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Say Goodbye to Lies and to Unlawful Limits!

Christie Hanzlik, C.S., Boulder, CO
Posted Monday, September 12th, 2016

[See and Acknowledge the Disappearance of Limitation!]
Metaphysical Application Ideas for the Christian Science Bible Lesson:


Matter
September, 18 2016


By Christie C. Hanzlik, C.S., Boulder, Colorado
ccern@mac.com / 720.331.9356

[All monthly gifts--especially in September are really NEEDED and appreciated! We're letting a special need be known in our end note. God bless you for your ongoing, generous support and love made visible in the vital, holy work of CedarS. By "giving each camper an appreciation of spiritual sense" we strive to remove matter's lies and limits. See our FRUITAGE WEBPAGE! With forever love & gratitude,
Warren Huff, CedarS Director and Editor of this newsletter]

Introduction: What is matter?

As always, the ideas here represent just one way of understanding this week’s Bible Lesson, and you will certainly find your own inspiration.

Mary Baker Eddy was dedicated to dismantling materialism, destroying the belief in matter. "Under the supremacy of Spirit,” she wrote, “It will be seen and acknowledged that matter must disappear." (S&H 572) To understand this and other bold statements against “materialism” and “matter” we need a crisp definition for what these words mean. This week’s Bible Lesson on “Matter” helps us sift the chaff (matter) from the wheat (spirit) to sharpen our understanding of the disappearance of matter.

In his article, “The Disappearance of Matter,” Nathan Talbot, CSB, asks, “What do [Christian Scientists] actually mean by the term ‘matter’? Are we thinking of the disappearance of objects around us—a bucket of paint, a piece of rope, a bag of potatoes? If so,” he answers, “we’re floating in clouds of theory way beyond our present practice…” (From the December 1981 issue of The Christian Science Journal; http://journal.christianscience.com/issues/1981/12/99-12/the-disappearance-of-matter)

I agree. If we see matter as objects, in fact, it might actually seem frightening to think about the disappearance of matter. Do we really want our bowl of strawberry ice cream to disappear? If we think of “matter” as objects, we probably won’t want to let it go! I wouldn’t want to tell a child that he should pray for the disappearance of his Legos!

Nathan Talbot continues his article, explaining, “To the Christian metaphysician who is pondering the nature of reality, matter isn’t so easily defined simply as physical items—neat little packages measured in liters, meters, and kilograms. ‘Matter’ is actually a term that employs narrowness, confinement, limitation; it suggests a consciousness of existence that is bounded by walls of restriction.”

Following this logic, the disappearance of matter is actually the disappearance of limitation and restriction. As Nate Talbot states, “[Once] we see that the disappearance of matter actually means the disappearance of limited thinking—of fears and impurities and willfulness—a whole new world (even a new heaven and earth) starts opening up to us. We begin more fully to understand Christ Jesus, his mission, his message, and how he was able to heal.”

In an article titled, “An Inevitable Disappearance,” Helen Wood Bauman, CSB, explains, “Christian Science reveals the truth that Spirit does not produce a universe of finite, destructible objects but of infinite, enduring spiritual ideas; hence the demand of this Science that matter disappear.” (From the May 1959 issue of The Christian Science Journal; http://journal.christianscience.com/issues/1959/5/77-5/an-inevitable-disappearance)

Helen Bauman offers examples of ways in which matter—a limited and restrictive way of understanding—is yielding to an expansive, enduring, and infinite way of knowing. Writing in 1959, she gives these examples:

1) “Matter as medicine is disappearing as the world comes to recognize that every physical infirmity has its origin in false thought and that divine Mind alone is needed to correct it. The influence of Christian Science on medical methods is seen in the growing investigations of the mental causes of sickness.”

2) “In the realm of physics, matter is beginning to disappear as it is reduced to its essence, or material force, and its limitations thus removed.”

3) “Matter is disappearing in social, political, and economic fields of thought as moral and spiritual values are recognized and made to replace the materialistic exploitations and injustices fostered by a former age.”

