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A boulder or a boat? Projects and divine Mind’s direction
When you think about a large project you need to complete, what comes to thought? Do you picture yourself pushing a boulder up a steep hill? Or can you see yourself steering a graceful boat with sails full of wind?
Corporate seminars tackle this subject by providing techniques for managing difficult tasks, often using metaphors to explain their ideas, and these can be helpful to kick-start the creative process. But metaphors are much more likely to forward our progress if there is a connection to spiritual truth. Extraordinary breakthroughs are possible when we get glimpses of God, divine Mind, in operation, and commit to better understanding our relation to Mind.
In the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy identifies seven synonyms for God derived from her study of the Bible. Her scholarship, but mostly her spiritual insight, revealed a way of recognizing the tangible, logical presence of God in our lives. We might at different times work with one synonym more than another. For example, Love—with a capital “L”—might be our “go-to” when praying for insight into a relationship issue. We might need to become more aware of Principle when dealing with a legal matter. These synonyms aren’t meant to have us pray in a prescriptive way. Rather, we can work with them to learn more about God’s nature and be refreshed and inspired.
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Brett Stafford, Deborah Caserotti, Joy Hinman
The healing power of Mother Love
An army of angels
Not pulled down … but lifted up!
‘The sweetest gift of God’s grace’
O. Matt Otte
What do you see in the mirror?
Injuries from car accident healed
‘Honest toil has no penalty’
Cat bite healed
Prayer reverses discouraging labels
'From sense to Soul my pathway lies before me ...'
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