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Something to do during COVID-19 pandemic

From the “Index” of 21st Century Science and Health, 6th edition, look up references to your choice of the following words, typed in bold font below. When reading the references, ask yourself questions.


How can we feel Soul guiding us through social-distancing, rather than feel the pull of emotionalism?

Angels are exalted thoughts that guide us, so what type of indestructible angels get us through chaos and vulnerability?

Divine Truth guides byspiritual rules, not human rules, therefore what human rules can we distance ourselves from? What spiritual rules can we live, move, and breath?


How do we read human mind without fear, but with healing compassion, such as Christ Jesus did?

What other types of activities and ideas, other than “song, sermon, and Science” show trust in Spirit and spirituality and offer comfort to humanity?

How do we possess and reflect “God’s dominion to bless the environment” when using the internet?


Staying on the side of “Science and peace” isn’t danger-free, so what errors of thought do we banish to stay protected and safe?

The “peace and order of divine Mind” doesn’t come by avoiding COVID-19, but by treating it with spiritual understanding, by respecting advanced thinkers, and what else?

Like a “dove,” how are we symbols of peace? Like “evening,” we can trust peace and rest to overpower mystification and weariness.


Christian Science Review, 9

Question. What is intelligence?

Answer. Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. It is the primal and perpetual quality of infinite Mind, the all-inclusive Principle—Life, Truth, and Love—named God.

Think on this: Because we’re trained to believe that the mechanism of the human brain controls intelligence, we therefore experience not only intellect but also stupidity, since the brain runs extremes.

However, the view that recognizes intelligence as attached to the human brain is dying.

Animal and bug brains show intelligence. Moreover, people see intelligence expressed in the survival behavior of plants or in outer space systems. As our views of intelligence expand, we indirectly stop looking for objects resembling the human brain and increase the possibility of discovering intelligent life on earth and in outer space.

Time spent measuring intelligence, for example, IQ testing, will be replaced by testing thoughts, to make sure we employ divine thoughts and not human thoughts. Divine thoughts, grounded on infinite Mind and Love, result in a wisdom we can identify with and put to work in everyday life. Whereas, human thoughts, based on human history and wants, eventually find dead ends.

As for intelligence in the form of information or news, it is our right and responsibility to weigh the information with unbiased honesty and spiritual courage, the Christ-spirit. It is our right and responsibility to use our God-given courage to wrap our self in Truth, which comes with new truths each day.

Intelligence is knowledge, presence, and power. It has no beginning and no end. Spirit is intelligence and we Spirit’s image and likeness.

“If then you have been raised with Christ, seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.”—Colossians 3:1-3




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Sight of a Straight Leg Never Lost

When engaging a healing practitioner it is effective to know the practitioners intent. Not every healer is intent on making money, or getting you to church, or controlling you. Many, most, practitioners are faithful and honest and have a grand sight of spiritual goodness and Love.

Here is Leigh’s story:

Leigh was born with her left leg twisted. After a car accident in her 20’s, the leg was twisted more and she started having a lot of trouble with pain. Leigh attended a workshop on channeling and a gentleman spontaneously was “seeing” into people’s injuries and said he thought he could heal Liegh.

During the next series of lectures at the workshop, the gentleman sat with his hands on Leigh’s leg and after about 5 days her leg jerked up and there was a pop. The bone between the ankle and knees moved into place. Leigh now has a straight leg. Moreover, to further improve the muscles, Leigh has developed a movement class that combines a psychophysical method, body patterning, and yoga. Leigh’s blogs at www.bluegrassnotes.wordpress.com

From 21st Century Science and Health, “Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests on its object. Isn’t it amazing that a friend is always beautiful? Men and women of seasoned years and increased wisdom ought to advance in spirituality and health, instead of lapsing into gloom and doom. Spiritual Mind renews the body with nice features. God supplies the body with beautiful images of thought; which destroy the complaints of mortal sense bent on bringing us to the grave.”

Wine and Bread Making

Archeologists have found evidence of wine being purposely made as far back as 12,000 years ago. To say this wine was made successfully is not completely true. People did not understand the fermentation process until the invention of the microscope followed by the pioneering scientific work of Louis Pasteur in the late 1860’s when yeast was identified as the living organism and agent responsible for alcoholic fermentation. Today, winemakers kill off any yeast in the juice and use isolated yeast strains in pure culture form to make consistent palatable wines. Also, a baker’s yeast has been identified to be utilized for good bread making.

Yeast is naturally everywhere. We can’t see it, but it’s in our homes, on the trees and plants, it floats in the air and we breathe it every day. Although ancient wine and bread makers didn’t know exactly why, they learned to keep a bit of good wine or a portion of good dough around to be used as starters for new batches.

Yeast is a type of leaven. Nelson’s Bible Dictionary states, “Leaven was a common Jewish metaphor for an invisible, pervasive influence.” Christ Jesus warned his disciples, “Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and of the Sadducees.” (Matt. 16:6, KJV) More modern Bibles have incorporated the discovery of yeast into their translations, for example “Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees and Sadducees.” (NIV) The use of the word leaven signified that which could be seen, leftover wine or a piece of bread dough, however the word yeast signifies the need to beware of thoughts unseen.

We can see thoughts. We see thoughts of anger and happiness and as we fine-tune our ability to perceive thoughts, we allow our self to be influenced only by that which is conducive to our spiritual growth and understanding.

From 21st Century Science and Health, “Mortals evolve images of thought. They may appear to the learner to be apparitions, but they are mysterious only because it is unusual to see thoughts, although we can feel their influence. Ghosts and strange noises brought out in a dark séance either involve pranks or they are images and sounds evolved involuntarily by human mind. Seeing is no less a quality of physical sense than is feeling. Here it can be asked, why is it more difficult to see a thought than to feel one? Education alone determines the difference. In reality there is no difference between seeing and feeling a thought.

“The term ‘sixth sense’ has been used to describe intuitive vision, or knowingness, when really it is first sense. Our intuitive perception discerns essential facts. Science enables a person to read the human mind, but not as a clairvoyant. Science enables one to heal through Mind, but not as a hypnotist.

“How do we distinguish real thoughts from illusive thoughts? By learning what is the starting point of the thought. Real ideas flow from the divine Mind. Unreal thoughts, coming from the brain or from auras, are extensions of the human mind; they are an accumulation of imprinted mortal beliefs and experiences. Ideas are spiritual, harmonious, and eternal.”

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