Mrs. Eddy told Miss Robertson that animal magnetism can always be detected in thought by (1) a confusion. (2) forgetting. (3) refusal to do one’s duty. (4) moral illness. The declaration of one Mind — and no power or presence beside God — will destroy these effects. Mind is all action. Carpenter, Gilbert, Collectanea of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, p.146))
God, forgive me for having any doubt, fear or lack of faith that all
things are possible with Thee. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.61)
At one time Mrs. Eddy ordered a dress made, and while making it, the dressmaker prayed to be sweet, pure, true, and grateful, so that the dress would be a proper raiment for our Leader. She loved the dress and wore and wore it, until finally it became shabby. So she ordered another one made just like it. This time the dressmaker was having trouble with her own help, and was irritable and cross. Mrs. Eddy could not wear it. “I cannot feel happy in it. Take it away.” Yet it appeared to be exactly like the old one. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Fragments Gathered From Unpublished Items Ascribed to Mary Baker Eddy, p.
“The belief that scares you is your own hand uplifted against yourself. Put it down. Neither you nor she can fight against Truth, the Truth that good is your life, and doing good you sustain it; but fearing evil, you lose it. Stay in Boston and vicinity always if you please. I know you can master it, the lie, there as well as elsewhere. To run before a lie is to accept its terms. This works like running before the enemy in battle. You will be followed, pursued, till you face about, trust in God and stand on Spirit, denying and facing and fighting all the claims of matter and mortal mind, both one.” Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Jr., Gilbert, 500 Watching Points, #272)
Prayer without ceasing is to live in the consciousness of one Mind, one God. Mary Baker Eddy (Carpenter, Gilbert, Collectanea of Items By and About Mary Baker Eddy, p.145)
Oh, that an influx of divine light and glory may enter each and
every one of our hearts, and that you be endued anew with power
from on high. Mary Baker Eddy (Oakes, Richard, Course In Divinity and General Collectanea, p.
God is not a personality, and Soul is not in body; the immortal is not within the mortal, nor Life in death. This belief has hidden the glorious Truth of man’s being, and turned him away from his original self-hood; hence the great need we feel for something better, higher, and holier, than personal man. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.225)
Joint heirs with God are the partakers of an inheritance where there is no division of estate; we are Spirit, but, knowing this not, we go on to vainly suppose ourself body, and not Soul. (Eddy, Mary Baker, Science and Health, 1st ed., p.225)