Spirit – What Does Science of Mind Say About It?

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Today’s excerpt from the “Science Of Mind” is all about Spirit. How do we define Spirit? What is Spirit? How are we connected to Spirit? How does Spirit relate to God? Enjoy today’s passage.

“The definition of Spirit is: “Life or intelligence conceived of entirely apart from physical embodiment. It is vital essence, force, energy, as distinct from matter.”
Probably the definition of God as “Spirit” is more easily understood, more readily accepted, than any other term used in describing Deity. Jesus in talking with the woman of Samaria, explained: “God is Spirit, and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.”

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The nature of Being is a Unity, with three distinct attributes: Spirit, Soul, and Body.
Spirit is the active and Self-Conscious Principle. Spirit is First Cause or God—the Absolute Essence of all that is. It is the Great or Universal I AM. Spirit is Conscious Mind and Is the Power which knows Itself. It is conscious Being.
The Spirit is Self-Propelling. It is Absolute and All. It is SelfExistent and has all life within Itself. It is the Word and the Word is Volition. It has choice because It is Volition. It is Will because It chooses. It is Free Spirit, because It knows nothing outside Itself, and therefore nothing different from Itself.
Spirit is the Father-Mother God, because It is the Principle of Unity back of all things. The masculine and the feminine principles both come from the One. Spirit is. all Life, Truth, Love, Being, Cause and Effect. It is the only Power in the Universe that knows Itself. The Spirit could know nothing outside Itself, that would be God and something else.
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SPIRIT is ALL—the Center and Circumference of everything that exists—both manifest and unmanifest. It has no enemies, no differences, no otherness, no apartness, no separation from Itself. It is Undivided, Complete and Perfect within Itself, having no opposites and no opposition. It knows only Its own ability and since It is All, It cannot be hindered in any way, shape or manner.

It is impossible for a finite mind to comprehend such a complete Life and Power. In moments of real inspiration, we realize, to a degree at least, that God is All—That which has within Itself all that really is—the Life in everything and the Love through everything. The One Presence and the One Infinite Person, Whom we call God or Spirit; within this One all live.”
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