“[LOVE] leadeth me beside the still waters. [LOVE] restoreth my soul [spiritual sense]:” (Science and Health, page 578)
Our spiritual sense is always proclaiming the reality for us. The Shepherd of divine Love leads us out of the darkness and turmoil that the physical senses would report, to the still waters that are present for our spiritual senses to know and feel.
The metaphor here is powerful for healing, as is the whole 23rd Psalm from which this is excerpted and further illuminated. The psalmist knew that his own soul, his true consciousness of life, was restored by the Lord, by his Shepherd-Father-Mother. He knew that this loving Guide and Protector would never lead him into chaos and fear, but always to serenity, peace, dominion, stability, and grateful joy.
Let’s claim our presence at the still waters, no matter what our body or world may appear to show us. Let’s let our spiritual senses lead us into a true sense of what is real, to that healing presence of God, stilling every wave of material emotion and physical reaction and leaving us to linger beside the still waters of our sweet Life. Divine Love’s presence is always with us. That stillness and assured reliance is never distant. Divine Love gave us the heart to know this and the mind to fully realize it. And so we can rest in calm confidence and feel the gentling, settling, restoring activity of grace.
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