“The apostle says: ‘For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.’ This thought of human, material nothingness, which Science inculcates, enrages the carnal mind and is the main cause of the carnal mind’s antagonism.” (Science and Health, page 345)
The more we come to release ourselves to God as All and in all, the more we may find ourselves feeling resistance, struggling to fully claim that very thing we are coming to know. The carnal mind, that mind that believes in matter body more than in spiritual identity, is very attached to its own power. It may not be willing to give up without a fight.
But the Truth does win out. It has already won by being true. Material nothingness is not a loss. It is a discovery. It is a revelation. It is our true identity coming to light. The human eyes (senses) may be unaccustomed to such brilliance and resist this new ideal and wish to cling to its old familiar darkness.
Be faithful to your own growth in understanding. Trust it to be right. Enjoy the release of self to the reality of being in Soul, at one with God and all that He is. This is expansive being and far superior and more right for us than limited matter and its claim to fame and power. Stay confident that you are winning, on the right track, in the midst of your flight out of the cocoon of sense into the glorious freedom of Soul–your individual being set free and the carnal mind left in the dust.
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