One True Consciousness

In "Unity of Good" (p. 24) in the "Colloquy" between the real and the unreal, God, good, is represented as saying: "I am the infinite All. From me proceedeth all Mind, all consciousness, all individuality, all being." Then to this haven of Truth and purity every mortal may flee for liberation from his fears, his sorrows, his sinfulness, and his sickness. If there were no such spiritual sanctuary, there would be no means of escape from evil and all mankind would be forever engulfed in materiality. But since Christian Science reveals the infinite consciousness of God as available to all, as able to purify and to heal, there is no necessity and no justification for continuing to entertain fear and falsity, or endure suffering. Whatever the torment, God's remedy is always at hand; but it is available only to those who seek it and utilize it.

Each one experiencing the temptation to believe in sickness or any discord should therefore ask himself, Is this error to be found in God? Has Love decreed it? Does divine Mind impart it? Affirmative replies would betray a totally mistaken concept of God, whose omniscience includes no evil. The omniscience of God, good, is all the knowledge there actually is. Anything supposedly existing outside the infinite consciousness of God is merely an unreal material belief, a lie. But the acceptance of this lie does not make either the lie or its consequences true or powerful, any more than the mortal denial of God could render God, good, powerless.

If, on the other hand, the admission is made and sustained that God who is infinite good has not decreed any evil, and, indeed, takes no cognizance of it, then with what relief the mortal turns for refuge to the Father of all, who always sees His children in the light of real being. In Christian Science there is perpetual correction and redemption. One who is a prey to the belief in hate, whether seemingly expressed by him, or against him, should turn from it and earnestly strive to realize that from divine Love alone proceeds all real consciousness, and that hatred is a dark delusion which the reflection of divine Love inevitably blots out. Hence one should not rest until every intruding falsity has yielded to divine reality, even though this overcoming may call for an honest and perhaps a prolonged struggle.

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Infinite Divine Love
May 18, 1929

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