Christian Science is simple. Mortal mind is complicated.

Posted on May 17, 2017 | 26 Comments
Christian Science is simple.  Mortal mind is complicated.

More than once, I’ve heard someone tell me that Christian Science is complicated and hard to demonstrate. I reply, “Christian Science is simple. It’s mortal mind that is complicated and seems to make demonstration difficult.”

Christian Science explains how God governs the universe spiritually and how we can live in harmony with God’s laws and experience health, freedom and life. The rules are simple: Love God with all your heart, live Truth in everything you do, reflect Soul, be guided by divine Principle, and so on. There is nothing complicated about living a life filled with expressions and manifestations of Truth and Love.

What gets complicated is mortal mind. Mortal mind wants to reap the blessings of God while sticking to its selfish, materialistic, limited ways of thinking. It wants to feel good while indulging bad. It wants health while thinking in sickly ways. It wants to feel love while resenting, and so on.

It’s not hard to love. It’s very difficult to hate.

It’s not complicated to trust divine Love. Ask a little child. It’s very complicated to manage fear.

It’s not hard to keep thought in harmony with Truth and Love. It’s the natural thing to do for every child of God. It’s very difficult and troubling to let thought hang around in worry, angst, doubt and distrust.

Mortal mind is the complicated one, not divine Mind.

Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “If thought is startled at the strong claim of Science for the supremacy of God, or Truth, and doubts the supremacy of good, ought we not, contrariwise, to be astounded at the vigorous claims of evil and doubt them, and no longer think it natural to love sin and unnatural to forsake it, — no longer imagine evil to be ever-present and good absent? Truth should not seem so surprising and unnatural as error, and error should not seem so real as truth. Sickness should not seem so real as health” Science and Health, p. 130.

So, don’t let mortal mind fool you. If your prayers are feeling complicated, it’s not because of Christian Science. It’s because you’re trying to work things out with mortal mind. Dispense with mortal mind. Keep things simple. Align with divine Mind, willingly live God’s laws, and be free!

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26 Comments

  1. Linda, Cheshire, UK
    May 17, 2017

    Oh Evan when I read this I shouted YES! I have moaned so many times that Christian Science is complicated and hard to understand and practice. But you have totally hit the nail on the head and made it all so simple when you say – “it’s because you’re trying to work things out with mortal mind”. Mrs Eddy talks about ‘beginning rightly’ and you have explained it all so brilliantly. I have read this a few times already and it is definitely one to keep. Thank you so much.

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  2. Shelagh
    May 17, 2017

    Totally a keeper!
    This is wonderful Evan . . . I have been feel8ng so stuck in two awful situations, “between a rock and a hard place” lol!
    However, right here, with me now, is Love and grace is imparting all her attributes to my “famished affections”
    Thank you

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  3. Sarah
    May 17, 2017

    Another WONDERFUL “Spirit-View”! Thank you Evan, for sharing
    these healing ideas with us! I am most grateful!

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  4. Brian
    May 17, 2017

    Thank you Evan! I agree with the previous comments that this is Wonderful! and a real Keeper!

    I’ve recently been facing some discordant situations that involve other people. I’ve been holding to the truth about these situations but yesterday morning it was like I was hearing a voice repeating over and over and over messages of worry and stress and I kept questioning why do I have to deal with these people! So I reached out to God and asked Him to help me quiet these thoughts. And the idea came very clearly “These thoughts are the ‘opposite’ of God and His idea. See them for what they are…unreal! Just stick to the truth and you will see a solution to these issues.” So that’s what I did…it was that simple. I just realized so clearly that these negative thoughts were the “opposite” of God and His idea and therefore I saw them for what they were…unreal. Then I just again held to what I knew was true about God and His creation.

    I’m happy to say only about two hours later one of the situations resolved itself. This was a situation where I was having difficulty getting cooperation from someone I work with that everyone has labeled “difficult to work with”. I’m sure the other situations will resolve themselves too. But the great thing is, those negative thoughts that kept repeating themselves over and over were silenced immediately when I saw them for what they were…mortal mind. Or more accurately…the illusion of mortal mind. The opposite of God and His idea.

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  5. Nergish
    May 17, 2017

    Oh Yes Evan, Well said. Christian Science is simple for the pure at heart, who are good and honest, innocent and truthful.. Why? because the teachings of Christian Science are based on Truth…The very meaning of CHRIST is TRUTH. If we sincerely follow and live the teachings of Christian Science we can heal ourselves and others too. But it calls for a discipline…To live in harmony with Gods laws, live Truth and be guided by God in everything that we do.

    Christian Science becomes complicated and we do not get the good results of healing, harmony and happiness if we listen to mortal mind suggestions and seek materialistic and selfish ways of living life. How can we feel good while indulging in bad? How can we feel healthy while thinking in sickly ways. How can we feel love while living in resentment or living a deceitful life?

    Isn’t it easy to trust God and be free of fear? Isn’t it easy to live in harmony with God’s law by being good? Well if so, then that’s Christian Science, and its so simple and demonstrable. It certainly brings heaven on earth.

    Deeply grateful to Mrs. Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science.

