Indeed, how does no
know that one is touched by the central 'sun,' divine Mind, and is moved by its
volition and its power?
evidence is found in the unfolding of an idea of truth that causes instant
healing where personal reasoning had failed for years. I had such an experience
with a chronic morning back ache that I has struggled with for year, and
suddenly in the dawn of one profound idea it vanished as if it had never existed
and has never returned. This happened more than thirty years ago.
Another type of
evidence that Mind rules the day is found when one is forced into circumstances
beyond one's control that open the door to wider spheres of action that are
essential but one had never considered. This happened to me a few years ago. I
had begun writing a series of novels at the time to explore the power of the
Principle of Universal Love - reflecting divine Love which is universal - as a necessary
foundation for the advance of civilization. The second volume had just been
completed at the time. It was written, compiled, ready to be sent to the
printers. On the very morning when I intended to transmit the completed file to
the printing service the computer slowly crashed. Within minutes the hard drive
was totally gone and with it were the most recent backups going back several
months. I felt as if a school teacher had looked at my work and said,
"that's nice dear, but you can do better," and the proceeded to rip
the work up. Evidently, something had been spiritually lacking. During the days
of searching what this missing factor might be the idea kept recurring to pay
attention to the return of the Ice Age. When the idea came I almost laughed. The
world was awash with stories of global warming. But I did pay attention, and the
evidence that came to light was amazing. Moreover, what came to light was deeply
relevant to the Principle of Universal Love. Consequently the second episode had
to be rewritten, expanded, and be split in two. The work was enriched thereby.
However, the expansion caused something else that was essential, that I was
totally unaware of and remained ignorant of for many years until just recently.
As the work on the
series of novels progressed for many years, it became a series of 12 novels,
each exploring in a different context - though in a continuing story - the
Principle of Universal Love. It was just recently that I found myself prompted
to explore the nature of the series for its possible relationship
with Mary Baker Eddy's vast pedagogical structure for spiritual development,
which Mary Baker Eddy has outlined in the late 1800 in her works on Christian
Science. Since Mary Baker Eddy had made all of her works tributary to this one
all-embracing structure, I became intrigued to find out how my series of novels
would fare when brought into this same rigorous context that Mary Baker Eddy had
used as a standard for her work. Well, what a surprise I got. The entire series
of novels fit the developmental pattern that she had established, almost point
for point, though there had been no intention on my part for this to happen. If
this intention had existed, what resulted would not have been possible. It would
have been shallow, dogmatic, and pontificate, rather than being explorative and
daringly provocative. In addition, nothing would have fit in sequential
correlation if the Ice Age dimension had not been included.
Can one say therefore
that these movements of events that come together beyond one's intention and
unfold towards a greater good that one is aware of or even imagines to be
possible, are all points of evidence that the empire of Mind makes its claims on
us and governs us? It appears that one can say this, because its purpose is
good, its essence is light, and its power is beyond human will.
does one know?
light grows brighter