11/15: Impelled forward

11/15: Impelled forward

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  1. Thank you Ulrike for this important and powerful Lift. Mary Baker Eddy says that "Mind is perpetual motion." "Neither philosophy nor skepticism can hinder the march of the Science which reveals the supremacy of Mind." Any seeming power apart from God is no match for Truth's immortal idea which is forever revealing itself to the receptive thought. On page 209 in S&H Mrs. Eddy says, "Mind, supreme over all its formations and governing them all, is the central sun of its own systems of ideas; the life and light of all its own vast creation;" As we advance in this understanding we realize that in Gods universe error of any kind, in a manner of speaking, doesn't have a prayer!

  2. Upward and onward..to realize our perfection, Jesus commanded, "Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect."

    I love Mrs Eddy's line in S&H, “The divine demand, “Be “ye therefore perfect,” is scientific, and the human footsteps leading to perfection are indispensable. Individuals are consistent who, watching and praying, can “run, and not be weary; . . . walk, and not faint,” who gain good rapidly and hold their position, or attain slowly and yield not to discouragement."

    I am grateful for this merciful range of progress in which we may demonstrate our God-given perfection!

    Thanks Ulrike!
    Thanks DL community!

  3. Thank you for this lift

  4. Hallo, liebe Ulrike,

    was für ein aufmunternder, vorwärtsstupsender Lichtblick ist Dein Lift! Auch sehr erleichternd! Und just in time!
    Ich danke Dir dafür ganz ganz herzlich!
    Habe mich über diese Überraschung am Donnerstagmorgen sehr gefreut!

    Herzlich grüßt Dich Heidemarie

  5. ―Oh, if she will stay baby forever..!
    I had to think this one twice, I was mentally denying my baby her right to progress.
    "If the foundations of human affection are consistent with progress, they will be strong and enduring" S&H 65:7
    ―But she'll grow up and I'll lose her!
    "Progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfill" S&H 233:6
    Yes, I let her go, knowing that her Father-Mother God will guide her back home.
    "In Christian Science there is never a retrograde step, never a return to positions outgrown" S&H 74:29

    ―¡Oh, si se quedara bebita para siempre..!
    Esto lo tuve que pensar dos veces, mentalmente le estaba negando a mi bebita el derecho de progresar.
    "Si los fundamentos de los afectos humanos se mantienen en armonía con el progreso, serán fuertes y duraderos" CyS 65:8
    ―¡Pero va a crecer y la pierdo!
    "[E]l progreso es la ley de Dios, cuya ley nos exige sólo lo que podemos cumplir con seguridad" CyS 233:6
    Sí, la dejé ir, sabiendo que su Padre-Madre Dios la guiaría de vuelta a casa.
    "En la Ciencia Cristiana jamás hay retroceso, jamás hay un regreso a posiciones dejadas atrás" CyS 74:30

  6. Thank you.

  7. Many thanks Ulrike for this great reminder. "In conscience, we cannot hold to beliefs outgrown; and by understanding more of the divine Principle of the deathless Christ, we are enabled to heal the sick and to triumph over sin." (S&H p28). "Up unto Thee, our living Head,/Let us in all things grow;/Till Thou hast made us free indeed,/And spotless here below." (Christian Science Hymnal #105).

  8. Thank you for this lovely Lift. Having been made redundant earlier this year, I can rejoice in the forward steps you describe, knowing that God 'makes all things new'. "The present holds the Mind and Cause (Hymn 391) and, being unopposed Good, is perfectly capable of unfolding His own perfect, infinite point of view for ever. And include us all in it!

  9. Thank you, Ulrike. Like the rose that turns to the light and unfolds, we turn to divine Science, the presence and power of God and wake up in God's universe of Spirit. We never look back, The past is history, the future a mystery and NOW ,THE PRESENT, A GIFT FROM GOD..

  10. Impulsarnos hacia adelante en una proyección espiritual donde lo humano no tiene cabida porque la Ciencia divina lo colma todo, el crecimiento esta indisolublemente ligado al espíritu no a la materia porque no es crecer es despertar a la realidad divina la Biblia nos dice que somos hijos de Dios y si somos hijos nunca nacimos y por ende nunca morimos y no tenemos que desarrollarnos ya somos desarrollados, naturalmente que de alguna manera es necesario expresarse para ser comprendidos como dice Eddy no se puede pedir a un niño que resuelva una ecuación matemática y nosotros perdidos y desorientados en el mundo material, ya que no es el nuestro somos como niños recien nacidos en conocimento espirtual, por eso fue necesaria la venida de Cristo y es necesaria la Ciencia Cristiana para despertarnos al conocimiento que ya es nuestro pero que atrapados en el mundo material nos hemos olvidado y necesitamos volver a comprender para erradicar toda enseñanza humana material y que sin darnos cuenta nos han desviado del verdadero camino haciendo más ardua la tarea, y sí es
    nacer de nuevo.

