Soul, Our Dwelling

A woman went out long after midnight one night to lure her horses back into the corral. They had escaped during the night after one of the children had left the gate ajar. As she looked about at the moonlight on the snow, so bright that it caused the trees to cast shadows, she thought of the concern her friends had expressed over her living alone in the woods in an isolated house. Yet she felt so conscious of dwelling in God's spiritual universe that she had no fear.

Suddenly she realized what she had learned in Christian Science: that this same truth applied to the belief that one lived in the body. The body did not house her real selfhood. As a spiritual idea, she never existed in a mortal body at all. She could laugh at the suggestions regarding her body which mortal mind claimed. There was no more need to be afraid of the sensations of the body than of her friend's fears about her living in a house in the woods. If sickness were a problem, she could destroy it in her consciousness and therefore in her body.

A Mental Stumbling Block Removed
October 21, 1967

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