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What’s Happening In Your Life?

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Really, It Never Happened

Tucked in the fourth paragraph of the previous post are three words that, surprisingly, didn’t rankle our readers. Referring to the hurricanes, and the destruction that followed, I wrote, “it never happened.” Yes, I meant exactly what I wrote, and the following story will help to clarify that statement.

The hurricane blew so violently that day in New England that it toppled a chimney which fell on Charles, breaking his collarbone and severing an artery in his foot. The doctor told him that he would have to wear a cast for six weeks.

While lying in his hospital bed, a brilliant flash of insight blazed in Charles’ consciousness: “If, in divine order, there had never been an accident, no bone had been broken. Therefore, I do not need to wait for the collarbone to knit together.” In other words, Charles realized IT NEVER HAPPENED.

Start Right, And You End Right

Starting from God (Spirit) being all there is, the appearance of an accident, resulting in crushed and broken bones, would be a miracle. “Accidents,” as Mary Baker Eddy said, “are unknown to God.” What I’m driving at is this: If it is not God in action, it’s not happening, and it never happened.

Over the years I’ve read and heard stories of people who were in accidents that left them hopelessly disfigured and crippled. According to medical assessment, these people were told they would have to live with these afflictions for the rest of their lives. Yet, after realizing more fully that the One Presence in action is the only activity, they were healed. In these stories, each person declared the same thing – essentially, “I realized that it never happened.”

Distinguishing What’s Real

Only what’s real ever happens. This is a fact. So, the first order of business is to distinguish what’s real from what appears to be real. Take a look at this simple formula for determining what’s real.

  • First: Establish what you know to be the nature of God. Love, Light, Perfection, Infinite, Eternal, and most of all, Oneness.
  • Second: No matter what you seem to see (or sense), ask yourself, “Is it consistent with what I know God to be?” If the answer is “No,” then you know it is not real and it is not happening.

Imagine you’re in the workplace. It appears that two of your co-workers are in a squabble. Voices and fists are raised. Any moment fists could fly. This is the scene that the ears and eyes are reporting. Immediately, instead of standing there as a snooping spectator, you ask yourself, “Is this happening?” Right there you say, “No, it’s not happening. My eyes and ears are reporting two, but there is only One presence.” You stand firm knowing that Love (Oneness) is the only happening.

It seems amazing what happens next. Voices lower and fists relax. Apologies are exchanged. It’s over before it really gets started. Why? Because IT NEVER HAPPENED, and you knew it.

Start From God’s Allness

No matter how bad it looks or looked, judge not according to appearances. Start from God’s Allness. IT NEVER HAPPENED. Reader, can you, or anyone, suffer the consequences from what never happened?

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Your Good Can Never Be Depleted

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Last week I received a short handwritten note asking me to please share more of Gertrude Gephart’s writings on the blog. Below are carefully selected quotes from Ms. Gephart.

Everything is perfect even in our apparently material world, for this very world we walk in is our view of reality. It is the reflection of reality. It is our interpretation of God, of Truth which is all. To perceive this makes our good permanent. This understanding makes us quiet down and seek God and cease to look for demonstrations and miracles. In Him, all fulness of every kind of good dwells.

This world, if judged as it appears, is the world of action, of doing, of getting. We have to find the Sabbath’s day rest, the rest, the peace, of being rather than the strife of doing and getting. Perception of being takes care of doing and getting.

A certain student told her teacher, at various times, of her demonstrations over accidents, and at last he said, “This is all very well, but you should not continually have accidents to demonstrate over and out of. You are the Truth, and you cannot see evil or accidents. You cannot see a near-accident, for a near-accident is a unreal as an actual accident.”

Really when you spend money, you do not take it our of your pocket book or your bank account, though you may seem to. It comes forth from the absolute good. It comes from the body of the Christ, and that store of good can never be depleted, for it is infinite, it is limitless, it is omnipresent. Actually it is your food and clothing; it is beauty and life itself. It is the raw material of everything and it is the finished product.

We say, I bought shoes, so I cannot have a new dress or a trip out of town.” But really the shoes and the new dress and the trip out of town all come froth from the invisible absolute good, and this good can never be depleted. The shoes do not infringe upon the dress, nor the dress does not subtract from the trip.

You yourself are the only thing there is. You can’t and don’t gain anything. You can’t and don’t lose anything. Loss is hypnosis. Knowing the Truth does not add anything to your being. You are the All whether you know it or not, but as much as you perceive of this, you bring into your practical experience. The Truth we know works like yeast; it is alive. In fact Jesus called it leaven. We do not have to know how it works, or even to know that it works. If is life and it brings forth after its kind.

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