Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Treatment Ideas for January 1, 2020

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

When we fully understand our relation to the Divine, 1 we can have no other Mind but His, — no other Love, wisdom, or Truth, no other sense of Life, and no consciousness of the existence of matter or error. — Eddy

Then Jesus answered and said unto her, O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt. And her daughter was made whole from that very hour. — Matt. 15:28, KJ

Eternal Truth-Love is imparting wholeness to us, and thereby answering our deepest yearnings. Our inner divinity exudes Love’s wisdom and omnipotence, thereby bringing forth our inward Love-excellence, and excising grievous impositions.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Monday, December 30, 2019

The Woman of Caanan

By Ken G. Cooper

Matthew 15:21-28

My child is ill, what can I do
Physicians fail and I feel lost.
My heart is heaving, her eyes sad,
In motherhood there is such cost.

I reach out deep in prayer to God
To guide my frightened thought to peace:
“A man called Jesus he is near
With him you will find sure release.”

I want to bring my child with me
But she’s too ill to leave her bed:
A dear friend says that she will stay,
To “Go find Jesus, heal your dread”.

So God did guide my way to him.
For Jesus stood out from this crowd,
I thanked my God, and took this risk:
A gentile woman shouting loud!

“Have mercy on me, O Lord, thou son of David; my daughter is grievously vexed with a devil.”

I know he heard my frantic plea,
But he did not respond at all!
His disciples were no better,
Were annoyed by my constant call!

They sought the Lord to send me back,
They just did not want to know,
My urging and request he knew,
His message seemed that I should go!

 “I am not sent but unto the lost sheep of the house of Israel.”

A cold rebuff, was this a test?
My need was great, he must sure see!
I went up close and begged again,
With tears I cried “Oh Lord help me!”

“It is not meet to take the children's bread, and to cast it to dogs.”

I heard his words, yet felt his love,
And list’ning, love did guide my thought:
The challenge still to try me more:
So! strong determination fought!

“Truth, Lord: yet the dogs eat of the crumbs which fall from their masters' table.”

“O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt.”

And with his love I knew right then
That just one crumb of Truth does heal;
That what he spake came straight from God!
Her devil’s illness never real!

When I returned, my home in sight,
My daughter ran and fast met me!
In love we cuddled Oh so tight!
In Love, lives changed completely.

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Look on us. The man at the Beautiful Gate

By Ken G. Cooper

Acts 3:1-11

“And a certain man lame from his mother's womb was carried, whom they laid daily at the gate of the temple which is called Beautiful, to ask alms of them that entered into the temple;
Who seeing Peter and John about to go into the temple asked an alms.”

"And Peter, fastening his eyes upon him with John, said "Look on us."

Not the look of worthless pity gave they,
That makes more miserable a man already satan-bound;
Nor of contempt, the "I am better than thou", -
The hurried steps to leave alone as found.
NO! Here an active deed of unselfed love.
Peter saw him, and spiritually discerned with surest gaze
The perfect man, whole, complete, a fellow child of God.

"Silver and gold have I none, but such as I have give I thee:
In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, rise up and walk"

And he saw too, lifted up by Peter's knowing praise
To see himself as whole indeed, no longer to live
Upon the alms of man, but in the freedom of the Lord!

"And he leaping up stood, and walked....
Walking and leaping and praising God."

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Treatment Ideas for December 18, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas, CS


Hold perpetually this thought, — that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing, based upon its divine Principle, Love, underlying, overlying, and encompassing all true being. — Eddy

Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place. — II Cor. 2: 14, KJ

Imperial Harmony-Intelligence, I am grateful that Your dynamic and victorious wellness — Christ — saturates and propels us. Evil’s insidious and mesmeric machinations are being eviscerated by our Christly choices.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Monday, December 16, 2019

The Birth of Jesus

By Ken C. Cooper

Let me ask: “Who was there when Mary gave birth?”
– The Father of Jesus, the God of all earth!
‘Though her bed in a barn, midst cattle and sheep,
Her faith in The Father was constant and deep.
His Love that was present so perfect, she smiled.
She knew God was guarding both mother and child.
And when the time came for her boy to be born,
In peace and in stillness began the new morn.
God’s angels were present dispelling the night
For all around Mary and Jesus was light!
This light drew the shepherds that wanted to see
The Son that was promised to save you and me!
Led to the barn by the star shining above,
They felt, as they followed, the glory of Love.
O everyone feel what they must have felt, -
God’s love for man is not randomly dealt:
For each one of us has God for our Dad!
Let’s sing with the angels: “REJOICE! AND BE GLAD!”

