In rural upstate New York, the public schools are having an intense time with the budget cuts. Many community leaders are getting together to share ideas and develop workable policies apropos to the region, with the common goal of providing the best possible education to the children.
The schools that don’t adapt to the challenges of national development appear to be faltering. But for those who realize the communities are not working separately or as competitors, opportunities are discovered.
The whole scenario typifies the world situation of globalization. Working and living in isolation is passé. Walls have come down. Technology has aided in our ability to work together with shared knowledge.
Care must be taken not to be rigidly concerned about maintaining a status-quo, but to focus of basic necessities. This keeps the goal of providing the best possible education to the children possible.
This state of affairs can roll over into religion, also a business that is becoming global. Barricades of dogma are coming down. Technology is aiding in our ability to work with shared knowledge toward the common goal of increased spirituality and healing.
From 21st Century Science and Health, “A fragrance becomes favorable only as it escapes into the surrounding atmosphere. The same is true in regard to our knowledge of Truth. Spiritual understanding, shared, can help waken others who are overrun with negativity.”
Don’t get trapped
Trapped by their own inertia, healers fail to give serious attention to that which allows the thought to adapt to the challenges of world development.
From the book, 21st Century Science and Health, “You command the situation if you understand that temporal existence is a state of self-deception and not the truth of being. Fleshly mind is constantly producing on temporal body the results of false opinions; and it will continue to do so, until human error is deprived of its imaginary powers by Truth. Christ, Truth, sweeps away the gossamer web of temporal illusion. The most Christian state is one of integrity and spiritual understanding, and this is best adapted for healing the sick.
“Always begin your spiritual treatment by quieting the fear of patients. Silently reassure them as to their exemption from disease and danger. Watch the result of this simple rule of Mind-healing and you will find that it alleviates the symptoms of every disease. If you succeed in wholly removing the fear, your patient is healed. The great fact that God lovingly controls all, which naturally causes the self-punishment of anything that works against Life, Truth, and Love, is your standpoint from which to advance and destroy the human fear of sickness. Mentally and silently plead the case scientifically for Truth. You may adapt the reasoning to meet the peculiar or general symptoms of the case you treat, but be thoroughly persuaded in your own mind concerning the truth which you think or speak, and you will be the winner.”
This bumper sticker caught my eye yesterday.
I got closer and saw what it said.
After chuckling, I thought, Well, they have humility to admit they might need help.
From the book, 21st Century Science and Health, “The Science of Mind reverses the delusive evidence that soul is in a body. We can admit the fact that Soul is not in a body and the body is accountable to Mind. People are the humble expressions (servants) of calm Mind, though it seems otherwise to our immature perceptions. We will never understand spiritual facts if we don’t reverse the outward appearance or remove the false imprints on the brain. Man and woman are not a dichotomy of non-intelligence and intelligence. Soul, substance, is God, unchangeable and intelligent; and we coexist with and reflect Soul, God, for we are God’s image.”
The right to vote has evolved over the last couple centuries and we don’t want to take it for granted. Voting can seem useless, almost stupid in the midst of political promises broken and a messy society however voting is our say in society.
Setting aside the hype and temptation to cast a ballot for the best sounding name or the candidate who looks the prettiest, we can vote for honesty, wisdom, and insight. We can research what the candidates and laws represent before voting. Don’t feel overwhelmed; research what you can deal with at the moment. Some voting is better than none.