Always handle fear of death. Declare for strength and vigor. It is no doctor’s law you need to handle, but it is the universal law of mortal mind. The physician only recites to you the law laid down to him. Mortal mind cannot act through prenatal mesmerism. There never was any heredity of belief. Handle mental environment of patients. Find out before you take a student whether he is fit to enter this field of labor and be trusted at present with so much power. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Essays and Bible Lessons, (Red Book), p.71)
Neither mesmerism, hypnotism, theosophy, esoteric magic nor wicked mental or audible arguments can affect me. God governs me. Justice, Truth, Love, governs us, and nothing else can or does affect us in the least. (Thrice each day from one half to one hour) Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.33)
WATCH – I want you to take up the Watch every two hours as long as you live or until you can make the right side real to your consciousness.
When I work for the weather, everybody wants fair weather, only they believe there will be bad weather, and I only have to overcome that belief; but when malice comes in and declares there shall be storms, then I have a task to overcome that. Now make real to yourselves: there is no envy, malice, hate nor revenge. God is Love and Love is All. All is health and holiness. There is no opposite. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.10)
The following is the spiritual signification of the Lord’s Prayer:
Harmonious and eternal Principle of man,
Nameless and adorable Intelligence,
Control the discords of matter with the harmony of Spirit.
Give us the understanding of God,
And Truth will destroy sickness, sin, and death, as it destroys the belief of intelligent matter,
And lead man into Soul, and deliver him from personal sense,
For God is Truth, Life, and Love forever. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.295)
WATCH – Dear one, realize for yourself and all each day, clear and strong, that the Christ, Truth, does not merely open “the windows of heaven” for us, or promise us heaven, but the knowledge of the Christ in Christian Science is heaven here and now. This knowledge of Truth as it is taught in Science is heaven’s open door for all. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.6)
Absent from the body and present with the Lord is not ecstacy or trance, but a realization of the science of Life, as laid down in this volume; it is obedience to the law of God, governing the body by Spirit instead of matter; therefore our Master said: “After this manner pray ye”
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name;
Thy kingdom come,
Thy will be done on earth as it is done in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors, And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil,
For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory forever.” (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.295)
Make it a conscious reality for a single moment, that Life and Intelligence are not in the body, and you are without sensation in the body, and if sick, will find yourself well; sorrow is turned into joy, when we become conscious Soul, able to govern the body with Life, Truth, and Love; hence those words of our Master, “I and the Father are one,” that wrought such blessed works, and “greater works than I,” (in the flesh) “ye can do, because I go to the Father.” The scientific position of Intelligence is Soul triumphing over sense. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.294-295)
PRAYER 8/10/97 – Pray God to take away my testimony of the lying senses, and increase my faith and spiritual sense. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Watches, Prayers and Arguments, p.78)