11/16: Start sailing

11/16: Start sailing

  1. Thank you Frank for this inspiring Lift. The beauty of Christian Science is that its not an academic study confined to a class room but rather in the words of Mary Baker Eddy,"it shows the scientific relation of man to God, disentangles the interlaced ambiguities of being, and sets free the imprisoned thought." The demonstration of the truths of Christian Science, individually and collectively, becomes a beacon of light that reveals God's true creation. Mrs Eddy says in S&H page 323, "In order to apprehend more, we must put into practice what we already know. We must recollect that Truth is demonstrable when understood, and that good is not understood until demonstrated."

  2. Thanks Frank, I love to sail and I have recently experienced where the good that I have done was evil spoken of. I found your message very helpful. The Christ is guiding us every moment to calmer seas.
    Looking forward to your lecture talk tonight.

  3. thank you frank.An encouragement to go out and work for God and Jesus Christ,no matter what we might confront.We must share with others,show the "good" thats all around us,help and hopefully heal others always knowing that it is Christ that really does this.love and peace to you all

  4. What a lift!...to feel the breath of the Almighty!
    I love this extention of the metaphor that Mary Baker Eddy uses: to launch/sail over the agitated waters of human politics. Thank you Frank for taking watch on the "deck of the ship" of prayerful thought today!

  5. I love your explanation of this passage from S&H. It was just what I needed this morning. Thank you.

  6. Thank you, Frank.

    A boat was not mean't to stay in the harbor. So set sail!

    I will always remember the great lecture you gave on addiction. The following are the comments you shared and the link.

    "One is never really seperated from God (Love). You can feel this divine Love. Sometimes when you think you’ve been rejected or are unloved or have been treated unjustly give yourself a mental hug. And tell yourself ’I am the beloved of divine Love’.

    I know that God loves me not because of something I have done but because He sees me the way He created me (perfect, good, pure, and satisified).

    Right at this moment and for all eternity I live in the consciousness of Love because HE created me in his image and likeness.

    I am loved.
    I am loving.
    And I am lovable."

    by Frank Prinz-Wondollek

    http://christianscience.com/prayer-and-health/inspiration/lectures/life-without-fear-and-addiction-49-mins-eng

    Break free from the prisons of addiction and gain spiritual freedom. “Life without fear and addiction” by Frank Prinz-Wondollek

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

    Rob Scott
    Chicago, IL

  7. Many thanks Frank for this greatly inspiring lift. Yes. "We can all feel the joy and freedom that is natural to every child of God." "Christianity, with the crown of Love upon her brow, must be their queen of life." (S&H p451)." "I love Thy way of freedom, Lord,/ To serve Thee is my choice,...Thy presence ever goes with me/ And Thou dost give me peace." (Christian Science Hymnal #136).

  8. Thank you, Frank. We must "keep" sailing.

  9. Navegar desplegar las velas aún en un mar embravecido "sin mirar lo que queda atras" es sabiduría divina porque es conocimiento de quien está al timón de la nave y seguramente el viaje será placentero.

    Hay algo que temer? Hay algo que nos pueda hacer temer?

    "No tenemos nada que temer cuando el Amor está al tim{on del pensamiento" MBE

    Despleguemos las velas y naveguemos sin temor por el mar embravecido del mortal materialismo sabiendo que todo es una mentira y que estamos a salvo en el inmortal.Amor.

    Muchas gracias Frank

  10. Thank you Frank. It reminded me that when Jesus came to the disciples during the storm the ship kept on sailing on its journey and while Peter kept his eyes on the Christ he was able to walk over the storm.
    The only effect that the flood had on the Ark was that it rose higher and higher above the storm and that in the end Noah saw the desruction of matter. God's spiritual world was still there when the storm had passed. Rather than be overtaken by the storm, let's follow Noah into the safety of our Ark and rise above all material disturbances.

  11. Thank you Frank, very inspiring. Specially when we feel we do not want to sail into rough waters and we would rather stay in the harbour.

  12. Avast matey! Hoist the sails! Our compass is set! Away to the Kingdom!

    Thank you!

  13. Thank you for a most helpful and inspiring Lift.

  14. Thank you.

  15. Thanks! I look forward to folloowing the link to your lecture.

  16. ....oh yes,how perfect for today, thank you - I needed reminding we can never let the crown of rejoicing slip....

  17. Thank you Frank.Thank you Rob Scott.Just what I needed this morning.I love these lifts and all you who offer helpful comments!

  18. Thank you Frank for setting the sails this morning . What a glorious journey we're all on.

  19. Thank you Frank. I am so grateful for all who share their inspired thoughts. Is not the Shepherd on the sail boat? Do we not hear his voice above the roaring waves of material beliefs? So it calms the frustration and anger, removes the fear and hate and we rest in our Mother's loving arms. The wind of Spirit are behind our sails and like the eagle's wings of Truth and Love we soar high above the illusions of the senses.

