Christian Science and academic work

A vital prelude to academic work is daily communing with God. Prayer and study of the Bible and the writings of Mrs. Eddy prepare us for the day's work. Cleansing consciousness this way enables us to discern in all their freshness and purity those divine ideas continually dawning on human thought—ideas that can have vital bearing on our studies.

I have found the most effective quality to work with before beginning an academic project is purity. Related concepts—holiness, innocence, sinlessness, and inspiration—are also useful. By looking up such terms in Concordances to the Bible and to Mrs. Eddy's writings and claiming these conditions as our mental state, we are able to keep thought considerably freer from misdirection into material channels. It is also helpful to discover what Mrs. Eddy means by "angels" and "ideas." This kind of research prepares us to great pure thoughts of Love, our eternal birthright.

Harmonizing our moments
March 23, 1981

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