A right point of view

November 29, 2022 | 27 comments


Matter and its conditions are mortal mind’s point of view.

Spirit and its conditions are divine Mind’s point of view.

Which point of view are you entertaining today?

27 thoughts on “A right point of view”

  1. I once read somewhere that God has a viewpoint, looking from above and seeing the entire picture, but humans merely have a point of view, limited and distorted, as in 1 Corinthians 13:12, “We see through a glass, darkly,” But thankfully, as Evan says we can access and entertain the full divine Mind as the children of God. Love the photo, which illustrates this point.

    1. I love this idea Rose about God having a viewpoint. Also love the photo which fits in so well with today’s great Daily Lift by Chet Manchester.

  2. Thank you Evan. 1Corinthians 2::5. your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.
    Where will you stand. We need to always ask ourselves this question, whose view point I’m I holding unto? God’s or man’s, Spirit or matter.

  3. Love the picture and what it stands for.
    As Rose pointed out about God looking
    from above, it is the same with a
    Seeing a rainbow from above you see
    a full circle.
    The full radiance of completeness,
    beauty, wonder.
    We can’t see the full circle until
    we have a higher vantage point, but we
    never doubt it’s authenticity.
    The higher view point in knowing God,
    gives the full, complete radiance of our Father/Mother.
    Thanks Evan.

  4. Thank you all. I love every day how the comments add to and embellish on Evans thoughts for our day giving us more and more food for thought. Gods blessings on each and every contributor. And, many many thank yous to Evan.

  5. The rainbow is a perfect metaphor for God’s Complete, unbroken assurance of constancy. It is, indeed, a Full circle- and Mary Baker Eddy uses the circle in her reference to completeness and wholeness (holiness.) We see a glorious rainbow & think it’s lovely & signifies hope, often following a storm… but it’s so much more!
    Love & thanks to Everyone today, beginning with Evan & his admonition to use God’s perspective in all situations and we’ll see the solution-conclusion- completeness- Uninterrupted good!!

  6. Chet’s lovely Daily Lift, as well as his longer conversation in this week’s Sentinel Watch, refers to a rainbow too!!! How marvelous
    God is Love
    One Mind!

  7. Rainbow ~ “a bow of Promise on the cloud”. I am always in awe whenever
    I see a rainbow and I have seen them at times when I need them the most ~
    once when my dear dog was old and about to pass and another time, the
    first Christmas my Mom had passed and was no longer “with us”, although
    she was, because this Beautiful rainbow appeared when I was feeling quite
    low. It was the first time I had ever seen a winter rainbow and it was so
    special and a gift from God, Eternal Love.

  8. I like to think of the seven colours of a rainbow as symbolising the seven synonyms for God –
    over-arching and encompassing all of us in His colourful creation. It can be very comforting to
    observe a beautiful rainbow after any kind of storm we may encounter in our lives, and can
    help to lift our thoughts out of the doldrums.

  9. Such uplifting thoughts this morning, dear Spiritview family! So good to understand that God’s perfect view is the only view to be seen or known by His harmonious creation. I have always loved contemplating these words of Robert Browning– -“On the earth the broken arcs; in the heaven a perfect round.”

  10. The words of a favorite hymn (number 542,- Samuel Longfellow):

    O Life that maketh all things new,
    The blooming earth, the thoughts of men;
    Our pilgrim feet, wet with Your dew,
    In gladness hither turn again.

    From hand to hand the greeting flows,
    From eye to eye the signals run,
    From heart to heart the bright hope glows,
    The seekers of the Light are one.

    One in the freedom of the truth,
    One in the joy of paths untrod,
    One in the heart’s perennial youth,
    One in the larger thought of God;-

    The freer step, the fuller breath,
    The wide horizon’s grander view;
    The sense of Life that knows no death,-
    The Life that maketh all things new.

    So grateful to be one with all of you seekers of the Light.

    1. Wow, I do love that hymn Linda, but with the older melody from the hymnal until no. 429.
      Thank you for posting the whole lovely text!

  11. Wowee!!! Spiritview certainly does offer a rainbow of beautiful, diverse but connected thoughts, joining and encircling us in Mind’s pure knowing and Love’s universal GOODNESS, where I love to BE. THANK U ALL VERY MUCH !!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. I too add my gratitude for this beautiful rainbow photo as well as Chet’s Daily Lift today. And gratitude for the reminder that, from above, the rainbow can be seen as a “perfect round”! Let’s keep that in our thoughts–and hearts–today and every day. Love to all!

  13. Love your photo of the rainbow that reminds us of Chet Manchester’s Daily Lift for today. I love the concept of a “complete circle” from above shared here in the comments. I especially love what Maggie shared with us about the 7 colors in the rainbow representing the 7 synonyms for God that Mrs. Eddy has given us. Enjoy your next rainbow everyone with new eyes!

  14. I so love SpiritView because it stirs up my dormant thoughts..

    I so often catch myself trying to “think myself out of matter”, when in fact what I (we) are trying to do is de-materialize our spiritual outlook that is ALREADY our own state of being.

    A new idea appeared to me today like a rainbow. I often use the word “suppositional” a lot in my mental arguments. I need to get on the right side of that word. Imagine a world where every being has awoken to his or her true spiritual identity and has no concept of matter. And then a beloved child unaware of matter asks you “what is matter?” And then I use the word suppositional in my language to explain it but I’m on the right side of it.

    The thought is very raw, and so hard to put into human words, but I feel the need to treat this new idea gently.

  15. Before I began to seriously study Christian Science, I referred to looking at other people through God’s eyes. Now I see that looking at anything through Love, Truth, Spirit is a better way to phrase it.

    I’m learning.

  16. like Granny G says, I am learning and eager to understand and express God more and more.
    Oh, I’d love to entertain Spirit’s point of view ! It is comforting and healing and guiding us rightly.

    it’s really a wonderful idea to compare the 7 colors of the rainbow with the seven synomyms for God. The beautiful rainbow for me is a symbol of God’s loving connection to all his creation. Similar the Bible says so.

    Thanks dear Evan and all !!!

  17. All these comments on rainbow remind me that when I looked up “curiously” (Psalm 139:15) in Strong’s Bible Concordance it comes from a root word meaning needlework, embroidery, of variegated colors. That verse and the next confirm that God sees our substance, our essence and worth, We are never hidden from Him.

  18. Beauty being in the eye of the beholder, I guess I am indulging mortyal ming. But it’s only 10:00 a.m. Still time to turn this thing around. . Thank you for helping me SEE THE LIGHT !! (of day).

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