Be quick to uproot claims of disease

January 5, 2024 | 38 comments

Suffer no claim of sin or of sickness to grow upon the thought.

~ Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 390

If you allow weeds to grow in your garden, what happens? They take over.

The same rule applies to allowing claims of sin or sickness to grow in thought. If you don’t want them to take over, be quick to uproot them. Cast them out promptly and decisively!

As a child of God, our natural state of Mind is a consciousness filled with truth and love.

A healthy consciousness is an awareness of God’s goodness that overflows with joy, gratitude, compassion, forgiveness, love and heavenly inspiration.

Any suggestion of sickness is a mental weed to be immediately yanked out.

Allow only a growing sense of God’s goodness to reign and rule! You’ll stay healthier and happier that way.

38 thoughts on “Be quick to uproot claims of disease”

  1. i just thought of the hymn,A grateful heart and that there is only room for every lovely Godlike grace to grow.

  2. thank you for those thoughts for today I needed them and I can go back to sleep after reading how I need to keep the garden weed less

  3. Such as uplifting message for today. Very timely and one of my favorite hymns
    Excuse me I have some weeding to do

  4. This is a great topic – keeping the weeds of dis ease – out of thought. From Hymn #3
    that was mentioned, which I love also.. “A grateful heart a garden is, Where there is
    always room For every lovely God-like grace To come to perfect bloom.”
    There used to be a show on tv many years ago… some of the “older” folks might
    remember… I think it was called, To Tell the Truth, where guests were invited and the
    contestants got to choose Who was the Real person mentioned as the others were
    imposters. “Will the Real … … Please stand up?” was the prompt.
    We are All friends/flowers in the garden of life. Each of us here and everywhere are
    part of the Truth – each a reflection of God’s goodness, like flowers in a beautiful garden.
    I can see the Truth in each blooming thought shared. So lovely! : )

  5. In reading today’s Spirit View I became immediately aware that not only is it my garden that requires tending to, but I can also “be a gardener” for other peoples gardens as well. Now, where are my gloves?

  6. Weeding a material garden is much less difficult for me than clearing out the weeds of mortal mind.
    Calling me a “stupid gardener” (Misc.343:20) brings much sadness, instead of encouragement.

    1. Take heart — Stupid here doesn’t mean dumb. It means foolish, not alert. It’s like MBE’s hymn: “Break earth’s stupid rest.” Think “stupor, mesmerized.” So, the alert gardener watches for weeds to reappear and uproots them quickly. Or takes steps in advance to prevent their reappearing.

      1. This is a great answer to D.P.’s (- from Mis.) comment, Mike H. That wording
        was unfamiliar to me and your response makes a lot of sense. Thank you!
        Like tall plants in a field that are tightly together like corn or sunflowers, there
        is no room for the wind or weeds to encroach on their space, like thoughts
        that we would not want like of disease, sin or sickness. God’s light (Mind/
        thoughts of spiritual nature) nurtures them, as an intent gardener would to
        see them detailed with Love’s care, not letting them take in any suggestions
        that would diminish their divine position, a place where they are warmly
        tended to and welcomed into God’s beautiful garden of unconditional Love
        or harvest of bountiful plenty.

    1. Be honest about what you think. Take an honest assessment of your outlook and attitude. Is it filled with gratitude, peace, love? Or is it laden with resentment, anger, frustration? Face any negative attitudes honestly, and pray to reverse them, to put on the Mind of Christ which is a “garden” of spiritual mindedness–thoughts of care, kindness, generosity, forgiveness, compassion, and so on.

  7. Thank you Evan! This message is so. helpful. Keeping our thought filled with Joy, gladness, love and forgiveness prevents the weeds from taking root. Clearing out the rocky soil of hard thoughts, and replacing it with “good soil” will insure our garden will be healthy and beautiful!

    1. Thank you CB and all – gardeners of spiritual mindedness. I came across:
      “Let us be grateful to people who make us happy. They are the charming gardeners
      who make our souls blossom”… and “Plant Smiles, Grow Laughter, Harvest Love.”

