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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Think Bigger

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The sun doesn’t come to the earth and get inside the earth in order to give it light. The sun didn’t need to become the earth in order to shine light on it. Earth is benefited indirectly, through sunshine. We can learn from this but first let’s go way back to see just how.

The accepted model of the solar system thousands of years ago was earth centered—geocentric. The idea of a sun centered system—heliocentric—came about before Christ but it didn’t gain popularity until the 16th century.

People interpret what they read according to their accepted models therefore ancient readers of the Bible convinced themselves that the Bible teaches a geocentric model. Fortunately, science proved the validity of the heliocentric model and humanity acts with more certainty. But, human egos still fight to be the center of attention.

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Human egos have an embedded belief that everything is revolves around them. Bible readers even go so far as to interpret the Bible to say God created human beings even though this generates nothing but problems.

A God-centered idea is gaining momentum however. God, also known as divine Mind, Life, Truth, Love, Soul, Principle, Spirit, is not human and did not create human beings, but created spiritual beings.

A few verses from the Bible that can easily be twisted to suit the human egos thinking are from Matthew 1:23 and John 10:30. We read in Matthew, “The virgin will conceive and give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel (which means ‘God with us’).” And we read in John a statement attributed to Christ Jesus, “I and the Father are one.”

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The sun and its light are one. The sun and the earth are not one.

To a God centered model, these verses signify that even though human beings are not like God, they still can get out of themselves and into Spirit. Paul said, “For in him we live and move and have our being.” (Acts 17:28) As we stop identifying our self with a human ego and identify with the Christ spirit, “the new creation has come.” (II Cor. 5:17) “Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” (I John 3:2)

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Footsteps of Truth

posted by Cheryl Petersen

An excerpt from the modern abridged version of the chapter Footsteps of Truth:

Where did the diseases, chaos, and crime come from? Diseases, chaos, and crime come from errors of belief held in the human mind while embracing its own limited awareness. The human mind ignorantly or intentionally can be found clutching and holding onto a power other than Love. Human mind adores and promotes that which is temporal. The human mind desires human power and pride.

Christ comes to the human mind and reverses its negative tendencies or training. Through Christ, Truth, you discover your ability to embrace your body in mindfulness and then outline it with thoughts of health. You realize you can banish thoughts of disease and sin and other beliefs by means of Truth. We are immortal. We have an indestructible life.

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Improve the Healing Art

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Question: Is not all [mental]argument mind over mind?

Answer by Mary Baker Eddy: The Scriptures refer to God as saying, “Come now, and let us reason together.” There is but one right Mind, and that one should and does govern [us]. Any co-partnership with that Mind is impossible; and the only benefit in speaking often one to another, arises from the success that one individual has with another in leading their thoughts away from the human mind or body, and guiding the with Truth. That individual is the best healer who asserts him or herself the lest, and thus becomes a transparency for the divine Mind, who is the only physician; the divine Mind is the scientific healer.

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Are You Ordinary?

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The book Twelve Ordinary Men,  by John MacArthur is keeping my attention. MacArthur details the lives of Christ Jesus’ apostles beginning with the fact that these disciples were ordinary. Fishermen, a doctor, a tax collector. Jesus chose 12 people to send out and spread the good news about a God of Love and healing. Jesus didn’t choose a religious authority or rock star or business mogul, but ordinary people.

An ordinary 2013 is not so bad when we hear Christ calling.

From 21st Century Science and Health, “Jesus said, ‘You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.’[1] Let us pay attention and participate in spirituality. Let us pray that this salt doesn’t lose its saltiness, and that this light is not hidden, but radiates and glows into the glory of the sun at noon.

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The infinite Truth of the Christ-cure has come to this age through a ‘gentle whisper.’”[2]


[1] Matt. 5:13–14

[2] I Kings 19:12

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