Autumn: A Spiritual View

"I wish autumn wouldn't come. It always makes me feel sad and nostalgic." I was sorry to hear this comment by a friend, and a little surprised, because I always anticipate autumn with joy. I love its mellow colors, fruition for labor, and peace.

If we are inclined to associate a vague or acute unhappiness with this season, Christian Science can release us from this unease by showing us how to spiritualize our concept of what is going on. Mrs. Eddy writes, "To the material sense, everything is matter; but spiritualize human thought, and our convictions change: for spiritual sense takes in new views, in which nature becomes Spirit; and Spirit is God, and God is good." Miscellaneous Writings, pp. 217–218;

Because God is the substance of true nature, the harmonies of what we call the natural world must be the expression of spiritual beauty, order, and design. Seen from this point of view, the brilliant crimsons and vermilions of autumn, the soft yellows and golds, indicate the spiritual hues of Soul, of divine Love, perpetually expressing and interpreting its own nature in fresh and infinite ways.

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