By Shanda Lear-Baylor, C.S.
Do you believe that 2+2=4 or do you KNOW it? Of course, you KNOW it!
In Science and Health, Mary Baker. Eddy tells us “A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive,” (S H 463: 12-13).
Well, if the planet Earth is a spiritual idea, created by the Consciousness of God/the perfect Divine Mind, this spiritual idea, in truth, like GOD/Infinite GOOD, can’t have one element of error/imperfection (or out of control devastation!) “and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive.
In 2015, I heard about this monster hurricane headed for Mexico. I used this thought to pray about the massive +5 force hurricane that was barreling towards the west coast of Mexico. I reasoned that this area was part of the planet Earth (which, in reality, is a spiritual idea), therefore West Mexico is part of this spiritual idea and this idea didn’t have a single element of the weather that was out of control, malicious, with intent to kill and destroy.
I reasoned that the aggressive mental suggestion of the media to scare everyone was what had to be dealt with. (“Only Thing We Have to Fear Is Fear Itself”: FDR’s First Inaugural Address.) I denied that there was any power in human opinion; that only GOD/the Infinite Loving Consciousness had power and was in control.
The +5 force hurricane 220MPH winds became a 4 hurricane with 165mph winds, then became a tropical storm with 50mph winds. The trajectory of the storm bypassed the densely populated resort waterfront towns and went through the mountains to the south.
This truth was used by Jesus to calm the storm. It can be used by us to not only calm storms but also our stormy feelings and bring peace, by trusting that the Consciousness of Love reigns and we live in that consciousness and so do all the people who disagree with our political point of view. We don’t have to do anything about this, don’t have to say anything. We just have to lean back into the arms of Divine Love and let Love care for us, watch over us and protect us so that we can walk with courage each step of the way, continuing to know the Truth about God’s Allness vis-a-vis the storm and the storm in our country!