  20. I loved that. How much better a sailboat than a submarine!! We are already on top and moving ahead and higher. No periscope needed as we can readily see the sky, the clouds, a wonderful view. While the rough seas aren't felt that much in a submarine, sliding along in the deep waters, we eventually have to surface, face the wind and waves if we are to rise up.

    We went sailing with a former U.S. Navy ship captain some years ago. I was so confident until we started away from the pier and I found out that he had been a submarine captain!!!! I prayed that he knew how to sail on top!! He did!!! Thanks Frank.

  21. No Cross, No Crown! Didn't Paul say, "I rejoice in infirmities"? Didn't Mrs. Eddy say, "Trials are proofs of God's care"? Everything is an opportunity to prove God, Good, Love, Truth. Set Sail!!

  22. Wonderful . THank you . :-)

  23. Well, if you are launching me (land lover) onto the water, I expect to be in one of those historic English Life Saving Boats! You know the ones? They were built like fortresses; self-righting, went out in all sorts of weather conditions and could smash right over a sinking ship. Their wheelhouses were enclosed and they had plenty of survivor space below deck. And, oh, God is my captain.

  24. Thank You!

  25. Thank yu very much!

  26. Thank you.

  27. Just so inspiring Frank, it really hit home...and thank you all, I loved what Tony (10) and Herbert (11) shared with us all today!

  28. I loved this lift. It had so many points to ponder I listened multiple times. You might say it was as deep as the sea upon which upon which the boat sailed. Did Jesus still the storm seeing the wind as the Christ spirit instead of an uncontrollable force? Yes!

  29. Thank you, Frank, for “Start sailing … ‘launch your bark upon the ever-agitated but healthful waters of truth’ … learn more about our oneness with God … put what we know about God into practice … bring our understanding of God into … daily experience …” One way I stay in those “ever-agitated but healthful waters of truth,” is by increasingly choosing fellowship with qualities of character rather than “mere personal attachment.” The Christian Science definition of God includes the seven synonyms Truth, Love, Life, Mind, Spirit, Soul, and Principle. Living the qualities of character derived from these synonyms is a very practical and “Christ-powered” way to be a Christian. Mrs. Eddy said, "Follow your Leader, only so far as she follows Christ" (Message to The Mother Church, 1902, p. 7). Christ’s Christianity is not always “smooth sailing;” but, it overcomes sin, sickness, disease, and death!

  30. This material life that we are experiencing is just the symbol of rough waters that we go through in order to wake us up to spiritual truth. Then upon realizing the truth, our lives become smoother and easier to bear. Thus our trip out of material thoughts sails undaunted into spiritual and heavenly bliss. Thus we demonstrate that "All things work together for good to them that love God."

  31. Utterly marvelous! We have to get sailing! No one wants to just stand on the shores of time. Let the wind - the "might of omnipotence and the movements of God's spiritual government" take us to His promised land! Embrace the adventure that strengthens us. Woohoo!
    Thank you so much, Frank!

  32. This is a perfect answer to the question 'Why did that (bad thing) happen when I have studied the lesson today and feel so uplifted?' Yes, launching the bark, we will encounter agitated waters and be the stronger for it. Thanks Frank.

  33. Thank you for this encouraging Lift and for sharing the idea that our daily experience is the open sea. Using what we know of God is certainly the only way of navigating that. The more understanding we gain through studying the Bible Lesson, attending Church services and 'availing ourselves of Truth on every side' including this lovely Lift, the broader and wider and more effective our sails will be and the smoother our journey through the choppy seas..

  34. Such a wonderful lift Frank. It's so true that with every challenge, as we hold fast to God, holding to Love and Truth, our spiritual awareness and understanding grows. And there is no greater or more meaningful reward than to be crowned with Love. While we may struggle and it may not seem like a blessing at the time, we can turn the crosses we bear into an impetus to draw closer to God and into opportunities for spiritual growth.

  35. Christ is the wind propelling us forward - wonderful!

  36. Thank you Frank. I, too, am eager to visit the lecture mentioned by Rob Scott, Chicago, IL. I like his comment - we all are loved, loving and lovable. Mrs. Eddy also writes, "Wait patiently for divine Love to move upon the waters of mortal mind, and form the perfect concept." Patience must "have her perfect work." SH 454:22-24

  37. With every challenge there is spiritual growth and the lessons we learn, stay with us for ever!
    The Christ is an ever present power that surround us, specially when we have those dark moments when error seems much more real than Truth; but pretty soon we cans see clear; when we cling to these wonderful truths we learn in Christian Science and we are able to see clear! Thanks so much for the beautiful lift!

