10/15: Constant development

10/15: Constant development

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  1. Thank you Mari for this beautiful Lift. Aging and decline are human concepts not divine, as we learn in our study of Christian Science. The mortal never touches the immortal. The spiritual idea, man, is forever in a state of, as you pointed out, "constant development" and renewal. The divine idea is in oneness with God. As the image and likeness of our Maker we are impervious to the so-called laws of mortal mind and its limited sense of existence. We have dominion over these beliefs, and can demonstrate this every moment of our eternal spiritual lives. I have heard it said that at some point in his life man comes to grips with his sense of mortality. In Science, man as the "reflection" of God, is forever face to face with his immortality.

  2. Such a wonderful lift to shine constantly.
    Grateful for the ideas.
    Un abrazo,
    Cristina M.

  3. Thank you, Mari Milone.


    Love shine a light!

    Truth, Wisdom, Love and Sincerity, to ALL mankind.

    Rob Scott
    Chicago, IL

  4. what a lovely lift, Mari, Thank you so much. I really loved your illustration that music does not deteriorate or grow old, it just continues forever to bless and inspire people regardless of time. so man, made in God's image and likeness cannot grow old, deteriorate or be affected by the false belief of age or the passing of time.Verse 3 of hymn 75 says in part " His kingdom still increasing, a kingdom without end. The tide of time shall never His covenant remove;" Thank you, again for your helpful thoughts, much love from Rose

  5. So beautiful. Tied in so nicely with last weeks lesson which refuted the belief of aging. Thank you so much Mari

  6. And so let us shine! Thank you Mari for such a lovely lift.love and peace and shining to all.

  7. Thank you so much for this inspiring lift. I played it through and then immediately played it again to help absorb the wonderful message. It will be stored and played on numerous occasions, I am sure, to reinforce the spiritual truths you lovingly shared. Thank you so much.

  8. "Till time ans fear and space are nought
    My quest will never cease" (from hymn in CS hymnal:I love thy way of freedom Lord)
    We can't be reminded too often nor insist on the nothingness of matter's claims of limitation.
    Thank you, Mari.

  9. What a bright light you are reflecting Mari. Thank you so much. I have just enjoyed a wonderful joyful Thanksgiving Day here in Canada with bright warm sunshine and leaves starting to show their bright colours.
    This all reminds me of the light of Love being everywhere, the light of the spiritual idea and of a grateful heart. I concluded that in order to develop and grow in this light I have to hate iniquity more.
    What is the most effective way to hate iniquity? It is not a hate of a man or woman or simply a dislike of iniquity. To ignore it, to find fault or to take drastic action to destroy an evil doer does not destroy evil. It takes much more to see through the belief that evil has power or reality. This belief will yield to the light - the presence and reality of Love. Can we every day cherish the ever presence and power of good? Mary Baker Eddy speaking at a meeting of teachers in 1903 said "... wait on God, the strong deliverer, who will reward righteousness and punish iniquity." (My. pg 252). God punishes iniquity by denying its reality, and so can we. What a worthwhile way to grow and develop in wisdom and light.

  10. Mari, Thank you, developing spiritually as God's purpose is unfolded - wonderful.

  11. Beautiful! thank you Mari!

  12. Our purpose and identity are both spiritual and eternal; who we are will never stop being revealed and persists along w Creation and the Creator! It's all in Mind, unfolding..

    Thank you Mari!

  13. “Man is the idea of Spirit; he reflects the beatific presence, illuming the universe with light” S&H 266:27

    We defy logic believing that time has no power over God, who is infinite, but can affect His image and likeness.

    “The prophet that hath a dream, let him tell a dream; and he that hath my word, let him speak my word faithfully. What is the chaff to the wheat? saith the LORD” Jeremiah 23:28

    Let us manifest the glory of God and let us shine, we can do so much by being His children!

    “El hombre es la idea del Espíritu; refleja la presencia beatífica, llenando de luz el universo” CyS 266:31

    Desafiamos la lógica al creer que el tiempo no tiene poder sobre Dios, quién es infinito, pero puede afectar a Su imagen y Semejanza.

