The power of consent

When it comes to healing and spiritual progress, what is the bridge between hope and the achievement of some goal? Very often there is a need to give our consent. Notice, I didn’t say get the consent of others. The front line in the battle is always within the precincts of our own inspired thought. “The devotion of thought to an honest achievement makes the achievement possible,” writes Mary Baker Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 199).

To consent is to permit, approve, agree, comply, or yield. Forward movement on a project, a relationship, a career move, or any other subject, often involves a bit of all five. 

By allowing yourself to find a reason for your hope, you open the door to the divine influence, the unrestricted power of good, to move your case forward. Human approval can’t do for you what aligning your motives and actions with God, good, can do. The power of God, universal good, is always on the side of spiritual good. To God, good, there is no opposition. “Is there no divine permission to conquer discord of every kind with harmony, with Truth and Love?” (Science and Health, p. 394).

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