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August 2011 Archives

System of Divine Science Intact

posted by Cheryl Petersen

While always controversial, Mary Baker Eddy’s theories have been exceptionally influential in Mind-healing. The impact of this 19th century spiritual leader remains extraordinary. Eddy formulated her theories within the framework of what she termed, divine Science, a.k.a. Christian Science. Her […]

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The Science of Unlearning

posted by Cheryl Petersen

After our first daughter was born, my husband and I were gleefully busy adapting to parenthood; in other words, learning a lot. A friend soon invited us to a party, to which we promptly accepted, but then looked at one […]

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Canning Fruit and Pickles for Preservation

posted by Cheryl Petersen

This time of the year reminds of when I canned fruit. I would put up over 120 quarts of peaches, apricots, pears, applesauce, and plums, and over 30 pints of fruit jams and pizza tomato sauce. Sweet ripe luscious fruit, […]

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Spiritual Study and Power are Not Complicated

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My study of divine Science helps me better function intellectually without every little sensory detail in my environment hijacking my attention. I study spirituality without going into information overload. Spirituality and its imminent power to heal are not about complicated […]

Brain is Not Consciousness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Is “awareness” or a “connection to the Divine” dependent on the human mind or brain? Or, is a connection to the Divine dependent on consciousness? Because I don’t have what you call a human mind but I certainly am conscious […]

Rookie Mistakes in Spiritual Healing

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Success in spiritual healing is warranted only as we find and follow our own pace. Whether a pro or a rookie, here are six pitfalls to avoid when practicing spiritual healing. Gunning the start. Running headstrong, for example into an […]

Sustainable Relationships

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Brain Plasticity in Adults

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Until recently, it has been believed in mainstream neuroscience, that plasticity in the brain is present only in children. The younger years are considered critical in brain development because once we become an adult, the brain wiring is permanent, localized. […]

Getting Back Up after being Shot Down

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My ears were being assaulted by profanity voiced somewhere in the house. I went to investigate the uncommon occurrence and discovered the profanity was coming from the TV. A show called “Bulls**t”, hosted by Penn & Teller, was on. Penn […]

Inconvenient Complaint

posted by Cheryl Petersen

I got home late after working with a moody person, and so ate a quick cold dinner. I did warm up some tea in the microwave but got the tea too hot so burned my tongue. Ugh. I put a […]

A Song About Trust

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My husband wrote a song in which he sings a verse that intrigues me. The verse says, “You become the expression of the power you trust.” I ask myself, “Who, or what, power do I trust?” Money, my job, my […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, VI

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The word “creed,” or credere seems derived from cor dare — to give one’ s heart. The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health offers, not a list a beliefs but a list of 6 tenets that can help to carefully […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, V

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Religious ideology can become blurry as time and change warp human perceptions, therefore reexamination of religious doctrine can be beneficial. This blog is a continuation of a review of the tenets of Christian Science as presented in Science and Health […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, IV

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Time has a way of distorting that which is not tended to properly, even in religions, therefore I am taking a bit of time to reexamine the tenets of Christian Science, calculated as rules of guidance instead of dogmatic regulations. […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, III

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Details, details, details. Sometimes they drive us nuts, other times they are extremely pertinent to a situation. In the case of religion, when the demand is to keep religion relevant, details can be reviewed. This post is the third in […]

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, II

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Revisiting the details behind a religion helps removes obstacles. In the 19th century, Mary Baker Eddy founded a religion for Christian Scientists, and in the Science and Health text, she answered the question as to whether or not Christian Scientists […]

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Good dissolves bad
Sometimes, I just feel bad. Bad about myself, or life, or my situation. I can figure out why, for example, it’s because of hormones. But giving it a name doesn’t get rid of the bad feeling. Science and religion both discuss the value of positive thinking and it has proven to be a good s

posted 9:54:06am Mar. 25, 2015 | read full post »

Keeping mercy
Deut. 7:9 Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. (English Standard Version) Know now then that the Lord your God is the only true God! He is the faithful

posted 8:07:29am Mar. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Fishing Salmon River
Once experts realized genes aren’t stable and can mutate, the human mind took off in multiple directions, some not so good. Genetically modified organisms (GMO’s) have become popular, although not exactly admired. Many of the plants and trees we grow have been forced selected. For example,

posted 7:46:08am Mar. 10, 2015 | read full post »

Inspiring person, Rosamond Carr
Not what I’d classify as a religious person, but spiritual, Rosamond Halsey Carr tells her story in her book, Land of a Thousand Hills: My Life in Rwanda. Published in 2001 and read by me last month, I recommend this book as a picture of woman’s self-realized independence, inner splendor, and ou

posted 7:15:03am Mar. 05, 2015 | read full post »

A star gymnast
Film, The Gabby Douglas Story (2014), captured many of the emotions that surely were experienced before medals were earned at the 2008 Olympics. Gabby’s family, already at a level of impoverishment, sacrificed for Gabby Douglas to continue training. And, although tempted, Gabby didn’t give up.

posted 7:43:20am Mar. 01, 2015 | read full post »

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