    “El profeta que tuviere un sueño, cuente el sueño; y aquel a quien fuere mi palabra, cuente mi palabra verdadera. ¿Qué tiene que ver la paja con el trigo? dice Jehová” Jeremías 23:28

    ¡Manifestemos la gloria de Dios y brillemos, podemos hacer tanto solo ser Sus hijos!

  14. Thank you.

  15. Very beautiful ! thank you !

  16. Thank you Mari for this lovely and so peaceful a lift. It is true, we ALL need to remind ourselves daily, indeed moment by moment of just what is true; and how good it is to know that everything Mrs Eddy wrote in "Science and Health with key to the scriptures" came directly from GOD himself. How blessed we are to have this wonderful Truth to free us from all that error would have us believe to the contrary. Much LOVE to all and once again Thank you to the Daily Lift team,and family of lifters!

  17. A wonderful and healing reminder that we reflect the infinitude of Spirit ,God ,the essence of our being .

  18. Thank you, Mari. I, too, listened... and listened again.

  19. Many thanks Mari for this inspiring lift. Yes. "We must all manifest [the divine] God's glory and shine the light of Love forever." "Arise, arise and shine,/ On thee hath dawned the day;/ God is thy sun, and Christ thy light,/ Be thou a steadfast ray." (Christian Science Hymnal #14).

  20. Many years ago I became aware that my wife was concerned about her youthful look waning. So I had these thoughts and I wrote them down, presented them to her on her birthday.

    The fashioning of beauty is continuous.

    Although your physical body animates, forms, develops and withers, the beauty that is set aglow in youthful countenance only appear temporary.

    True beauty is fashioned when the soul through it's thoughts and desires is drawn towards it's spiritual home. Thus, slowly illuminating your human qualities.
    The warmth received motivates you on to new heights.

    May this quest for beauty and truth be always within, so that home will be imminent and youth eternal.

  21. Thank you, Mari, for “Constant development … ‘man is the idea of Spirit … illuming the universe with light’ … it is impossible for … an idea of Spirit to decline, grow old, deteriorate, or die. The passage of time cannot prevent God’s spiritual idea from continuing to develop spiritually … origin and unlimited base is God-Himself … untouched by time … we have been created with a divine purpose … to manifest God’s glory and shine the light of Love forever.”


    “Creation is ever appearing, and must ever continue to appear from the nature of its inexhaustible source” (S&H 507:28).

    “Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee. (Isa 60:1).

    I claim my divine right, my divine light :-) “to manifest God’s glory and shine the light of Love forever.”

  22. Thank you,How true we can renew and increase spiritually and have many years but no age.

  23. Such a love-filled, light-filled Lift! I, too, listened and listened again and will keep listening for the Christ message to "shine the light of Love..." Thank you, Mari, DL Team, and Lifters all!

  24. Great lift. Thanks.

  25. This is a wonderful Lift and wonderful comments. Thank you! I'm going to claim my "divine light" today!

  26. Mentioning music as eternal divine idea , and , I thought mathematics also will never change.....

    help me grasp the fact that we all are spiritual ideas .... growing eternally ...in the light of Love and

    the atmosphere of Live of the One and only Creator... God our Father.

    Thank you to all Lifters and commentators.

  27. Very beautiful and helpful ideas. Thank you for sharing this inspired message with us all!

  28. Thank you Mari! You've given me a higher and better understanding of this statement from Science and Health:

    "God expresses in man the infinite idea forever
    developing itself, broadening and rising higher and higher from
    a boundless basis." S&H 258:13:15

  29. Thank you Mari for your sweet understanding of the divine origin of man today and always in which the element of mortal time does not exist!
    We cannot help but come into a more and more developed security of infinite God, Spirit. And as we realize this development is the never ending sweet amenity of divine Love, we reflect the passage from Acts 17:28 that Mrs. Eddy reiterates on p. 207 where she states: "The Scriptures say, 'In Him we live, and move, and have our being.'” Perfect.

    Thank you lifters and the Daily Lift Team, as always, for this inspiration for the day.

