There is peace and harmony in my experience today, from an inexhaustible source.
Seven Synonyms which define who you really are – why study them?
Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love.
page 465 of the Christian Science textbook.
Imagine walking on a street in a force wind, pulling you to the left or the right, you would need to get shelter immediately. What do you do? Call your Mother to pick you up? Turn to an archived Mother Church Magazine for inspiration? May I respectfully say that both of these are avoiding the natural turning to God. To let Love draw you, no matter how scary it might seem.
It raises deeper questions about how close we feel to God and how we approach Him/It – is it a force here now? Is it something accessible only via my local Practitioner or CS Church or whatever shape or denomination. Strangely this is cyclic, these very questions were asked by individuals during the great protestant Reformation, about how we come to God: through an intermediary or alone.
Your true being is far more valuable and useful to you than something pulled in the wind. It is natural and logical to direct at least a little of your time, energy and attention towards the contemplation of who you really are so that you don´t rely on material institutions or people to get you out of difficult situations, especially those which will financially charge you for the privilege as this is an inverted form of catholicism. “You pay us we give you an idea of “God””. Nice idea, but no reliance on institution is going to help you progress, where finance is involved, it completely lowers any demonstration you may have. There comes a time you need to take responsibility for your own learning to see the truth about whats around you outside of the walls of the prison.
It is a principle point of learning that the more we study a subject the greater our knowledge and control of it grows. Let us then study the synonyms which essentially are at the root of our being. These synonyms describe God perfectly and as we are made to reflect his qualities, we should look to them to describe who we are.
All your thoughts, speech and actions greatly affect your view of reality. Understanding and reclaiming your natural view of who you really are is at the core of genuine self improvement.
By focusing your attention on these synonyms and qualities you will be raising up your outlook on life and you will find that you also raise up to greater levels of harmony.
Taken from: EVOLUTION OF THE CHRISTIAN SCIENCE CHURCH ORGANIZATION by W. GORDON BROWN
The title “Science and Health” signifies Science whole, the
Science of being in its unfragmentary, indestructible wholeness – man
and the universe “every whit whole.” In this idea of totality and wholeness
lies the Science and system of absolute Christian Science the
cultured understanding, divinely structured and empowered,
which is beyond and above all organizational confines. This is the
“glory which [Christian Science] had with [its divine Principle,
Love] before [the material organization] was” (John 17:5). In this
divine system, man is found as God reveals him, unfettered by an
For the sake of Principle and the future of the human race,
when will Christian Scientists open their thoughts and hearts to the
living, unfragmented wholeness of the Bible, the Textbook, and the
Manual? As we do this, then, in the words of Paul to the Ephesians,
this Science of universal Love will become “our peace,” will make
“both one,” will break down “the middle wall of partition between
us,” will abolish “the law of commandments contained in ordinances,”
thus making in itself “of twain ONE NEW MAN, so making peace”
א בְּרֵאשִׁית, בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים, אֵת הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְאֵת הָאָרֶץ.
Transliterated: Bereshit bara Elohim et hashamayim ve’et ha’aretz.
(In the beginning, God created the heavens and earth)
This is the original text from Hebrew of Genesis 1:1.It consists of 7 words and 28 letters which cross references with Mrs Eddy´s mathematical principle of 7, 4.
As she discovered her system more, the Bible became prominent as she discovered the Science and expanded on its idea. No doubt she was searching for Biblical links to her system from the beginning and also noting people were not ready to hear “science”.
It was John Doorly, ex president of the Mother Church, some decades later who noticed that she had written the 7 synonyms in a different order 3 times to explain 3 points and discovered that it matched three periods of Biblical history with the textbook itself representing the 4th period. He then discovered that using her key to the Scriptures, the Bible was a book of spiritual laws written about the demonstration of the 7 synonyms. Thus her system was shown in the mathematical numbers 7 and 4.
The Hebrews recognised the importance of these great numbers, the Torah has the Bereishit. (Genesis 1:1) being 7 words and 28 letters in original Hebrew and regarded as “God”s signature.
In Hebrew, each letter possesses a numerical value, working with this system is called Gematria and is used to explore the relationship between words and ideas.
Yesterday I got a call from a potential student who was interested in learning English. He introduced himself as “The Buddha” followed by his full name. I initially thought it was a hoax until I realised he was calling from Nepal and the title “The Buddha” is one bestowed upon their Priests and Monks by ecclesiastical authority.
It got me thinking about how much our lives would be changed if we let The Christ consciousness in our life shine through and like Jesus we could be known for the Christ in our lives. If the Christ is the willingness to submit and reconcile to the Divine Mind, then the Anti Christ is our refusal to accept that wider state of consciousness. The Christ is not something we see only in human form, Abraham saw The Christ in the mythical symbol Melchizedek as the incorporeal Christ. Moses also had a glimpse of The Christ in the “Spiritual Rock” described by Paul in l Corinthians. Simon also became known as”The rock” when he caught a glimpse of Divinity.
The Christ identity is what links us back to Christianity, even the name itself implies God’s image and likeness being carried in the name. What would it be like if we were Joseph Christ, Maryanne Christ? Known for our higher sense of living. By reconciling and “at oneing” ourselves back to the wholeness of Spirit. To make ourselves the heirs of God is our birthright.
The higher sense, the Christ is not shown in power given by ecclesiatical authorities, so that we can call ourselves, Father, Buddha or Mother in the case of Nuns or Priests. Its about how we do things without practicing counterfeit unprincipled living.
Following on from my post yesterday, these terms raise a lot of fear and pre concieved ideas in people about Jesus Judgement, fear and hell. But yet how else can we define the fathomless force of good? How would we define Electricity if its name had to be changed? What new name would we give it?
A strain upon a lyre harp
sweeps a sound so low
That only those who gather round
Can catch its sweetness flow,
A strain which speaks of suffering
A woman’s heart is torn
As she watches martyrdom
For her son she mourns
A strain of sadness at the tomb
She searches for her dead
An angel pointing to the skies
Which dawns a crimson red
A strain upon twelve tender hearts
Who sit in upper rooms
And still the strain plays out its tune
From sadness of the tomb
A strain upon a sepelchre
A white robed body lay
The saviour rises, then appears
The rock is rolled away
A strain it sweeps his Mother’s heart
With gladness, faith and joy
And plays its tune eternally
For all who will enjoy
The strain is never ending
Through time and space it plays
The bloodied fingers of our saints
Keep it playing today.
Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. JOB 37:14