God’s man does not improve. He reflects.

Posted on Mar 15, 2017 | 21 Comments
God’s man does not improve. He reflects.

“The great truth in the Science of being, that the real man was, is, and ever shall be perfect, is incontrovertible; for if man is the image, reflection, of God, he is neither inverted nor subverted, but upright and Godlike” Science and Health, p. 200.

The real you is perfect! You do not need to improve yourself, make yourself better, change how you look, or be something different than you already are in God’s eyes. You are perfect just the way God made you.

But a key to understanding this reality is not to make the mistake of believing you are material. The material concept of you is a temporal belief that fades and disappears into oblivion as spiritual reality becomes apparent.

The real you is spiritual, eternal, immortal, forever at-one with God in Mind where Life is eternal. It is reflection. And God’s reflection never varies from what God created it to be.

The human mind must improve its understanding of spiritual reality to experience more of God’s truth. Yes, improvement is requisite for the human mind. But you, the reflection of God, are already at the point of perfection. You are not the one improving. It’s the human concept of you that requires improvement.

It’s like a pianist learning an advanced piece of music. The music is perfect in Mind. The composer heard the music in Mind and wrote down in symbols his best interpretation of what he heard. The music is complete in Mind. When the student of the music starts to play the piece, he may make many mistakes. What his ear hears, though, riddled with errors, is not the music. It’s a flawed material interpretation. But as the pianist understands the music and hears it better coming from Mind, his expression of that music on the piano improves until he gets it perfect. The music was perfect all along. It was his understanding of the music that needed to improve.

Likewise, you are perfect and always have been as God’s image. No amount of cosmetic surgery, dieting, clothes-shopping, creams and lotions, is going to improve the real you. What you are in Mind is what you’ll always be, and it is perfect.

As you understand the real you as God’s reflection, just like the pianist learning his music, what you understand to be true in Mind expresses itself outwardly in the human experience.

As God’s creation, you do not improve. You reflect.

Enjoy being God’s perfect reflection today.

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21 Comments

  1. Libby
    March 15, 2017

    Just the reminder I needed to begin my day. Thank you for the clear example of improving our understanding to realize our God-given perfection.

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  2. MB
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you Evan – the piece of music is a very helpful way of explaining our true nature, and definitely one to keep. I also like the idea of a stream, that we are not fighting and struggling upstream to find our perfect source, but are already in truth at the source, looking out, and experiencing a constant flow of fresh ideas. 🙂

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  3. KimH
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you Evan. What wonderful thoughts with which to begin our day. Blessings to all.

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  4. Jan in Rio Rancho, NM
    March 15, 2017

    The music example is great!
    Thanks, Evan!

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  5. Barbara
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you Evan!! Some good reflecting today on these ideas. Truth is not pressure but precious. Cheers, Barbara

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  6. Josef
    March 15, 2017

    Just wonderfully clear explanation. Thank you Evan.

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  7. Virginia
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you,Evan! The music analogy is apt,and there is much to ponder…

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  8. maximo
    March 15, 2017

    Thanks Evan…Being a musician I can relate to the analogy
    and had never thought of this…this way… so true.
    A dear practitioner once told me …. “You will never be more spiritual than you are
    right now”

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  9. Gloria
    March 15, 2017

    I appreciate being reminded of these facts about “US”. I wonder if these facts about perfect ideas can be extended to our less than perfect view of our home, our transportation, etc.?

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  10. deb
    March 15, 2017

    never have I heard it like this before, & it makes so much sense! it is freeing to me, thank you!

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  11. Deb in Aptos, CA
    March 15, 2017

    Evan, thank you for making so clear the distinction between being perfect and the practice that improves our experience of it. It’s going to make our practice even better today!

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  12. Brian
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you Evan!

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  13. Carol
    March 15, 2017

    I, too, loved this blog as I do each and every one and especially liked the music analogy. I often wondered in amazement and awe how conductors compose pieces in thought first and than transcribe on to music sheets. Incredible listening to Mind to bring about such harmony and beauty. I love, too, what you had written, Barbara, “Truth is not pressure, but precious”

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  14. Penny Walls
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you so much for this. Clear as a bell. And as a piano student, I liked the piano music tie-in.

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  15. Daphne
    March 15, 2017

    Loved this analogy, Evan. As a musician (and composer of a few pieces) I appreciated the explanation. It’s so clear! Thank you.

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  16. Mary Ann
    March 15, 2017

    Evan thank you once again for meeting my need. Wonderful analogy and explanation.

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  17. Jeremy Blanchard
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you, Evan, and all for your replies to today’s blog post. What comes to mind is that as I learn to courageously trust and love God more completely I can see myself more as God’s image and likeness and see others as God’s reflection, too.

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    • Bill
      March 15, 2017

      Very helpful, thank you

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    • maximo
      March 15, 2017

      I love the spirit and devotion behind your comments Jeremy,
      Thank You

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  18. Patty
    March 15, 2017

    Your efforts and the Love you reflect, Evan, blesses us individually and collectively. Thank you- and I rejoice that it blesses you as well. ❤️

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  19. Uta, Hamburg/Germany
    March 15, 2017

    Thank you so much Evan for another wonderful and inspired blog today. Lovely analogy of the music. I am most glad about the Truth, that we are already on the point of perfection as our Father`s reflection, and that can only be on a total spiritual basis, which has nothing to do with matter – thats very freeing and blesses us a l l ! 🙂

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