One of the most liberating aspects of Christian Science comes from understanding its fundamental statement of truth that life is purely spiritual, neither in nor of matter.
At first glance, a comprehension of this reality may seem hard to attain. The human mind argues that matter looks very real and feels very real. But spiritual sense confirms the contrary.
In spiritual sense, matter does disappear, and the realities of spiritual life and love become tangible, concrete, realities that generate profound peace of mind, and lead to health and healing in the human body and experience. So, it definitely pays to catch the higher view of existence where Spirit is all and matter is naught.
And the neat part is that you don’t have to figure it all out at once. You don’t have to demonstrate total spiritual consciousness in one fell swoop, where you ascend and never entertain material sense again. Spiritual mindedness is demonstrated in degrees.
Just a glimpse of spiritual reality in a moment of time is sufficient to bring profound transformation for the better. I see it happen frequently.
Recently, one of my children suffered an injury during a sporting event. I received a distress text asking for help. I prayed and caught a glimpse of their uninjured perfect spiritual self. I never heard anything back. Finally, I asked a couple of days later if they were okay. The injury had disappeared so rapidly, they forgot all about it.
So, don’t ever get discouraged about attaining adequate spiritual mindedness. You don’t have to have the mental accomplishments of Jesus, or even an apostle, to be healed. Just a glimpse of truth will suffice. Just one little glimpse can make all the difference. Go for the glimpse!
By Mary Baker Eddy:
“Become conscious for a single moment that Life and intelligence are purely spiritual, — neither in nor of matter, — and the body will then utter no complaints” (Science and Health, p. 14).