Christian Science

The Two Powers

Let us lay the axe at the root of the tree to begin this essay: God is not in the Universe, he does not know the identity you have created for yourself, nor does he sit on a throne above you wearing a crown, robe, sceptre, kaftan and sandals.

Now that we have that out of the way, let us discuss what is our universe made of? The answer is simple. Using the Buddha´s words “your thoughts make the world”, Nothing is good or bad except you make it that way, what you read, what you have been told about the Universe all come together to make quite a tantalising tale of solid (or sordid) material things, of races and people who do good and bad things and ourselves, the viewers idly spectating and judging the game as we see fit. Pity for the dying, judgement for the bad man and praise for the hero. Dreams both shared and individual, bring forth complexities.

Looking through our prism of experiences, we decide what is ok and not ok, in many ways we have been declared gods, in the absence of any real one. Worst still is the idea that we judge in a god´s name. Meanwhile in the darker corners, others are making judgements about us, weaving their way into our minds ideas in some form of mesmerism, whose ideas we have no choice to accept. Subtly manipulating our behaviour by hidden suggestions coming out in illness, sin, sickness and death or who we should vote for. Infecting our minds with ideas of plagues, reducing us to nothing more than lumps of flesh.

Our minds have also created solid material histories and evidences, passed to us by earlier less ethereal minds. Stories of wars and bombs and people who killed and others who suffered. We create reasons for the evil we see around us. Of course the inexplicable must be blamed on god, the old man on the throne or the young 33 year old depending on your denomination who has sent a thunderbolt down to make us suffer. Yet it is our own judgement, moment by moment which makes our world, not some superstitious Godly idea of judgement from afar.

So, it is no surprise then that we have two powers in our Universe. One which supposedly is evil and the other which supposedly is good. Yet, in a Universe made up of nothing more than suppositions, neither actually exist, except that your mind pushes and creates the world based upon your belief of these two powers. Rocked and pushed like a boat in a storm, we navigate between the great good and the ultimate evil, processed and propelled by media, movies, the medical profession and religion. All making up a beautiful tasty meal supposedly called human living. If you are really lucky, you get to enjoy 70 or 80 years.

So what is the answer to escaping then? Do we sit down and negate our world? Do we become judgemental to judge what appears to be judgement itself? Of course there is no real material answer. We do not put out fire with fire, we need a new platform with which to view and deal with the problem which only exists from a certain consciousness or point of view. Certainly the first point is to try to not react to what you see around you. This can be done with even a few moments of meditation every day. Bringing your mind to a point of quiet displaces the cries of a universe and in silence you may re-evaluate situations to see the nothingness of what is probing at your mind. This can change situations as well. Imaging the sick child, viewing him as sick does not help him, but seeing him as whole and healthy and encouraging him to sit up likely will do more good for him than a pity trip that he is sick. Quietness and stillness puts us outside of the human cries and needs, into a place of healing. In this place you find “God” the nothingness of being. It is this space where we find a quiet energy, neither judging nor condemning.

It is Peace, Health, Love and Mind.

“Standing porter at the door of thought” is also good. We can up to a point be careful with what we watch or do. But either way, that is not enough to avoid subtle more hidden manipulations, reducing you to a commodity, a sexually attractive being or something to be loved or hated based upon another´s beliefs about who will save them. Trying not to label people is another way to put out a little fire, leaving room for a quiet non judgemental approach to people we meet.

In silence we find Truth and Love

So, the answer is not in doing, the answer is stepping back to nothingness. We hear this cry from pacifists and those who refuse to fight, in many ways they are right, but also buying into these two powers puts them inside the fire, rather than stepping out of it. We hear from religious people “God is one” without understanding what it means.

Let us not fight today, let us step back into meditation and quieten ourselves. Let us find our oneness.

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Universal Hypnotism

One of the most disturbing aspects of the Corona virus scenario has been the daily and sometimes hourly presentation of numbers. Headlines such as “30,000 people dead”, or “another 1000 people died overnight”.  I have to say that even though I knew that these figures were a bit misleading, they still troubled me.  It was not until after some days that I chanced across a few reports reminding me that these figures were not actually accurate. They were based upon mathematical models of likely causes and infection rates, recovery rates and testing numbers. Yes people had died but that is part of our daily life – its just that we are not usually confronted with it. If I received a daily report telling me how many people had died on any given day in the UK or US even before this virus then it would have been no more troubling and the numbers would have been more or less the same. (was it not this that started the Buddha on his way?) And death rates fluctuate in any given year.

Thankfully there seems to be an awareness now that these numbers are simply common death rates, not necessarily Corona virus death rates or evidence of a monster with us. But combined with additional people needing medical assistance – there is confusion and fear within the health system.

