“He created everything, I mean EVERYTHING… and its essence is Light or Love.”

 (1)    What do you feel the word creation implies?

a.    Human/mortal mind answer: That nature is the force behind creation which brings its concomitance of good and bad and we as humans are at the whim of this force of evolution. In some circles, humans are even considered privileged creators of things new that are either good, evil, or both. Some new age thought says that we can “create” our life experiences depending on what we accept into our consciousness. While interesting and close at times to the concept that our thought governs, it misses that creation is good and already exists.

b.    Spiritual answer: Things are continually being revealed to consciousness and they always seem “new” but they are really just an awakened sense. “As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation [fresh revelations of God’s creations to thought], which before were invisible, will become visible.” (SH, p. 264)  And more specifically, “Whatever seems to be a new creation, is but the discovery of some distant idea of Truth…” (SH, p. 263)

(2)    In your own words describe your impressions of the chapter “Creation” in Science and Health.

I’ve read this chapter a few times now and I think it is pretty clear that there is only one Creator. There are many human theories but Mrs. Eddy’s view in the chapter “Creation” is really quite simple yet immensely powerful. Namely, that there is only God and He is All. He created everything, I mean EVERYTHING and that it is only good and its essence is Light or Love.  The expressions of Light and Love are infinite and forever appearing to our individual and collective consciousness.  

(3)    How can the increased understanding of true creation make a difference in your life?  Better yet, share with us how the truth of creation has been, or is being, demonstrated in your life.

A couple of Association addresses ago it was mentioned that there was growing evidence in thousands of so called near-death experiences of God’s existence.  I have seen other documents or books since, and they also talk of “afterlife” experience in relation to the Divine and God.  They have opened my eyes in a way to what the chapter on Creation is actually telling us.  Here is my new and enlarged sense of  “creation”: God is all and that He is everything and created it all. There is no time but only God and His creation which is solely thought.  Matter and this human experience weren’t created by Him and it is an illusion.  His ideas are only good, full of love and he is constantly creating us and all things like Him. We are made of light and love. That’s all we are!!  No matter, just us as a part of Him and it is in thought where we really live.  Oh, and the most important part is that the reason we exist or are created is that we are to love.  Wow, where have we heard that before!

So my big take away after reading the chapter “Creation” is that our worldly experience may push us to get immersed in human life. But that’s not what life and creation are about.  We are to love God and love each other.  That’s what’s important. That’s why He created us. To love as we are loved.  Mrs. Eddy says, “drop the false estimate of life and happiness…and attain the bliss of loving unselfishly…as light emits light without effort”. (SH, p. 262)

As a result of my enlarged understanding and newly energized impulsion about Creation, I am doing the following:  1)  I am less burdened by job, familial, societal, or governmental challenges because our job is to love.  2)  I am loving others more and trying to see them as tender creations of God.  3)  I am desiring to be a healer of others because it is a way to care for God’s children. Previously, I looked at being a practitioner as the “right thing to do” but have held back because I knew I didn’t have the right motive. Now, I am open and willing to practice CS for others. That’s what is finally important to me.  Yay!!  Oh, and in the morning when I get up I say to God, “I love you! Thank you for creating me!”