An angel on Strawberry Mountain

By being more Spirit-minded, we enjoy the vistas from God’s summit.

The divine Principle, Love, gives us the strength to climb every mountain and traverse every valley. The physical senses represent existence as materially based, but this false view is routed by replacing it with the absolute truth of being—the pure ideas of Soul, or God. These ideas are spiritual, emanating from God, Spirit. As we earnestly endeavor to live from the summit of spiritual being, we find that angel visitants—inspired thoughts from God—sometimes obvious, sometimes not, are always a very present help.

I annually attend my Christian Science association meeting and often travel to the location a day or two early to do some sightseeing. I found a mountain in Oregon in the United States and would often explore its trails and beautiful lakes. One year I decided to spend the night atop that mountain. I flew in, and then drove four hours to get to Strawberry Mountain.

Once I reached the trailhead, the climb to summit the roughly 9,000-foot peak was supposed to take another four to five hours. I found that the climb demanded a lot of stamina, however, and I eventually came to a point where I didn’t feel I could continue. I took my backpack off and sat on a rock, praying and yielding to what I knew to be true—that I was created and cared for by God, divine Spirit, and was completely safe right there. This spiritual truth caused a renewed strength to well up within me, and I made it to the summit.

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Learning to trust
August 15, 2022

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