Consciousness in Relation to Health and Usefulness

Consciousness is that which enables one to say with conviction: I am; I exist. The different moods or activities of human consciousness constitute what men recognize and speak of as thinking. God is the infinite, perfect Mind; hence, the activity of this divine Mind is expressed in perfect consciousness or thought. The Scriptures represent God as saying to mortals, "My thoughts are not your thoughts."

Most of mankind's thinking is of an argumentative nature. The Bible declares concerning a mortal, "As he thinketh in his heart, so is he." Thinking is the workshop whence proceed all effects in music, poetry, art, industry, science, and whose effects are manifested on the human body and its conditions. Now, mankind in general believes itself to be the possessor of a divided consciousness, which at one time thinks that which is good and at another time thinks that which is evil. This divided consciousness, thinking both good and evil thoughts, is repudiated by James in his question, "Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?" And its logical impossibility is shown by Christ Jesus in his declaration, "A house divided against a house falleth."

Divine Oneness
April 27, 1929

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