Every morning, first thing, I pray for a word that will take me deeper and farther into an understanding of the infinite nature of God. One morning about a year and a half ago my word was "Incorporeal". Up until then, I hadn't given that word more than a cursory thought.
To me it meant, simply, "without a body" or "unlimited by a body". But this day I thought about the implications in my life of God as incorporeal. The thing with deep thinking about God - it tends takes you deeper into thinking about man made in God's image.
Considering God as incorporeal - unlimited, unconfined by a material body - I realized that as God's spiritual reflection, I, too, am unlimited and unconfined. Being spiritual, my real being is incorporeal. This means I don't have to settle for the problems flowing from the belief that I was:
I am the reflection of the one incorporeal, universal Mind that is God. I am universal - the unconfined, unlimited reflection of my divine Mind. So:
Something cool happened the day I thought about what it means for God to be incorporeal. I found I was able to speak French fluently without the struggle and self-doubt that had accompanied my earlier efforts. The improvement was sudden and dramatic.
My French teacher commented on it. My husband also observed that I was naturally using a certain verb tense that I had not yet studied. The words were just there and everything I was saying was understood.
I am a universal incorporeal idea of divine Mind. And you are, too.
JB Phillips gives a wonderful translation of Paul's explanation of God to the Greeks in Athens: "God who made the world and all that is in it, being Lord of both Heaven and earth does not live in temples made by human hands, nor is he ministered to by human hands, as though he had need of anything—seeing that he is the one who gives to all men life and breath and everything else... Indeed, it is in him that we live and move and have our being." (Acts 17:24-28)
Mary Baker Eddy refers to this passage when she writes, "Immortal Mind is God, immortal good; in whom the Scripture saith "we live, and move, and have our being." This Mind, then, is not subject to growth, change, or diminution, but is the divine intelligence, or Principle, of all real being; holding man forever in the rhythmic round of unfolding bliss, as a living witness to and perpetual idea of inexhaustible good." (Miscellaneous Writings, p.82:28)
Life is without limits. We are all universal, unconfined.
I am convinced I could speak Martian if I needed to. Do you think you could, too?
To find another blog on another early morning "God-word," you may like to read - "Even Woody Allen" posted on October 22nd.
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I have practiced Christian Science professionally in
some form since 1979.
But my journey with
Christian Science started
in a Sunday school
where as a young child
I was taught the Scriptures and some simple basics
of Jesus' method of
scientific Christian healing.
A significant experience
at the age of twelve
opened my eyes to
the great potential
of this practice.
After impaling my foot
on a nail,
I prayed the way I had learned
in Sunday school.
the pain stopped
and healing began.
By the next morning the wound had disappeared completely.
the great potential
of Christian Science,
there would be no