Christian Science treatment, the highest form of Christian prayer, has its source in God, the Mind of Christ. It is the impersonal and unlabored reflection of divine Mind in human consciousness; it is Mind's revelation and demonstration of the ever-presence of its own infinite perfection and goodness. True metaphysical treatment originates in Spirit, not in the supposititious opposite of Spirit, called matter, or material self. It is not the product of brain, but the holy activity of the one spiritual and supreme intelligence. It is the voice of God, the presence of the Christ, Truth, the operation of divine Principle, Love, the irradiance of eternal Life, the immaculate influence of Soul.

Man, the Bible teaches, is God's, or Mind's, own image and likeness. Hence, man has no personal, separate mind from God; he has no creative power of his own, no underived being. On page 56 of "Retrospection and Introspection" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "All consciousness is Mind, and Mind is God." Mind's activity, the continuous and eternal expression of its infinite idea in man, constitutes the real essence of Christian Science treatment, or scientific Mind-healing. Mrs. Eddy states in "Miscellaneous Writings" (p. 41): "Mind is the architect that builds its own idea, and produces all harmony that appears. There is no other healer in the case."

December 24, 1949

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