I was raised with the spiritual truth that there is one Mind, and man, as the child of God, reflects the intelligence and wisdom of the one Mind. But for many years I struggled with the concept of the one Mind, wondering what my role was in this relationship.
I would wonder about questions like, “If Mind does all the thinking, where does that leave me? Does that mean I don’t think? Am I supposed to be like a robot programmed to act and move according to a programmer’s instructions?” This view never felt right to me.
Then one day I realized that I wondered about these questions because I believed I had a mind of my own that needed to be directed, either by my own reasoning, or someone else’s, even the divine Mind. But as Christian Science explains, there is only one Mind, one God. I did not have a mind of my own that was waiting for direction. As a child of God, I reflected the capacities and abilities of the one Mind. I was Mind in action, not a mind being directed by Mind.
I was greatly relieved to see that I do think for myself because I reflect a Mind that thinks for itself. I was not a mindless robot waiting to be instructed by a higher authority. I was the higher authority in action! God and man are one, like a circle is round. You cannot separate the two.
You are Mind in action too! The boundless wisdom, intelligence, understanding, reasoning, and creative outlook of the one Mind is your boundless wisdom, intelligence, understanding, reasoning and creative outlook.
As Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “Man is God’s image and likeness; whatever is possible to God, is possible to man as God’s reflection” (Miscellaneous Writing, p. 183).
All things are possible to you, as Mind in action.
Enjoy being Mind in action today!