4) “The final disappearance of matter must depend upon the rejection of the corporeal senses, which produce matter and which can take in only the limited views of creation evolved by them.”

We can also experience the disappearance of matter in physical healing. A “physical healing” is the movement of our thought from a material view—limited, restricted, decaying—to a metaphysical view—unlimited, eternal—understanding of reality. “We must look deep into realism [metaphysics] instead of accepting only the outward [limited] sense of things.” (Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy, p129:22) The metaphysical laws of perfection hold true and are not limited by material—restrictive—sense. When Jesus healed the man with the withered hand, he did not remove the hand, which has a firm and perfect structure according to metaphysical law, but he rejected the abnormality that had no foundation and was merely symptomatic of a limited, confining and restrictive belief. The physical healing of the hand was the removal of the material (limited) sense of it.

In our individual experience, we witness the disappearance of matter as limited understanding fades and a clearer sense of infinite and expansive Love fills our prayer. Here’s an article in which Mary Alice Rose, CSB, reports physical healing that resulted from the disappearance of matter: “The Disappearance of the Claims of Matter,” from the February 9, 2015 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel, http://sentinel.christianscience.com/issues/2015/2/117-06/the-disappearance-of-the-claims-of-matter

Now, let’s see what we can learn about “the disappearance of matter” from this week’s Bible Lesson:

Golden Text (GT) and Responsive Reading (RR): Silence the fading and finite to hear the enduring and infinite Word of God

The GT reminds us to silence all flesh, to silence all limited and restrictive thinking. And the RR echoes this idea, reminding us to prepare a way—open our thought—to allow for the expansive view of God, Spirit. For example, [in the RR from Isaiah and virtually echoed in ! Peter (B24)], we read, “The grass withereth, the flower fadeth: but the word of our God shall stand [endure] for ever.” In other words, a limited and restrictive understanding fades, but God’s Word is eternal and enduring.

In fact, God is, by very definition, that infinite good which has no beginning and no ending, that which is eternal and spiritual. God is unlimited good, the "real and eternal." In contrast, matter is the unreal and temporal.” (S&H p468)

Section 1: A sharp threshing instrument destroys limited thinking

The first section opens with the clear statement rejecting a “false report,” a “false matter.” We can understand this false report to be a false report on the limited and finite view of our existence, and of course that is something we want to reject.

In Isaiah, we hear that we are a new “threshing instrument,” with extremely sharp blades. One way to understand this is that we are sharp and precise metaphysicians, alert to the illusions of limited thinking. The verse says, “Behold, I will make thee a new sharp threshing instrument having teeth: thou shalt thresh the mountains, and beat them small, and shalt make the hills as chaff. Thou shalt fan them, and the wind shall carry them away...” (B4)

Threshing instruments: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Threshing_board
[The role of Christ in threshing: See Warren's P.S.1 for a Crisler insight into the threshing analogy of separating in thought the mixed-up mess of chaff and wheat. That purifying process can be done permanently only by Christ that comes to you with FAN ("separator of fable from fact" S&H 586:7) "in his hand" to "baptize you with the Holy Ghost (Wind), and with fire... burn(ing) up the chaff with fire unquenchable." Matthew 3:11, 12 That's limitation totally disappearing--never to return!]

Now, here is a good example of where we shouldn’t think of matter as objects. Would we really want a beautiful mountain to get chewed up? [and burned up?] Is a mountain bad? No. But this verse is saying that seemingly limited perspectives in our experience that may seem like mountains, and are destroyed by our clarity about Spirit giving to us freely. [B4, B5]

In Science and Health, we read, “Spirit, God, has created all in and of Himself. Spirit never created matter.” From now on, I’m going to substitute the words “limited” or “limited understanding” for the word matter. So this citation now reads, “Spirit, God, has created all in and of Himself. Spirit never created [a limited understanding of reality].” [S1]

The next verse reads, “What is termed [limitation] manifests nothing but a [limited] mentality. Neither the substance nor the manifestation of Spirit is obtainable through [a limited understanding]. Spirit is positive. [Limitation] is Spirit's contrary, the absence of Spirit.” [S2]

I invite you to try substituting fresh words for “matter” as you’re reading this lesson, so that you’re clear, like a sharp blade on a new “threshing instrument” made to cut through limited thinking, otherwise known as useless chaff.