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Treatment Ideas for December 11, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

The divine Mind maintains all identities, from a blade of grass to a star, as distinct and eternal. — Eddy

When Jesus saw that the people came running to- gether, he rebuked the foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou dumb and deaf spirit, I charge thee, come out of him, and enter no more into him. 26 And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him: and he was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead. 27 But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose. — Mark 9: 25-27, KJ

Feeling/Healing: Truth’s almighty, ever-active, harmonizing energies are surrounding and in-filling us. Our yielding to these energies saves us from the multiple lies that materiality tries to hypnotize us with. This is the Christ-power that dwells in everyone.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Treatment Ideas for December 7, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness. (Eddy)

You are my hiding place; You, LORD, protect me from trouble; You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. (Psalms‬ ‭32:7‬ ‭AMP‬‬)

Knowing/Healing: The universe and man constitute Love-Mind’s proclaiming of its harmonious all-ness; its eternal singing about perfection and beauty. Thank You, Love, because I see that Your holy notes are our inviolable substance.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Father-Mother: All-in-All

By Ken G. Cooper

Within the infinitude of God's All-Goodness,
Principle, the permanent embrace of Almighty Love,
 is our absolute protection,
Holding and hiding us in Everlasting arms.
Above and beyond the nothingness of error's non-existent claims,
Undisturbed by the empty drama of the so-called Adam dream,
Man is complete, fully armoured,
at one with his Father-Mother,
Surrounded by the sweet songs of Soul,
Forever at one with Principle and Love.
We are the reflection of God,
in humble and glorious obedience to our spiritual source.
Nothing else; nowhere else.
Perfect God the preserver of perfect man.
Our Father-Mother so clearly seen as All-in-all.

Gen 1:27   God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him;

Deut 33:27The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms:

John 5:17 My, 30 (to:) My Father worketh hitherto, and I work. …………I can of mine own self do nothing.

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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Treatment Ideas for November 30, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

Divine Mind is the only cause or Principle of existence. Cause does not exist in matter, in mortal mind, or in physical forms. (Eddy)

Then the fire of the Lord fell, and consumed the burnt sacrifice, and the wood, and the stones, and the dust, and licked up the water that was in the trench. 39 And when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces: and they said, The Lord, he is the God; the Lord, he is the God. (1 Kings 18: 38-39)

Understanding/Healing: Our Perfection-Source is preserving us inside its matrix of harmony. And Perfection-Mind’s illuminations are deracinating materiality’s fables — torments, disorders, anguish, trauma and penury. Perfection-Love is our unavoidable reality.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Treatment ideas for November 6, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

...we can catch clear glimpses of God only as the mists disperse, or as they melt into such thinness that we perceive the divine image in some word or deed which indicates the true idea, — the supremacy and reality of good, the nothingness and unreality of evil. — Mary Baker Eddy

I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee. — KJV,  Isa. 41:13

Seeing/Healing: Wonderful and omnipotent Goodness-Love, Your effulgence is erasing from my experience evil’s malignant pretensions. You, the All-Perfection, is enfolding us, and this gives me authority to manifest Your glory.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

A Prayer For This Week (October 28 - November 3, 2019)

By Prayerful Living

Father-Mother God, Your love and care are everlasting.
Can I be impatient, jealous, suspicious, fearful, hateful or dishonest? Absolutely not!
 I know You are Love and claim my true selfhood as Your image and likeness.
I am Your beloved child and feel loved, wanted and cherished.
Can I be hypnotized by the idols of materialism? Never!
Through You, divine Spirit, I discern Your spiritual reality.
Can I be overcome with doubt and feel separated from You, God?
No way! I am confident in Your Truth and am at one with You, divine Presence.
Can I be tempted by the sins of criticism, resentment, contempt, anger, or revenge?
Certainly not!  I am God-made. My nature is good and sin-free. My innocence is safe.
Can my life be contaminated by suffering, sickness or other forms of mortal limitation?
Of course not! Divine Life, You are my life and this truth brings me freedom.
Can I be blanketed with sadness, depression or shame?
By no means! Through You, God, my joy, confidence and self-worth are intact.
Divine Spirit, I acknowledge Your omnipresence and omnipotence and I am so grateful.
And so it is, Amen.

