Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Good is not gradual

I caught myself the other day.

I was thinking about a situation that needed healing, and I thought something like, Well, eventually we'll get there if we keep at it. And I realized I was accepting the idea that good is gradual, that it comes to us bit by bit.

Not so! Good is already and always present. Good fills all space—not a cranny is outside of the realm of good. Good is God, Spirit—Life, Truth, Love. It's so much more than a human sense of what might be nice in the near future. It is reality, it is the rock.

Spiritual healing is always about seeing what's already true. The key that unlocks the door to healing is a new spiritual concept that so fills your thought with light that darkness flees naturally. What feels gradual is our journey to that inspiration, but the good we are seeking is present already.

So when we've pinpointed some "good thing" that we want or need—a certain healing, possession, event—it's time to wrap our heads around the concept that all good is already here and now. There is no "future good"; that's a contradiction in terms. There is only now, and now is only good.

Some good thoughts from Science and Health:

There is but one way to heaven, harmony, and Christ in divine Science shows us this way. It is to know no other reality — to have no other consciousness of life — than good, God and His reflection, and to rise superior to the so-called pain and pleasure of the senses.

--242:9

It is unwise to doubt if reality is in perfect harmony with God, divine Principle, — if Science, when understood and demonstrated, will destroy all discord, — since you admit that God is omnipotent; for from this premise it follows that good and its sweet concords have all-power.

--130:9

If sin, sickness, and death were understood as nothingness, they would disappear. As vapor melts before the sun, so evil would vanish before the reality of good. One must hide the other. How important, then, to choose good as the reality!

--480:29-2


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1 Comments:

At 9/27/2006 06:31:00 PM, Anonymous rev. Veronika said...

Thank you Laura for this good reminder!

 

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