I’ve been pondering harmony. I woke up at 4am with a song in my head. Then another and another. Just the first few bars for each but very inspirational beautiful music. I would love to write them down but as I can’t write music I just marvel and am grateful for the experience when it happens. I turned the light on and noted down the lyrics I could remember –
Shine to see the light as one, Shine to see thy kingdom come…
plus some da da da da da da da cymbal not that it brings back the music in my mind but it does remind me that the music had the full works, drums, cymbal in the background, etc. I opened up my Science and Health and the page happened to be on music and harmony – well doesn’t that just feel like a message of sorts when it happens?
Harmony would be lost if it were gained through material sense. “If mortals caught harmony through material sense, they would lose harmony; if time or accident robed them of material sense.” Harmony cannot be gained through material sense thus it cannot be lost though material sense – in fact it is completely separate to material sense, mortality. Harmony is found when living in accord with God.
We did our normal Sunday morning, went to Church and Sunday School. A small group gathered to confirm that my daughter was going to be an Auntie today, as she had mentioned. I confirmed that was correct and that we had received a call from my son about 9 am. In the discussion one lady said ‘so is she having a cesarean?’ It caught me by surprise as it had never crossed my mind, I brushed it aside and without thinking I said ‘Oh No, she’s having a natural birth.’ It was a friendly conversation and the lesson sermon had been very inspiring. The subject was ‘God’ and as I didn’t have a copy of the new quarterly bible lessons I purchased a copy before leaving.
We went to shopping close to my sons place as that felt wise and I got a text message not to rush but that I should come. Four hours later – maybe it’s not really labour! We go home and I let them know they can call me whenever, if they need. We get home (don’t you hate it when carnal mortal mind seems to do this to you) and I get another call. I should have affirmed the Truth then but I was more interested in getting home and catching up on some errands I was supposed to do.
We walked in the door and the phone rang. “Mum, mum you better come back. She’s bleeding and she thinks it is stuck!” I reassured him, all is fine – nothing is stuck. Just relax and we will be there soon and go to the hospital. I told him I could not get a practitioner to pray for someone 3 times removed. Weird, I have no idea why that came out but it did. I was even surprised I said it. My understanding is if I am asking for prayer for someone else, then it is me with the problem – I’m not seeing God’s kingdom. It is my thinking that needs correcting. Of course I could have called a practitioner to pray for me to help me see the Truth about my experience but then these young children living in a mortal dream wouldn’t acknowledge the glory to God.
Still, small gentle whispers of Truth demonstrated lead into all Truth. From a mortal perspective, I can know the Truth and as such help to leaven the whole lump. From a mortal perspective everyone has to work out their own salvation – their relationship with God. My job is to know the Truth in my experience.
I travelled back to their house and during the half hour drive prayed to know that Gods harmony reigns. Our Father – our father – all of us everyone’s Father which art in heaven – Our Father-Mother God – all harmonious – ALL HARMONIOUS.
After all harmony seemed to be what I should be knowing and of course that the baby couldn’t be stuck. I waited in the waiting room with the children. I wasn’t getting any other inspiration, the bible wasn’t giving me anything that jumped out at me, nor was the science and health, I did some work on gaining a glimpse of Truth, Mind, Life without materialism, ALL TRUTH is the only reality, God MIND – consciousness, only MIND, ALL MIND, LIFE that ALL IS LIFE, there is nothing that is not life! That was pretty profound but overall I stuck with what I had – all harmony.
A few hours later my son came to meet us, he looked concerned and said the baby was facing the wrong way and they were going to do an emergency cesarean, that I should take the kids home and that the doctor was going to try forceps first. If that failed they would do the emergency cesarean, they were preparing for it now.
Well I told him it’s best if they don’t have to use the forceps but if that’s what they’ve got to do… I was more concerned with the forceps than the emergency cesarean. I told him it would be fine, I’ll take the kids home, call me when she has the baby, etc.
‘No no no not true’ I thought, ‘baby can’t be stuck’ all is working harmoniously’. He left and went back while I rounded up the 2 kids and wondered what I needed to know about this situation. Two thoughts immediately came to mind. First that everything is in its right place, everyone and everything. The second thought immediately after the first was that God is omni-action, all action.
We left and I held onto these messages as I drove home, standing porter at the door of thought. Then the enlightened answer came: “This baby is being born for the right reason” silence and I thought… for the glory of God.
Well, a great weight lifted off my shoulders – all harmonious, all in one brotherhood, all children of God. Without thinking it I was aware there were not 3 mortal minds – mother, son and daughter in law – at war but that all was harmonious, one family and all God’s spiritual children. Past history had no relevance.
It was quite clear that this baby was God’s child, God’s expression, God’s idea. Even thinking of the mothers witchcraft books, concern just fell away – no relevance there – no power, nothing! It just didn’t mean anything, it had no significance in this spiritual thought of Truth. Just wonderful. I had been holding onto a material belief that because she couldn’t ‘keep him’ using her belief in witchcraft, self will that she had got pregnant on purpose to ‘trap’ him. The belief in that old saga story. Well what was God’s message to me – “This baby is being born for the right reason – for the glory of God.” What a wonderful message and promise. To mortal sense there might be some truth to a false sense of entrapment but the reality is there is NO TRUTH IN MORTAL SENSE. Everything, everyone is for the glory of God.
Then I remembered the comment earlier that day – the leading question – “so she is having a cesarian”. I knew instantly that this was simple erroneous suggestion I had let into my thought and again no significance. It vanished too. We got home, I felt fine, God was in control and it was not my job to dictate from a mortal sense how God would do it but to know that his work was already done. Regardless of what was happening in ‘their world or the outcome of it’ it was very clear to me, God’s work is done, everything is in its right place, GOD IS OMNI-ACTION.
