Series 1 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 7

Series 1 - Lesson 2 - Annotation 7

How is the mind renewed?

7. Mind as the term is used here has reference to the human consciousness in which there are beliefs in both good and evil. "To renew" is to make new again and this can be done by turning in prayer to Divine Mind with its perfect ideas of life, love, wisdom, power - all that is absolutely good—and thinking on these ideas until the feeling is charged with them.

"I am the door" (John 10:9) and it is through the opening of this I AM "door" that a flood of light pours into the soul or consciousness bringing just the idea or ideas needed at any given moment. Through meditation on the ideas, man is enlightened as to their value and as to the means of coordinating them for use in daily living. In prayer (aspiration) the Holy Spirit brings to man's remembrance (inspiration) his spiritual identity as a son of God.

Worldly things and conditions claim much of man's attention and occupy a large portion of his life. It is essential for him each day to revive his thoughts of the image of his spiritual self and to strengthen his consciousness of union with God, thus renewing his mind.

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