Identity and individuality
This comment came in on my posting about selfhood a couple weeks ago, and I meant to share it here. Thanks, Amanda!
To me, the concept of unique spiritual identity and individuality, as explained in Christian Science have been of IMMENSE value. It gets us past the negative sense of self-immolation "you are nothing, worthless", etc. and allows us to find something much more valuable. It allows us to replace the counterfeit, superficial "me", with something much more real and lasting and of real value: our real spiritual essence, which is fully identifiable, distinct and unique. Our genuine spiritual identity is also good, useful and precious to God and discoverable and expressable by us! What a gift! The alternative to this concept of a clear spiritual identity can sometimes seem to be a kind of nihilistic nothingness, or with a kind of amorphous "absorption into deity". The concept of God as "infinite individuality" is huge!
I am so grateful to Mrs. Eddy for discovering and expressing this specifically, as well as everything else!
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