  8. Jesus’s parables of the seed and the sower (Matthew 13:18- 23 ) and of the tares and the wheat (Matthew 13:24-30) come to mind when thinking about our topic today. And Mary Baker Eddy has several passages in her writings about what those parables means for us. One passage about the tares and the wheat is found in S&H pg. 300:13. Another in Miscellaneous Writings pg. 17:4-9,
    This statement in SH pg. 82:31-2 is helpful as how to begin! “In a world of sin and sensuality hastening to a greater development of power, it is wise to consider whether it is the human mind or the divine Mind which is influencing one.”
    Love to all!

  9. Ryan , there’s some practical instructions in Prose Works ,Miscellaneous Writings pg 343 ✨ starting with God ( Love ) “warmed by the sunshine of Truth” ( God ) to go into our thought garden with us and show us what to uproot , the still small voice that guides us correctly .
    Mortal mind loves for us to mistake the weeds for beautiful flowers that we want to keep ( that’s why it’s stupid ) Mary Baker Eddy LOVED us ❤️
    When are thoughts are one with God listening for the still small voice , we “ always “ express Wisdom

  10. From the Anthology of Classic Articles lll, published in 2012, reading GIDEON’S THREE HUNDRED..
    by Louise Knight Wheatley from the CS Journal, July 1914.. … to be constantly aware, being alert, Being ready to combat invasive thoughts .. or invasive claims masquerading as Truth, woke me up…
    Thank you Evan and SpiritViewers expressing Wisdom, warmed by the Sunshine of Truth..

  11. Great addition Tina !! one Mind , I was just reading this article!!
    I love the one you contributed also J, right on point ✨

  12. Thank you very much, dear Evan for this SpiritView. I just was looking through our CS hymnal. And when I read this sentence, Evan wrote in this SV : “As child of God, our natural State of Mind is a consciousness filled with truth and love,” I thought of hymn 148 which I found quite suitable, i.e. the 2nd + 3rd verse:

    “Wherever HE max guide me,
    No want shall turn me back;
    My Shepherd is beside me,
    And nothing can I lack.
    His Wisdom ever warmth,
    His sieht is never dim;
    He knows the way He taketh,
    And I will walk with Him.

    Green pastures are before me,
    Which yet I habe not seen;
    Bright stieß will soon be o’er me,
    Where darkest clouds have been.
    My hope I cannot measure,
    My path in life is free;
    My Father has my treasure,
    And He will walk with me”.

    I love that hymn; and God beeing with us dispels all clouds of error, and bringing us light and joy!♡

    Dear “J”, I read the article you sent us, “spiritual healing and uprooting fear”. It’s so good and inspiring. Thank you very much!♡

      1. Dear Uta, thank you. it is a lovely hymn and very
        reassuring. I love all that assures us that our Shepherd
        is with us at all times – as Psalm 23 also assures us.

    1. In rereading.. this is a very lovely hymn, dear Uta. Thank you for sharing…

      C Clouds dissipating
      F Father/Mother God has our treasure
      P Paths of True reality of Life are free

      We all have the Real Resident “within” us, looking up to harmony
      and peace, where angel thoughts descend upon us with Love.
      “If you know the enemy and know yourself you need not fear the results
      of a hundred battles.” – Sun Tzu How true!!! We are all in Perfection.

  13. We read in Science and Health about Christ not being subject to material conditions and beyond the reach of human wrath. I have always thought about this passage being about Christ Jesus. He healed and proved he was not subject to material conditions and also was beyond the reach of human wrath. Even the hatred that put him on the cross did not reach his eternal life. But what about us? Over Christmas I was pondering the protection God gave Jesus by telling his parents to take him to Egypt. There was a big example of human wrath in the form of Herod at that time, and God took Jesus “beyond the reach of it.” Beyond the reach of human wrath. Then over Christmas a relative seemed to be just mesmerized by anger. It seemed so set in stone. I thought, well, if we all have spiritual understanding in us, or the qualities outlined by Evan in the post above, that is the Christ in us. That is the “wheat”. that God has planted. If God planted it, then He will protect it. God is the husbandman, or the farmer taking care of the wheat. He planted it. He takes care of it. I humbly prayed to know that God does keep those qualities, the innocent goodness of every individual, beyond the reach of human wrath. So he would protect this person from anger. He would take them to Egypt. A loving God would do this. I just held to this person’s right to have his goodness protected. I just felt the injustice of God creating man with precious goodness and then putting him in a place where evil could destroy it. A few moments later I realized there was peace and no anger. I thought, I need to continue to believe this individual is safe. I’m the one that needs to keep awake. To not be mesmerized. Maybe this is what Jesus meant when he said don’t pull up the tares or the wheat will be pulled up too. Don’t try to pull the error out of somebody. (Or yourself!). The “reaper” harvests the whole field and gives the wheat or Christ consciousness to God, (puts it in His barn). Then it is safe. Then the tares can be burned (seen to be something we are not subject to and beyond the reach of) without harming the individual.

