When we’re sick or depressed, we usually feel like victims of the body or of some organ–heart, brain, muscle, etc.
Biologically, the immediate direction of body parts and functions comes from electro-chemical signals occurring at the cellular level. But many scientists feel that these signals are ultimately driven by perception. That is, not by actual external circumstances, but by an image or emotional context held in our mind, usually the less conscious parts of the mind.
Does your perception include habitual fear of failure or loss? Chronic anger or reactiveness? An ever-present mental loop-tape of self-doubt?
Maybe today’s the day to take fuller charge of your perception! You have the God-given power and right to use your intention, or will, to spiritualize your perceptual images and feelings. You can consciously practice a greater awareness of the way the divine Spirit perceives Herself and perceives YOU, her spiritual creation, right now.
Here’s one way Mary Baker Eddy describes this practice in her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures—a practical book that explains the Spirit-mind-body connection and methodologies for applying it to well-being and spiritual growth:
“The sculptor turns from the marble to his model in order to perfect his conception. We are all sculptors, working at various forms, moulding and chiseling thought. What is the model before mortal mind? Is it imperfection, joy, sorrow, sin, suffering?…
…To remedy this, we must first turn our gaze in the right direction, and then walk that way. We must form perfect models in thought and look at them continually….” (Click this link & look for lines 10-32 to see this passage in context.)
Try turning dysfunctional perceptions toward Spirit’s healthy perceptions. Do this for very brief periods of time (like a minute or two) frequently (every hour or two) throughout the day.
And as always, let me know if I can help.
I enjoyed reading it and learnt alot.