Archive for the ‘Consciousness’ Category

The Colour of Kindness   1 comment

A Daily Lift by Laura Remmerde

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In this short podcast Laura describes how a conversation with her young grandson made her think more deeply about God’s love for all mankind.

Mary Baker Eddy and Humanity’s March to the Stars   Leave a comment

By William Whittenbury from the February 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

The dream of exploring space was still many years away from being realized when Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, asked groundbreaking questions about the universe. Just as astronomers and astronauts reveal facts about the nature of our universe that challenge long-held human convictions, Mrs. Eddy’s own search for Truth led her to revolutionary discoveries about the nature of reality—discoveries that can be applied by anyone to break free from material limitations. 

In my own life and career as an engineer working on the design of spacecraft and rockets, I’ve thought a lot about the relationship between Mrs. Eddy’s work and present-day efforts to explore and understand the universe. While some think there is an inherent conflict between science and spirituality, I’ve found just the opposite. Since both science and spirituality are concerned with the study of truth, if—as logic suggests—there is only one truth, then it is inevitable that the two will eventually arrive at the same answer.

Years before people launched satellites, orbited the Earth, and left footprints on the moon, Mrs. Eddy predicted humanity’s march to the stars. In her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, she wrote, “The elements and functions of the physical body and of the physical world will change as mortal mind changes its beliefs. . . . 

“. . . The astronomer will no longer look up to the stars,—he will look out from them upon the universe; . . .” (pp. 124–5). … Continue Reading

My Best Resolution   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Hilary Harper-Wilcoxen

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In this short podcast Hilary tells how one New Year’s resolution has changed the way she prays and her relationship with God.

From New Year’s Resolutions to Daily Resolve   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Tony Lobl

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In this short podcast Tony talks about how a daily resolve to leave materiality behind proves more effective than the annual New Year’s resolutions.

Never Fatherless   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Cathrine Hogg

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In this short podcast, Never Fatherless, Cathrine describes how she learnt to recognise the fatherhood qualities of God all around her and how this took away a sense of loss. It also helped her to gain a higher sense of motherhood and in fact enriched all her relationships when she saw them in this new light as qualities of God.

Is Injury Inescapable   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Amy Richmond, CS

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In this short podcast Amy, who is a full-time Christian Science healer, tells how she overcame a debilitating pain that limited her movement. She describes how spiritualising her thought about herself led to a quick recovery.

Mental Stability – Possible for Everyone   1 comment

A Christian Science perspective: A deeper understanding of Mind brings peace to the disturbed mentality. By Deborah Huebsch

In these times of global stir, greater mental stability is certainly something we all would like to experience. A slight variation on a famous saying about peace might relate, “Let there be stability in the world and let it begin with me.” Surely mental equilibrium, an unshakable peace that can withstand turbulent events that occur, is a necessity.

There was a time in my life when I had to think deeply about this subject. A history of severe emotional problems affected both sides of my family. When I started to experience signs of a mental breakdown similar to those other family members had, I was terrified.

At that time a friend, seeing my obvious distress, offered me a copy of a book that literally changed my life – “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. It explained God as Mind, … continue reading.

Love Myself … Is That Even Possible?   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by John Biggs CS

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In this short podcast John talks about how he learned to love himself – to recognise that he had his own unique ‘light’ to shine – and he describes the positive effect this had.

What did Mary Baker Eddy say about the weather?   Leave a comment

Throughout her life, Mary Baker Eddy, the Founder of Christian Science, lived in an area of the United States prone to climatic extremes. Having grown up on a farm, she was certainly aware of the impact that weather conditions could have on people’s economic and physical well-being. And in teaching Christian Science, she identified weather forces as subordinate to God.

Irving Tomlinson was a student of Eddy and worked on her staff for a number of years. He described her approach to the weather this way:

Mrs. Eddy taught us that weather conditions are not beyond God’s control, and that they can be corrected through right prayer. She made it clear that Christian Scientists are not to attempt to control or govern the weather. We should know that God governs the weather and no other influence can be brought to bear on it. She said we are to be particularly watchful to guard against any disastrous effects of storms.

Eddy’s correspondence and other writings indicate that she specified violent weather elements in particular as requiring ongoing prayerful attention. …

Clara Knox McKee was Eddy’s personal maid in 1906 and 1907. She recounted an experience that helps to illustrate further the distinction Eddy made between attempting to control the weather and holding it as a subjective state of human consciousness:

One day Mrs. Eddy called her students into her study and pointed to a very black cloud, shaped like a cornucopia, coming toward the house in direct line with her front study window. She asked each one to go to a window and face it, and to realize that there were no destructive elements in God’s creation. While the cyclone came whirling straight toward Pleasant View, before it reached within a mile or so, it parted and went around Concord and into the mountains, doing very little damage in our neighborhood. …

Mary Baker Eddy’s convictions regarding God, prayer, weather, and climate grew out of her Christianity. As a student of the Bible, she read in the Hebrew Scriptures accounts of prophetic appeals to God in times of drought. She knew well the Gospel stories of Jesus Christ stilling a storm on the Sea of Galilee. Unlike some others, however, Eddy came to believe that these incidents were neither miracles nor interruptions of the natural order. Instead, she classified them as demonstrations of divine law, which overruled what she identified as the limitations associated with laws of nature.

These statements are from an answer compiled by the researchers at the Mary Baker Eddy Library (menu option: Questions). The complete answer to the question: What did Mary Baker Eddy say about the weather? can be read here:

“I’m Not Afraid of You!”   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Andrea McCormack

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In this short podcast Andrea describes how hearing a story about a wedgetail eagle in Australia taking down an expensive drone gave her pause for thought. She realised that she also could say NO to unwanted thoughts and situations: “You don’t belong here. I’m not afraid of you!” She goes on to describe how this reasoning helped her to quickly overcome a debilitating physical condition.

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