traditions aren’t truth, not even sources of truth but only systems used to learn about truth and lies, the knowledge of good and evil. It’s fair to admit that these systems are imperfect and can wreak havoc on bodies, minds, and Earth.

It’s fair to say that unfair condemnation or denials of humanity and our systems add fuel to conflicting opinions that trash the body, mind, and environment.

The movement of mind and honest investigation neutralizes unfairness and escapes the box that confines mind to mayhem, science to symptomatic matter, or spirituality to organized religion.

As with any advancement, new terminology comes with it. The term, human mind defines the limited knowledge with which we must deal with on a daily basis. The term, infinite Mind defines the all-knowing Intelligence that inspires us with ideas that more intimately relate to a greater dimension of action and well-being. Infinite Mind is synonymous with divine Spirit, Live, Love. Spirit and spirituality give us spiritual senses, far superior to our physical senses which too often misinterpret evidence or can’t keep up with the new evidence.

We exercise our spiritual senses to discover the understanding that cools and purifies the atmosphere to invigorate mind, body, and our environment.

Spiritual exercise usually associates with prayer, meditation, or journaling gratitude but it’s also a mental treatment similar to medical treatments applied regularly and for specific reasons. We can give ourselves mental treatment using the medicine of infinite Mind.

Why would we mentally treat these statements: “The sun is rising,” “Let’s make love in bed,” or “I lost my keys.” Because they aren’t true. The sun is unmoving to a spinning Earth. Having sex makes babies, not love. We can’t lose that which always existed in Mind. The keys will be found or replaced or reconfigured.

Mental treatment guided by the law of infinite Spirit, reveals the possibility of divine reality, here and now, while at the same time revealing the impossibility of wearisome or fearful unrealities.

Think of a typical day. How much of that 24-hour period embodies and reacts to unreality? How often do we watch scripted performances, even with clumsy acting or cinematography? How often does blood pressure race when under a deadline? How often does attention engage hyperbole, white lies, or Botox smiles? How much time does the human mind spend intoxicated, robotically crazy busy, or dreaming away reality?

Science Journalist David McRaney suggested, “The world as you experience it, is a simulation running inside your skull, a waking dream.”[3]

Although using the metaphor of a computer simulation to explore reality is new to thinkers in the technological era, the symbol of a projected, illusive dream reality isn’t new.

Siddhartha Gautama (the Buddha) founded a faith 2,500 years ago, with more than 400 million followers today. Buddhists strive to “wake up,” by practicing inner peace, morality, meditation, and wisdom.

We must define unrealities as such and stop letting them control us. Spirit provides better things to do to witness to self-evident truth.

The fruit of matter or flesh is changeable beliefs and confusion; against such there are conflicting laws.

“The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.”[4] 

Human logic or matter has no intrinsic law, cause or effect. As symptoms, they come and go but ultimately pass away as logic ties itself to the spiritual inspiration that escapes into the infinite. Infinite Mind, Spirit, Love, is the only cause and effect, expressing us in all its glory and sacred purpose.

[1] Franti, Michael (1966– ), singer, songwriter, activist. “Good Day for a Good Day” 2021

[2] John 8:32

[3] McRaney, David. How Mind’s Change: The Surprising Science of Belief, Opinion, and Persuasion. New York, NY, 2022.

[4] Galatians 5:22-23


Evidence of Fairness and Mental Might

Innovation, organic healing, and restoration actively practice these insights:

  • Life goes on,
  • Love conquers fear,
  • Truth corrects blunders,
  • Principle disrupts status quo,
  • Soul inspires ethical and moral might,
  • Mind replaces stupidity,
  • Spirit sources our identities from spirituality not from materiality.

Critic of blind faith and religion, American Philosopher Sam Harris wrote in Waking Up, “The aims of spirituality are not exactly those of science, but neither are they unscientific.”[1]

In the spirit of scientific interests and sacred desires, it’s fair to admit that human life, science, and religion are imperfect and can wreak havoc on bodies, minds, and Earth. It’s fair to recognize that today’s sciences may perhaps be tomorrow’s pseudo-sciences. It’s fair to say that today’s science-fiction may be tomorrow’s science. It’s fair to say that humanity grows weary of utopian or apocalyptic promises broken by science or religion.

It’s fair to say that unfair denials of science or religion show stagnation, decline, fear.

Science and religion aren’t truth, not even sources of truth but only systems used for practice and discovery of human knowledge. While we welcome new knowledge to the end of old, we can’t buy into it or market it as true or real BC human knowledge is always limited and limiting. Human knowledge lacks principle, inspiration, and moral might.

An inspired writer quoted Christ as saying, “The truth will set you free.”[2]

[1] Harris, Sam. Waking Up. New York, NY, 2014.

[2] John 8:32

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Just as a mathematics teacher reads a student’s error on a test to correct it, Jesus read the minds of others, to correct their erroneous beliefs about God, Life, and themselves.

Christ Jesus said, “When you see a cloud rising in the west, you say at once, ‘A shower is coming.’ And so it happens. And when you see the south wind blowing, you say, ‘There will be scorching heat,’ and it happens. You hypocrites! You know how to interpret the appearance of earth and sky, but why do you not know how to interpret the present time?”

Successful mind-reading is done by first knowing original Mind, God. Any thought unlike the divine is an error. And even if we don’t learn to mind-read properly, technology forces us to start learning appropriately since millions of people believe they need to post online their every thought.

Read thoughts through the lens of Love, Truth.

“Truth has no consciousness of error. Love has no sense of hatred. Life has no partnership with death. Truth, Life, and love are a law o f annihilation to everything unlike themselves, because they declare nothing except God, good. Science rules beliefs, errors, disease out of human mind and body.”–Cheryl Petersen, author of 21st Century Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: A modern version of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health. And author of, from science & religion to God: A briefer narrative of Mary Baker Eddy’s Science and Health.

A cheerful heart

Recognize harmony

“When the curse of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and Spirit’s idea. Allow nothing but Soul’s likeness to prevail in your thought. Do not let fear or doubt eclipse your clear sense and calm trust in Truth. The recognition of life harmonious—as Life eternally is—can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not.”–21st Century Science and Health

The light of Love emits light spontaneously

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.

Did Mary Baker Eddy Make a Mistake?

Want to read something funny?

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.

I believe, Truth saves.

Stand on the side of our spirituality

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.

Revel in the Joy

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

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