I got the kids to get in the pajamas and got another phone call.
“Mum, where’s the suitcase?”
“I laughed, in the boot” I had forgotten to take them the suitcase and it meant I would have to do another trip to the hospital.
“Well we need it Grandma!” That was good news
“How did it go” I asked
“Good, the baby turned and she had it”
“That’s great” I said “I was praying to know that everything is its perfect place and that God is omni-action, all action.” Of course I wanted to tell him about the whole experience but well his only interested when his asking the questions!
“mom, it wasn’t that, it was her, (meaning his girlfriend) she willed it cause she didn’t want a cesarean”
I nearly laughed out loud at mortal mind but I was just grateful. When we rise above mortal belief to spiritual understanding (as best we can), mortal mind is totally irrelevant and has no meaning or purpose, not shock factor. Besides mortal mind looking very pathetic, being able to see straight through it, it has no relevance, lies just lies.
Glory be to God on high, … it’s a hymn. God’s will is done, his kingdom come…
Back at the hospital I mentioned the time I left. I could see my son pondering the timing. I just got ‘that look’ of realization. No words were spoken. After discussing briefly names, he blurted out – “and we are not christening our baby”. My thought was, my dear child if only you knew, that child is already christened. Can you not see the light glowing and surrounding her.
She was so perfect – seriously it was such a beautiful experience. We went home and I asked myself what did I learn today? Yes everything is in its right place, we just have to know it, understand it. God is omni-action – all action, righting every seeming wrong. God is ever-present guiding and delivering us all into his oneness and glory. God is Love – all harmonious.
For me, prayer is about declaring and knowing the truth, holding onto the truth. No need to go on a ‘witch’ hunt to find the mortal error that needs correcting. In fact, I don’t need to do anything except know the Truth, do my best to be in the Mind of Christ. As we hold onto the Truth, never doubting – the error, the erroneous beliefs comes to the surface so to speak and is naturally destroyed. It doesn’t matter if it is a long held belief, something that has been around for a while (good sound advice I need to take) or a simple seemingly innocent mortal suggestion. All mortal suggestion is mortal – that is temporal, ready for elimination.
Now there is no way from a mortal perspective I had the insight to ‘see’ that this belief of 3 mortal minds warring with one another was the error in my thinking that needed correcting at this point in time. That I was sort of stuck in this belief and the belief that it was justified!
Now what was that I wrote of the other day? That’s right – Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, mind and understanding and love thy neighbor, brother, sister, everyone as thyself – as a child of God. Thou shalt not bear false witness…
And to finish – S & H
“To mortal sense Christian Science seems abstract, but the process is simple and the results are sure if the Science is understood. The tree must be good, which produces good fruit. Guided by divine Truth and not guesswork, the theologus (that is, the student – the Christian and scientific expounder – of divine law) treats disease (dis-ease) with more certain results than any other healer (or healing method) on the globe.”
“Human will-power is not science. Human will belongs to the so-called material senses, and its use is to be condemned… Casting out evil and fear enables truth to outweigh error. The only course is to take antagonistic grounds against all that is opposed to the health, holiness, and harmony of man, God’s image… Stand porter at the door of thought. Finite (corporeal, carnal, mortal) belief can never do justice to Truth in any direction. Finite belief limits all things… (don’t give your pearls to swine!)
If you accept any belief that there is a power separate or opposed to God you are breaking the first commandment and getting caught up in the belief, in the mortal carnal thought – of death – mortality – Egypt! I read this on the way home from work tonight. Last weeks lesson – wow so relevant.
“And the Lord said unto Moses, Depart, and go up hence, thou and the people which thou hast brought up out of the land of Egypt.” I pondered what Egypt represented in this case, for me – belief in slavery – bondage – captivity – entrapment – carnal mortal misconceptions – the belief that God is not in control of absolutely everything and that everything is good, perfect, harmonious, in its right place – the way God made everything and he is the creator of all.
“To grasp the reality and order of being in its Science, you must begin by reckoning God as the divine Principle of all that really is. Spirit, Life, Truth, Love, combine as one, – and are the Scriptural names for God. All substance, intelligence, wisdom, being, immortality, cause and effect belong to God. These are His attributes, the eternal manifestations of the infinite divine Principle, Love. No wisdom is wise but His wisdom; no truth is true, no love is lovely, no life is Life but the divine; no good is, but the good God bestows.” S & H 275
And what of Spiritualism – “What the prophets of Jehovah did, the worshippers of Baal failed to do; yet artifice and delusion claimed that they could equal the work of wisdom. Science only can explain the incredible good and evil elements now coming to the surface. Mortals must find refuge in Truth in order to escape the error of these latter days. Nothing is more antagonistic to Christian Science (the Science of Christ/Christ Science/Divine Science) than a blind belief without understanding, for such a belief hides Truth and builds on error. Miracles are impossible in Science, and here Science takes issue with popular religions. The scientific manifestation of power is from the divine nature and is not supernatural, since Science is an explication of nature. The belief that the universe, including man, is governed in general by material laws, but that occasionally Spirit sets aside these laws, – this belief belittles omnipotent wisdom, and gives to matter the precedence over Spirit.
It is contrary to Christian Science to suppose that life is either material or organically spiritual. Between Christian Science and all forms of superstition a great gulf is fixed, as impassable as that between Dives and Lazarus.” page 83
There is another statement Mary Baker Eddy makes regarding paganism that has really helped me break that so-called mesmeric ‘spell’ – belief – fear but I can’t find it out the moment. Another day… and a few other stories later…
And yes, now I have to go and look up the dictionary – again!