A physician of osteopath gave a lecture recently on doctoring in the 19th century. Dr. Brown reminded the audience that although an incredible amount of discovery occurred in the 19th century it took decades to learn how to apply the knowledge.
It is one thing to discover an idea, but quite another to apply the idea to benefit humanity. One reason being, the learning process requires an “unlearning” of assumptions.
When it comes to spiritual healing, frequently, the public assumes that Christian Science insists on reading the Bible almost exclusively along with Science and Health. A closer look at this assumption reveals 3 facts:
- The assumption is false. Reading the Bible and Science and Health singularly produces narrow-mindedness and a lack of cultural intellect.
- Students of Christian Science practice adhering to Truth, not a book.
- Books are tools, not powers that be. As a result, the Bible offers an opportunity for spiritual growth.
Our application of healing truths becomes more reliable and humane as we learn and unlearn properly.
From Science and Health, “Whatever resembles an idea governed by Principle, furnishes food for thought. Through astronomy, art, natural history, chemistry, music, and mathematics, thought passes naturally from effect back to cause…Academics of the right sort are requisite. Observation, invention, study, and original thought are expansive. They should promote the advancement of human mind to a higher consciousness, out of all that is mortal.”