It is not possible for man, God's image and likeness, to lose his individuality, to lose that which gives character to his identity. In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, " Mary Baker Eddy declares (p. 550), "God is the Life, or intelligence, which forms and preserves the individuality and identity of animals as well as of men."

The individuality of man is the reflection of the infinite individuality of God. Hence it is perfect and complete. Nothing can be added to man's individuality, and nothing can be taken from it. We are able to demonstrate this basic truth in human experience to the degree that we understand it.

Our true individuality does not come into being at birth, nor is it taken from us as our earthly years pass by. The true quality of our individual nature imbues our being throughout eternity. Our individuality is ever unfolding in Mind. This truth constitutes the law of correction to the belief that individuality is mortal or material, and as such is good or bad, and that it varies or is even lost according to the false edicts of personal sense. As man can never be less than himself, so his individuality can never slip or be taken away from his being.

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