Thursday, February 28, 2008

Exploring scripture

The Bible interpreted thru myth and metaphor

In our current studies thru Bible basics we are covering the place of 'allegory' and 'metaphor' within biblical stories, archetypes and pictures representing ideas, principles and concepts in a universal domain and spiritual application. In the history of the biblical drama we find examples within growing human cultures and individual experience that relates to our own social and personal evolution. The Bible therefore is not an outdated or 'dead' book, when we translate its images, symbols and signs thru psychic insight and spiritual illumination. The mythos of stories is a canvas with many colours painting for us a rich illustration of Life and the journey of the human spirit.

We begin with the Omnipresence of Mind, the One Consciousness that contains all, pervades all...and so translate all images, ideas, concepts thru its us true information as revelation. It is thru Light that all translation and interpretation transpires, the whole drama of creation and every relationship within Infinity. Soul is the medium thru which we behold and experience Life in all its dimensions. The Soul of God and Man interface as One Reflective MIND. Myth and metaphor are therefore mediums of Mind and Spirit.

allegory: The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.

metaphor: A figure of speech in which a word or phrase that ordinarily designates one thing is used to designate another, thus making an implicit comparison. One thing conceived as representing another; a symbol.

- American Heritage Dictionary

Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Wholeness at the Heart

While healing to the mental scientist is brought about by exercising the power of mind over body; to the Divine Scientist health is the natural state of the individual and is only waiting for his realization of perfection as his divine heritage. Health always is universal, but we do not always realize it.

Mental healing does not differ so much from the old conception of healing the body by external means, for the mental power of one person is supposed to restore another to health.
Spiritual healing is realization; it does not bring about anything but realizes what is already there.

-Nona Brooks

Divine Science rests wholly in the Truth of what is spiritually perfect already as the substantially realized Idea or substance of divinity... in essence and form. In Divine Science we hold the central Truth of Omnipresent Perfection manifest everywhere in all dimensions of true Being and its creation. We rest on the Absolute Foundation of divine Reality as It IS, and adjust mental attitudes in harmony with Spirit. Right thinking is coordination of mind with the principles of Spirit.

Monday, February 18, 2008

Universal Presence

God is all; both visible and invisible.

As we meditate upon the Truth of Existence and its original Being, we derive from this inherent Reality that Spirit is the source, substance and mind that originates and brings into form-al existence, all that exists in the visible world derived from the divine Ideas born from the Mind of the Infinite. The substance of Spirit is ever original, eternal, infinite, all-pervading and all-encompassing. It is of One Infinity. All that is visible is born from the Invisible, its perfect source and substance so that all true creation of God is according to the perfect pattern and image of its divine idea. Therefore the soul and body of Man, being God's true as whole and perfect as God is whole and perfect. It is One with divine Reality.

There is only God and God in activity

Beginning with the Truth of Omnipresence all must arise from the Ocean of Infinite Spirit, where the Whole of the Cosmos is God and His divine activity manifesting thru various forms as creation. Infinite Intelligence through 'creative thinking' is bringing forth into form ideas, thoughts, images into visible expression so that all we see is 'God in action' everywhere. True creation is always the manifestation of perfect Good, wholeness and Harmony as these are the offspring of Spirit. All health and wealth of being originates and is forever sustained in the Omnipresent One. There is only Life and its expressions.

The Omnipresence of Spirit

" The scientific statement of truth in Divine Science is to this effect--God and God manifest is all there is. God and man are one in Being. In universal Life, Love, Truth, Intelligence and Power, man is in eternal identity with Supreme Being. As an individual, man is the expression of Divine Being, its very image and likeness; therefore, manifests its nature in wholeness and perfection of soul and body. "

- Nona Brooks

As we draw our essence from its original Source, the Spring of our individual Existence....we have Pure Substance, the divine Ideal or Image of Deity. Since all creation is definitively Good being derived from the Creator who is All-Good by virtue of divine Nature and Character...Man embodies the divine Perfection in all potentiality as vested in Him via His Source. In Divine Science we uphold the Allness of God or Omnipresence of Spirit, so that the Source, Original Condition and destiny of Man in Truth is heralded in the light of its true nature.

In God Only is Life, Light, Truth. Walking in the Spirit is living in the radiant Awareness of our being's nativity and its potentializing power. We hold our consciousness in the Light of Spirit and are therefore in the realm of 'knowing'(gnosis) possessing thru such Vision the qualities and attributes of the Life that is eternal, with all its endowments and creativity. Therefore the consciousness of God(Life/Spirit) is primary...the medium of all experience.