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  6. CayDee Kittredge
    May 17, 2017

    Thank you for sharing this today, Evan!!! We are all blessed by your Daily Posts which give us God (good) thoughts to work with each day as we “seem” (only to false mortal mind) to carry around the shadow of the opposite character/counterfeit God made us to be. Christian Science becomes a way of life as we understand God better and strive to only “BE” what we truly are….His perfect child, whole and complete. Thank you every single day❤
    Caydee

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  7. Anna
    May 17, 2017

    Thank you Evan. I’ve been dealing with disease that feels life threatening for quite some time now. In my studies of CS, I’ve often felt that I was trying to grasp advanced calculus and just not up to the task. You make it sound uncomplicated, so clearly the difficulty lies with “trying to work it out with mortal mind”. This is definitely food for thought. Much gratitude.

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  8. Patty Mylar
    May 17, 2017

    Love today’s post . Stay with Truth!

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  9. debbie
    May 17, 2017

    WOW!! Pure, Simple yet so profound!! Thank You!!

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  10. Gloria
    May 17, 2017

    It IS simple, isn’t it! God’s laws of goodness do all the work, and all we have to do is agree! This is the line of thinking I have been taking, also. It is so nice to have that confirmed. Thanks!!!

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  11. KimH
    May 17, 2017

    Thank you Evan. I am deeply grateful for this message today. God is so good to meet our needs. Blessings to all today.

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  12. Lori Marquart
    May 17, 2017

    “Ask a little child.” This brought back memories of when my daughter was a pre-schooler. I had a temporary time when no child care was available after school and the school bus brought her to my work where she waited for me in the nurses office. One day the nurse commented that my daughter had asked a patient who had come in for a pain pill, if he thought that pill was more powerful than God. He said no and left without taking any medication.

    Out of the mouth of babes! How true it is that Christian Science is simple, never complicated. It is our lack of understanding, faith and trust that seems to make things difficult.

    How grateful I am for your clear and inspiring message, Evan, and for all of the comments.

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  13. Daphne
    May 17, 2017

    Thanks to all. Yes, Christian Science is simple. Children accept the truth so willingly and easily, and so can we. After all, Jesus’ first followers were simple men—fishermen—and they got it!

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  14. SpiritViewFan
    May 17, 2017

    Yes, this “Tough Love” is a very helpful reminder. Thank you, Evan.
    Tough, in that it speaks directly to mortal belief, the belief that we CAN be influenced by mortal mind, aka the human mind as opposed to the one true, real Mind, God.

    “That man can break the forever-law of infinite Love is the serpent’s biggest lie!”
    Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellaneous Writings, page 123:8 She made this comment in her Communion Address of January, 1896. A remarkable woman, she is.

    Humbling.

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  15. Eve
    May 17, 2017

    So grateful for this clear message! Thank you!

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  16. JOAN W
    May 17, 2017

    Could EVERYONE send a clear message to our legislators that honesty is simple, that unselfishness is honesty, that Love is easy, it feels good, and would even probably help them get elected. Thanks for the lead Evan & all.

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  17. Nadine
    May 17, 2017

    In the beginning of studying CS, I kept asking: Who is doing the studying? Who is understanding? So often it was from the perspective of mortal mind I was trying to understand these ideas. Didn’t work.

    It takes time to know God and God’s thoughts is the only truth of our being. I am so grateful I even to know about this.
    early this morning I was awaken by the nonsense thoughts rattling around in my head. I used the time to do some things, meditate,etc. It was difficult, I felt I was ‘tangled’ in the sheets in a nightmare. It is nothing, just let go, you don’t have to live this out. Pop! it was done, over with,whatever it was. Stay alert.

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  18. Jackie
    May 17, 2017

    YES!

    Thank you for giving us a “view from Spirit” on this topic!

    It is so simple! But, oh how mortal mind would try to make it complicated!

    Thank you, Evan, for all of your posts!

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  19. Mary Ann
    May 17, 2017

    This is definitely food for thought and received with much gratitude. A real keeper.

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  20. Uta, Hamburg/Germany
    May 17, 2017

    thank you extraordinarily for todays post and Truth.
    So pure and innocent and lovingly that photo “let the children come unto me” Jesus said 🙂

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  21. Lori Marquart
    May 18, 2017

    I didn’t receive a Spiritview for today the 18th. Did anyone else?

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  22. Linda, Cheshire, UK
    May 18, 2017

    No I didn’t either Lori

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    • Evan Mehlenbacher
      May 18, 2017

      One did not go out today. Thanks!

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  23. Linda, Cheshire, UK
    May 18, 2017

    The 17th one has been so thought-provoking that we are all still enjoying it Evan!

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  24. Uta, Hamburg/Germany
    May 18, 2017

    Yes Evan, Linda is right, and I am as well enjoying that Christian Science is simple.

    I just read on page 393: “be firm in your understading that the divine Mind governs, and that in Science man reflects God`s government”. And than we shall not fear that matter can do anything bad. Thats it, matter cannot do anything on its own.

    I prayed that I may be firm in my understanding about that Truth. And if its the Truth we can be firm about it and simply trust God leading us into all Truth.

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  25. Alan Shank
    May 22, 2017

    Simple but STRONG point.

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