Allow only the good and the true

October 23, 2023 | 30 comments

It’s a rule for success in spiritual healing. Allow only the good and true to abide in your thought!

Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 495).

You have dominion over the allowances you make.

You make choices about who you will allow into your home. You make allowances for what shows you watch on TV. You make allowances for the food you put in your mouth. You have dominion over what content you allow into your thought.

Images of disease, descriptions of suffering, fear of pain, and their kin, are not your friend. They are enemies to health and happiness. Bar them. Disallow them! Be quick to exercise that choice.

Allow into consciousness only what is in your best interest to have running around in your thought. Spiritual ideas, spiritual truth, heavenly insight, love, gratitude, healthy immortal outlook, are your friends. Allow them to abide in thought. They will help and heal you.

30 thoughts on “Allow only the good and the true”

  1. Good Morning !
    Count on the sun coming, bringing daylight to us. It’s such a blessing that we have Evan’s theme and each other to
    start off our day, and week.
    Thank You, blessings,

  2. Evan thank you for today’s thoughts!! So appreciate Spiritview and everyone that shares!! Blessed day to all.

  3. Thank you Evan!!! and David and Barbara! Todays SPIRITVIEW is a blessing and indeed heavenly❣️So grateful ❣️❣️

    1. Good morning:
      i do hope these thoughts will keep will keep me focus all day.
      i am ever so greatful for Christian science and its teachings.

  4. Thank you, Evan, our thoughts are so important and we often don’t realize the impact they have nor only on ourselves, but even far away,
    “May we realize that every single minute we are, albeit minutely, impacting the level of consciousness of the whole planet, that every thought of love and light, every heartfelt blessing, is having an impact some place, helping meet a need, allay a fear, bring inspiration, awaken in someone, somewhere, that vision which will meet their need – just as every negative thought or feeling can delay our progress as a race to the wider horizons of grace awaiting us all.” Pierre Pradervand


    Fear wanted to tempt me to check out the situation in Israel. I chose to come here where I knew thought would be guided gently to truth, thank God.

  6. Thank you Evan so what was needed. Fear wants to take over our thoughts. As we get quite and listen we will be led on of the wilderness. Thank you Hugs

  7. Thank you for these words of wisdom, Evan and all for expanding on this topic.
    The word Discipline came to mind, in our choosing to think only spiritually Good
    thoughts when tempted to see the negative that Seems constantly paraded before
    us in so many ways. And Discipline is a bit like being a “Disciple” of Jesus (the Christ,
    as we understand in Christian Science to be “the divine manifestation of God, which
    comes to the flesh to destroy incarnate error”… Mrs. Eddy’s definition in Science and
    Health pg. 583 in the Glossary) … isn’t it?
    It is not easy to follow in Jesus’ footsteps, but it is His way, God’s way, that is really
    important to keep those Plusses lined up in mind. It is like the WWJD? question –
    (What Would Jesus Do?) or Mrs. Eddy’s (our dear leader’s) approach to everything.
    It takes courage, perseverance, watchfulness, but it really is in our best interest to
    “allow only the good and the true”, as Evan guides us so well, to do.

  8. Thank you Evan and all. Yes Carol, we can only be disciples of Christ Jesus, if we discipline our thoughts.. In effect we would allow only the good to govern us. Let the divine Mind govern us at all times, even now as we pray for the end of this Isreal – Hamas war. Nothing is happening there. Only good can happen.

    1. Thank you again J for posting that Alexandre Fischer lecture. I listened to it last night and though I’ve heard him before, I thought this one was especially powerful. Anyone who has not watched it here is the link again:

      My daughter, who lives in Los Angeles, had the pleasure of attending his in-person lecture there a few weeks ago.

      Thanks to Evan and everyone of you for being here to start our new week together and lifting each other up to stay in the consciousness of Truth. So glad to be among you. With Love.

      1. Thanks so much Rose for posting the link again. 🙂 Agree on it being especially powerful. Wonderful that your daughter got to hear him in person.

  9. Thank you, Evan! BOUNDARIES!!! Boundaries, and love for Yourself as God’s individual reflection “allow” you to value who you are, enabling you the right to have and uphold your boundaries. Thank you!

  10. Thank you Evan for your guidance and support through SpiritView. This is how we can all improve our understanding of Christian Science and spread the healing worldwide. Thank you participants for your healing contributions.

  11. Thanks Evan sir, how beautifully you have related the theme to the choices that we make in our lives whether dresses, food or TV shows and much more that makes us happy and contented. Similarly we can do in our thoughts— only those that are in our best interest. Exercising God given dominion in choosing good alone.

  12. In talking to a friend yesterday she was talking about the world situation and how awful everything is. It came to me to speak to her of the importance of our thought and how that could help. She wasn’t sure how that could work, then the words came that we can help by our thoughts towards and expressing Love and care to those in our lives and all around us and how that has a ripple effect that will fill us and all those that come into our thinking and those they come in contact with. She accepted that. I didn’t mention CS but most of my friends know of my affiliation with CS.
    I am so grateful to be a Christian Scientist and for this daily blog. Evan

    1. It often appears to be that way, Jane b, doesn’t it? It seems easy to get discouraged, wondering
      if things will ever change (humanly) – so much seeming chaos, lies, disharmony, unfairness,
      war, etc, especially in the state of little mind’s temptations …and one’s quest … is there a better world out there for all, not just some, can sometimes feel quite daunting, when it seems so
      many are being challenged with various issues these days.
      But when looking up the ladder of Hope, what sometimes feels irreparable (humanly speaking), within the Reading Room of Love/Truth … it helps the mundane look brighter with each passing day, as each Good thought Does take us and the world out of seeming discouragement and fear of the future… in turning our thoughts spirit ward, with each step that we take – in the right direction.

      1. Thank you dear Carol for your loving words and these right thoughts you State here. It is very helpful♡

      2. « each Good thought Does take us and the world out of seeming discouragement and fear of the future… in turning our thoughts spirit ward, with each step that we take – in the right direction. »
        Thank you Carol for your gracious comments
        And all at SV , to find constant inspiration , to fish and bring back on the table the best thoughts .
        Evan , you are blessing so many!

  13. Evan,
    Thank you for your post on Friday and today. Last Friday especially;

    “Beloved Christian Scientists, keep your minds so filled with Truth and Love, that sin, disease, and death cannot enter them. It is plain that nothing can be added to the mind already full. There is no door through which evil can enter, and no space for evil to fill in a mind filled with goodness. Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort.”

    ~ Mary Baker Eddy, Miscellany, p. 210

    Over the weekend there was an event in my neck of the woods called the Smith Rock Craggin’ Classic held by the American Alpine Club. The police last week arrested a man who was planning a mass shooting at the event so that the atrocity did not occur. It is shocking that anyone would want to harm those building community. And there is a great deal of gratitude that everyone was safe during the event.

  14. Thank you very mich dear Evan for this loving treatment! I love the passage from SH by MBEddy and worked with it in times of need, felt then safe in God’s presence.

    Dear “J” it’s a wonderful article by M.T.Ford with the great title “Remembering Only Good.” Reading this article one can leave all seemingly bad memories behind and knowing only our eternal expression of God’s total Goodness – that is freeing!
    Thanks a lot dearest “J”!♡

      1. Thank you Evan! never thought about how we make choices about what we eat and watch on TV. I can make a choice on my thoughts.
        To know and choose to think and know good at all times.

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