Master the body

Posted on Feb 13, 2017 | 17 Comments
Master the body

One of the great blessings of Christian Science is its teaching on how to master the body and keep it under control. This dominion is not attained through human mind control, self-will, drugs or material manipulation. But through understanding the absolute control of the one Mind over man, the child of God.

In Truth, each of us are spiritual beings reflecting the power and presence of God, which is manifest control. We don’t have to control ourselves to be well. We automatically reflect the peace and harmony of God via reflection through the way we were divinely made.

It’s like the light emanating from the sun. The light does not have to control itself to be light. It just is. It’s the way the sun made it in the first place.

We are the light of God, reflecting the truth about God.

God possesses absolute dominion over His own affairs and experience, and we reflect this same dominion. We are peaceful and harmonious because that’s the way God made us.

In the human experience, the carnal mind may suggest that we do not possess control, that something material is in control like a germ, virus, disease, food, and so on. But these are errors of belief that would deny man’s harmonious reflection of God’s power and presence.

The opportunity is to understand God’s control better. That man is not a vulnerable mortal living at the mercy of the carnal mind and its false beliefs about matter. That man is under God’s influence and government which can never be reversed by a false belief.

As a child of God, you reflect divine control. You are everything God created you to be, and it’s wholly good. You never lose it. You possess it now. Be sure to exercise it!

Mary Baker Eddy wrote in Science and Health,

“Take possession of your body, and govern its feeling and action. Rise in the strength of Spirit to resist all that is unlike good. God has made man capable of this, and nothing can vitiate the ability and power divinely bestowed on man.” p. 393.

“Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously. When the condition is present which you say induces disease, whether it be air, exercise, heredity, contagion, or accident, then perform your office as porter and shut out these unhealthy thoughts and fears. Exclude from mortal mind the offending errors; then the body cannot suffer from them. The issues of pain or pleasure must come through mind, and like a watchman forsaking his post, we admit the intruding belief, forgetting that through divine help we can forbid this entrance.” p. 392.

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  1. Ellen Biemer
    February 13, 2017

    Thanks for this perfect message this morning!

    I go back to two schools of thought: one, the advocacy that there is a need for extensive spiritual defense work daily; the other, tapping into the understanding of our natural health and protection from God! We are naturally whole and perfect, not subject to the so-called laws of matter. Understanding that relationship with God is so freeing!

    Secure in that knowledge, it’s easy to recognize and refute the subtle and not-so-subtle suggestions that we and others are imperfect, diseased, sinful, etc. No lengthy process is necessary.

    Deeper understanding and consistent demonstration does require discipline of thought and ongoing study, no doubt. But turning to God is the choice of an instant.

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    • Nan
      February 13, 2017

      I can’t equate how grateful I am for your message today.
      I am facing surgery this afternoon to remove malignant sun damage and not only the picture above your blog, but the wonderful truths you express are such a wonderful blessing. Thank you so much for these blogs/meta. Evan, You have no idea how these truths spread throughout the world, blessing those in need.

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      • SpiritViewFan
        February 13, 2017

        Dear Nan,

        I grew up on the beach, decades ago, wearing of course no sunscreen.
        Sooooo….I’ve had to deal with this belief in “skin situations.” I have learned not to fear them, just….consider it like taking my car to the body shop for the dings to be hammered out, repaired. We are not our bodies. Like our cars, they belong to us. Actually, true body is Mind’s manifestation, but for some, all of us, perhaps, getting this is a stretch and needs deep study to truly understand. (Divine Mind, God, is, of course, not manifest in matter. There is no matter. But that is another subject!! What fun this Amazing Science of Life is, huh!)

        Anyway, medical doctors tend to create much fear around this subject. Love them, let them do what they need to do, if this is your route (though I have read and heard many healing via CS for skin situation…), and go on your cheerful way!

        You are loved, whatever you do!

        Whew, huh!!!

        SMK :<))))

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  2. maximo
    February 13, 2017

    I raise my desire
    To you, Lord..
    To be exalted..
    To be molded
    To be cleansed
    and made pure
    To be revealed
    as a gemstone beyond value
    Worthy of a Son
    of the most high
    I am thy son
    You are my Father
    You are my Mother
    Thy love for me
    is perfect health unrestricted
    and unlimited….

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    • Uta, Hamburg/Germany
      February 13, 2017

      Thank you for your lovely poem and for all your former poems, Maximo.
      And thank you Evan for the very helpful and freeing Truth in your SpiritView of today as well as of last Friday!

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  3. Bevi, Sandpoint, ID
    February 13, 2017

    Thanks, Evan! Another Beautiful “Treatment” for all to Print, Read, Study and Use for Healing today! What you wrote above is actually what the ancient Prophets and Jesus knew and it is this Truth that Heals the physical, material body. Christian Science is based squarely on the Bible and its metaphysical Truth. Christian Science leads us to understand the Bible and thus to understand how to heal metaphysically.

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  4. J JG
    February 13, 2017

    Thank you for this treatment. It is a gem to be polished.

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  5. KimH
    February 13, 2017

    Thank you Evan for this timely healing message. I am so grateful. Blessings to all .

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  6. Lori Marquart
    February 13, 2017

    Thanks, Evan, for another Christian Science treatment and for the two quotes from Science and Health which are my constant companions.

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  7. deb
    February 13, 2017

    thank you!

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  8. Patty Mylar
    February 13, 2017

    This was a wonderful introduction into this week’s lesson on Mind. Thanks for all the great notes I’ve written into my Quarterly.

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  9. Mary Ann - WA
    February 13, 2017

    Thank you once again Evan for a wonderful treatment. Spiritview Fan your response to Nan was thoughtful and freeing from any guilt feelings she or anyone else might have in this situation. Thank you for sharing.

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  10. Penny Walls
    February 13, 2017

    Thank you for this beautiful, powerful prayer treatment. And for all the thoughtful comments.

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  11. Jane
    February 13, 2017

    Thank you Evan again and again.
    Perfect.

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  12. Daphne
    February 13, 2017

    Thank you, Evan, and all. The following statement from Science and Health (420: 24) has really been with me lately: “Tell the sick that they can meet disease fearlessly, if they only realize that divine Love gives them all power over every physical action and condition.” When I’ve been “tempted” to feel or see something erroneous, I’ve been quick to say that God gives me “all power over every physical action and condition.” It has helped to set me free.

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  13. Pat
    February 13, 2017

    Evan’s spiritual words of healing are from consecrated prayer to our Father/Mother/God. How grateful I am to absolutely know that everything he writes for us is from God—through his prayerful communion with our Father and his joy to share with us. And…………all those contributing to these Spiritview unfoldments or comments are ditto—such helpful boosts over the boulders in our paths——–and through all this help they become pebbles and we climb over them. How much gratitude I feel for so much input of God’s love and care for His children. Thanks to all.

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  14. Narrell
    February 15, 2017

    Ghee Evan – that is an amazing explanation of God’s control of His idea man! Thank you so much. I am going to give this one to my friend who is not a Christian Scientist.
    Thank you for inspiring us today and everyday!

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