Relax tension through Truth

Heated words between workers in a cafeteria. International disagreements. Family squabbles. The essence of all disputes, when seen through Christian metaphysics, is the conflict between divine Soul, God, and mortal sense. And to have a firming grasp of this is to better cope with both conflict and tension.

To the human sense of existence, the tug of war may seem to be between person and person, nation and nation. We make a healing analysis when we impersonalize the situation, dropping from it our mortal sense of the people involved. Then replacing the appearance of fragmentation with the realization of the wholeness of divine Truth. The universe of Love is coherent. It holds together. It is not split into warring factions. The world that seems so is the world of mortal mind, illusionary consciousness resisting and denying Truth. Realizing such points helps relax tension because this realizing is divinely lawful, backed up by the omnipotence of Truth.

There is no tension in the omnipresence of God. He extends Himself throughout His cosmos spontaneously. Isaiah describes God, the origin of all being, as, "he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein." Isaiah 42:5; What a tremendous tension easing sense of God, man, the universe!

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