Admit only to good

January 16, 2024 | 22 comments

Our proportionate admission of the claims of good or of evil determines the harmony of our existence, — our health, our longevity, and our Christianity.

~ Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 167

To thrive, admit into your consciousness only what you wish to live out and experience!

If you wish to stay strong and well, admit only into thought arguments of truth that support you staying well and strong.

If you wish to make intelligent decisions, argue that as a reflection of the one Mind, you are going to make intelligent decisions.

If you wish to stay healthy, argue on the side of staying healthy.

As a child of God, you have spiritual Life to live, a Life that is filled with strength, ability, intelligence, love, truth and good health.

If the voice of error ever tries to convince you otherwise, don’t agree with it! Be quick to refuse acceptance of its demoralizing arguments, and side with Truth.

Admit only the mental guests you wish to have hanging around in your mental home.

Admit spiritual truth. Reject mortal error.

Admit to the good and refuse entry to anything less.

22 thoughts on “Admit only to good”

  1. Thanks Evan. I am more prepared to refuse these error thoughts when they relate to me, but as a friend pointed out today it is easier to let them in when we think of someone else. To get tricked into seeing someone else as unhealthy, unwise, weak, unloving etc and even in compassion make the error real. We think we are showing loving concern, when we are siding with error and making it real. So this is a great reminder if we see someone else as “less than”, we have let the thought into consciousness. We must be loving and compassionate while holding only to the good and refusing the lie.

    1. Yes. so true. When it is a loved one it is so easy to let your guard down and accept error. This is a constant battle but reading of healings gained by rejecting the lies, the prize is worth it. Thank you Evan gor these truths and pearls of wisdom. X

      1. I find it helpful to refer to John 13:3 here. Just replace Jesus’s name with the name of the person you are thinking of.
        It seems to cover both that the person you’re thinking of knows their truth, and you/I know the truth about them.
        Eg, “Caz, knowing that the Father had given all things into her hands, and that she was come from God, and will go to God, is going to have an amazing day today” or “Dinah, knowing that the Father had given all things into her hands, and that she was come from God, and will go to God, cannot know anything other than perfection”
        And I think it’s also important that we don’t just stop at people here but also know this for all of Creation, for the lie runs deep and wide if we let it.


  3. A corollary to this theme is this very practical admonition of Mrs. Eddy’s in SH: “All disease is the result of education, and disease can carry its ill-effects no farther than mortal mind maps out the way” (176:25–27). You could expand this by saying: “All dis-ease is the result of education….” I love the phrase “as mortal mind maps out the way.” Very telling! That’s why we have to be so alert to what we’re thinking and allowing into our thought.

  4. Thank you Evan!
    Sometimes I find myself feeling bogged down by the daily have tos. None of these tasks are difficult, but are indeed, helpful in order for our family to function productively and harmoniously. This loving, wise, and very instructive thought is helpful to awaken me out of those dulldrum temptations!
    Thank you!

  5. Yes, this wonderful poem was posted late on yesterday’s Spiritview, and I thought how well
    it worked with with today’s. I think it was Chilesands (?) who posted it. I hadn’t come across it
    before, but I found it perfect to share with two other friends who loved it
    and found it helpful for the situations they found themselves to be in. So thank you both for sharing it.

  6. Thank you so much, Evan and everyone for such helpful comments.
    Sometimes it seems it takes time for understanding of certain things
    to make sense (mortally speaking). Of course, with really One Mind, One God –
    understanding/intelligence is always in perfection, but sometimes rereading a
    few times helps to further enlighten the message.
    As Mrs. Eddy so lovingly writes in S & H pg.322:
    “The sharp experiences of belief in the supposititious life of matter, as well as our
    disappointments and ceaseless woes, turn us like tired children to the arms of
    divine Love. Then we begin to learn Life in divine Science”. I love the comfort
    of admitting thoughts like this into our collective homes of True Being, where all
    goodness and Love are always welcome.

    1. You cannot imagine how grateful I am for your article, dear “J”, as just this evening I did need those inspiring thoughts very much. I had a conversation with a Christian Scientist friend about important things. It seemed we had different meanings about the matter. And I was not satisfied after we hang on the phone. I prayed for the right, harmonious thoughts which make me peaceful again. Just after my praying I read that article “Acknowledging Good” by Milton Simon very thoroughly and found these wonderful comforting truths: Man does not originate right thoughts. Right thoughts com from the one source God, divine Mind, and so are real and powerful.
      This thought is very helpful and and comforting and made me calm and peaceful and very thankfur to God, leading me to read the article just in this moment of real need. This article is worth reading!

