Break through the Cloud of Personal Sense

None of mortal mind's clouds can settle long upon the mental horizon of him who loves God, who arms himself with good intention and right desire; who prays for the ability to express discernment and insight which will enable him to conform accurately to the Principle of Christian Science. Such prayer, always answered, so floods consciousness with the sunshine of Truth that the clouds of mortal thinking disperse into nothingness.

While there are no formulae for working out one's problems in Christian Science, it is not out of line with the spontaneity of spiritual reasoning for the Scientist daily to set thought aright regarding mortal mind's claim that he is governed by personal sense; that his perceptive faculty is material rather than spiritual. He sees that it is through the undestroyed belief of personal sense that the individual receives erroneous impressions and then experiences the frightening pains and uncertain pleasures with which such impressions provide him. Likewise, he perceives that it is through man's God-reflected spiritual sense that one receives the true concept of existence with its inevitable and permanent harmony.

The writer has often found that to reason rightly in this direction has enabled her so to improve her sense of existence as to bring about decisive healings of sickness and pain, release from discouragement, improvement in financial matters, and deliverance from mental unrest. In particular, she remembers that such scientific thinking healed her quickly of all grief at the passing of one greatly beloved. In her endeavor to see the loved one only through spiritual sense, or consciousness, and to erase from thought the evidence of the physical senses, she found the writings of Mary Baker Eddy a rich storehouse of enlightenment and encouragement.

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An Ageless Question
November 25, 1944

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