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Divine Mind never ‘absent’

From the July 2015 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Over a year ago I began having a series of times when I would lose consciousness. While there was no pain or memory of the experience once I came to, it was still frightening to think that even for a moment I could be disconnected from my true consciousness, divine Mind—which in truth I couldn’t be. To be prudent, I discontinued driving and kept away from social gatherings until I was totally free of what appeared to be mental interruptions.

I prayed to realize I couldn’t be drawn into a dreamlike sense of being “absent.” There are no voids in divine consciousness. So despite the physical evidence, I knew I could remain unimpressed by what seemed to loom as an alarming condition.

I also prayed to know that no sense of fear could cloud my understanding of my true, unimpaired dominion. And I began to examine the relevance of the following citation from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “We are sometimes led to believe that darkness is as real as light; but Science affirms darkness to be only a mortal sense of the absence of light, at the coming of which darkness loses the appearance of reality” (p. 215).

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