What is influencing you?

Live audio chat with Elizabeth Kellogg, C.S.

Elizabeth points listeners to the fact that God is the only power and God is good. If we feel there are destructive influences in our lives, she says, what we need is a better understanding of God and this understanding will release us from those influences. Acknowledging and holding onto God's allness and goodness will reveal the only true influence in our lives which is our Father-Mother God, and this influence will guide and guard us, and give us purpose and joy.

Some of the questions Elizabeth answered were: What is the best way to not be influenced by conversations with friends who tell you all about their illnesses? How can we effectively pray to know that God is the only influence in world affairs, especially in Syria? What can we do to combat influences that are so subtle, deeply ingrained and long-standing that they just seem to be part of who we are? I am currently dealing with a disturbing skin condition, how can I do a better job of defending myself against this? I sometimes think I am like a sponge for all the advertisements I see on television, how can I do a better job of standing porter at the door of my thought?

Elizabeth recommends getting Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy and reading it straight through. This will arm us with everything we need to see our oneness with the only true influence in our life – the divine Love of God.

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