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Letters & Conversations


From the May 2011 issue of The Christian Science Journal

I was particularly inspired with a new recollection and spiritual significance about an experience I had that came about while reading Questions and Answers in the March issue of the Journal, pages 6 and 7. Going into the closet to pray, together with open praying, and the experience of Michael Seek reminded me of my own mountaintop experience.

There were four of us sitting atop Mount Hood, one of the snow-capped mountains of the Cascades in the Pacific Northwest. We had just finished the arduous climb and were resting and drinking in the views. We sat in the snow, each facing a different quadrant of the gorgeous panorama, quiet with our own thoughts and feelings. Once in a while, someone would comment on something that was particularly significant about their view. We rotated positions until we each had drunk our fill of the complete panorama.

On previous occasions, I had been reminded of what seemed to be the spiritual significance of this experience. I had thought of having to go back down to the ho-hum of regular daily routine. This related to the human experience of prayerful and inspired study, and then having to reenter more human activities. But, with the reading of the Q&A in the Journal, the following expanded my perception of the spiritual message of the mountaintop.

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