    Man's divine right is to reflect the "divine light"

  30. Thanks so much, Mari, for your inspiring message on constant development and not measuring or limiting ourselves by time. There was an article in the Sentinel of December 30, 2002, titled "A matter of time" by Russ Gerber with contributions from Dr. Laurance Doyle, who was the Principal Investigator at the SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Institute in Mountain View, California. Dr. Doyle made a very profound statement that "There has never been a connective force discovered between the orbit of the earth around the sun and the aging of the body. There's no reason why what should occur - it's just something people believe." He goes on to say ,"...time is actually something subjective that we've all begun to pretend is an objective force that causes us to age, or causes things to decay. But it's just a way of looking at the redundancy if matter. If you don't have matter, you don't have time." Mrs. Eddy says in Science and Health, that "man is not material; he is spiritual." (p.468) Therefore, we are ageless and not subject to decay.

  31. This is true and clear and beautifully expressed. It has helped me so much. Muchas gracias....

  32. Thank-you very much, Mari, for your wonderful Lift! Terrific Lifter comments and thanks, DL team!

  33. Thank you, Mari, I can see the Light in your Face! I just recently read and studied an article in the Jan. 14 & 21, 2013 C.S. Sentinel, entilted "A God's-eye view", where the author, Diane S. Staples, talks about seeing her life as endless, seeing her life from God's perspective. "If we're dealing with some difficulty, even an apparently long-standing one, it may help to remind ourselves that we're eternal and the problem isn't. We were around long before a belief in any problem began, and we'll be around long after any so-called problem is gone and forgotten." Thank you so much, Mari, for reminding us of the very basics of Christian Science: that Man, all of us, are spiritual ideas, living in eternity for ever!

  34. Thank you, Mari, for this excellent lift. This is just what I needed to hear today.

  35. Absolutely beautiful message, beautifully delivered. Thanks for sharing this vision with us!

  36. thank you Mari. this clearly points out that aging is the exact opposite of what is actually going on. that aging is the reverse of the spiritual fact that we continually develop spiritually as the years go by, endlessly manifesting the infinitude of Spirit, and forever unfolding the immortality of our Creator.

  37. Thank-you most kindly Mari for this daily lift ! A favorite line from Science and Health with key to the scriptures.....There should be painless progress, attended by life and peace instead of discord and death.

  38. Thank you, Mari, for this precious Lift. It is exactly what I needed to hear this morning.

  39. Thank you, Mari.
    That was just beautiful.

  40. Thank you Mari. This lift is beautiful and one I plan on listening to again today. I am so grateful for the the messages and reminders from around the world. The lifters, daily lift team, and comments are always a perfect way to start my day.

  41. True, and spoken in a reassuring and comforting way ... A great at lift today ... Thank you !

  42. " Beauty is a thing
    of life, that dwells forever....."

  43. A very beautiful and soulful presentation of a great fact -- our image and likeness of the one God, divine Love, forever. May all who hear be touched with awe and gladness. Thank you, Mari, and to all who send the Daily Lift throughout the world.

  44. Thank you Mari, very thoughtful and inspiring.

  45. Beautiful lift/treatment! Thank you for a perfect message to start this day.

  46. Sincere gratitude Mari. What a calm sense of peace and continuing progress with expressing love.

  47. Thank you.This energizing lift identifies who we really are,God's perfect child,forever.

  48. Thank you very much for this lift...

  49. Thank you for this helpful lift!

    From Hymn 57

    "The tide of time shall never
    His covenant remove;
    His name shall stand forever:
    His changeless name of Love."

  50. Thanks Mari,
    Your uplifting message has so much helped me bring the start of my day into a better, more spiritual focus.

  51. Outstanding lift. Most heartfelt. I listened to it three times already. Thank you.

  52. Thank you so much for this wonderful Lift, dear Mari. You expressed it so wonderfully and it is for me today a great help to understand circumstances in my life. Divine Love is guiding us always.

