How to defend yorself against (mental) despotism, by Eric Nelson

Eric Nelson, a colleague and a writer, who focuses on the link between consciousness and health from the perspective of a Christian Science Practitioner, addresses this provocative topic.  In this article, Eric shares his personal experience with and triumph in overcoming (mental) slavery from a spiritual point of view.  He acknowledges how his deep belief in God and receptiveness to Divine Love (God) healed him completely of a painful and debilitating condition (a herniated disc).  He found that (mental) slavery cannot stand up to the infinite power of Love (God).  Read what Eric has discovered about this life changing panacea that is always present and available to All!

defense against despotism‘I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man’ – Thomas Jefferson

Mention the word “despotism” to most people and it will likely conjure up stark images of political, military, or religious suppression and aggression, both past and present. And yet, as important as it is to confront such evil whenever and wherever it appears, the repression that appears in our own thinking remains an even more insidious enemy.

“Legally to abolish unpaid servitude in the United States was hard; but the abolition of mental slavery is a more difficult task,” writes Christian reformer Mary Baker Eddy. “The despotic tendencies, inherent in mortal mind and always germinating in new forms of tyranny, must be rooted out through the action of the divine Mind.”

There is not a person on this planet who has not felt, to a greater or lesser extent, the effects of mental slavery – that fear-based outlook on life that keeps us from living in accord with our better, more inspired, instincts. And yet, it would appear that we are far more inclined to resist some outward injustice – as valid as that may be – than we are that deceitful inner voice, forever insisting that whatever is standing in the way of our progress is somehow insurmountable.

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Kate is interested in sharing blogs about the impact of prayer and spirituality on our health written by her colleagues.  As a Christian Science practitioner and teacher, Kate has experienced the power of prayer in her life as well as in the lives of others.  She is the media and legislative contact for Christian Science in Maryland. Kate can be contacted through Twitter @CScomMaryland and email at: maryland@compub.org