Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

A Song About Trust

posted by Cheryl Petersen

My husband wrote a song in which he sings a verse that intrigues me. The verse says, “You become the expression of the power you trust.”

I ask myself, “Who, or what, power do I trust?”

Money, my job, my physical senses, electricity, anger, revenge, peers, seclusion, sleep, a set of rules, dieting, a lifestyle, my own plans, meditation…the list can go on.

I don’t really want to be an expression of any these powers. I want to be Cheryl, the expression of Love, Life, Truth, God. I want to trust God. Then I read in Science and Health, “Material wealth, fame, and social organizations have no authority or influence in the presence of God.”

So, I don’t have to “mistrust” money, my job, my physical senses …but every day realize the trust I have in God and my expression will be, me.

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Six Attitudes of Divine Science, VI

posted by Cheryl Petersen

The word “creed,” or credere seems derived from cor dare — to give one’ s heart. The Christian Science textbook, Science and Health offers, not a list a beliefs but a list of 6 tenets that can help to carefully cultivate an attitude of commitment. The 6th tenet is:

“And we solemnly promise to be spiritually aware, to pray for that Mind to be in us which was also in Christ Jesus, to do to others as we would have them do to us, and to be merciful, just, and pure.”

My comments:

    • We can recognize divine Mind, just as Christ Jesus did.
    • To determine how I want to treat others, I can ask myself, How would I like to be treated?

It takes more than prayer alone to “do” to others.

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, V

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Religious ideology can become blurry as time and change warp human perceptions, therefore reexamination of religious doctrine can be beneficial. This blog is a continuation of a review of the tenets of Christian Science as presented in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures.

Tenet #5 reads:

We acknowledge that the crucifixion of Jesus and his resurrection served to advance faith out of the emptiness of matter/energy into the understanding of eternal Life and the allness of Soul, Spirit.

My comments:

  • Matter, measurable energy, and human brains can be broken down until they are nothing. They can be crucified.
  • Faith in matter/energy and human beings is not reliable.
  • The resurrection of a faith in divine Mind can be established and bring with it an understanding of eternal Life and the universality and all-encompassing presence of God.

Six Attitudes of Divine Science, IV

posted by Cheryl Petersen

Time has a way of distorting that which is not tended to properly, even in religions, therefore I am taking a bit of time to reexamine the tenets of Christian Science, calculated as rules of guidance instead of dogmatic regulations. The fourth tenet states:

“We acknowledge Jesus’ atonement as the evidence of divine healing Love, unfolding our unity with God through Christ Jesus the Way-shower. We acknowledge that our salvation is through Christ, through Truth, Life, and Love, as demonstrated by the Galilean Prophet in healing the sick and overcoming sin and death.”

My comments:

  • Evidence of separation from God disappears as evidence of unity (at-one-with) is realized.
  • Christ Jesus was aware of an unbroken relationship with God, Life.
  • We have something to learn from Christ Jesus, along with other great spiritual doers.
  • Poignant healing is accomplished through Love, Truth, and Life.
  • Spirituality is deliverance from mortality.
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