A Right Sense of Possession

If one spiritually understands the ideas included in God's creation, he can have a right sense of his possessing them. This does not exclude anyone else from possessing them too, for that is the nature of spiritual creation; it is infinite. But it is essential that each one feel this certainty of good and know that he, as the heir of God, has the right to health, supply, harmony.

It is a mistake, of course, to emphasize possession of things. Material objects are mere counterfeits and not the substance of good. But if one lays hold of, understands and utilizes, the ideas of divine Mind, he will have whatever he needs humanly, too. When you have the substance, the human expression will follow. Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Being possesses its qualities before they are perceived humanly."  Science and Health, p. 247;

At times the temptation presents itself that one has lost his health, a faculty, or perhaps the vitality of youth. When one understands spiritually the ever-present and eternal nature of the ideas and faculties included in man, he will not let age, accident, or fortuitous circumstance rob him of what is rightfully his. He will call a halt to negative thinking, the depleting nature of mortal mind, the so-called opposite to God, eternal good. Regeneration of thought and life includes renewal of all phases of experience and a new sense of the immortality of man.

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We Must Progress to Stay Healthy
September 13, 1969

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