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Defining "Soul"

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Announcements Forums Soul – August 18th, 2019 Defining "Soul"

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    Susanne
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    I’ve always found the word “Soul” somewhat difficult to put into words. Today I was listening to a recorded talk by Myrtle Smyth where she stated that in Christian Science we learn that “Soul is the true awareness of your real identity as God knows you and sees you.” I found this to be helpful and wanted to share it here.

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    Susanne
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    This morning’s read showed me that our Bible Lesson is defining Soul so beautifully! It is the awareness of God’s presence…”The divine Mind is the Soul of man”… a “celestial condition”… “The kingdom of God is within you”… “this spiritual consciousness”… that “gives man dominion over all things.”

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    C.M.G.
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    Thank you. This is really helpful.

    #9174
    JPalmer
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    Thank you for these posts.

    Starting on page 64 of Bicknell Young’s book 1937 College, he writes about Soul. This paragraph from page 65 has helped, and continues to help me:

    Soul is the spontaneous nature of man, the epitome of natural knowing. Soul is true inspiration. As you advance in the Science of Soul, you will see beauty where you never saw it before. A Christian Scientist attains his dominion in the proportion that he seeks not the image and likeness, but the original. In that original, which is in Principle, Spirit, Soul, resides and shines in full effulgence, all comeliness, originality, receptivity, beauty, and joy.

    I am so grateful to be able to see that beauty and feel that joy, at least in small degrees. Studying this Science here, combined with all the church offers and regular practitioner support, has opened my eyes, my heart, and my thought to the wonder of God’s great creation! What a blessing it is to be a member of this church. Thank you!

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