The illusion (of the empty gas tank)   Leave a comment


“Does everything we experience have to be accepted at face value, including sickness? Many have found that looking beyond a surface-level view of things to a higher understanding of God and reality brings needed inspiration to their thought – and healing.”

The writer experienced an illusory episode with a car that had been filled up full with petrol however then indicated an empty tank but knowledge of the fact that it was full allowed Kim to continue using it. Likewise she found she was able to help a friend with a challenging physical problem by knowing the reality of the way God knows us.

“I remember sitting in the car outside my friend’s apartment one evening, thinking through this passage from Mary Baker Eddy’s “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures”: “When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought. Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious – as Life eternally is – can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not” (p 495).

She felt that this sickness was not any more true about her friend, as divine Love’s perfect, divine creation, than it had been true that the gas tank was empty in the car.

The outcome was a quick healing and you can find this article from “A Christian Science Perspective” in The Christian Science Monitor by Kim Hedge  here

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