    No tengo ni idea porque las cosas son así, pero sí siento que la bondad divina es infinitamente tan grande y obra en un propósito divino más allá de nuestro entendimiento, y eso despierta más Amor porque si el amor que nosotros sentimos es tan bello cual puede ser la magnitud del divino, y eso me maravilla y me impele a seguir a Cristo, justamente con Amor.

    Muchas gracias Ulrike.

  11. Thank you for this reminder that we must go forward and not look back as the past is history and we can't change it. Go forward and trust God and thank Him for all the good that comes around.

  12. Thank you so much for this lift. A dear friend just passed on and it is so reassuring that he is going on and growing. I think of all the lovely qualities he expressed and can continue to rejoice in the joy, love, and integrity he brought into many, many lives including my own.

  13. Your point "without human assistance" is well taken. Nature just grows, renews, goes forward. And so do we. Any appearance to the contrary has to be false and knowing that makes all the difference. Thanks for the reminder and illustrations, and to all the Lifters above.

  14. This week's Christian Science Sentinel has an article titled, "Liberation from the Expectations of Others". In it, the author writes:

    What about those expectations we place on ourselves, when we feel we aren't progressing?

    “… progress is the law of God …” (Science and Health, p. 233). That’s a true statement, and if it’s the law of God, it is what’s going on. It is the governing factor in a situation, even if we don’t see it, because it is God’s law. We can trust that progress is going on."

    This law of God impels our forward movement. Nothing can stop or hinder a law of God. Thank you, God!

    And thank you, Ulrike, for this powerful message.

  15. Thank you, Ulrike, for “Impelled forward … ‘Behold, I make all things new’ … ‘there is never a retrograde step’ …” I love it! What a sacred journey we’re on! What a spiritual adventure of discovering all Good unfolding, uninterrupted! Only God. The sovereignty of Good / Principle / Love / Mind / Spirit / Soul / Life / Truth. We and all of God’s creation, in that image and likeness! Expectation. Expression. Witness. God with us. Signs following. In each NOW. Science and Health prepares and sustains us. "Evidences of progress and of spiritualization greet us on every hand" (158). "There should be painless progress, attended by life and peace ..." (224). "... progress is the law of God, whose law demands of us only what we can certainly fulfil" (233). And from the Bible, from which Christian Science derives its healing authority, "There shall no evil befall thee ... For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways" (Psalm 91:10-11). We are divinely authorized to go forward joyfully and gratefully as we prove our spiritual progress with “pep in our step!” No human will sprinting ahead or lagging behind. Only wait on God for guidance and protection. Sin, sickness, disease, even death! cannot resist our spiritual progress. As my teacher would say, “Go forward!” :-)

  16. Sincerest gratitude for these healing truths, blessing all! God's law is propelling us, our communities, countries, world, universe forward in perpetual progress and harmony. Thank you, Ulrike, Church, all!

  17. Our home was hit hard by hurricane Irene and just now even worse by Sandy and we have been seeing even with all this destruction to our home and others on the east coast of the US that there is only progress here despite the evidence to the contrary. So your lift hit the mark directly and affirms that there can only be progress and God provides it naturally, without our assistance.

  18. Thank you for this very useful idea -- that we can only progress/are only progressing!! All of us! I needed that fresh thought. :-)

  19. Thank you SO MUCH Ulrike!! I love the images and of course the message!!
    Yes, "Emerge gently from matter into Spirit . . . come naturally into Spirit through better health and morals and as the result of spiritual growth (Science & Health, 485)
    Much love, fujiko

  20. Thanks Ulrike! Yes! We must take a stand for Love in our Lives! And it is Love that moves us forward! Sometimes it is said that a Planet is in "Retrograde", but it is only an illusion and is really a call to go deeper into Meditation and Love so that we can move forward in Truth!

  21. Thnak you for a great lift, and to all the rest of the lift family. Nela and Elena....special thanks, such love-inspired thoughts.

