Beauty & Chemicalization of Thiought

Notes and References, Sunday, February 13, 2000 Chemicalization Reveals Your Beauty

When you add yeast to dough it goes through four processes that we all learned in our high school chemistry classes: (1) Aggravation, (2) Fermentation, (3) Assimilation and (4) Transformation. These four steps characterize the term Chemicalization. Read what Mrs. Eddy says about this term in Christian Science:

168:32 By chemicalization I mean the process which mortal mind and body undergo in the change of belief from a material to a spiritual basis.

401:16 What I term chemicalization is the upheaval produced when immortal Truth is destroying erroneous mortal belief. Mental chemicalization brings sin and sickness to the surface, forcing impurities to pass away, as is the case with a fermenting fluid.

What does this process of spiritualizing thought have to do with beauty?

247:31-5 The recipe for beauty is to have less illusion and more Soul, to retreat from the belief of pain or pleasure in the body into the unchanging calm and glorious freedom of spiritual harmony.

Love never loses sight of loveliness. Its halo rests upon its object. One marvels that a friend can ever seem less than beautiful

Notice the words "pain" and "harmony". Sound familiar? Do you remember the definition of HEALTH from Rudimental Divine Science by Mary Baker Eddy? Letís look at it:

Rud 11:13-15 Health is the consciousness of the unreality of pain and disease; or, rather, the absolute consciousness of harmony and of nothing else.

It doesnít matter whether it is health or beauty; the spiritualization of consciousness whereby we abandon our hold on pain and disease and hold to the harmony of being is the answer. .

If we seek beauty by "beautifying" the outside of our bodies (clothes, make-up, etc) we seek only surface answers. Relationships built on such beauty canít last. By beautifying thought (spiritualizing by chemicalizing) we become deeper, more interesting, more lovely, more lovable, and even more beautiful. Our textbook reads:

247:21-30 Beauty is a thing of life, which dwells forever in the eternal Mind and reflects the charms of His goodness in expression, form, outline, and color. It is Love which paints the petal with myriad hues, glances in the warm sunbeam, arches the cloud with the bow of beauty, blazons the night with starry gems, and covers earth with loveliness.

The embellishments of the person are poor substitutes for the charms of being, shining resplendent and eternal over age and decay.

Mis 308:23 The knowledge that I have gleaned from its fruitage is, that intensely contemplating personality impedes spiritual growth; even as holding in mind the consciousness of disease prevents the recovery of the sick.

Now I ask you a question: Do you see God when you see a beautiful sunset, or a beautiful body, an attractive personality or even a beautiful car design? Did you say, yes? Well, not exactly. In fact youíre wrong. The simple sentence from our Leader that, "There is no matter" precludes seeing God in matter. Why? Because there is no matter! Can matter feel or speak or be attractive? No! Why? Because there is no matter!

My 357:22 Spirit is infinite; therefore Spirit is all. "There is no matter" is not only the axiom of true Christian Science, but it is the only basis upon which this Science can be demonstrated.

512:21-24 From the infinite elements of the one Mind emanate all form, color, quality, and quantity, and these are mental, both primarily and secondarily.

Therefore, when you are viewing something beautiful you are, in fact, not seeing beauty in matter but Godís dominion over matter. We must separate the idea from the material definitions. The object doesnít change. Only our thought changes. We change human outcomes by changing our thought from a material viewpoint to a spiritual viewpoint.

Now one more definition: FAN from the Glossary in "Key to the Scriptures"

586:7 FAN. Separator of fable from fact; that which gives action to thought.

As we submit to Spiritís allness and dominion over matterís nothingness our consciousness knows only the harmonious, and as such a deeply attractive nature, form, quality and quantity presents itself to the world. It is beautiful and draws to our experience everything we need. We become more interesting and our relationships, our careers and our friendships become more lasting. We separate the fable of material attractiveness from the fact of true beauty-our spiritual nature.

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