God is thinking all the time. All the time - for eternity God is thinking thoughts and this will never stop. You can call these thoughts ideas, and they are powerful stuff, because God's thoughts are what is real. They are everywhere.
How do you know that thoughts are God's thoughts? We think a lot of thoughts, too. And some thoughts are itchy and prickly, some feel strange and some hurt. These thoughts are not God's thoughts. Thoughts from God are our friends, and if thoughts are not our friends they are not from God.
So thoughts that are our friends are thoughts from God. They love us and love everything in God's world, full of thoughts. God is Love, pure, warm Love, all good. So here is a little help for you. You know that thoughts are from God, Love, when they feel...
- curious like a little fox
- quiet like someone is listening
- generous like you have enough
- good like a promise kept
- beautiful like a reflection in a puddle
- comfy like a warm blanket
- happy like a day by the sea
- grand like the big mountains
- giggling like children in a tent
- elegant like a whale in the ocean
- tasty like hot chocolate
- swift like a bird flying high
- funny like a butterfly on a frog
- together like people singing
- patient like children waiting
- silly like a happy kangaroo
- big like a world
- courageous like a new image and
- healing like a heart saying "yes"!
In Psalm 139 you can read:
"Your thoughts are of great worth to me, O God. How many they are!"
You have the right and might to live within God's thoughts. You can think God's thoughts and feel God's love, every day. God's thoughts are really of great worth - and so are you!
There is something deeply nourishing, calming, peaceful, and satisfying about beauty. This is because beauty is divine. Beauty is of God, and anything beautiful is beautiful because it reflects God, the very core and essence of life. The miracle of being, the activity and enthusiasm of a creative Mind.
The universe including us is radiant with Life's beauty, continuous vitality, energy, and growth. All beautiful like numbers and notes, an infinite design in endless variations. Divine Mind's ideas are shining "in glorious radiance", informs us the Psalmist, and Mind's ideas are elegant, refined, representing the faultless style of their Maker. A hymn by J. Palmer Snelling says: "Such tender beauty, Lord, from Thee is shed abroad o'er all the earth; in bird, in sunbeam, light and flower Thy grace and goodness may be seen." (#45). Perfection is spiritual, gorgeous to behold, pleasing to hear and enriching to feel. "Man is the reflection of Soul", writes Mary Baker Eddy (p. 249).
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder - the awakened consciousness that doesn't overlook one element of God's making. Material beauty does not exist, it is the spiritual consciousness that understands that, sometimes with the heart, most often with heart and mind and soul.
How can a reflection respond to the creator but by being like its beautiful source - the creator of it all? Anyone eye to eye with the sun, watching the sunrise, cannot help but shine and feel the light. A special form of little sunrise is also watching a baby in a crib or witnessing how someone saves another one from peril. One cannot help but respond with awe and wonder - to this beautiful activity of creation, of good in action. Beauty is alive.
There is a special beauty in individuals willing to sacrifice their human ego for infinite Soul, rejoicing every day as they explore more of this one consciousness of good blessing all. Nothing is more beautiful than the eyes of those seeking beauty in others, mentioned fellow Christian Science practitioner Kate Robertson, and this special beauty is captivating. We cannot imagine any spiritual thinker being other than beautiful, and faith itself is the very essence of delight and beauty - the instrument with which we gain full access to the balance and harmony of Spirit. Spiritual understanding is a home for the adoration of and respect for God, so infinite, grand, and glorious almost beyond human perception. Beauty is indeed the prerogative of good, and good is God. And because God, Truth, is always on our side, we feel its supremacy and authority when we encounter beauty. Because beauty is of God and responds to God.
So may all thoughts today be illumined as you keep your own mental atmosphere pure. Hold your gaze to the light and watch out with spiritual intuition for the fullness of light as you perceive your environment - reflecting the beautiful universe from a beautiful, beautiful Mind. Nothing small or limited enters this world of beauty, all is grand and honorable in God's world, the perfect realm and dimension of divine Love. It wouldn't be complete without you, without anyone your thoughts rest upon.
As you let these ideas expand, there is extra super inspiration from Mary Baker Eddy as set to music by Peter Link, sung by Julia Wade. Beautifully sung, with grace and humility. And listening to her, I understand new, as if for the first time, that beauty is so moving and touching, because it teaches us in the most tender way what humility is all about. Who we are in the grand scheme of things - because we get a glimpse of Life itself. Beautiful.
Who is writing?
In my work as Christian Science practitioner and writer I draw on listening to God and listening to people.
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