Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters

posted by Cheryl Petersen

All proceeds generated by the sale of 21st Century Science and Health for the last quarter in year 2012 will go to Big Brothers Big Sisters.

As a former foster mother, I can vouch for the effectiveness of advancing our children to become wonderful adults. Sometimes, life serves some of us a raw deal, but when we work together, our future has hope.

 

Deformity is in the Eye of the Beholder

posted by Cheryl Petersen

As a newspaper reporter, I cover stories that not only support the fact that what we physically see and hear is a subjective state of human mind, but also that people utilize this rule to free themselves of that which hinders increased wisdom, happiness, and strength.

courtesy theinspirationroom.com

One story was about an older gentleman who staged a one-man play depicting his life. He had little memory of his older sister, who was severely disabled and placed in a “warehouse” when she was eight-years old because at the time, in the 1950’s, that is what was done. The man never took the time to get to know his sister but he did attend her funeral forty years later and was dumbfounded to find a large crowd at the memorial service. He was poignantly astonished by the tears and comments coming from all those who grew to know and love his sister. When asked if he would like to say anything at the services end, he braved up and, with tears of sadness for missing out on what all those people did not miss out on–knowing his sister, he then thanked them for being her family.

In divine Science, the fact that beauty, or deformity is a subjective state of the human mind, and that the human mind can yield to a greater divine Mind that only knows beauty and intelligence, is a powerful tool we can wield to free ourselves of limiting perceptions.

Smell the Flowers

posted by Cheryl Petersen
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Choking on Ice-Cream

posted by Cheryl Petersen

It can be difficult to swallow new ideas or new ways of doing things, however it’s only choking on ice-cream

The Christian Science Monitor Weekly’s editor poses an interesting opening paragraph in the August 13, 2012 edition, “Where does intelligence come from? Biologists look to organic structures. Psychologists study influences and experiences. Theologians look to the spiritual.”

courtesy csmonitor.com

Quite often, biologists, psychologist, and theologians are inclined to share views and learn from one another since most can admit intelligence needs cultivating. Not surprisingly, the new ideas or ways of doing things are hard to swallow. Even some theologians have a hard time swallowing what other theologians are sharing. They choke. But its like they are only choking on ice-cream. It melts and goes down okay. We can see infinite views.

We can take the time to swallow and digest new ideas before we wave them off.

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