Another news story recently broke that confirms a truth Mary Baker Eddy discovered over 125 years ago: that it’s not what you put in your mouth that affects the body, but what is happening in your thinking.
This study confirms that people who drink diet sodas gain weight much faster than those who do not. Sounds contradictory doesn’t it? But it is not when you understand that mind controls the body, not matter.
The scientists involved hypothesize that aspartame and other artificial ingredients used as substitutes for sugar cause negative side effects that lead a consumer to overcompensate in other ways for the sugar they know they are not consuming in the first place. I call it a “work around,” of mortal mind.
Experience in Christian Science shows that if there is no fundamental improvement or spiritualization of thought in the mind of a consumer, changing an outward habit without an accompanying change in consciousness is not going to bring about the desired effect. It will remain elusive. The real need is for a better understanding of divine Mind in control.
“Mortal mind is ignorant of itself, — ignorant of the errors it includes and of their effects.“The belief, that the unconscious substratum of mortal mind, termed the body, suffers and reports disease independently of this so-called conscious mind, is the error which prevents mortals from knowing how to govern their bodies.“The so-called conscious mortal mind is believed to be superior to its unconscious substratum, matter, and the stronger never yields to the weaker, except through fear or choice. The animate should be governed by God alone.”
When consumers think, “This diet soda is causing me to lose weight,” they are giving matter control over their bodies; in this case, in the form of diet soda. In fact, there is no control in matter. Food does not control the body. The thought and belief system behind the food is what produces an effect. So, in essence, when eaters attribute power to food, they give power to nothing, and in the end there is no good power exercised. Things get increasingly out of control in some way, shape or form. God alone possesses the power!
So, don’t turn diet soda into a god where there is no god. Divine Mind is the source of all health, fitness and well being, and the end effect of consuming this truth is very good!