Yet the panic remains over death – why?

We all have our different ways of seeing illness. In some circles metaphysicians argue with it with a “You, John Smith cannot have tuberculosis because there is no tuberculosis and God made you perfect” which although effective is a kind of hypnosis – simply assuring the carnal mind that the symptoms are not there. Others simply turn to God in silence without making demands and watch as healing comes.

Is this really laying the axe at the root of the tree? It sounds more like John Smith (the human by that name) is having his identity affirmed and his disease is being denied. If anything his ego is being massaged a bit. Naming diseases and people rarely works and lowers things down to ritualistic exorcisms.

The creation of any virus or disease comes first from us allowing space in our minds for it.  By hearing a number, a presence or talk about the symptoms or perhaps a passing cough on the bus that we thought we had not noticed. Or sometimes it just comes from other´s thoughts and fears. We do not need to deny that but we do need to see what is happening.  It is allowing ourselves to be lowered down into a scenario where we define ourselves as little minds with a brain and skull which can be infected. That can happen on a worldwide scale as well as a personal one. But is that who we really are?

It is at this point there is not a need to treat “John Smith” of “Coronavirus” because firstly John Smith is not the Man that God sees  – he sees Man which has the same relationship as the vine has to the branches on a tree – inseparable, indestructable and part of the whole bigger picture of the tree –  never separate. So why would my prayer be “I am hanging on a vine (but my name is still John smith and I yes I have an identity in God but I feel threatened). Its a little bit of double thinking and wanting to remain in two worlds.

God does not send disease and he does not sweep in with a bag of sickness for humanity. He does not know sickness and no affirmative words or pleading with Him will change anything whether its via the ears or brain.

The presence of a virus does tell us that there is something wrong with our view of the Vine and vine tree scenario otherwise we would not all be panicking at the idea of any kind of death. Can any of us say we truly know who God is?

Again, the presence of the virus can be used as a sign to say “where is your God?” and it is at this point we should be realising that God is not our personal slave to simply heal disease. He is a loving entity with whom and in whom we have our being. That means daily contact – to stay healthy, not waiting until we get sick.

To get to know this Entity better is our way, not to plead with It or use words to demand from It. We need to find silence for daily commune with Him, to listen, to hear and to be assured. This commune should not be filled with any kind of demands or desires. It is simply “being” and can be for 1 or 2 or 10 or however many minutes a day you have. simply to say a verse from the Bible like “The Father and I are one” or “He is in Me and I in Him”

As you learn to trust Him – you grow and as you grow you can expect to see him more in your life and as he appears things like disease and fear just fade.





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Love in the Time of Corona

A few people have sent me questions asking how to pray about Corona virus.

In short you don´t.

That might seem a bit strange but let me explain.  We have the belief that Father Mother is not present in the human realm – not because He has given up on it (God is not a person – he is a Force described in many different ways) but because the human realm is a world of simply wrong thinking, a world which is formed by man creating his own lusts and desires – holding the view that he is the starting point of everything and that what he sees with his eyes and his touch is real and is effectively his world. It is an illusionary place with its own rules and desires (and 24 hour reporting). It bears no comparison to reality except perhaps when man catches sight or an idea of eternity and even then it is usually seen within the sensual realm of the potential of the human existence.

It is not possible to pray about something which doesnt exist – and it is not just about Corona, it is part and parcel of this whole wide belief system that Love/God, Father Mother is not present in our lives and what we see with our eyes is what we get. In this case 60 years and death.  I believe it was the Buddha who said “With our thoughts we make our world”. So a world based on investment return or what Tom Hanks is doing today is simply not sustainable, at some point it will fall. But have no joy or sadness over this because it will reinvent itself – illusion generally does that.

  1. God does not see this – so you cant beg him to take it away – and if he is Love (instead of a guy on a throne) – your prayer can´t reach God as a human mind.
  2. God is not your slave – why would he (even if he had a human mind) listen and decide to obey you? Human prayers have a wrong starting point – the human realm.

The way to deal with this issue is to displace the whole system not just a perceived virus within it. 

Closing your eyes, even for one minute, quietening your mind with a scripture like “I and my Father are one” or “He Leadeth Me” – without any kind of desire is enough for you to hear the voice of Peace – quietly listening and to let God get into the picture. The best thing you can do right now is to switch off the roaring lion telling you that we are all going to die and simply close your eyes even for 2 minutes. When you feel the Peace, you will know that God is on the scene – that is enough to bring change. Try to do this hourly – you will be amazed at the results.

When your whole identity becomes that of Gods, your world changes, including your perception and what you see around you.