"All Truth is from inspiration and revelation,—from Spirit, not from flesh," writes Mary Baker Eddy in "Unity of Good" (p. 46). From this we infer our need to pray for inspiration as we do for happiness, harmony, health, success. Inspiration and revelation give understanding and bring healing. To be receptive to inspired revelation is divinely natural, for man is the expressed image of the infinite, all-knowing Mind, God. Man's divine heritage is actual consciousness or cognizance of the ever-present spiritual realities in all their form, substance, activity, color, and beauty. Each one can claim this heritage by reflection and see its evidences in his daily experiences as he remains steadfast in the consciousness of the allness of divine Love.

The writer at one time found she was being deceived by error's argument that she was only conscious of words when she read the textbook, "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mrs. Eddy. No spiritual ideas of Truth were coming to her. Since she had always received much inspiration from the textbook, this puzzled her. Many weeks passed, and she was becoming a little discouraged, which is what malicious mortal mind would have wanted to happen. Then one day she recalled reading that the truths of the textbook were given to Mrs. Eddy by God through inspiration and revelation. "Surely," she declared, "these truths are always present, available, ever operative, unlimited." She denied the supposititious power of aggressive mental suggestion to prevent her from receiving the eternal truth set forth in the textbook and affirmed that because she was in reality God's expression, always at one with Him, she could naturally and easily hear His voice. This immediately broke the mesmerism and, continuing reading, she found many spiritually new views rapidly unfolding to her consciousness. Great was her joy, and she has never since failed to receive new ideas from her study of the textbook.

"Some individuals assimilate truth more readily than others, but any student, who adheres to the divine rules of Christian Science and imbibes the spirit of Christ, can demonstrate Christian Science, cast out error, heal the sick, and add continually to his store of spiritual understanding, potency, enlightenment, and success," our Leader tells us in Science and Health (p. 462). Then no material comforts or discomforts, no human education, no material prosperity or lack of it, can prevent us from receiving spiritual ideas of Truth.

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