Monday, October 28, 2019

Man is the functioning of God

By Anthony J. Whitehouse, CS

So the “being” of God is found in the workings of man. You and I operate as a function of God being God.

Once you “have” that definition how can MAN then malfunction?

We operate and exist as God manifesting himself. That manifestation must necessarily be perfect and harmonious.
8 Philip saith unto him, Lord, shew us the Father, and it sufficeth us.
9 Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Shew us the Father?
(John 14:8, 9)
Jesus was God functioning. When you understand that you MUST be the functioning of God, the malfunctioning will stop.

Anthony J. Whitehouse, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Coppet, Switzerland. Connect with Anthony»


Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Treatment ideas for October 23, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

And he stretched himself upon the child three times, and cried unto the Lord, and said, O Lord my God, I pray thee, let this child’s soul come into him again. 22 And the Lord heard the voice of Elijah; and the soul of the child came into him again, and he revived. KJ, I King 17: 21-22

Understanding/Healing: Life-Good is crowning us with immortality, love and power. We are superb Life-beings. And our Life-spirit is eradicating death, loss, failure, suicide, depression and trauma.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Monday, October 21, 2019

A Prayer For This Week (October 21 - 27, 2019)

By Prayerful Living

Thank You God, for my growing understanding of Your allness and of Life eternal.
Divine Love, You as Mother dispel my fear and lead me away from sin.
Divine Truth, You release my thought from the belief of life as existing in matter.
The tenacity of error does not hold me in bondage to the belief in death.
The bounds of a mortal life span do not define or limit my life.
I am free from the sepulcher of materiality - not entombed in its seeming limitations.
Divine Presence, I am spiritually awakened.
I know that death is no factor or steppingstone in this growth spiritward.
I embody qualities of loving-kindness, purity, integrity, sincerity, fearlessness,
joy, and intelligence.
I know these spiritual attributes cannot be restricted to human personality,
and in demonstrating that which is real, I put on immortality.
With the help of Your angel messengers, the stone of false mortal sense is rolled away
and am roused to the true and imperishable identity as Your divine, spiritual reflection.
Glory be to You, Father God. Your power and goodness are manifested.
And so it is, Amen.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A Prayer For This Week (October 14 - 20, 2019)

By Prayerful Living

Thank you, God. Through Your incalculable love, illustrated by Christ Jesus,
 I celebrate my sense of at-one-ness with You.
I refuse to be identified with all that is unlike You, ever-present Spirit.
I have been touched by the redeeming action of Your dear Christ,
the true idea voicing good, and recognize my relationship to You, divine Love.
Guided by immutable Truth, I stand up to the suggestions of error.
I find release from the bondage of disease and sin and am healed.
Father-Mother God, my relationship to You is restored in my heart.
I reside in Your divine Presence.
I emulate Jesus’ example to love all as You and he have loved us.
“Love one another” is my anthem. I am blessed and strive to bless others.
And so it is, Amen.

Saturday, October 12, 2019

Treatment ideas for October 12, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. ... 17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! -- KJ, II Cor. 5: 16, 17

"As a drop of water is one with the ocean ... even so God and man, Father and son, are one in being." -- Eddy

Treatment/Healing: Love-Life's hegemony declares that we are sown into its fabric of eternal perfection. This Christly cognition is washing away a finite, sin-sickness-ladened vew of existence. Our eternal excellence (although it seems new and distant to human belief) is overlording our quotidian experience.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

A Prayer For This Week (October 7 - 13, 2019)

By Prayerful Living

Father-Mother God, Your reality is all the is real.
Help me to not be deceived by mortal mind, and false belief,
but to know and understand Your Truth, divine Presence.
Help me to not be deceived by false gods, divine Spirit,
that I shall never fall into the sinful snares of error.
My spiritual selfhood is diseaseless, sinless, ageless, fetterless, free from everything unlike good.
Divine Love, help me to not be deceived by sickness and fear.
I can never be separated from You, Father-Mother God. You are closer than the air I breathe.
I am alert, and I am awake.  I am healed by yielding to Your Truth.
Divine Life, help me to not be deceived by the belief of death.
You, God, are Life eternal. Through Christ’s example, I conquer the claims of mortality.
Thank You, Father, for your ever-presence, guarding, guiding, cherishing Your beloved children.
And so it is, Amen.

