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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Affordable digital Science and Health, 4th edition

posted by Cheryl Petersen

yellow trainsReligion around the world, though once a pillar of stability, seems to now be a source of division. But, instead of focusing on religion’s bad reputation, we can make an about turn and  focus on God, love. We are not controlled by unwritten human rules, but we are controlled by Life, Truth, and Love.

Click here to preview a comprehensive read that discusses mind medicine, an inclusive theology, and a better view of science. You can learn about a God who is Love, Spirit. Old views of God can drop away. The book teaches how to heal like Christ Jesus. You can read about a life in divine Mind, with healthy, purposeful ideas.This is a revision of a book on spirituality first written in the 19th century. Revisionist, Cheryl Petersen, advances the ongoing meanings in “Science and Health.

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Jumping to Conclusions

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Last Sunday afternoon, my husband, Doug, and I decided to pick up litter alongside the highway. We brought along garbage sacks that hold 30 gallons and parked in a parking lot. Getting out of the truck, we headed down the side of the road under sunshine.

We’d talk about our jobs, upcoming projects, and the kids while trying not to make too big a deal out of the surfeit of crap we were picking up: bottles, cans, vehicle mirrors, straws, cushions, a pad, clothing, plastic, wheel rims, candy wrappers, fast food containers, coffee cups and so on. We left the full bags on the side of the road.

After filling 16 bags, plus the 5 gallon bucket we found on the side of the road, we sauntered back to the truck. Doug tells me, “You drive, and I’ll pick up the garbage.” So, we open the side doors and I climb into the driver seat while on the other side Doug looks for a napkin in the truck. Still standing outside, he calmly blows his nose on the napkin and drops it on the ground as if he has been littering his whole life.

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I caught a glimpse of the napkin falling to the ground, outside the truck, and could feel my brain trigger outrage, but of course, I know Doug, he doesn’t litter. So, I started laughing and laughing. Finally getting my giggles under control, what do I do?

Doug and the truckload of litter

Doug and the truckload of litter

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I ask Doug, “You did pick that napkin up and put it in the truck didn’t you?”

“Yes,” answered Doug.

When laughing, I missed the fact that Doug bent over and picked up the napkin and immediately put it in the truck. Littering goes against our nature so strong that even the joke was unbearable. But, I still am laughing when thinking about Doug’s deadpan facial expression when he pulled the joke. Admittedly, what looks like hilarity at its finest to me, may seem really boring, but this is the kind of stuff Doug and I do when we get a few minutes away from work.

It’s interesting: The human mind can jump so quickly to a wrong conclusion. I remind myself today, just because we picked up a horrendous amount of garbage doesn’t mean everyone litters. I must keep the Godlike view before me.

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Exploring Prayer

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview and buy new/old thoughts on Prayer.

Excerpt:

share joy“Effective prayer is buoyed by an intense desire for increased grace. The desire must be combined with a genuine effort to express courage, forbearance, love, and good deeds…We are worthy of Love. We can be patient with ourselves and with others, because in this chaotic world most of us are neophytes at assimilating the divine character. Not only is it difficult to understand a God we can’t physically control, but we’ve also been hardwired to materialize our prayers by saying them out loud or repeating them ad nauseam….We can feel the aspiration, humility, gratitude, and love which our words express, and this God accepts. We can get our act together and help our self. We can welcome new knowledge and apply it in our prayers.”

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Christian Healing in the 21st Century

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Click here to preview, and purchase, a dialogue on spiritual healing.

Excerpts from the dialogue:

Whatever our profession or position in life, we can go to the sick and love much, but we must regard common sense and common humanity before evoking healing from the outstretched arm of righteousness.

If we are to heal by the Spirit, we can’t hide the skill in some religious doctrine, or human pattern of behavior. Don’t repeat inspiring words over and over, as if the more they are said the better the chances of healing. Don’t be captivated by pious personalities, favorite quotes, or cyclical arguments.

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Healing is a consequence of discovering Truth, Christ. The discovery is made after searching new ways of thinking with a gracious, grateful, pure intent. Humility must replace arrogance or the desire for status. It becomes pointless to seek Truth for the loaves and the fish. (Matt. 14 & 15, Mark 6, Luke 9, John 6)

Gather the facts of being from divine Mind. But, because Mind-science is ahead of its time, be reasonable and honest, and practice it as you understand it, a step at a time.  Don’t expect an instant state of spirituality. We don’t require an infant to instantly become an adult. The sooner we take the steps in divine Science the better, and we can move from infancy to adulthood with a consistency. Divine Science interprets whole healing, even uplifting the human race to purity, strength, and health.

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Mental energy parallels recuperative power. Be assured that you can accomplish the good you hope for and that the body will follow in the direction Mind points out. Remember that Life is God and God is omnipotent. We can do as Christ Jesus did and speak to disease as though we have authority over it, leaving Soul to master the false evidence of the physical senses. Soul will assert its claims over mortality and disease. The same Principle cures both sin and sickness.

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