Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

New cells every day

walk in sand healingI can relate somewhat to the Buddhist perspective that the mind is non-physical, formless, shapeless, colorless, genderless, and has the capacity to cognize or know. The basic nature of mind is pure, limitless and pervasive.

For this mind to also produce sickness doesn’t make sense to me though. Too contradictory for a mind to be both healthy and sick. So, I contemplate Mary Baker Eddy’s thought that distinguishes between human mind and divine Mind.


The human mind creates the physical situation. Or rather, the human mind holds within its mental chambers health or sickness and then feels them and calls the feelings a body.

The divine Mind is non-physical, formless, shapeless, colorless, genderless, all-knowing, and infinite. It knows health only. It never changes from knowing goodness and wellbeing. From this basis, healing of the physical can occur when the human mind yields to the divine Mind.

Science confirms the possibility of healing. Divine Science confirms the mental power to know the Mind of God, which includes health and holy purpose. Physical science confirms healing also but unless the mind is realized as a component, the healing is a mystery.

The New York Public Library’s Science Desk Reference notes, “There are between 50 and 75 trillion cells in the body…. Each type of cell has its own life span, and when a human dies it may take hours or day before all the cells in the body die.” Every seven years (or 10, depending on which story you hear) we become essentially new people, because in that time, every cell in your body has been replaced by a new cell.


Though the body changes every 7 years, we basically are the same people, showing that mind must be an element in our figuring. The revision of the body doesn’t change our meaning.

To relate to the meaning of divine Mind even establishes our ability to heal without a lingering mystery.

It was no mystery to me when I displaced fear with appreciation and my skin healed after being burnt.

Previous Posts

Prayer is the faith that all things positive and good are possible to God. Fed by selfless love, faith grows into spiritual understanding and reveals remarkable experiences. God’s work is done. We reflect the doing. Prayer embraces action, ...

posted 8:54:03am Oct. 10, 2015 | read full post »

Under the brawny personality
We have a guy who lives down the road. He's all brawn, not a speck of fat on him. Tattoos. He can talk a mean talk too. Not a guy you want to mess with. He drives a big, black 4-wheel drive truck. Fast. The other day, he was barreling down ...

posted 7:31:30am Oct. 03, 2015 | read full post »

Facts and fictions don't stop living truth
I believe in divine Mind, or God. That is a fact. But I don’t believe in the punishing, temperamental, ambivalent God talked about freely in the Bible. In fact, many parts of the Bible are pure fiction to me. Eventually I discovered, ...

posted 9:59:22am Sep. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Knowing what we need to, when
I recently traveled to Copenhagen, Denmark, and toured the Medical Museum. The tour guide led a group of us through the history of how science has described human beings. She told us, “It was in the 20th century when science began realizing we ...

posted 9:32:00am Sep. 21, 2015 | read full post »

Giving thanks or giving approval?
Scene on east coast The woman went into the eclectic café and ordered an upscale salad containing romaine, arugula, red leaf lettuces, dried cranberries, and cashews. It came with a slice of homemade sourdough bread. “This salad is ...

posted 9:08:11am Sep. 16, 2015 | read full post »


Report as Inappropriate

You are reporting this content because it violates the Terms of Service.

All reported content is logged for investigation.