When one hears or sees the word "circulation," one is quite likely, because of the common usage of the word, to think of it as pertaining to money, to magazines, or to some other material thing. And a dictionary definition of the word is, "The act of moving around, or of passing or sending from place to place." Circulation has, however, a higher and more spiritual significance, which is equivalent to action or activity. Circulation, in that sense, does not relate to things so much as to thoughts or ideas; but this does not mean that ideas are moving about in space, either in circuits or otherwise. It simply denotes the activity of thought.

It will readily be seen that in its absolute sense circulation cannot be stagnant or insufficient. It cannot be impaired or obstructed. It cannot be interrupted or reversed. And much light is thrown on this subject by Mary Baker Eddy in what she says on page 283 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures," as follows: "Mind is the source of all movement, and there is no inertia to retard or check its perpetual and harmonious action."

If a Christian Scientist were called upon to treat a case in which insufficient circulation of the blood was involved, he would, being a metaphysician, employ no material means to accelerate or restore circulation. On the contrary, he would turn his thoughts in the direction of the truth about circulation as the movement, action, or activity of thought. He would understand that the spiritual idea of circulation expresses the omnipresence of Mind, and that there is, in reality, no place where stagnation, inaction, congestion, or depletion is manifested. And the truth would establish, in the experience of the one concerned, what is humanly regarded as normal circulation.

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Important Notice
January 13, 1940

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