A Simplified Affirmation of Consciousness

Unfolding from within

I unfold and progress heavenward from within.   Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health 576:21

“This kingdom of God “is within you,” — is within reach of man’s consciousness here, and the spiritual idea reveals it.”

“Without” is only mental supposition.  Mrs. Eddy speaks of the impossible concept of being outside of God’s infinite realm in Science and Health 301:24.

“Delusion, sin, disease, and death arise from the false testimony of material sense, which, from a supposed standpoint outside the focal distance of infinite Spirit, presents an inverted image of Mind and substance with everything turned upside down. “

I progress by knowing that every humanly perceived idea appearing as person, place, or thing which I experience is not really external to me, is not really person, place or thing,  but is in fact an image of thought held in consciousness, appearing to me as matter.    Its entity is not in the consciously held  image itself, or in the matter that seems to comprise it, but is in the perfect and eternal idea of Mind underlying that image.  The true idea resides in divine consciousness, my true underlying consciousness.  In proportion as I understand the only and pure divinity of my identity, and as I live and breathe that pure identity, my true divine consciousness is seen to underlie what appears as human consciousness, involving matter.

Live the I AM sense of identity

As a purer identity is lived, mortality and the false sense of external person, place, and thing will fade.  Along with that will  fade the entire concept of matter.  As this growth goes on, person, place, and thing will  appear humanly as  increasingly more harmonious and as less material, but will still seem during the transition stage  to be external circumstances.  Finally, person, place and thing will become physical but in the total absence of matter, until  in the transformed stage,  the external nature of appearance totally vanishes.  Supposition will then be unknown. Only pure ideas will be beheld in consciousness.  The human consciousness will then be lifted above itself and will be revealed in its true nature as divine consciousness.

Then we will look out from the standpoint of God in every instance. 

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