"For most of us, perhaps a New Year is all about a fresh start. Any move in a new direction begins with a thought open and receptive to changing, to responding, to growing. When thought shifts, lives tend to follow. And a New Year is fresh with opportunities to shift away from fear and limitation and the mundane sameness of everyday.
"It is pretty special that our New Year always starts right after Christmas. I don’t think of a new year so much as a passage of time, but rather, as the natural progression to a new way of thinking and being that follows the Christmas season with its deeper focus on the Christ.
"There is a great translation of Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians in the Weymouth New Testament of the Bible that says 'if any one is in Christ, he is a new creature: the old state of things has passed away; a new state of things has come into existence.' (5:17)"
These are my opening remarks in a new nine-minute podcast posted on Christian Science JSH online, a website that brings together a collection of the best thinking and sharing on spirituality and healing through prayer.
In my podcast entitled Forever New, I discuss the new beginnings that can follow a deeper consideration of the Christ. I speak from experience, sharing what led me to start over ten years ago - new language, new country, new family, new life - in France.
If you have ever wondered how I wound up where I am, you might like to have a listen. And then, I would love to hear about your new beginnings. How are you being moved to drop fear and step forward into this new day, with all its unique opportunities for progress? Let me know in your comment below.
And I hope for you a Happy New Year full of blessed new beginnings.
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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