  22. I treasure these exciting thoughts and ideas. Thank you.

  23. I have a lovely poem "Turn toward the light" by Carolyn Abbott Sebbard (Sentinel, April 10, 2000) that I cherish. The first two verses are:

    Look at that flower
    so beautiful and bright.
    It naturally turns
    to the sun's shinng light.
    It doesn't work hard
    to get what it needs:
    It just accepts all
    the radiant sun feeds.

    I once felt so needy,
    so void of the light:
    How could I find
    inspiration just right?
    I looked at that flower
    not working so hard,
    and I just let go and said,
    "Leave it to God!"

    When I feel overwhelmed by a problem I find it so comforting that I can, with complete confidence, let go and "Leave it to God."

  24. Dear Ulrika

    Thank you so much for your "Daily Lift", Clear, Concise, Precise, no woffeling around, straight to the point.
    This is what we all need, is a bit more "Firm love".

    This is what Mrs Eddy siad when one of her household said to her, "Mrs Eddy I am trying". Mrs Eddy reply was, " My dear don't try, do it".

    What love that lady (Mrs Eddy) had for all mankind.

    How Blessed we all are.

    Love in Christ

    Peter Reichl-Cunningham CS.

  25. Progress IS inevitable!!!

  26. Thank you for this inspiring Lift. A great prayer for our world that there is, as you said "a power, a Principle existing that constantly impels humanity to move forward." I'm enjoying seeing a relation between these last three days of Lifts. Defending our perpetual progress, we'll see those over-flowing cups and confidently take and value each step of our life adventure! Very encouraging, thank you.

  27. Ulrike,
    Thanks...danke...! Gr8 thought...thought MUST move...!

  28. In Ecclesiastes 3:15 we read: "...whatsoever God doeth, it shall be forever; northing can be put to it, nor anything taken from it: and God requireth that which is past." And in the CS Hymnal, Hymn 248, by John Greenleaf Whittier: "For all of good the past hath had, remains to make our own time glad,"

    I love both of these citations, don't you?
    Thank you, Ulrike, for more light on this topic!

    "NOW is the accepted time..." (II Corinthians 6:2)


  29. Thank you Ulrike for this powerful lift-don't look back keep moving forward-something I work at all the time. Thank you # 1 Martin as the final line of your comment made me laugh-error doesn't have a prayer!! a good thought to hold onto.

  30. Isn't it interesting that Animals, Birds, Sea faring beings such as fish have a natural inclination, instinct, if you will to follow God's will. But humans need to be receptive. Humans have a choice to follow God's will which leads to constructive desicion makings or their own will which leads to destruction. Spiritual understanding impelles man to constantly move forward. Material understanding constantly temps man to move backward.

  31. Dear Ulrike, I love your lift! And thinking about these ideas, it's necessary for me to think about the word IMPEL, that is something that makes you feel very strong that you MUST do it. Sometimes, we only have the DESIRE to do something and we cannot grow in our lives.
    Thank you to all the DL Community.
    Lots of Love!

  32. And never look back....... Thank you, for this daily lift. NOW is the good going on.

  33. Thank you.

  34. Thank you for this great Lift, Ulrike, I seemed to spend so much time trying to be "like others" - so much brighter, funnier, wiser, But we simply cannot become as another. The fact is our always All-loving, All-harmonious Father-Mother God is reflecting Himself right here and right now, and this is Who we are like. Simply, we are as the Original,
    Thank you Nate and the team producing our Lift every day; the BoL and lecturers; and the most wonderful family of Lifters.

  35. Thank you Ulrike. I too am excited and joyful about discovering and experiencing new ideas as they unfold in my life. Stimulating vistas of good, unlimited opportunities and prayer for growth in spiritual understanding come to thought.. I love and pray with this beautiful citation from Phil. Chapter 3 verses 13 and 14.

    ".13 Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended: but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before,
    14 I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus"

    Thanks for the previous comments. Much Love,

  36. Thank you so much Ulrike!
    I love your examples -- a kangaroo can never jump backward, nor a butterfly turn into a caterpillar!
    So it is natural for us to go forward too -- never backward, and
    stop looking back! We cannot return to positions outgrown. God says I make all things NEW.

  37. Thank you for this wonderful lift. I often say, " There is no retrograd step" If I feel discouraged about a healing in progress..

