Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

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.”

Merry Christmas

posted by Cheryl Petersen

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