Rise above struggle

October 5, 2023 | 30 comments


If praying for spiritual healing, cease to play the role of a mortal struggling. Be an immortal thriving! Progress happens much quicker that way.

30 thoughts on “Rise above struggle”

  1. Thank you Evan for this uplifting message. It made me think of the article shared by J the other day (10/3) called Look Out From The Stars. It talked about how we can realize that we already are where we sometimes feel we are struggling to reach. Good to be reminded to switch our perspective to see the truth that we are already and always in God’s good arms.

    1. From 10/3:
      “Look out from the stars! by Theodore Wallach:

      Thank you Rose for providing the link yesterday to the Sentinel Watch podcast this week with Bob Cochran. Jenny Sawyer refers to a “struggle-fest” we sometimes encounter, along with Bob sharing a healing of letting go and letting truth take over his thought. It really ties in with yesterday and today’s topics. Much appreciation for the prompt to listen to it.

    2. Thank you Rose for providing the link yesterday (10/4) to the Sentinel Watch podcast for this week with Bob Carlson and Jenny Sawyer. It was a great reminder/prompt and I’m so glad I made time to listen to it, as it fits in perfectly with Evan’s topics yesterday and today.

      1. Yes glad you enjoyed it J, I did too, especially the story about “Uncle George.”
        They used that section of his talk for one of the Daily Lifts from a few days ago. All the best to you.

        1. I loved the Uncle George part, too, Rose. A good way to
          I once had a relative who was walking in the city and a guy
          started coming at him with such a warm smile, waving and
          acting so glad to see him! All the while, he kept thinking,
          “Who IS this person?? Should I know him?”…
          As they got closer and he almost gave him a welcoming
          hug…turns out, the friend he didn’t know, was waving
          and smiling to the person right behind him. Ooops LOL
          It turned out okay and they both had a friendly chuckle
          over it.

  2. I’m beginning to understand this profound directive, it’s so freeing – and thank you for wonderful SpiritView!

  3. Such an important reminder, Evan. It keeps us from the dream of living in matter and brings us right into the truth of living and demonstrating as God’s reflection.

    1. Thank you Bob for this reminder ; the way you put it in words , because like a writer phrases: “ I am very careful and suspicious with words”
      However when we read a writer we sense if it comes from the Source.

  4. I LOVE THIS…nips the struggle in the bud.. . . . only a moment ago, as a loved one walked away leaving a gift behind, and paying NO attention to their oversight. Neither she nor I are living in the dream of matter, but are on the ‘right’ path into the truth of living and demonstrating as God’s reflection. . . quoting from above. Nipped taking the wrong thought and correcting a mistake immediately.

  5. Have been using this from my memory of Mrs. Eddy’s poem/hymn:

    ” I will listen for Thy voice,
    Lest my footsteps stray,
    I will follow and REJOICE
    all the rugged way.”

    So, when the way is “rugged”, we are supposed to rejoice not struggle. To work up to rejoicing,
    sometimes I find it easier to thank God for the little things going right in the situation, the support that is there or something that brightened the day. Thank you God for kindly Instacart delivery folks when it’s tough to go shopping. Thanks for the dishwasher which works to help stay on top of dishes. Thanks for the audio on articles from Journal-Sentinel etc. when it’s comforting and inspiring to hear other healings and ideas.


    Pat W says:
    August 21, 2023 at 6:36 pm
    Thank you for all your insightful comments. I was reminded of a comment in SpiritView left by Anna on March 28, 2022. At the end Mrs. Eddy gives a prayer which fits the topic today. I am including just that part.
    This is one of my favorite go-to postings I have kept and use regularly. The link to the SpiritView is below.


    “From the Christian Science Journal of 1883” by Mary Baker Eddy:

    “Beloved Father-Mother God, give me wisdom to meet the problems that come to be met today, give me the understanding to deny error. Give me the grace to remain silent when not necessary to speak.”

    Cheryl says:
    August 22, 2023 at 12:04 am
    Immensely grateful to you, Par W, for your post. The sincerity of your dedication to Mrs. Eddy’s teachings shines through! Thank you, Evan, for SpiritView and its beautiful blessings.

    Cheryl says:
    August 22, 2023 at 12:06 am
    Pat W (sorry for the typo)

    Cheryl says:
    August 22, 2023 at 12:54 am
    Pat W, would you happen to know the precise Journal this article by Mary Baker Eddy can be found? I searched the 1883 Journals, there are only a few of them, and could not find it. Now I am wondering if it is indeed something Mrs. Eddy has actually written. I realize the original post was from “Anna” in a 2022 SpiritView, but it isn’t possible to reply to her from so long ago. I will write to the MBE Library to ask “Did Mrs. Eddy really say this?”

    Uta, Germany says:
    August 22, 2023 at 1:35 am
    Dear Cheryl, that is really interesting to know whether it is truely by MBE.
    I know this part of an article, as well, in German. I prayed with it often already decades ago.

    Cheryl says:
    August 22, 2023 at 1:42 am
    Thank you, Uta. Because you have known about it for decades, it is probably an article written by MBE, and I will let you know what I find out from the MBE Library.


      1. Dear Cheryl. Thank you so much for following up with this. It is wonderful that they can give such good information regarding the different parts of the piece. Even though Mrs. Eddy probably did not write the piece, I have found it very helpful for some time and am grateful for it even though the actual words may not be by her. They still speak to me.

        Thank you again for following up up on this and letting us know what you found. I am deeply grateful for this blog of thinkers and doers. Thank you all, and especially Evan for this venue for commenting and discussing important right-minded topics.

  7. Rising above the mortal dream, especially when challenged, can seem a struggle. “Sensation in matter” shouts for approval, recognition and validation, insisting that it can attach itself to us, asserting that we are susceptible, alone, apart from God. But we “live and move and have our being” in Spirit, Mind, Soul, Principle (God!), and are not, cannot be, “outside.” There is nothing outside of ALL, and God is ALL, omnipresent. Everyone finds what they need, but here’s an article by Deborah Huebsch that speaks clearly to me. https://journal.christianscience.com/issues/2021/3/139-03/the-healing-power-of-oneness?s=copylink

  8. This fits John Biggs’ article in this month’s CS Journal, “Don’t be Deceived!” What our material senses tell us is not real. Keep your thought focused on what is spiritually true and healing will follow.

  9. These dearest angel thoughts are so needed in understanding the
    “reality” of things, spiritual, that can sometimes seem so distant,
    foreign and obscure from this “human” vantage point and can seem to
    be so limiting. These angel thoughts that peek/peak into view, like the
    brilliance of celestial peace as so vividly and artfully depicted in the
    watercolor above, enlightens thought with all of the True qualities of God’s
    goodness, even if we might be seemingly struggling in the shadows of
    mortal thinking or struggling with what would try to pull us down.
    These angel messages express and refreshen thought with a spirit of
    such inspiration and magnitude..
    God’s Love redeems and restores our Soul, here and now, so
    beautifully and so lovingly. It brings such a warm and beloved feeling
    and I thank you all for such needed and shared insight. Love leads the way.

  10. Thank you Evan. I liked: …”cease (end/stop/halt) to play the role (part/character) of a mortal struggling.” The saying “the struggle is real” makes struggling feel like it’s inevitable and compulsory. But in rising to a higher, spiritual view, S&H, p. 445, says, “Christian Science silences human will, quiets fear with Truth and Love, and illustrates the UNLABORED motion of the divine energy in healing the sick”.

  11. Dear Evan Thank you ! Just in time! And thank you everyone for your abundantly nourishing comments ❣️❣️

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