      Thank you very much, dear Evan for always giving us those ideas with your SpiritView we really need and which help us a lot! In this case this Evening I could not with human will admit the qualities I want and need, which are indeed mine given me from God. I first had to pray for inspiration by which I became peaceful. I am grateful for every healing, big or tiny, all proves God`s omnipresence, omnipotence and Love. 🙂

  7. Thanks Izzy !referring to words substitute , I was thinking about a member of my church who suggested too ,the same approach. Here what her ideas:
    « As I was enjoying the lesson this morning, using a special way of studying, I wondered whether you know this way. It is so powerful I want to share it, in case you don’t know it.
    It is to substitute “I” or “me” every time the lesson reads “man.” For example, the 14th citation says, “The divine Mind is the Soul of man, and gives man dominion over all things.” Substituting “my” and “me” it reads, “The divine Mind is my Soul, and gives me dominion over all things.”
    Another example, citation 20, reads, “Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.” Substituting “I” for “you” and “my” for “your” and add “If I”, it reads, “If I hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, I will bring these into my experience proportionably to their occupancy of my thoughts.”

    This is a great lesson for studying this way, isn’t it? Maybe you already do this, but I wanted to share, in case you don’t. »

      1. You are welcome J. Also to thank you for the admirable lecture of Larisssa Snorek, you stated yesterday in SV. What a blessings when people understand CS and able to share it.
        Thanks Evan to be such a good Sheperd for all of us. We can’t stop this fountain called Love!
        Thanks to all at SV!

  8. I left a comment late in the day and didn’t get a respons, so I’m repeating it. Years ago I read a book “Why I Am Christian Scientist” I don’t know who the author is. It’s an interesting question and I would like to know how others here, including Evan, would answer it.

    1. Hi Lori, Barbara and Rose had come up with the author and suggestion that you may
      not have seen on yesterday’s comment you had made. Also I had answered further
      down in a summarized (to several words – could write a book!) : ) in answer to your
      very good question, where I had written:
      “To answer your question, Lori, Christian Science to me, is really the answer
      to anything – in a provable way of getting to the core of an issue and working
      out the logistics of how to put God first in a way that through a spiritual lens,
      the [T]ruth of the situation is revealed and demonstrated in understanding…
      (in a one sentence nutshell).”
      I think the heart of CS is divine Love. Love heals every seeming problem.
      “Divine Love always has met and always will meet Every human need” –
      declares Mrs. Eddy, the founder and discoverer of this wonderful Science,
      through Christlike ways. She didn’t say, …..but… it doesn’t meet this need,
      or it doesn’t meet that need. She wrote it meets Every need. I think all students
      of CS are proving this in myriad ways throughout the world and within their

  9. This morning as I was trying to figure out a particular situation, it came to me to ask myself, “Are these thoughts relevant to my/our highest good?” I knew the answer would come one simple, honest step at a time. Grateful for this freeing
    “angel”. Thank you for the inspiration you share with us!

    1. I love, Tiffany, how you asked yourself if the thoughts you were thinking were/are
      relevant to your/our highest good. As Evan mentions above, we need to admit
      only to good and refuse entry to anything less. It Seems like there are so many
      thoughts out there that would Try to persuade us to venture off from the True,
      God’s reflection. We need to monitor – where it seems there are so many lies.
      It sometimes seems like we are Dav id and Goliath, trying to conquer over these
      false suggestions of mortality and evil in the making that are Trying to seem real.
      With God with us, we can filter out the lies and live with the Truth.

  10. Thanks, Carol, for your response to my comment. When reading or praying with “Divine Love always has met and always will meet every human need” two words stand out “always” and “every”. Nothing is left out. Thanks, Barbara, for giving me the author of “Why I Am A Christian Scientist”. I will look for it. Thanks, Pp, for your suggestions on reading the lesson: substituting I and me for man. I for you and my for your. It’s a great way to study the lesson.
    I am deeply grateful for SpiritView and for all who contribute.

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