Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Movement in consciousness

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From a Bible Lesson on the subject of “Movement”

Golden Text: John 6: 16-21*

16 When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, 17 got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum. It was now dark, and Jesus had not yet come to them. 18 The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing. 19 When they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were frightened. 20 But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” 21 Then they were glad to take him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land to which they were going.

From 21st Century Science and Health*

Mind’s control over the universe and humankind is no longer an open question, but is demonstrable Science.

Through spiritual ascendency our Lord and Master healed the sick, raised the dead, and commanded even the winds and waves to obey him. Grace and Truth are potent beyond all other means and methods.

The lack of spiritual power in today’s demonstrations of popular Christianity does not put to silence the labor of the centuries. Spiritual, not material consciousness is needed.

Acts 3: 1-10

Now Peter and John were going up to the temple at the hour of prayer, the ninth hour. And a man lame from birth was being carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple that is called the Beautiful Gate to ask alms of those entering the temple. Seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple, he asked to receive alms. And Peter directed his gaze at him, as did John, and said, “Look at us.” And he fixed his attention on them, expecting to receive something from them. But Peter said, “I have no silver and gold, but what I do have I give to you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk!” And he took him by the right hand and raised him up, and immediately his feet and ankles were made strong. And leaping up he stood and began to walk, and entered the temple with them, walking and leaping and praising God. And all the people saw him walking and praising God, 10 and recognized him as the one who sat at the Beautiful Gate of the temple, asking for alms. And they were filled with wonder and amazement at what had happened to him.

From 21st Century Science and Health

Muscles are not self-acting. If mind does not move them, they are motionless. Hence the great fact that Mind alone enlarges and empowers through its mandate—by reason of its demand for and supply of power.

The fact that truth corresponds to reality is not rejected in Christian Science. Instead, Christian Science reveals that much of the reality before the human perceptions is not actually true, for example the earth isn’t a motionless solid mass, but consists of forces in constant motion. Truth, reality, has no error; therefore disbelief in error destroys error and leads to discernment of Truth.

Not too much reliance on a machine

posted by Cheryl Petersen

While driving near the outskirts of Washington D.C., I listened to and followed directions coming from the GPS sitting on the car dash.

Stay to the left, stay to the left, stay to the left. Take the ramp in point 2 miles and continue of 95 north.

Ramps are generally on the right so I missed the ramp on the left. But, after “recalculating” the GPS machine had me back on track within minutes.

I could see my awareness shrinking into the size of that GPS machine.

The more I relied on the GPS machine, the less I was seeing ahead and around.

I could drive and not see the city. I could drive and not get to know the roads.

With all due respect for the GPS machine, I turned it off when I could fairly make myself drive by memory. It’s okay if I have to stop and look at a map. It’s okay if I have to become more familiar with my surroundings. It’s okay if I have to think. We have angels to help us.

From 21st Century Science and Health, “We need to become familiar with original Bible texts and be willing to give up human beliefs and interpretations established by hierarchies or instigated by the worst passions of mortal beings. Familiarity with texts opens the way for divine Science to be understood and makes the Bible the map of life, where the healing steps of Truth are clearly pointed out.”

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The substance of reality

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Have you ever worked with someone for a few days, or weeks, or years and at some point realized what an amazing, or patient, or honest, person it is you are working with?

That grandness, patience and honesty is the reality.

The human mortal elements fade away.

We have the divine right to focus and know reality, all the time.

Have a great year.

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Knowing God

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It’s hard to get to know a person. Even when we think we do know a person, something comes up to surprise us. The good surprises are nice. The bad surprises aren’t.

Well, it’s just a hard to get to know God. Even when we think we do know God, we need to be on our toes because God is infinite, ever revealing.

God won’t change because of what’s happening on earth. So, knowing the world isn’t particularly beneficial to knowing God.

God isn’t changing. God is constantly manifesting life, truth, and love.

It takes a lot of effort to witness to this constant unfoldment. Sometimes, I want to take a nap, or be angry and forget to relish the life, truth, and love.

Thankfully, God knows us and this knowing helps us know God.

From 21st Century Science and Health:

“People are more than a material shell with a mind stuck inside. Spirituality is more than a soul trying to escape a human experience in order to be immortal. We reflect infinity, and this reflection is the true idea of God.

“Spiritual selfhood is infinitely being expressed, broadening and ascending from a boundless basis. Mind manifests all that exists in the infinitude of Truth. The only way we will know our true self, is to know God properly.

“The infinite Principle is reflected by the infinite idea and spiritual individuality, but the human ego and physical senses have no cognizance of either Principle or its idea. As spiritual mindfulness gains the true perception of God and creation, the human abilities are refined and sharpened.”

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