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Audio lecture series: “Finding your immunity from disease”   Leave a comment

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“Finding your immunity from disease” by Michelle Nanouche, CSB

Listen to this talk by Michelle Nanouche about how to overcome the fear of contagion and be a healing influence to others. Click here

Gathering spiritually, calming pandemic fears   Leave a comment

shutterstock_142676716Around the world, public gatherings have been restricted as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus. But as one man found when he fell ill in a remote area some years ago, even when we’re all alone, there’s another kind of “gathering” we can participate in – one that brings safety and healing.

Listen here to Chat Manchester’s Daily Lift or

Read this article by Chat Manchester from The Christian Science Monitor

Shielded from contagion during air travel   Leave a comment

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The author of this article was on a plane when her traveling companion was struggling with flu symptoms. She realised that “rather than succumbing to fear, there was something more constructive and health-promoting that I could do while sitting there in my seat. It is an idea I read in a book written by Mary Baker Eddy,.. It says: “… keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. … Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort” (“The First Church of Christ, Scientist, and Miscellany,” p. 210).

“God communicates directly to each of us purposeful, powerful, and wise thoughts that help us recognize this spiritual reality. These thoughts are an antidote to fear of illness, shedding light on what is right and true about us all. They protect, help, and heal. The Bible tells us, “I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope” (Jeremiah 29:11, New King James Version).”

She found that herself and her friend were healthy at the end of the day.

Read this article from The Christian Science Monitor, by Susan Tish here

Find A Daily Lift on this subject: listen to it here

Christ—no longer an abstraction to me   Leave a comment

shutterstock_85819045In this article the writer tells of her search for a meaningful understanding of what “Christ” means. She found that “the name Christ Jesus signifies Jesus’ Godlike nature”.

She came to see that “Christ is a title that represents the healing power of divine Love” and that this healing power is present for all to experience. It’s like God’s way speaking to us.

Christ is the true idea voicing good, the divine message from God to men speaking to the human consciousness” (Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Healthp. 332).

The author tells of an experience when she suddenly became very ill with no help at hand. In her words: “I remember turning my thought to God as I had done in the past, knowing He was my “very present help in trouble” (Psalms 46:1). I remember very little else because after this I began drifting in and out of consciousness.

At one point I felt as though I were floating below the surface in deep, dark water, with a dim light above. Then a clear thought came to me: “It is the Christ that awakens me from the dream.” It sounded like an internal voice. The thought was so strong that I felt I must repeat these words. Initially, I did so mentally. Then, I felt a divine impetus to say them out loud. It felt impossible to speak, and the resistance to voicing the truth was strong. I just wanted to drift back to sleep. But I was able to open my mouth and whisper the words. And then again, and then once more—this time in a booming voice! The third time I spoke the words, I became fully conscious. I was healed! …

Although I didn’t fully understand at the time what had happened, I did realize that the Christ was not an entity outside of me but an ever-present divine influence speaking within human consciousness.”

Stopping contagious fear and disease   Leave a comment

P1040945“Predicting danger does not dignify life, whereas forecasting liberty and joy does; for these are strong promoters of health and happiness.”

Mary Baker Eddy, MiscellaneousWritings p 240

Listen to this uplifting message by Chet Manchester here

He shares how the keynote to healing is the message from the Bible “Be not afraid”. and how the environment of divine Love is here and is disease free.

“Stop the spread of fear, and you stop the spread of disease.”

Posted February 13, 2020 by cscanberra in Daily Lift

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Prayers for the planet   Leave a comment

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“Here in Australia, we’ve been experiencing severe drought, heat, and bushfires. Many are worried that this confirms their fears of human-caused climate change. As the BBC put it recently, ‘The science around climate change is complex – it’s not the cause of bushfires but scientists have long warned that a hotter, drier climate would contribute to Australia’s fires becoming more frequent and more intense.’

So I’ve been doing something I’ve found helpful time and again in alarming or overwhelming situations: praying. I’m praying with the future safety not just of my country, but of this planet, in mind.”

As Christian Science explains that God, Spirit, is Mind, the infinite intelligence that sustains God’s entire creation – including each of us,  the author of this article, Beverly Goldsmith shows how when we tune in to this divine Mind through prayer, we receive direction, pay attention and are receptive.

She goes on to share two biblical accounts of dealing with severe drought conditions followed by an insight from “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer of Christian Science,: “The ancient prophets gained their foresight from a spiritual, incorporeal standpoint, not by foreshadowing evil and mistaking fact for fiction, – predicting the future from a groundwork of corporeality and human belief.” and ” Acquaintance with the Science of being enables us to commune more largely with the divine Mind, to foresee and foretell events which concern the universal welfare, to be divinely inspired, – yea, to reach the range of fetterless Mind” (p. 84).

Goldsmith is positive that actions to help keep our planet and its inhabitants safe can be discerned. As she concludes: ” There is an urgent need for solutions. God is always present to guide each and every one’s thoughts and actions for the benefit of all, and as we listen for that guidance, practical answers will come.”

Read the entire article from The Christian Science Monitor’s ‘A Christian Science Perspective’

Quieting destructive winds and catastrophic wildfires   2 comments

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“Fire season is a dreaded time of concern and heightened fear for residents and firefighters alike. My family lives in an area often afflicted by fires. The anguish and devastation sometimes experienced by my neighbors have prompted me to turn to God in urgent and fervent prayer. In seeking to heal and remedy the suffering of so many owing to wildfires, I’ve sought to understand the laws of God and how they are available to quench inflammation and prevent catastrophic wildfires.”

Here are a few thoughts that the author, Cindy Martin, shares in her contribution:

“I’m convinced that the truth of God’s omnipotent law, the law of Love, can be effectively applied to alleviate suffering from wildfires….”

“Tendencies toward human carelessness, ignorance, or intentional arson can be reversed through understanding that God, omnipotent Love, alone governs the man of His creating (the true identity of all of us).”

Working with the atmosphere of thought, she gives examples from the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, wherein Mary Baker Eddy gives these metaphysical definitions on page 586: “Fear. Heat; inflammation; anxiety;…” and “Fire. Fear; remorse; lust; hatred; destruction;…”

“The truth of God’s gentle presence brings calm, cools tempers, and lifts individuals to constructive, productive states of thought and methods for accomplishing justice and equity.”

“We need never feel helpless in the face of threatening conditions. God is at hand to provide everything needed.”

Martin gives two examples of how her prayer helped in extreme weather conditions to a gentleness that allowed safety for all concerned as well as two examples from The Bible.

Read this helpful article here from The Christian Science Journal

 

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