Finding the mental villain

March 17, 2006 | 1 comment

“What evil thought do I need to get rid of to be healed?” many people have despaired when suffering.

Frequently, negativity such as resentment, hatred, anger, jealousy, ill-will and their like are behind physical pain and mental anguish. The hurt feels physical, but the cause lies in the human mind. The harmful belief, however, may not be obvious.

So, how do we root the culprit out?

We don’t have to go on a mental witch hunt to be free. The more constructive and helpful way is to flood thought with truth and love.

For example, if you were to find a man dressed in black who is running around in a large warehouse that was very dark, what is the fastest way to find him? Would groping around in the black interior locate him quickly? Doubtful! The quickest way to find the intruder is to turn on the light.

Spiritual healing of mental error works the same way. We don’t have to focus on looking for evil. It’s better to concentrate effort on flooding thought with light—with spiritual light that automatically illuminates any evil that needs to be cast out.

Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “The way to extract error from mortal mind is to pour in truth through flood-tides of Love.”

In the presence of light, there is no darkness.

Let your light shine, Jesus Christ taught. The darkness will vanish.

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