"Emerge gently"

One who was in need of employment had been trying to find her place in the business world, and in her anxiety was dashing hither and yon in her haste to find it before the demon of lack suffocated her. But her place was not found in that way. Feeling the need of more enlightenment, this student of Christian Science wrote to a loving, earnest worker. The answer came: "Emerge gently"! This phrase was quoted from a sentence in the Christian Science textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy (p. 485), "Emerge gently from matter into Spirit."

She was grateful to receive the advice, and immediately set to work to analyze her thinking. She found that she had been rushing about trying to tell God what to do instead of gently standing by until He told her what to do. She immediately reversed her thoughts, gave up struggling materially, and decided to accept an invitation to spend the summer with a friend at a lake some two hundred miles away. While there she had further opportunity to clear her thought of all anxiety. Shortly thereafter she received a letter offering her a business of her own at terms which made it possible for her to accept.

Look through the Illusion of Doubt
October 21, 1944

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