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to turn your patient's thought away from himself or his ills, perhaps to drop a word concerning the Truth, until you hasten the day when drugs will not be given so freely, and the doctor will say, “You do not need me any more, your nurse is doing more for you than I can now." Your opportunities are many to influence your patient for good.
177. Please answer the following questions: (a) How long should one hold the Class Thought? (0) What should we do when our stock or fowls get sick? Should we dope them with drugs as of old?
- B. (a) Sit quietly by yourself and hold the Class Thought in meditation for at least fifteen minutes, longer if convenient.
(6) ". According to thy faith be it unto thee." If you have faith in the power of the Word, which works for animals as well as for man, then you can speak the healing word for them. If not, you will have to "dope" them as of old. Animals are very sensitive to man's influence over them, and healed through suggestion from the healer just as well as man.
178. I do not quite understand your doctrine of resistance." If a man is addicted to drink, should he not resist the inclination and turn from the evil? If one member of the family is extremely selfish, should that one be allowed to dominate the whole household? What would the world come to if no one resisted evil?
- H. M. By non-resistance we do not mean that we are to yield to temptation, but that we are not to fight the evil. Whatever we fight, fights back, and the struggle which ofttimes means agonizing striving to overcome, only keeps the idea more prominent in our minds, thus creating the condition we are seeking to destroy. Non-resistance is non-recognition, is ignoring, is turning our attention to other matters.
In the case of the selfish person, it is not necessary to contend with him, but, if his demands are unjust, quietly go your own way in all love, and he will soon see that he cannot “dominate" you.
If the whole world would see and practice only the good, there would be no evil to resist.
179. Please explain what you mean by the “Mind of the flesh, and the mind of the Spirit." Are there two minds? - F. B.
There is but one Mind, but it is active on the material as well as on the spiritual plane. It is termed the "mind of the flesh” when we perceive this actively taking form in appetites and desires of the flesh, and seems to be contrary to the “mind of the Spirit,” which is the consciousness of Truth, Love and Wisdom, and which redeems the mind of the flesh and harmonizes it with itself.
180. Divine Science says thinking does it all, but I do not think animals think that they are healthy, and yet they are well. Why is it?
Can you cure a disease without removing the cause? — W. S.
The animal does not think about either sickness or health - it lives true to nature and does not cern itself with these minor considerations, and, because it is thus true, does it manifest its normal, true condition - health.
No, we cannot cure without removing the cause, but, as the cause is some idea held in mind, when the idea is no longer entertained, the cause is removed, and the disease healed.
A lady asked how she might have a good complexion. I submitted the question to the Inner Intelligence, and got the following laconic reply: “No coffee, outdoor exercise, corn bread."- C. F.
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Why not take a Summer Course of Lessons in the Science of Being, or the Fundamental Principles of Practical Christianity and Christian Healing? Many read and study for years in what is called the New Thought, and yet fail to get what they feel and believe there is in it, and they wonder why they do not grasp the Substance of this great Truth. It is because the work has been done in a haphazard way or disorderly thinking. But as a Science, the New Thought teaches an orderly mental development from ignorance to a conscious unity with God.
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The Kansas City Unity Society of Practical Christianity, Sunday School and Woman's Auxiliary, held a delightful picnic and Gymkana at Budd Park July 4th. The Gymkana program, with prizes, was as follows: Boys' 50-yard race, Courtney Cotton, knife; Leonard Thomas, necktie. Children's sack race, Clarence Wolzak, rubber ball; Eva Hoagland, fancy stein. Blindfold race, Leonard Thomas, tray; Leah Dougherty, gold stick pin. Whistling cracker race, Frank Lynch, cup; Miss Bishop, box lemon soaps. Married women's race, Mrs. Anna Flowers, Emerson's Poems; Mrs. Lytle, "Sweets." Boys' 3-legged race, James Howard and Don Sabin, Aoriscope and flute; Bert Prather and Leonard Thomas, souvenir crate of oranges and box of candy. Girls' sack race, Jrene Ellis, pocketbook; Myrtle Shackelford, beads. Peanut race, Miss Roxane Filkin, box of candy; Mr. A. Shackelford, toilet soap. Girls' 50-yard race, Vera Waltner, picture; Myrtle Shackelford, pocketbook. Men's 50-yard race, Mr. Geo. Harrison, pearl vest buttons; Mr. A. Shackelford, pearl watch charm. Boys' sack race, Sam Liberman, folding cup; Leonard Thomas, necktie. Young ladies' race, Miss Minnie Price, box of candy; Miss Roxane Filkin, handkerchief. Men's cock fight, Mr. Carl Gleeser, shirt stud set; Mr. Geo. Harrison, can Polishine."
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