“The understanding of his spiritual individuality makes man more real, more formidable in truth, and enables him to conquer sin, disease, and death.” (Science and Health, page 317)
Physical strength and an assertive personality are not the keys to true success and freedom in life. A focus on ourselves and others as possessing certain human traits, for good or for ill, inhibits our achieving the real victory over limits and challenges in life.
It is our spiritual individuality that is our power. As we come into an awareness of who we are, as God made us to be—His image and His delight—we gain a true strength and capacity for achievement and contentment. It is only by being genuine, true to ourselves as we were made to be, that we begin from a premise that is honest, and therefore right and winning.
Your spiritual individuality is not some elusive idea that is difficult to understand and accept. It is truly everything that you already most authentically are. It is that lovely and lovable ideal that feels natural and right and freeing.
In honoring this simple selfhood, this sweet child of God, we find our true power. We then leave behind the limited ego and the belief in material body and material circumstances. We are allowed to shine and to flourish as the reflection of God’s own infinite power, that invincible strength and unerring wisdom that conquers fear and limits and sets us free to really live grandly as we were made to do.
These messages are based on passages from the Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. These books are our “pastor” in Christian Science. Come back every Tuesday and Thursday for fresh inspiration. Or get a free subscription to receive an inspirational message like this one every morning directly to your inbox by contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “subscribe” in the subject line. A downloadable compilation of categorized messages is also available by request.