Inspired Stillness

One day while the writer was sitting beside a stream in the country, the wind became so strong that she sought shelter in her car, which was parked on a hillside. As she sat looking out over the scene before her and saw the many beautiful young trees on the opposite side of the hill being blown about, these words from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy came to her (p. 489): "Outside the material sense of things, all is harmony."

Realizing the truth of this angel message, she thought, "Why, of course, right here, now, there is harmony; and I can be conscious of God's creation where I am, for Christian Science teaches that none of the material elements, so called, have ever touched the spiritual ideas of His kingdom." For a few unforgettable seconds it appeared to her that the wind ceased, the trees and all around became quite calm and still; this stillness seemed to permeate the area with a quietness beyond description.

The writer recalls the awe she felt at the time and the potent awareness that came to her of the peace and harmony of the kingdom of heaven, or reign of divine consciousness, which assuredly is outside the realm of mortal mind, or the material sense of things. The remembrance of that day and of the perfect stillness experienced then has helped her through many a windswept trial, lifting her thought until a recognition of God's presence, with its inspiration, has brought help and healing.

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Debbie Attends a Lecture
October 23, 1965

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