  38. My first experience with learning to sail was a disaster, the guy just yelled and screamed at me. I met someone 17 years later who gave me lessons in basic sailing on a 39-foot boat, and it was harmonious and I got to understand what to do and what not to do and the reasons for it. At one time I bought a VW cheap with only three cylinders running and rebuilt the engine and rear-end so that it was as good as new. So I know that my thought-process is always mental, not physical, and may be agitated, but can be applied to any human learning situation.
    Thank you for the lift. I listened on my phone 51 miles from home but now I am on duty in the Reading Room and listening again.
    Very good Ideas. And music, too

  39. Thank you for this inspiring lift. Even though we meet challenges, we can know that we are always:

    S piritual

    A lways

    F orever

    E ternal

  40. Thank you, Frank, and #10 Tony Martin and other Lifters...my boat is floating a little higher, thanks to all of you.

    When I regard life events through a small porthole of "self" -- personal sense-- I find my boat rocking pretty hard and myself feeling seasick, heartsick, homesick, etc. But when I put self-measures aside and commit to hearing and following and expressing One God with all my heart and all my strength, my experience is far more steady...it levels out. Instead of a small porthole to look through, I see "the wide horizon's grander view" from out in the open. And then I'm a better blessing to others!

    Maybe we're all passengers on the Ark, but we're also building it, swabbing its decks, and helping others on it, too. My prayer is to be more willing to serve wherever God places me, and to float above "life's raging seas." Love to all of you this day and tomorrow. I'll be in church on Sunday.

  41. Frank, Wonderful Lift! Our ancestors understood the risks and rewards of commerce. They understood that no good is accomplished without leaving the harbor. Psa 107: 23,24 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters; These see the works of the Lord, and his wonders in the deep.

  42. I love having two Lifts in a row propelling us forward and embracing the charge to move ahead in our demonstrations of the Christ-power. It's a message worth seeing from all sides.

  43. Thank you Frank for this lift today. Last eve I got an email from my Son in Israel and
    immediately I turned to God in prayer for his safety from the rocket fire in that
    Country. I did NOT hear back until this morning. He is literally SAILING on a cruise ship on a world tour and they are OK, THANK GOD and heading for Egypt now. SO
    GRATEFUL to know that we are SAILING in GOD'S care always...SO GRATEFUL!!

    Ps. 4 vs 8 reads "I will lay me down in PEACE and SLEEP; for thou LORD only makest me DWELL in SAFETY". This certainly means WHEREVER WE ARE... asleep or awake, on vacation or whatever, WE INDEED HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE "COMFORTER" and it is POWERFUL in keeping us SAFE in HIS LOVING CARE, and is the ACTION of God's love to get us OUT OF HARMS WAY. SO GRATEFUL.

  44. The definition of ark has been a great comfort to me lately. The ark of Christian Science is a Life boat.

    "Ark. Safety; the idea, or reflection, of Truth, proved to be as immortal as its Principle; the understanding of Spirit, destroying belief in matter."

    (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, page 581)

    Thank you, Frank, and thank you BoL for another week of inspiring lifts.

  45. Thank you for a wonderful lift and for all the really uplifting comments.

  46. I recall a severe storm of unjust criticism after many weeks of selfless service in a challenging circumstance. My sense of injustice and despair left me sleepless and searching for answers.
    I like your words to look up to the wind in the sails - to the Spirit impelling our progress. I spent most of three days and nights searching for the Comforter - reading and praying with Science and Health, and finally did hear and feel the words of the Christ, "Peace, be still." Sailing this storm has left me stronger, more peaceful, in my case I was left with improved eyesight and with all my food aversions removed. I am so grateful.

  47. Loved this lift! I used to have a sailing poster in my prison classroom, "It's not which way the wind blows, but how you adjust your sails." Always with God at the helm....
    Thanks for sharing such an inspiring message in a great "lift"!

  48. I often found this passage from S&H a bit daunting, but your reassurance that we can set our sails for the "wind, the activity of the Christ propelling us forward" removed any sense of trepidation. Thank you, Frank.

  49. Thank you Frank, and all the Lifters! Just the gentling upward thought I needed today. Thank you also to #46/Gary's sharing of his experience. So glad to know how we are all seeking the Comforter, and how you were lifted higher and received a blessing in your good work.

  50. How useful! Study, learn and use it. You will grow. Thanks! Jim

  51. The supposed mental case in the chapter "Christian Science Practice", in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures deals with the trial of mortal man for "doing right." (page 436.) The Court of Material Error is reversed by divine Spirit, in the end. Mrs. Eddy writes: "Christian Scientists, be a law to yourselves that mental malpractice cannot harm you either when asleep or when awake." (page 442.)

  52. I thank you so much Frank for the useful lift.

  53. Wonderful. As someone pointed out: The crown is already on the cross. I also like the thought that the vertical line of the cross is a reminder to love God and the horizontal is a symbol of loving our neighbor as oneself. We we make these two our daily task, we see the crown of Love on everything and on us too.
    We love as Love loves.