  53. Thank you, Mari and thanks to each of the commenters.. All is very helpful and inspiring!

  54. Sin, Disease and Death never existed in the 1st place, and that's our job to demonstrate that fact as best as we understand it. In fact, that's what our Bible Lesson for this week is about, our At-One-MENT with God. Our constant development out of this belief of separation from God is going on right now, bringing us closer to our true selves as expression of that one and only Mind, God. The more we express it, the more people see it and the closer we get in destroying this belief of Sin, Disease and Death.

  55. Thank you Mari for this inspiring and valuable reminder.
    Mary Baker Eddy states in S&H 246:27 "Life is eternal. We should find this out, and begin the demonstration thereof." this statement is part of a few pages where Mrs. Eddy takes on the world's misconceptions of aging and exposes the nothingness and powerlessness of the the so called laws of aging, and tells us to "...shape our views of existence into loveliness, freshness, and continuity, rather than into age and blight."
    Thank you to everyone connected with this wonderful venue for starting our day off with such a spiritual "Lift" and thank you Mari, this Lift is going into my "Favorites" to revisit again and again.

  56. Thank you, thank you. Right on target! Much needed!

  57. Thank you Mary! "Man is the idea of Spirit and reflects light"I love to see light on everyone instead of what mm tells me about them!! Beautiful lift

  58. Thanks for the reminder of our ever perfection with music being the example. Music is so readily enjoyed by everyone with all the variations of it. A note, is a note, and nothing can change it into something else. We always have been God's perfect idea, now and forever. Thank you all lifters especially # 30 for the article reminder. El Paso Patt

  59. Thank you for uplifting Mr today. I really needed this.

  60. Heartfelt thanks, Mari and commenters, Nate and team. This Lift is so timely and needed today, as my friend's husband has just passed. This Lift, spoken in Mari's sure, comforting and melodious voice, is one to cling to. It helps me to stay focused on God's Love for him and reaffirm that his life is spiritual and eternal, ongoing. Thank you to the musicians who bring us beautiful music each day. Blessings to All.

  61. Thank you Mari, this really helped me today.
    Very touching and filled with Love's expression.

  62. BEAUTIFUL!! Thank you for this most inspiring message.

  63. Our purpose -"To manifest God's glory and shine the Light of Love forever!" Thank you, Mari.What enthrall,what magnificence,what a mission! Also to FULLY realize that we are the complete reflection of God's perfection, beauty and harmony!

  64. Carol - 10/15/2013

    B E A U T I F U L!

  65. Thank you Mari and Christian Science - Mary Baker Eddy - and this WONDERFUL COMMUNITY that
    unites us in Love of the Truth that truly makes us free to enjoy life from a high Spiritual estate.
    Joy and Blessings galore all around!

  66. Thanks for those helpful thoughts as I go to my last military band rehearsal before aging out.

  67. Such lovely thoughts and loving presentation. Thank you.

  68. Thank you so much, Mari! This is just what I needed to hear today.

  69. Thank you very much.

  70. Wonderful way to start my morning, Thank You.

  71. Thank you.

  72. Beautiful encouragement! Thank you.

  73. I owe every bit of courage and faith I have to the study of Christian Science. Thank you for the musical reference Mari. Playing with an orchestra this past year has been a dream come true. Everyday there is another opportunity to show kindness and help to heal the world around us.

  74. Thanks so much for this very beautiful Lift! This reminds me of the lines from MY where Mrs. Eddy speaks of, "What am I?" wih the answer, "I am able to impart truth, health, and happiness. This is my rock of salvation and my reason for existing."

  75. A comfort and support as I spend a week visiting beloved former neighbours and my mother at a nursing home. Thank you so much!

  76. I was struck as much by the quality of the voice in this Uplift as by its Message. Beauty as an idea includes conviction; to be perfectly convinced of an idea is beautiful. Thank you for the all the beauty in this Uplift. It helps me to see that beauty is in the "now" - not emerging nor setting. There is more in this than I can put into words. Thanks too to all contributors for so many helpful pointers.

  77. Michael from England
    I have listened so many times to this Daily Lift. Each time it helps me onward and I am so grateful for it. Mari delivered it with such joy and sincerity.

  78. Wow, I missed this in my email box but I'm so glad I played it this morning.
    thank you

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