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The art of spiritualizing thought

From the April 2023 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Originally published in German

“It’s time to spiritualize thought.” These words resounded within me as I worked on a complicated professional undertaking that affected many people. Immediately I stopped what I was doing. These words were certainly not the outcome of my professional ruminations, so I could only attribute them to God and His nurturing grace. Calmly, lovingly, they were nudging me to get off the mental treadmill that wasn’t getting me anywhere.

To do this I first had to understand why I needed to spiritualize my thought, to see from God’s, Spirit’s, perspective. I found the answer by turning to what I had learned in Christian Science.

The most helpful book in my ongoing study and practice of Christian Science is Mary Baker Eddy’s work Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, first published in 1875. In it, she describes what she explored and proved when she put God first and then applied the divine laws she was discovering to every aspect of life. She questioned the concept of the substantiality of matter, without knowing of the important advances physicists have made in that regard since then. 

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