  14. Thank you, dear Kay for sharing this wonderful working out from
    God and His Christ the Truth. It is a really good illustration of the workings
    of divine Principle that we can absolutely rely on. I am sure it
    blessed everyone involved, including you..

  15. Dear Kay, Your heartfelt comment proves that with Christ, we are all watched over
    and protected by a Love from God that is always with us, regardless of any seeming
    circumstance. Anything that mortal mind/little mind can throw at us is safe here
    within the fortress of divine Mind and God’s perfect Love casteth out fear or disharmony
    of any kind, leaving us with a sense of only Good.. a spiritual sense that we can always
    turn to – to receive reassurance that Love is here with us. little mind trying to be in
    control can never win a battle with God’s protection and caring for us, because one with
    God is a majority and is supreme. I am reminded of Hymn # 370…
    “When the risen Christ has lifted All our thoughts into the light,
    Light of Truth where-in no sadness Dims the radiant peace we find,
    As we set our whole affection On the beauteous things of Mind”.
    Love conquers all. Peace is here. Big Hug to you, Kay! Two other hymns that may
    be helpful are #41 and #44. Love Will find a way.

  16. Dear J, utmost thanks to you for the link to this wonderful article “the wheat and the tares. ”
    It’s middle of the night here; but just at this time I had peaceful time to study this article. As I prayed about, that all things are possible with God, also to fix a device to be repaired, just then I found truth ideas in this article which are very helpful indeed. God’s help is spiritual. And the following truth ideas are very helpful “We do not accept the belief of unlimited Intelligence because Intelligence is the primary quality of the all-knowing divine Mind and must be unlimited!”
    A nice weekend to all!!♡♡♡

    1. That was a great bonus! Thank you for sharing it, dear J .. The article within was
      really good to read, also. Thanks!

  17. Wow, sorry I made a profound writing mistake. The sentence from J’s article starts of course”…We do not accept the belief of limited Intelligence because Intelligence is the primary quality of the all- knowing divine Mind and m u s t be unlimited!”

    I prayed with this and with Principle as God’s law expressed in us. I’m very grateful that today (Sunday) a very kind lady from my Computer company telling me the will check my internet again and I should try to come into my internet in about one hour.
    About 3 hours later I tried and, hurray my internet worked again perfectly.
    I am endless grateful for Christian Science, which teaches us God is knowing and doing everthing. The Bible says that cannot do anything on our own, but only what we see.our Father doing. And in Philippians 2, Verse 13 we read a wonderful assurance “for it is God which worketh in you (us all) both to will and to do of Hid good pleasure.”
    Am grateful for the Bible and Christ Jesus and of course for Mary Baker Eddy.

    Thanks a lot, dear Evan for your upsolute lovely and loving SpiritView Blog!♡

    1. So happy for you, dear SV Friend! It is wonderful that your internet is working
      perfectly again. Your perseverance in knowing that God’s help is spiritual … came
      to fruition and what a blessing.

      1. Yess, thank you Carol. That’s so right to know and that we have learned that God is helping us all with the right ideas, and that for certain, as He loves us and blesses us!
        Wow can we be very grateful for CS!♡

        1. Indeed, One Mind is expressed through all of us and we
          certainly are loved and blessed. Much gratitude for seeing
          it and feeling it expressed.

  18. Wonderful “Family of Man,” God’s idea, man!
    All of us, in Truth, in fact, reflecting our Creator, God!

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