“Identity is the reflection of Spirit, the reflection in multifarious forms of the living Principle, Love.” (Science and Health, page 477)
Who am I? Who are you? How do we identify ourselves? We can look at identity as physical and psychological—based on appearances and traits housed in a limited form. But we are so much more, both individually and collectively.
Identity, the true essence of who we are, is spiritual. Each one of us reflects God’s own nature and character. We are the expression of all that is good and right and beautiful. This identity is not reliant on physiology or human circumstances. It rests serene and safe in God, its origin and continuity. Our identity, our very unique and wonderful individuality, is the unfailing and necessary expression of God and His diversity, infinitude, and perfection.
Know yourself truly. Realize that you are the reflection of the one infallible Principle that is Love. You are one of the multitude of ways that Love makes itself known. And in addition, your genuine and true selfhood sweetly, certainly, powerfully blends with every other identity in God’s grand expression. We are all made to manifest God’s own glory, in our special way, and to harmonize with each other such that Principle, Love, is seen in its powerful entirety—infinite, living, whole, complete, beautiful, vast and varied, and eternally good.
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