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Healing through Love   Leave a comment

GOD IS LOVE           GOD IS LOVE         GOD IS LOVE

In this Daily Lift, Chet Manchester shares how a moment of realizing the presence of God’s Love changed everything

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Posted July 31, 2017 by cscanberra in Daily Lift, Healing, Love, Prayer

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Making Room for New Growth   Leave a comment

Woman picking strawberriesA Christian Science Perspective:  Start by weeding out unhealthy thoughts

by Jan K Keeler

It just kept coming! I was in my yard and noticed some dead wood in a small bush. As I wrestled with the lifeless branches that didn’t want to let go, I was astonished at just how much of it had accumulated in that one tiny bush. But when I cleaned it all out, the bush had more light, more air circulating, and more room to grow.

With discussions about resolutions in the New Year, I think back to that little bush.  It has since flourished and now takes up prominent space in our landscaping.  It serves as a reminder of how important it is to clean out the old, nonproductive, and negative thoughts that are taking up space in our consciousness.  A list of dead wood thinking could include thoughts like resentment, grudges, cynicism, hatred, fear, self-justification, pride, and rumination.  Such thinking stifles our inspiration, crowds out new fresh ideas, and hinders our ability to feel and express love – to experience all the joys and fullness of life.  But weeding out these old thoughts may feel easier said than done.  They may have become so habitual that they feel intertwined permanently into our consciousness and behavior. Read more

Making Room for New Growth was originally published in the Christian Science Monitor.  In this article Jan Keeler talks about how the quality of our thinking is so important in determining the quality of our experience.  Jan emphasises he place of spirituality in thinking that promotes wellbeing. 

Advancing – Not Declining – Years   Leave a comment

Listen to a replay of this live chat, Advancing – Not Declining – Years, moderated by Lesley Gort.  Lesley is a full-time Christian Science Christian Science healer and teacher.

lesley-gortIn this broad-ranging chat, Lesley speaks of “advancing years,” not as growing older but as advancing toward an understanding of life as expanding good.  This spiritual sense of life doesn’t have a “cut off date.”  She explains how we can claim our “immortality every day.”  She speaks of a section in Mary Baker Eddy’s book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures as the “ageless pages”—where readers can find a rich supply of ideas about how to reject the limitations of age and progress spiritually.

Lesley responds to questions about failing eyesight and poor hearing, dread of looking “old,” fear of death, the feeling that older people will inevitably need medical services.   She also provides spiritual insights for individuals who are interacting with older friends and relatives.  She responds to questions about dealing with fears regarding a relative’s physical and mental health and offers thoughts for those who have a very active older relative and want to know how best to support that individual’s lifestyle.  Click here to listen.

Spiritual Healing and How It’s Possible   Leave a comment

shutterstock_155666645Sentinel Radio Program

Is it possible to heal a physical trouble through prayer?  What do you do?

How do you pray for such a healing?

Hear a variety of first-hand experiences of spiritual healing and hear how those healings came about.

Click here to listen to a replay of this half hour radio program.

Sunday School Lessons Remembered and Healing Resulted   Leave a comment

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Georgia’s toddler was on medication to alleviate food allergies and other physical problems, but the conditions did not improve.

She remembered some healing ideas she had learned in Christian Science Sunday School, and she applied them to this situation. Soon, the allergies and a rash from them permanently disappeared.

Click here to listen to this 90 second testimonial video of healing by Georgia telling of how the spiritual truths she learned in the Christian Science Sunday School helped her to resolve permanently the problem of her daughter’s allergies.

Rejecting Hate   Leave a comment

CS Perspective from the Christian Science Monitor –

Rejecting Hate by Kari Machos

FriendshipThe congregants of the oldest African-American church in the South, Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, have the thoughts and prayers of people around the nation.  As the many prayer vigils attest to, people are turning thoughts away from the hate crime perpetrated and, instead, toward love for those who were killed and for their families and friends left with grief. 

These demonstrations of love in response to hate may seem remarkable to some. But people of faith turn to what they know, what they have been helped by for perhaps generations – a universal and divine power, known as God, divine Love, that comforts those who mourn. For those of faith, prayer is the way to connect with the love of God that brings comfort and healing; it’s an answered prayer anchored in the beatitude “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted” (Matthew 5:4). In this, Emanuel A.M.E. Church and those who join with them in prayer, are not united by murder; we are united by our love for each other and by our faith in one omnipotent power, God, divine good… continue reading

Colds and Flu Don’t Have to Touch You   Leave a comment

$ dreamstime_9612115An audio chat with Barbara Vining a full-time Christian Science healer and teacher.

“We hear people talk about colds as the ‘common cold’ or of flu as being inevitable, and neither one is true,” says Barbara. She explains that talk about disease “leaves God out of the question, and it makes the person feel helpless.” Christian Science enables people to prove that the power of God heals just as it did in Jesus’ time. It’s possible to prevent and cure disease through reliance on His love. This isn’t a blind faith in God. It’s an understanding of His laws and the adoption of a childlike openness to God as the supreme power of the universe. This understanding of God heals.

Among the questions asked by site visitors were how to pray to overcome one’s own fear of disease, how to resist media and advertising influences that build up the disease, how to protect children from contagion, how to deal with the pressure from work colleagues or family to accept immunization when one doesn’t want to, and how to pray about sickness, including chronic disease.

Click here to listen this audio chat, Colds and Flu Don’t Have to Touch You.

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