  38. So needed right now for myself and for my family, especially my son whom I forwarded it to.
    Thank you so much. Forward. In God's goodness. Peace abounds.


  39. Thanks Lori from CALIFORNIA, i love that poem...it is so comforting to stop and think that it doesnt have to be hard to receive God's blessings, its natural like the flower and the sun...
    we cant go backwards only forward in our learning and understanding..."onward and upward"!

  40. Qué ideas tan potentes para reflexionar a) movimiento sin auxilio humano y b) movimiento aunque nuestros sentidos no lo perciban.
    Me recuerda Exodo 3. 21 y 22 donde Dios dice a Moisés que sacará a su pueblo de la cautividad pero que no se irán con las manos vacías sino con las joyas de los egipcios.
    La interpretación espiritual que me inspiran estos versículos es que cuando el Amor divino te impulsa siempre es más allá de donde originalmente estabas. No fueron libres de sus opresores simplemente.
    A su liberación se sumó abundancia. Siempre hay progreso más allá de lo imaginado. También recuerdo al buen ladrón que le pide a Jesús que se acuerde de él al llegar a su reino y la respuesta descomunal del Maestro "hoy estarás conmigo en el paraíso" Se trata de anhelar el impulso y confiar en el poder y somos llevados mucho más allá de donde pensamos o pedimos. Esto es la abundancia que siempre se renueva, la infinitud, perpetuas leyes del Amor que nos amó primero y que sólo nos reclama confianza que es paz y alegría.

  41. God made all things new! Thank you!

  42. Beautiful, just beautiful, Ulrike!!! Thank you so much and so appreciate all thought provoking comments from my lifter family!!!
    Forward I go!!!!
    Love to all

  43. I love the way you've expressed this--thank you!

  44. Yes! Let's grow naturally into a spiritual sense of existence, looking up to the light of Soul, which eliminates darkness. Danke Schone to Ulrike and to all the commenters.

  45. Thank you for this Daily Lift. One to cherish and to share.

  46. Thank you, "the unfoldment of mankind".

  47. Powerful and healing! When one learns it is not necessary to walk hunched over in that old heavy overcoat of the past, one will move forward in His grace...leaping and singing with pure joy!

    Thank you!! Thank you for this loving, healing reminder!!

  48. Thank you for the reassurance to "step forward" and don't be tempted to look backwards.

  49. Thank you, Ulrike! Simply stunning. Revelation for all, as a guarantee..with a dear, loving, God..sounds right to me! Much Love

  50. Danke Ulrike....Going forward...Even though there are only one set of foot prints in the snow,We do not walk alone.............thx and love to all

  51. When I woke up this morning, I felt exhausted and not looking forward to meeting my friend for a vigorous hour workout. After listening to this inspiring lift, I am propelled forward out of bed and can visualise myself as that kangaroo, moving forward with boundless energy and ease of motion. While I'm doing this, I expect to learn another powerful lesson from the inspiration which I have come to expect and rely upon from our Father. Thank you for lifting my thought out of material sleepiness and into spiritual hopefulness!

  52. Thank you1

  53. Thank you for the Lift. I called the Lift phone number three times during my day today and listened but I am back home now. Mrs. Eddy makes it clear to Christian Scientists that we have a choice to make and we can make it now. She writes, on page 296 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, "Either here or hereafter, suffering or Science must destroy all illusions regarding life and mind, and regenerate material sense and self." We may choose whom we serve.
    Thank you.

  54. Infinite progression is concrete being, which finite mortals see and comprehend only only as abstract glory.( Mis. p82) Concrete is solid substance, very hard and enduring. Certainly not ethereal. Letting go of the old, for the new is part of Love's divine adventure.
    Thank you for new ideas to ponder.

  55. Thank you very much.A very loving and inspirational lift.

  56. Beautiful message, thank you,

  57. A very encouraging and uplifting Lift. propelling us into forward thinking. It has come at a good time for me. Thank you.

  58. "purpose and unfoldment" ... I like the sound of that! Thank you.

  59. What a wonderful idea. It absolutely proves that we can move forward without being burdened down by past mistakes, or wrong attitudes and ideas.

  60. Your comments are helping me dissolve a fear that is suggesting itself to me, but fear is a liar, so Love is right here where the suggestion appears. I am going forward, progressing, with joy.

  61. Love this Lift, Ulrike, for its beautiful parallel to Mark's Lift the day before. Thank you so much.

  62. Thank you, Ulrike!

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