Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Saving silence

posted by Cheryl Petersen

For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. Psalm 62:1 ESV

geese and gooslings

Zen kitty and poetry

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Cats Sleep Anywhere

Cats sleep anywhere, any table, any chair.
Top of piano, window-ledge, in the middle, on the edge.
Open draw, empty shoe, anybody’s lap will do.
Fitted in a cardboard box, in the cupboard with your frocks.
Anywhere! They don’t care! Cats sleep anywhere.

…Eleanor Farjeon

 

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You see the beauty of the world
Through eyes of unalloyed content,
And in my study chair upcurled,
Move me to pensive wonderment.

I wish I knew your trick of thought,
The perfect balance of your ways;
They seem an inspiration, caught
From other laws in older days.

…Author Unknown

all three on moms lap

VOTE with knowledge

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The power of the vote is seen when people become informed and vote according to justice, honesty, integrity, and energy, rather than according to a party or sect. We have the ability to discern the spiritual characteristics of candidates and vote for the one who will rise to every occasion with moral courage.

 

voteFrom 21st Century Science and Health:

The divine Principle of the First Commandment bases the Science of spiritual being by which we demonstrate health, holiness, and life eternal. One infinite God, good, unites people and nations; constitutes good-will; ends wars; fulfills the Scripture, “Love your neighbor as yourself;”[1] annihilates false thinking and Christian idolatry—removes whatever is wrong in social, civil, criminal, political, and religious codes; equalizes the sexes; annuls the curse on us, and leaves nothing that can sin, suffer, be punished or destroyed.

 

[1] Matt. 19:19, 22:39; Mark 12:31, 33; Luke 10:27; Rom. 13:9; Gal. 5:14; James 2:8

Stepping out of eating disorders

posted by Cheryl Petersen

From 21st Century Science and Health:

In seeking a cure for digestive and food related problems, don’t consult matter.

Physical particle/waves do not express Spirit. God is infinite omnipresent Spirit. If Spirit is all and is everywhere, what and where is this limited so-called substance? Remember, truth is greater than error and we cannot put the greater into the lesser. Soul is Spirit, and Spirit is greater than body.

This new-born understanding that neither food nor the stomach, without the consent of human mind, can make us suffer, brings with it another lesson, that self-indulgence, gluttony, or bulimia, are sensual illusions and can’t give you satisfaction. This phantasm disappears as we better understand our spiritual existence and walk the line of a balanced life.

Food affects the body only as fleshly mind has its material methods of working. One method is to believe that proper food supplies nutriment and strength to the human system. Another method is to believe we have no self-control. The human mind’s recipe for health never gets it right, whereas Truth regenerates this fleshly mind and feeds thought with the bread of Life.

Food has less power to help or to hurt us after our thought has transformed to the spiritual. Without the consent of human mind, food and the stomach can’t make you suffer. It is a human deception to believe you have to eat if you feel hungry. It is another deception to believe purging food will help you stay thin.

As the crude footprints of the past disappear from the dissolving paths of the present, we shall better understand the Science which governs these changes, and stand on firmer ground. Every sensuous pleasure or pain is self-destroyed through suffering. There can be painless progress, attended by life and peace instead of disorder and death.

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