In watching the development of children at the piano, one learns many valuable lessons. For instance, every musician knows that the scale is a repetition of seven tones, but in learning to place the notes in either the G or F clef the beginner sees at once that though there are many octaves containing A, B, C, D, E, F, and G, yet each note has its own individual place as regards position in each clef and does not infringe upon nor supplant any other note. Governed by laws of harmony, each fills its own place.

So, too, the beginner in Christian Science is learning to demonstrate that, since man is the perfect idea of God, infinite Mind, he is in his individual place, doing his individual work, rightly governed by God's law, and that a clear perception of this fact will eliminate any thought of envy, jealousy, or malice; it will dissipate the fear that anybody or anything can deprive the child of God of what is rightfully his. He who is thus governed by God's law of harmony is striving daily to put out of his consciousness all that would seem to make discord, and is therefore manifesting more clearly each day his own true place in the infinite scale of being.

Another clear illustration has been brought to notice in the correction of a pupil who persisted in playing an E flat in the scale of C major. This scale has neither sharp nor flat in its signature, and when this fact and the mathematical formation of the major scale was explained to the pupil, the mistake disappeared. Where did the mistake come from and where did it go? It seemed to come from ignorance regarding the formation of the scale, and it disappeared when the true law governing scale formation was understood. There was neither remorse nor condemnation about that correction, and there should never be any feeling save of joy and gratitude when Truth uncovers and destroys any error in our consciousness, no matter how black a name mortal mind may have for it.

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