Spiritual practices for everyone
Spirituality is not the prerogative of the few that attend a church regularly. Spirituality is for everyone. As someone said: In every peach there is a stone. So likewise, we all have spiritual sense. And we can discover it as an asset. It is the most individual task how to cultivate spiritual sense best. It opens up a new world - many describe this as feeling safe and secure all the time - as having an inner compass around continually. With spiritual sense you are not alone anymore.
Christ Jesus taught us that there is something like "spiritual sense", he showed us how to use it, and we can learn from him. Like Mary Baker Eddy did. She shares in Miscellaneous Writings something that resonates with all of us, talking about "a true sense not unfamiliar":
"Two individuals, with all the goodness of generous natures, advise me. One says, Go this way; the other says, Take the opposite direction! Between the two I stand still; or, accepting the premonition of one of them, I follow his counsel, take a few steps, then halt. A true
sense not unfamiliar has been awakened. I see the way now. The guardians of His presence go before me. I enter the path. It may be smooth, or it may be rugged; but it is always straight and narrow; and if it be uphill all the way, the ascent is easy and the summit can
be gained." (p. 347)
When it comes to training our spiritual sense, I have found inspiration from Lynne Bundesen's work. So lets meet her:
She is an author of books, articles, columns, a world-famous photographer, foremost a thinker, who lived and worked in the US, in Asia, and in Europe (currently she is sharing her time between Brighton, England, and Santa Fe, New Mexico). She has been learning from Biblical spirituality and Mary Baker Eddy's works all her years, and she has been dedicating her life to spirituality in a unique way. In five books she wrote about spiritual issues in such a compelling way that women and men from many faiths listened and listen. Her dedication to the Christian Science movement runs deep, although she has published almost exclusively outside Christian Science publication channels.
I feel she is kind of a Christian Science diplomat moving with ease between cultures and religious diversity. An example you can find on her website: Ten spiritual practices. A friend with whom I shared this list had already a healing by putting into practice #5. For #3 I pick every week the current Christian Science Bible lesson - this week on the fabulous topic "Mind." And I read with quiet attention two pages of Science and Health by Mary Baker Eddy. Every day. No matter what. Here is Lynne's list of Ten spiritual practices:
19/8/2016 01:55:05 am
What a gift! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. Pick one or choose them all, either way it is a win.
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