For me, this exercise works especially well to keep often-read sentences like this one fresh in my prayer: “There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in [a limited understanding].” [S4, 468:9]

Section 2: The disappearance of hatred and paganism

In the second section, the story of Daniel and the lion’s den reminds us of Divine Love’s protection in all situations. And in the context of a Bible Lesson on the disappearance of matter, it reveals the destruction of a limited and confining way of understanding the nature of hatred. The lions were supposed to destroy Daniel, but his allegiance to Divine Spirit and refusal to give in to fear lifted him free of that destruction. And it was also enough to convince Darius to have everyone pray to the Hebrew God.

The lions Daniel encountered were not gentle. After Daniel survived, King Darius punished the politicians who tricked him by throwing them to the lions, and “The lions leaped on them and tore them apart before they even hit the floor of the den.” (Daniel 6:24) The lions’ actions went beyond just being hungry. This gory part of the story is left out of our Bible Lesson, but it is important because it shows the lions teeth were like “sharp threshing instruments” that made the enemies of the Lord into metaphorical chaff. We may prefer a kinder ending in which the lions are tamed and Darius forgives the politician, but this in an Old Testament story, and like the blades that “threshed the mountains, and beat them small” the lions teeth ensured that no hatred was left standing.

What was it that enabled Daniel to share a peaceful night with ferocious lions? Mary Baker Eddy explains, “Understanding the control which Love held over all, Daniel felt safe in the lions' den, and Paul proved the viper to be harmless.” [S10] Daniel saw no limitation to harmony. His understanding that Divine Love governed all helped witness the disappearance of hatred and paganism.

Section 3: Disappearance of sickness and death

In the third section, we read about Hezekiah being deathly ill and calling upon Isaiah a prophet. Isaiah saw that Hezekiah’s illness was grave, and told him to get his affairs in order. But Hezekiah prayed and, like an attorney defeating an unjust sentence, reasoned that he was a righteous man and didn’t deserve sickness. God spoke to Isaiah, letting him know that Hezekiah’s prayers were heard and answered. (B9) [Citation B10 affirms that God "healeth all thy diseases" (see P.S.2 on B10) and the passages from Science and Health describe this process of mentally defending our health.]

I love the idea that we Christian Scientists are more like good lawyers than we are physicians. We don’t try to fix body, we defend—like a lawyer—the truth that we have unlimited health. We stand up for justice and argue the case of Truth. We use Divine Law to prove our unlimited being and defend ourselves against false claims. This is just what Hezekiah did. He was like a lawyer, defending his right to health. He demanded justice: “I am a righteous man and deserve health, salvation."

If we think of Hezekiah as an attorney defeating an unjust sentence, then here are a couple facts he may have introduced while arguing his case:

“Admit the existence of [a limited existence], and you admit that mortality (and therefore disease) has a foundation in fact. Deny the existence of [a limited existence], and you can destroy the belief in [limited] conditions.” (S16)

“Maintain the facts of Christian Science, — that Spirit is God, and therefore cannot be sick; that what is termed [limited understanding] cannot be sick; that all causation is Mind, acting through spiritual law. Then hold your ground with the unshaken understanding of Truth and Love, and you will win. When you silence the witness against your plea (materialism/limited understanding), you destroy the evidence, for the disease disappears.” (S18)

Section 4. Matter (limitation) and Spirit (unlimited being) cannot mingle

The fourth section warns us of the temptation to confuse matter and Spirit. As we are careful about defining matter, it becomes more and more difficult to confuse it with Spirit. Spirit is unlimited; matter is limited. How could have something that is both unlimited and limited? Another way of looking at this idea is that light (Spirit) and darkness (limitation) cannot touch. As we read in Isaiah, “What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter.” (B13, NLT)