Monday, September 30, 2019

The Ultimate Wild Goose Chase

By Anthony J. Whitehouse, CS

There is one stunt that error pulls which is wonderfully devious and distracting. It presents one with a challenge and then insists that there must be a cause to the problem, so that one then goes cause hunting.

And therein lies the rub ( to quote Shakespeare). Error does not actually have cause but error pretends that is does so that it can engross you in the hunt.

The reason error does not have a cause is that it just a misstatement of truth. If you are presented with the argument that 2+2=5 there is no actual cause behind the error . It is simply a misstatement of the truth that 2+2=4. There is no point in trying to figure out the reason for the misstatement. And yet error compounds the mesmerism of illness by maintaining that it must have a cause ... and one ends up on the wild goose chase. Especially when one cannot actually find a cause.

When confronted with deafness or blindness, the human solution lies in figuring out the cause so it can be corrected. The divine response is to maintain the truth of being in which there is no loss or deterioration of faculties.

When the disciples confronted Jesus, as reported in John:
as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind?
Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made manifest in him. I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day: the night cometh, when no man can work.
(John 9:1–4)
When you correct the punctuation in the last verse you can understand the point being made
Jesus answered, Neither hath this man sinned, nor his parents. But that the works of God should be made manifest in him, I must work the works of him that sent me.

Jesus absolutely refuses to get into attributing cause but rather says “Attribute all power to God” and that Truth is then manifest.

So healing follows the refusal to figure out cause, but by knowing the Truth which the error is trying to hide or negate.

One of the great obfuscations is that error must have a cause. Proverbs 26 refutes this
2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
Mary Baker Eddy adds in Christian Healing:
Contending for the reality of what should disappear is like furnishing fuel for the flames. Is it a duty for any one to believe that “the curse causeless cannot come”? Then it is a higher duty to know that God never cursed man, His own image and likeness. God never made a wicked man; and man made by God had not a faculty or power underived from his Maker wherewith to make himself wicked.
Anthony J. Whitehouse, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Coppet, Switzerland. Connect with Anthony»


Sunday, September 29, 2019

Treatment ideas for September 28, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas

. . . We won’t be tossed and blown about by every wind of new teaching. We will not be influenced when people try to trick us with lies so clever they sound like the truth. (KJ, Eph. 4: 14)

Prayer/Healing: My (our) eternal self is a revealing of the perfect All, the infinite Ego-Principle. This ever-active-demonstrable Perfectness-Reality centers me, shelters me, empowers me, and drives me. I am eviscerating the clever, yet impotent, charades of flesh-fooled thinking.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Friday, September 27, 2019

Treatment ideas for September 25, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas, CS

“Like a thundering river, the riches will come down. Like a toddler, you’ll be held, carried, nourished, and comforted. 13 As a mother soothes her child, so I will comfort you.” (V, Is. 66: 12-13)

Realization/Healing: "Omnipotent Love-Munificence, Your all-encompassing womb of goodness is sheltering, soothing, nourishing and developing me. You are clearing away afflictions, and compounding my wellbeing, love-relationships, and victories.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Thursday, September 26, 2019

A Prayer For This Week (September 23 - 29, 2018)

By Prayerful Living

Divine Spirit, glory be to Your holy city, the divine consciousness.
Yours is the reality I seek: wholly spiritual, limitless, the only substance.
Help me to realize Your “New Jerusalem,” Your kingdom of heaven.
Everlasting Father, You are the eternal builder to the Life
which mortal sense cannot impair nor mortal belief destroy.
Divine Mind, only through your pure thoughts can I grasp
the beauty, sublimity, and light of the holy city, Your reality.
I long for a state of mind where there is no consciousness of materiality,
no material sense, no belief in a worldly existence,
and where a pure spiritual sense of existence is discerned to be the only reality.
Understanding Your spiritual reality brings me great peace.
Thank you Father-Mother - through Your perfect model, the city foursquare,
I am conscious of Your infinite, eternal, perfect universe.
And so it is, Amen.

