Sharpening our spiritual senses?

Practical spiritual truths—honestly applied—can bring healing.

Not long ago a friend remarked to me: "I think it's important to sharpen our spiritual senses daily." "Sharpen our spiritual senses"? No, we both knew that the spiritual senses of man need no improvement of any kind. Whatever is spiritual is forever perfect. It can never grow dull, dim, age, be lost, or destroyed. But the so-called physical senses often appear to do any and all of these things. What my friend was actually recommending was that we more consistently exercise our spiritual discernment and understanding. This, in turn, can improve and sharpen our human faculties.

After the conversation with my friend I decided to try some sharpening. As I did, I found myself constantly attacking the same target: old age! A statement in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy came clearly to my thought. She writes, "The acute belief of physical life comes on at a remote period, and is not so disastrous as the chronic belief."

"Disastrous"? Sometimes the years can seem to fly by more quickly than we realize. Perhaps because we're busy, happy, successful; whatever the reason, we give little thought to subtle suggestions of aging. Often those suggestions are so gradual that we are unaware of their approach. For this reason it is never too soon to begin sharpening our senses by claiming our God-given dominion over all beliefs that we are material or mortal. This way we can avoid the disaster of having those creeping suggestions become chronic.

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