Real Consciousness

What is it that constitutes true thought? What is real consciousness? These questions are basic in Christian Science, and a right answer to them enables us to demonstrate harmony in our experience.

In "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" Mary Baker Eddy writes, "Man and his Maker are correlated in divine Science, and real consciousness is cognizant only of the things of God." Science and Health, p. 276; We learn from this that all true thought is God-conscious thought, thought that is aware of God's reality and perfection. Christian Science shows that all real consciousness is divine Mind and is reflected in man, who is the expression of Mind. All spiritually mental activity is God, Mind, in action, and the conscious identities that comprise God's universe are the result of this action.

In her book, "No and Yes," Mrs. Eddy says, "For God to know, is to be; that is, what He knows must truly and eternally exist." No and Yes, p. 16; So your real individuality and mine are the expressed activity of the one perfect cause, or divine Principle, of the universe. You and I are the recipients of Love's action, the effect of the knowing of the one divine Mind.

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The Substance of Reflection
June 17, 1967

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