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Saturday, September 21, 2019

Treatment Ideas for September 21, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas CS

Teach me to do thy will; for thou art my God: thy spirit is good; lead me into the land of uprightness. — KJ, Ps. 143: 10

Understanding/Healing: All-commandeering Harmony-Potency, You are the maximum determiner — the generator of perfection, life, love, beauty and riches. Therefore, we are Your outstanding outcome. This understanding syncs us with Your perfect will, goodness, power, and triumph, and this process beautifies our experience.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

In the Spirit: It's time to take wing

By Gail Miller

People of all faiths and traditions cherish spirituality. I’ve been learning through my study of Christian Science that spirituality includes the ability to see the spiritual idea of something in God’s creation — right where it appears to be a merely material thing.

For instance, mountains represent the idea of stability and grandeur. A lion symbolizes strength. A home represents safety, a sense of being surrounded by love.

For me, one of the clearest symbols in God’s creation is a bird. I love birds. Not as a bird-watcher who is knowledgeable about the distinct colors, songs and characteristics of birds (I wish!), but as a spiritual seeker who finds in these winged creatures a symbol for what might be called “winged” thoughts.

Winged thoughts! – thoughts that are uplifted, inspired, expectant, grateful – are a pathway to healing.

Birds can teach us how to deal with the challenges of daily life. Because, what do they do? They constantly fly above earth! They rise up. They soar. And sing!

“The fowls, which fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven,” writes Mary Baker Eddy, “correspond to aspirations soaring beyond and above corporeality to the understanding of the incorporeal and divine Principle, Love.” (“Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” Page 511)
Birds symbolize thoughts moving from the terrestrial (earthly limitations) into the celestial (heavenly, infinite possibilities). And experience teaches us that this elevated thought is what is so needed to win our way from sorrow, illness and daily troubles into freedom and joy.

It’s lifting our consciousness away from the body and trials into the contemplation of Spirit, God, that leads to healing.

I’ve been noticing in the Bible how often Christ Jesus, when he healed someone, began with such words as “rise up,” “arise.” He said to the lame man at the pool of Bethesda: “Rise, take up thy bed, and walk.” (John 5:8.)

This account shows us that we don’t have to do this lifting of thought all by ourselves. It’s the Christ power that comes right to us – not personal will and determination – that lifts up our thought and experience.

Many people of all faiths practice in various ways this yielding to a higher power. They turn from fear and frustration, and like the birds, turn their gaze upward. They spread their wings of courage and trust in God.

From this higher standpoint, one is better able to see how to help others. Or where to roll up one’s sleeves and take the needed steps to progress.

It is a time of many tragedies and sorrows in the world. But one thing that is also evident in the news is that disaster situations bring out a deep capacity in people to rise up out of hopelessness in order to buoy and help one another.

As God’s children, his image and likeness, we naturally have built within us spiritual inspiration. We have the spiritual capacity to have hope in trying times. This hymn verse puts it this way:
My life flows on in endless song;
Above earth’s lamentation…
… It finds an echo in my soul.
How can I keep from singing?
(Christian Science Hymnal, Hymn 533)

Gail Miller is a member of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Newburyport, Massachusetts.
This article was originally published in The Daily News,  Newburyport, MA.

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Treatment Ideas for September 18, 2019

By Julio C. Rivas CS

He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.” -- KJ, Mark 5: 34

Vision/Healing: Harmony-Truth amplifies our understanding of its comprehensiveness and dominance, and our oneness with it. We become more deeply entwined with supernal wholeness, and this washes away our sufferings.

Julio C. Rivas, CS, is a Christian Science practitioner in Los Angeles, California. Connect with Julio»

Message received...

By Danielle Williams

His glory to me may have seemed invisible at the time, but this now solidifies God's ever presence...

