Sounds absurd, doesn’t it?
You could go to the nearest Sherwin-Williams paint store and buy the costliest paint, the most vibrant color, the finest quality brushes and rollers, and if you tried to paint the air, then what?
It can’t be done. It’s impossible.
There is nothing in the properties of air that would allow paint to adhere to it.
So why would any of us, as the image and likeness of God—our only true identity—think that we could be painted with the anti-spiritual lies of error? How could we possibly be made to agree to such a fabrication?
And, yes, “agree” is the right word. Why? Simply because if we are experiencing any form of inharmony, we must have acquiesced in some way—consciously or otherwise—to the falsities that would claim that any of the ideas of God could be subject to anything other than His goodness and love.
But the good news is that there is simply nothing in the properties of our identity—properties that are entirely spiritual—that error, a wholly material and therefore an utterly false and powerless concept, can adhere to.
Mary Baker Eddy stated:
Truth has no home in error, and error has no foothold in Truth. (Science and Health, p. 282)
Since each of us is the reflection of Truth, of God, we must have no home—no consciousness—in error, and likewise, error has in reality no power or ability to attach itself to us.
The carnal mind—evil or error—may try to claim otherwise, but this does not make it so any more than the absurdity that the moon is made of green cheese could be a reality.
So, put down those paint brushes and instead see, acknowledge, accept, and yield to the true image and likeness of God—spiritual man, endowed by his Maker with health, holiness, and harmony—as your present immutable, immortal, and completely tangible and demonstrable identity.
It’s an entirely different picture!
Really great idea expressed Ken. Thank you.
Hi Mary Ellen. Many thanks! 🙂
Thank you Ken dear for this excellent reminder to stay alert to the truth of our God-given freedom from the aggressive mental suggestions that parade themselves before our eyes as inevitable or irreversable. I understand that you are speaking to the ‘relative human condition’ not from the absolute truth whereby we are God’s reflection and nothing else. I love your quote from Science and Health also, because it reminds us of our God-given authority and dominion to assert this authority…..in any situation. Thank you for all you do.
Hi Leah, thanks so much! Much appreciated.
The quote from Mrs. Eddy about Truth having no home in error is the absolute and that is indeed where I am speaking from. And it is Truth, God, that demands each of us to demonstrate “Immanuel, or God with us” (Science and Health, p. 34). If we aren’t doing so through the practical application of Truth–through not only healing ourselves but others (including the general public)–then we have to ask ourselves what have we actually accomplished?
Thanks Ken. It’s actually even impossible to agree or to acquiesce to the fabrication! Thanks for the reminder.
Thanks so much, godcanhealit. I understand what you’re saying, but unfortunately, most folks do spend their experiences agreeing with and acquiescing to error and suffering accordingly. It’s waking up to the realization that they don’t have to go down that path, that they have the God-given spiritual authority to overthrow the mesmerism that has engulfed their thought and lives, and that they can indeed “Rise in the conscious strength of the spirit of Truth to overthrow the plea of mortal mind,alias matter, arrayed against the supremacy of Spirit.” (Science and Health, p. 390) that will save them.