[Ability to demonstrate Christian Science comes with study and practice of the truth taught by Christ Jesus and revealed in Science and Health. This series touches upon some ways in which this truth can be applied.]

Healing by exchanging uninspired for inspired thought

Sometimes when a healing seems slow in coming, the need is for inspiration. Perhaps we work faithfully with the truths we already know, but results in terms of physical change do not seem to come. Now if we exchange uninspired thought for inspired thought, we begin to work with fresh, new ideas that are coming to us from the divine Mind. These ideas will break up the seemingly set beliefs that keep the diseased condition from yielding, and the healing will come.

The first false belief to put down is the one that says, "I am not inspired." When uninspired thought seems to be ours, we can always take at least one step toward exchanging it for inspired thought. We can reject the belief that we are less than God's inspired ideas. We can also recognize and exercise the God–given abilities we are already conscious of. For example, we can insist that thoughts emanating from Mind are original, powerful, alive, pure, perfect, and we can watch our thinking to see that we are entertaining no lesser thoughts than these.

We can search our thinking to see if we are acknowledging and appreciating Christ Jesus, our Way–shower, and joyously following him. We can see if we are gratefully recognizing Mary Baker Eddy for the place she fills in bringing us the Science Jesus taught, and we can search her writings, expecting to gain from them the understanding of Life, Truth, and Love we need.

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When "Because" Defeats "But"
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