Jesus gives the parable of the tares (limited/restricting/material sense of life) and the wheat (fruitful/useful/Truth/spiritual sense) to show that we must keep the two separated, that they will not mingle. While the servants in the parable seem mostly concerned about where the tares (limited/restricting) come from, the master is not concerned. The masters know that as the tares and wheat grow—as we progress—it will become more and more obvious which are tares and which are wheat. The type of tares that Jesus was referring to actually turn black as they mature, so at the time of harvest they look nothing at all like the wheat {that by harvest time has deeper roots as described in Crisler P.S.3]

Mary Baker Eddy defines tares: "TARES. Mortality; error; sin; sickness; disease; death." (S20). And she explains that as we progress toward a less and less limited view of reality, our improved spiritual sense makes clearer and clearer the tares (mortality, etc.) and wheat (eternal life) in our harvest-experience. (S21)

Mary Baker Eddy asserts that you can no more mingle the tares and the wheat than you can mix frost and fire. Go ahead and try it. The serpent (deceiving and limited senses) may try to argue that you can mix frost and fire or mingle tares (evil) and wheat (good), but “Jesus' demonstrations sift the chaff from the wheat, and unfold the unity and the reality of good, the unreality, the nothingness, of evil.” (S23) Jesus demonstrated the power of the sharp threshing instrument of pure metaphysics, Christ-Truth.

Section 5. Triumph over Limited Understanding

The fifth section shows that wherever we go, and whatever we do, we can depend on the unlimited laws of Mind to hold us up. We cannot go beyond the laws of unlimited Spirit/Mind. “Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; Even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me.” (B18)

To support this idea that we cannot go beyond the unlimited laws of Spirit/Mind, we have the example of Jesus walking on water, demonstrating that it is possible to have the “wings of the morning” where a true understanding of unlimited Spirit “shall hold me.”

The story of Jesus walking on water further substantiates the points brought out in section four, that spirit and matter cannot mingle. Jesus demonstrates that with a fully spiritual (unlimited) sense of our being, we can walk on top—maintain a metaphysical sense—of the physical. The seeming limitation of gravity and water had no power over Jesus’ pure sense of unlimited, unrestricted reality. (B21 and Crisler P.S. 4)

This story isn’t about a physical body miraculously staying on top of physical water. It is about the demonstration of a metaphysical understanding rising above a limited sense of what is possible; proving to the disciples that it was only their limited sense of what is possible that prevented them from joining him on top of the sea.

These citations from Science and Health explain these ideas perfectly:

“Jesus walked on the waves, fed the multitude, healed the sick, and raised the dead in direct opposition to [limiting/restricting] laws. His acts were the demonstration of Science, overcoming the false claims of [limited] sense or law.” [S24]

“Obedience to [limited] law prevents full obedience to [unlimited] law, — the law which overcomes [limited] conditions and puts [a limiting understanding] under the feet of Mind [a full awareness of reality].” [S25]

“We tread on forces. Withdraw them, and creation must collapse. [Limited] knowledge calls them forces of [limitation/restriction]; but [unlimited] divine Science declares that they belong wholly to divine Mind, are inherent in this Mind, and so restores them to their rightful home and classification.” [27]

Section 6. Disappearance of limitation, expansion of unlimited good

In the sixth section, we find a Bible verse repeated from the Responsive Reading: “The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away: But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.” (B24) In other words, the limited view of beauty and being fade, but God’s Word—the unlimited and eternal substance—is eternal. As we tune-in to Christ—our awareness of God/Truth—we will see the tares (limited understanding) become more and more obvious, and we can rejoice in the harvest of the wheat (unlimited being). [S29]

There is actually only one Truth. Truth is absolute, there is no half-way position, no mingling of unlimited and limited. “This suppositional partnership [the mingling of spirit and matter] is already obsolete, for [limited understanding], examined in the light of divine metaphysics, disappears.” [S30]

We are all sharp threshing instruments that naturally eliminate chaff (useless, limited thought), and gravitate toward wheat (a higher and higher understanding of infinite good).

