Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality


Creativity without Creating a Mess

posted by Cheryl Petersen

With all their faults, human beings still amaze me. People are incredibly creative, inventive, and insightful. Science and religion are tools we use sometimes to boost the innovation.

Airplanes, apps, espresso machines, boot warmers…

Philanthropy, purpose, wellbeing…

Human beings will always be consumers at some level and most of us have seen the downfall of the consumerist addict—waste, exploitation, and possession that own us.

How do we express our creativity, inventiveness, and insight without creating the consumerism?

We read in 21st Century Science and Health, “Creation is always appearing, and must always continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source. Mortal sense inverts this appearing and calls ideas material. Thus misinterpreted, the divine idea seems to fall to a level of human or material belief, called mortal human being…The substance, Life, intelligence, Truth, and Love, which constitute Deity, are reflected by Mind’s creation. When we subordinate the false testimony of the bodily senses to the facts of Science, we will see this true likeness and reflection everywhere…All things are fashioned by, and after, God’s own likeness. Life is reflected in existence, Truth in truthfulness, God in goodness. They impart their own peace and permanence. Love, fragrant with unselfishness, bathes all in beauty and light. The grass beneath our feet silently exclaims, “Happy are those who claim nothing, for the whole earth will belong to them!”[1]


[1] Matt. 5:5 (Phillips NT)



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