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“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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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.

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.

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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The mind-blowing, super-fantastic physical world and human energy distracts us away from the simplicity of Spirit’s universe, yet Spirit blesses us though we “do not know where it comes from or where it goes.” (John 3:8, ESV) In a world of inaccurate or incomplete beliefs and expectations rushing to develop their power, it is wise earnestly to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing you and others. Communication flows from Spirit to us through divine law, not through mystical mediums. The divine law communicates truth, wellbeing, and order to earth and humanity.

Metaphysical practitioners have to stay clear and focused. After reading the human mind, the response needs to be scientific. A scientific mental method strives for the rights of intelligence and asserts that the one Mind controls body and brain.

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Spiritual power is not used to control or ignore the fleshly sensations but to become aware of Spirit, of honesty, connectedness, humility, joy, grace, wellbeing, wisdom, peace, and integrity. Honing our spiritual power takes time, experience, and comprehension. We can take care of our bodies while yet learning what divine Science reveals.

Every day makes its demands upon us for higher proofs rather than professions of Christian power.Christianity is not false, but religions which contradict its Principle are false. Ritualism and creed suffocate spirituality. To trust material conservatism is to distrust Spirit. To trust Spirit is to bless the human family. Crumbs of comfort come from singing, preaching, and practicing an inspiration of wisdom, Truth, or Love.In the sacred sanctuary of Truth we hear solemn important voices. Footsteps of Truth follow the law of progress. It can be a slow process to reach perfection, so getting started now is better.

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