In "Rudimental Divine Science" (p. 11) Mrs. Eddy says, "Health is the consciousness of the unreality of pain and disease; or, rather, the absolute consciousness of harmony and of nothing else." Careful study of this definition reveals the fact that health is a mental, not a material condition. If "health is the consciousness of the unreality of pain and disease," then the seeming opposite of health must be but belief in the reality of pain and disease. So we come to see that, as Mrs. Eddy says in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 219), "A state of health is but a state of consciousness made manifest on the body, and vice versa."

Since disease and discord, the opposite of health or harmony, are not good, they are not real; for as we learn in Genesis, "God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good." Now because health and harmony are good, they are of God, and must of necessity be qualities of their divine Principle or creator. Therefore, there can be no variableness in health. It is perfect now. It is in no way dependent upon time, place, seasons, climate, or so-called laws of heredity, but is like its creator, the same yesterday, to-day, and forever. Think of it! And this is our heritage. Every one may claim it, and prove it for himself to-day. Indeed, it is being proved now by thousands of Christian Scientists all over the world.

The Waiting Hour
November 14, 1925

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