  54. Forward ho.... never back in sailing. Thank you for this thought. I love the Sea.

  55. Thank you so much for your timely remark Paula, #47. If my storm, described in #46 should have a name it would be Paula. Wow! I'm sure you're not the same individual, and I now see my Paula as harmless and useful, loved and loving, just like you!
    Thanks also to #49 NWJGS. It's a joy to know my experience is helpful to others.

  56. I always look forward to & enjoy your germanic lifts: they help me to sail right into the wind. HEAVE TO! On the wave, you will know you are God's. I like that. We're crew, not crows.

  57. You gave us a very picturesque idea! I will "start sailing" today! Thanks.

  58. Danke schon Frank.....I lstened to your lecture.....re adictions......priceless..

  59. Great, helpful lift. Thank you. (=

  60. “If you launch your bark upon the ever-agitated but healthful waters of truth, you will encounter storms.
    Your good will be evil spoken of. This is the cross. Take it up and bear it, for through it you win and wear the crown” S&H 254:27
    Our bark, our ark, our God given wealth of knowledge is meant to be put to practice and shared with the needy.
    Yes, we might be criticized, that’s our cross to bare.
    We must focus our sails on the wind -the activity of Christ-, and as the old saying goes, ‘what doesn’t kill us makes us stronger’.
    There’s no loser here, God’s image can only come out triumphant!

    ESPAÑOL
    “Si echas tu barca sobre las siempre agitadas pero saludables aguas de la verdad, encontrarás tempestades. De tu
    bien se hablará mal. Eso es la cruz. Tómala y llévala, porque por medio de ella ganarás y te ceñirás la corona” CyS 254:28
    Nuestra barca, nuestra arca, la riqueza del conocimiento que Dios nos dio debe ponerse en práctica y compartirse con el necesitado.
    Sí, podemos ser criticados, esa es la cruz que llevaremos.
    Debemos enfocar nuestras velas en el viento –la actividad del Cristo–, y como dice el antiguo dicho, ‘lo que no nos mata nos fortalece’.
    !Aquí no hay perdedor, la imagen de Dios solo puede salir triunfante!

  61. If we want to follow the Master, we "must be born again." We must understand that we are from God. "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is everyone that is born of the Spirit." To demonstrate this saying we must launch our barks “upon the ever-agitated but healthful waters of truth,” where storms will be encountered.(S&H) And as Frank said, we demonstrate this in the open waters, the daily life! And this daily activity, this “baptism of Spirit, washing the body of all the impurities of flesh, signifies that the pure in heart see God and are approaching spiritual Life and its demonstration.”

    Love to the Lifters!

  62. THANK YOU, FRANK. HAVE BEEN IN HAMBURG YEARS AGO AND ENJOYED YOUR HARBOUR AND CHURCH THERE. LIVE ON PENSACOLA BAY AND HAVE SAILED THESE WATERS. YOUR COMMENTS ARE SO VERY MEANINGFUL TO ME. HAVE BEEN SAILING WITH THE WIND OF DIVINE LOVE BEHIND US FOR MANY YEARS.

  63. Thank you Frank,

    Your correlation of sailing to the truths of Life help keep me on track.

    God has also taught me much about Him through sailing. e.g. my best visual image of "the angel of His presence" is of recent experience with a tugboat whose skipper was a good Samaritan and helped us off a rocky shore; that boat, hovering over us blocked the sun and 1/2 the sky. What a vision of protective power.

  64. Stormy here today. Thanks for the uplifting spiritual ideas.

  65. In a season of thanks, this gets a boatload! To Frank for sharing his insightful and penetrating inspiration on our Leader's directions on stormy sailing; to all the Lifters for carrying the good thinking on and out; to the BOL for these 2 minutes of divine perspective and promise. The winds of God guarantee forward motion.

  66. Wow... Just what I needed to hear! Thank you so much for this wonderful lift!

  67. Hey Frank,
    Thanks for that lift and the thought that 'wind is the activity (inspiration) of the Christ'.
    Enjoyed your lectures you gave here in Perth especially the one titled 'All-embracing Love and supply for everyone'. I brought along my fiance who had not attended a lecture before. He liked it them a lot and really enjoyed speaking with you and your family before and after the lectures.
    Thank you for all that you are doing.

  68. Beautiful, Frank. Thank you.

  69. I was feeling brow beaten from friends and family,was very up set at my dear hubby Sam' behaviour,and i been told I will not be able to manage him for much longer(Sam suffering memory loss).Thank GOD I got laptop working and got your daily lift,you will never know how it has helped me back on track have to get an absent healer who can help Sam.Have tried two so far,without success,but your lovely lift has me more determined to keep searching.Thank you so much.very sincerely Anne Farrell.

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