“Soul is the substance, Life, and intelligence of man, which is individualized, but not in matter.” (Science and Health, page 477)
Our individuality is not material. Our uniqueness is not found in our physicality or personality. It is spiritual. We are made to express with absolute completeness as well as originality, all that is God’s own nature, His own perfect quality made evident.
So what is spiritual individuality? What makes each radiant ray of God’s sun different and special? How can we reflect infinite good and yet be unique and individualized? Spirit certainly doesn’t allow for a limited view of person as confined to body and personality traits, to time and age and circumstance, heredity, birth order or marital status. Our spiritual individuality is created of God’s substance, out of His nature, which is Love.
So, it seems to me that our spiritual individuality, our unique character, is founded on the specificity of God’s love for each of us. The precise way in which He loves you makes up your unique beauty, your incomparable identity, your needed originality. It is because God loves you in such a pointed and perfect way, that you are the expression of something unlike any other idea. Our individuality is founded on and made glorious by the particular, masterful precision of God’s love for the brilliant idea that is you!
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