As our sense of the unlimited reality of Mind expands, we not only witness the disappearance of limitation, but we become aware of more and more wonderful ideas all around us. As Mary Baker Eddy writes, “As mortals gain more correct views of God and man, multitudinous objects of creation, which before were invisible, will become visible.” [S31] To me, this means that as we drop thoughts of chaff [uselessness] or tares [limitation/restriction] we find more and more wheat [clarity, spiritual understanding] and enjoy our harvest-healing-resurrection. With all this wonderful wheat, we can rejoice as we say, “Give us today our daily bread.”


[Warren's PS1 on Cobbey Crisler's insights into the role of Christ in threshing (divinely sorting-out and separating) mixed-up messes: Atop Mount Nebo in CedarS Bible Lands Park (CBLP) I have reenacted this threshing analogy with thousands of visitors using a small fire downwind from pile a wheat that's mixed with chaff and also with lies and limits written on scraps of paper ready to be incinerated and left behind. This past weekend scores of Bible Conference guests here chose to join me in CBLP for several hands-on reenactments of Bible-based analogies and principles. At Nebo they chose to leave behind their chaff (all lies and limits), as burned-up forever, never worthy of recirculating in their thought or experience. This is always thanks to Christ's (mental) dry-cleaning baptism as described by John the Baptist in Matthew 3: 11, 12. In this threshing analogy (amplified by Cobbey below) all mixed-up messes are best taken to the highest place (God) where the Christ comes with FAN ("separator of fable from fact" S&H 586:7) "in his hand" to "baptize you with the Holy Ghost (Wind), and with fire... burn(ing) up the chaff with fire unquenchable." Matthew 3:11, 12
"Verse 11, John the Baptist speaking) “I am baptizing you with water: but the one who is following me (Jesus)… He is going to baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire.”… Let me just suggest something… I think it does help to clarify how we can learn from these illustrations by going beneath the surface as much as possible. For instance, in the separation of the chaff from the wheat there are innumerable things that are required for the thresher to do before the results can be successful… We want to get rid of the chaff and get to the useful wheat. Why must we separate them? They’re all mixed. Take that symbolically. If this is all to be happening within us, this kind of baptism, Holy Ghost and fire, is there anything mixed up in us? Of course not, we’re not mixed up. We’re never confused. We never have arrived at a point where we can’t tell the difference between right and wrong. If some of us, a few of us, have that problem of being mixed up on occasion, then the chaff and wheat are together. Is there a way you and I can get out of that mixed up state? Is this the baptism then that is required as far as our thinking is concerned? In order to begin to sort this process of separation, the thresher must first locate a threshing floor. ... It has to be high, and certainly as level as possible. ... It would have to be open with minimum obstruction. ... Open to the wind.
“Here we are on our threshing floor with all the mixture at our feet. Our first responsibility was to get it up to the highest point where there are no obstructions. That’s very interesting because for anyone who is at some mixed up point in his life, the first requirement is to get up to that point.
“Second, what must be done? What’s the next thing the thresher does? Now he’s up there. It’s a beautiful wind. Is he going to put up a hammock and swing in it? He’s got to do something about the mess at his feet. It’s very exact this illustration. What does he do? He uses a fan. What is termed a fan in the King James Version is not the Madame Butterfly variety, but is like a fork, a pitchfork. He goes right into the mixture of the chaff and wheat and throws it into the air.
“So far, responsibility number one has been ours, to get to the high level in thought, locate the threshing floor. The second responsibility is also ours. To make sure we have that fan in hand to separate the chaff and wheat, to actually dig into that pile and throw it up into the air. But the actual separation occurs by the wind. Not ours. Do you see the difference in the responsibility? The Divine takes care of the separation after the human had gotten to the level where it is willing to work for the Divine and yield to it. The wind, or pneuma, or Holy Ghost, has that defined responsibility of separating the chaff from the wheat in our own thinking.
“Where does the fire come in? If you want to get rid of the chaff, it will be very important to destroy it completely. Because the chaff could, with a change of wind, be mixed back into the wheat. To eliminate that possibility, a thresher will build a fire downwind, the chaff will blow right into the fire and be consumed simultaneously…

