IMMORTAL MEMORY, A FACULTY OF MIND

"IF delusion says, "I have lost my memory,' contradict it. No faculty of Mind is lost." This thought-arresting statement appears on page 407 of "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" by Mary Baker Eddy.

Have we accepted the erroneous belief that memory is merely human, that it is highly developed in some, even photographic, while in others the ability to remember is limited? Sometimes belief in mere human memory leads one to hold on to the experiences of the past as real, a past not included in God's nowness. Human memory can fluctuate from one extreme to the other as mortal mind dictates and thus is limited. However, immortal memory as a faculty of Mind, God, gives one dominion over the belief of a limited human memory and the ability to remember what is needful.

The material brain, being non-intelligent, cannot and never could be the source of memory, for brain lobes have no power with which to think. Mrs. Eddy tells us (ibid., p. 192), "The belief that a pulpy substance under the skull is mind is a mockery of intelligence, a mimicry of Mind."

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