Unity with SOUL heals
My leg was swollen to twice its normal size due to an infection. A friend said to me, “I know you that your prayers are procuring healing. I know, too, that you understand that your true nature dwells in and is blended with the infinite harmony of SOUL.”
The love, generosity and confidence that came with her declaration boosted my certainty and expectancy of healing. By the next day my leg was thoroughly healed. These are some of the spiritual concepts that I utilized.
Metaphysics asserts that SOUL is the singular and universal EGO, which excludes finite matter, but includes infinite, spiritual existence. This divine and unbounded EGO-INTELLIGENCE is what biblical Moses perceived to be the “I AM THAT I AM.”
The totality of our limitless, matter-free universe develops within the singularity of the divine ONE. Brilliant metaphysician, M. B. Eddy, declared "...God is infinite and so includes all in one" (Mis. p. 239).
Our spiritual essence is the outcome of celestial MIND-SPIRIT. MIND and its conscious ideas are ONE. This is why we only have the magnificent substance of SPIRIT-SOUL. The more we understand about the oneness and all-inclusiveness of SOUL-SPIRIT the clearer is our view of our spiritual make-up. The inverse is also true: we understand more of the majesty of SOUL-TRUTH by perceiving more of our incorporeal, interminable and excellent essence.
We gain an amplified appreciation of our unconfined individuality by knowing that we are the outstanding oeuvre of MIND-SOUL. The infinite EGO does not absorb us; it expresses us from its own illimitableness. We are endowed with MIND’s inexhaustible uniqueness, creativity and capacities.
While our humanity can choose between right and wrong, our divine nature contains and expresses only goodness. SOUL’s man, what we actually are, cannot choose between mortality and immortality because only the latter is ultimately real. We are MIND’s intelligent and immortal ideas. We cannot be less than MIND’s immortal force.
There are not two states of existence--the mortal and the immortal. The mortal is a distortion of immortality. It is not an actual realm that parallels the spiritual. It is corrected by our perception of LIFE. Spiritual education frees us to enjoy our immortality.
The one I AM is preeminent INTELLIGENCE, it is absolute LIFE, and it is final cause and effect. M. B. Eddy wrote these crystal-clear insights: "Father and son are one in being" (S&H p. 361); "Man is the expression of God's being" (S&H p. 470); and "Man and the universe coexist with God in Science, and they reflect God and nothing else" (Mess. for 1900, P. 4).
Man is SOUL’s incorporeal reflection. We mean, of course, that man is the mental activity of MIND. It does not mean that there are two entities that look alike. MIND-SOUL is the only entity.
Webster's Dictionary defines “reflection” as "an image in Mind, an idea, the act of thinking." MIND knows its own infinity. Spiritual creation, including man, is the outcome of its divine, intelligent knowing.
The Bible states "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with yoke of bondage"
(Gal 5:1). We could say, "Stand fast in the liberty wherewith MIND has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of mortal distortions."
These spiritual concepts give us Christly power and grace. The following refrain from a Christian hymn (Christian Science Hymn # 388) speaks not just of Christ Jesus’ healing abilities, but also of our own abilities to express SOUL: “Where'er he went affliction fled, The sick were healed, the hungry fed.”
Our Christly awareness gives us supreme healing power. It can comfort the sorrowing, redeem us and others of sinful traps, strengthen the weak, and heal the sick and dying.