MAN LIVES IN THE DIVINE CONSCIOUSNESS

In "Miscellaneous Writings" our revered Leader, Mary Baker Eddy, makes this profound and arresting statement (pp. 105, 106): "Because God is Mind, and this Mind is good, all is good and all is Mind. God is the sum total of the universe." This absolute declaration of God's totality is the very foundation stone of all Christianly scientific knowing, and if the student would gain an understanding of his true selfhood, then he must learn to think from the standpoint of Mind's allness and to recognize himself as God's perfect individual idea, wholly dependent upon God for intelligence and activity. Within the all-inclusive divine consciousness he can rest secure, knowing that nothing "that defileth, ... or maketh a lie" (Rev. 21:27) can enter the holy sanctuary of Spirit and touch man, God's perfect child.

This recognition becomes less arduous when it is clearly seen that man's consciousness of life in God is not a personal possession, but evidences Mind's knowledge of itself and of its universe as it is reflected in man. Man, as idea, is the effect or result of Mind's knowing, and although distinctly individual, he is always inseparably one with God in substance and consciousness. Man is always conscious of his true selfhood because Mind is eternally aware of it.

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