“It is through this process of baptism, the meeting of the Holy Ghost and fire, that this deep spiritual cleansing goes on within us."
Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master, A Tax Collector’s Report, p. 15-18, a talk by B. Cobbey Crisler. You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey’s 28 talks at a new website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Please email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly to Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com]


[Warren’s P.S.2 of B.C. Crisler's insights on citation B10, Psalms 103: 2, 3:
“We're all covered by insurance policies, perhaps life and health insurance. The Canadian spelling is probably better, "assurance" as far as biblical therapy is concerned. If you've ever wanted to know what benefits we have, Psalm 103 lists them: Verse 2, "Forget not all his benefits." We have "Forgive us iniquities," that's sin removed from man. "Disease," all of them, Verse 3. Removed from man's experience and nature.”
Leaves of the Tree: Prescriptions from the Psalms”, a talk
by B. Cobbey Crisler. You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey’s 28 talks at a new website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Please email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly to Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com]


[Warren's P.S.3 from Cobbey Crisler’s commentary on the parable of the tares and wheat in citation B16, Matthew 13: 24-30
“What a classroom [… an audio-video environment] it must have been, for a Master to teach his prime students in, and those who would listen! They could look around to see the lessons. […like at CedarS Bible Lands Park] They could hear every word he said. But then he tried to uplift that vision up and uplift that sense of listening to a higher spiritual category.
Parable number two is the tares and the wheat beginning in Verse 24. When I had our high school students over there, we actually experimented with details of the parable where the tares are very difficult to pull up. They bring the wheat right up with them because the wheat has a softer root, and this fits in exactly with the details of the parable as Jesus gave it.”
Book of Matthew, Auditing the Master: A Tax Collector’s Report , by B. Cobbey Crisler, p. 41. You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey’s 28 talks at a
new website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Please email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly to Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com]


[W’s P.S.4 of B.C. Crisler’s Commentary on John 6:16-21 (B21)
John 6:16. “The disciples go alone.”
John 6:17. “Over the sea toward Capernaum.” That means they had to be on the other side of the sea, which is Bethsaida.
John 6:18. “The winds that come suddenly sweeping down from the east and the desert, or from the west and the Mediterranean, often stir the sea up without warning. They [the disciples] are having trouble negotiating their little boat. And the sea arose by reason of a great wind that blew.
John 6:19, “Jesus is having no trouble approaching them on the sea.” This shows that he wasn’t really walking on the surface of the sea at all. As my father once pointed out, if the sea were churned up, walking would be more laborious than being in the boat. Jesus, however, had a method that was revolutionary and less laborious. He must be walking above the sea, not in the peaks and valleys. And if were, then it’s walking on air. But what’s the difference? They’re both rather difficult to do from the human view of it. This sounds mighty logical to me.

John 6:20. When he gets near he says, “It is I; be not afraid.”
John 6:21, “They willingly receive him into the ship.”

They learn a lesson in transportation. Space and time, as obstacles, can be overcome. “Immediately the ship, the disciples, everybody is beached. They’re right there at the destination. It’s a wooden boat. No one says it ended up in fragments. No one was holding their heads and complaining that they hit their head against a sonic boom of something.”
The Book of John, A Walk with the Beloved Disciple, p. 42. You can buy your own transcripts of most of Cobbey’s 28 talks at a
new website: www.crislerlibrary.co.uk Please email your order or inquiry to office@crislerlibrary.co.uk, or directly to Janet Crisler, at janetcrisler7@gmail.com]


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