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jacob45

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10/28/2015 07:20

error is poison

I came across this, and I think it is good to share.


ERROR IS ESSENTIALLY POISON
As far as the Divine Mind ( and ourselves as evidence of that Mind) is concerned any form of error is toxic in nature because is necessarily poison the purity of that Mind.
So must realise that ANY form of negative thinking, any form of thinking which holds error to be real is essentially poisonous in nature. The purity of the Divine Mind cannot tolerate it.
PURITY
is then the realisatioin that we cannot afford to entertain error in any form or hold it as real. Do that and the poison kicks in and the purity is lost.
When Jesus said that the devil cometh and findeth nothing in me, I am sure he meant that he found no impurity in him.
But the point here, which is critical, is that we will not take this step of avoiding error unless we realise how toxic it is. We do not make that mistake at the human level with arsenic or cyanide. We avoid any contact with it. But we need to see the toxicity of error at the metaphysical level because it is equally poisonous.
LIGHT IS PURE
We also need this perspective because it takes us to the point where we realise that light is pure. And if we are to be the light of the world we cannot be that light without the purity. If you consider the characteristics of light you will realise that it IS pure and cannot be dirtied or tampered with in any way.




 
chardelle

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10/28/2015 08:56

Re: error is poison

Thank you, It is interesting how I have ignored the issue of poison until this week when I came across something Mrs. Eddy said about mesmerism being poison..... then I took notice. Your post is excellent and a great help to me.



 
Florence

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10/28/2015 11:29

Re: error is poison

ERROR IS ESSENTIALLY POISON


Thanks for this post, as it reminds us that because error is poison NO AMOUNT of it is good. Those subtle seemingly benign thoughts about ourselves and others are poison, that must be emptied out.




 
MaryBeth

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10/28/2015 15:46

Re: error is poison

This is such an important point. Mrs. Eddy speaks of poison often in her writings and the importance of being aware of poison and handling it so it does not invade one's consciousness and taint one’s purity. On page 93 of WPA she writes,
“There is no morphine of malice poison, that puts to sleep – that is, to your own best interest, and causes dreams and illusions.
There is no strychnine of jealousy poison, that contracts and keeps from seeing beyond one’s own self – that is to makes us voice error where we should voice truth.
There is no sulphur of hatred poison, that always inflames – that is, we must watch this, that it does not open to the hatred of the world.
There is no arsenic of envy poison to swell and puff up.
There is no cocaine poison to cause depression.
There is no corrosive sublimate of worry poison, that eats and gnaws.
(Mrs. Eddy gave these arguments to Dr. Alfred Baker, a former M.D.)
At one time I felt I was always saying the wrong thing, not what I really meant and found it very upsetting – due to these instructions given by Mrs. Eddy, I handled the belief of strychnine poison (jealousy) and the problem left.
So if you are ever experiencing any of the symptoms mentioned here trace it back to the claim of poison that is trying to gain entrance to your thought. Never the Truth – but it must be seen in order to be destroyed!




 
barbw

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10/29/2015 00:17

Re: error is poison

Thanks so much for these insights on poison. I just wasn't getting what all the references to poison in various writings were about. Now I have something to work with, so helpful.



 
MaryBeth

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10/29/2015 06:48

Re: error is poison

When Jesus said that the devil cometh and findeth nothing in me, I am sure he meant that he found no impurity in him.
But the point here, which is critical, is that we will not take this step of avoiding error unless we realise how toxic it is. We do not make that mistake at the human level with arsenic or cyanide. We avoid any contact with it. But we need to see the toxicity of error at the metaphysical level because it is equally poisonous.
LIGHT IS PURE.
Such an important concept. This is why in the lesson this week we are admonished to "loathe" error. We can't be neutral - we must be as Mrs. Eddy says a "terror to error." And in the Dixon letter he states only the pure in heart will be able to survive the later days. Error will not be able to find entrance into a heart that is pure.
Reminds me of hymn # 383 - " whatever dims thy sense of truth, or stains thy purity, though light as breath of summer air, O count it sin to thee."

Edited by MaryBeth - 10/29/2015 06:57




 
JoanneF

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10/29/2015 09:01

Re: error is poison

Wonderful postings...thank you all.

Joanne