Have you ever had a day of many feelings or insights? A day where you were convinced, if you had played the lottery today, it would have been your day... Only to be followed by the longest moment of ugly crying in the shower. Where your worn and tattered self can do nothing... but let the salty tears leave your eyes and make their great escape.

In those moments, I usually reach deep, ask why, I beg to be healed and for my chipped heart to be mended. Ultimately, hoping for it to be pieced back together... Then and only then, to wonder why it hadn’t gone as planed.... Why my prayers had gone unanswered.

Well... tonight was a little different. This moment fell into my thoughts, like a whisper finding a warm ear to canvas. This time, I took my gracious 2 steps back, I fell to knees, and I simply said thank you.. I decided to let my heart ache for this time, for surely it would pass ~as it always does, and I began listing off all the learning I had done and the gifts I have received, through the pain I had endured. I decided to Let. It. Go. To give it to God, and surrendered for the sake of healing, growth, reflection and love.

Today’s moment of humbled weakness, shook my soul awake. And my little piece of momentous proof, is in the foggiest of mirrors with the clearest of messages revealed and received... A Smile!.. Life will be as it should... Because there is NO ERROR with God, especially when your children draw happiness through the mist, because of their innocence.

His glory to me may have seemed invisible at the time, but this now solidifies God's ever presence...
Always present, even when all is well, but extra present when needed, even when faint.
Thank you

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

A Prayer For This Week (September 16 - 22)

By Prayerful Living

Father-Mother God, I know You are the only true God.
Daily I strive not to make idols of material things.
Help me to maintain a prayerful watchfulness in my thought.
My faith is in You, divine Presence, not in matter.
Your reality is wholly spiritual and I reside as Your idea, God.
Divine Mind, You are the only cause, the only power.
Knowing this, I work to place no power in things material.
My Soul-sense points to You, divine Life, as my only life.
I reject any sense of a mortal, material “I” separate from the one I AM, God.
Divine Truth, I bow only to You, not to things temporal.
Thank you Spirit, my spiritual understanding grows clear and brighter each day.
I pray these words from a grateful heart.
And so it is, Amen.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019


By Anthony J. Whitehouse, CS

...but human existence claims that we are always subject to constraints, that joy and happiness can be curtailed. Human existence is a sense of absent freedom, a sense of being fettered.

In that one statement we see the whole of our practice is to realise that perpetual freedom from all sickness and limitation must be the status quo precisely because God's nature is perpetually free of all constraint. The Divine Mind is devoid of any sense of restraint, compromise or curtailment. It always operates unchained.

If we do not taste our own perpetual freedom it is because we neither understand God as the nature of perpetual freedom nor do we understand that that freedom is ours by way of reflection. We are what HE is, unfettered being.

We must not indulge sin because it curtails our freedom.

We are ALWAYS free as a matter of divine law since the Divine Mind is always free. That freedom is a function of the nature of the Divine Mind , not a function of our own reasoning.

Now look at the cost of not understanding the freedom inherent in the Divine Mind, as given to us by Mrs Eddy:

Jesus did his work, and left his glorious career for our example. On the shore of Gennesaret he tersely reminded his students of their worldly policy. They had suffered, and seen their error. This experience caused them to remember the reiterated warning of their Master and cast their nets on the right side. When they were fit to be blest, they received the blessing. The ultimatum of their human sense of ways and means ought to silence ours. One step away from the direct line of divine Science cost them — what? A speedy return under the reign of difficulties, darkness, and unrequited toil.
Miscellaneous Writings by Mary Baker Eddy p.212:6

The direct line of divine Science is perpetual freedom inherent in Mind.

The human so-called experience is only the fruit of the false belief that Mind can lose its sense of freedom. How can God demonstrate state His unfettered being to a mind which feels fettered and constrained ? That is the whole problem for mortal man. He needs to loose his belief in FETTERDOM in order to experience the unfettered nature or healing inherent in the Divine Mind.Mortal mind is perpetually plying us with scenarios which evidence fetterdom and lack. But these things can be set aside if only we drop the belief in fetterdom. Look what Moses achieved before the Red Sea when he refused to accommodate the belief in entrapment or lack of freedom. You are ALWAYS free.

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