Like so many people today, Curtis wondered, “What will it take for the renewal that really secures a healthy environment?”
He writes, “The answer begins with something that happens individually—something that, if we can commit to it, will bring about a grand change collectively. It’s a renewal that’s essentially in thought and fundamentally spiritual. More God-inspired thinking does so much good. It brings about positive changes in everything.
The first thing that’s helpful to understand is that we are not, as we seem to be, living in a material universe or experiencing conditions outside of consciousness. The universe is actually a mental concept, and our experiences are products of the way we think and live. Human experience is a kind of canvas in front of us, and the more of God’s qualities we see and express, the better things turn out. Consequently, improvement for our lives moves in tandem with inspired thought and prayer. I’m talking about a spiritual renewal that has a tangible effect on our bodies and our environment. . .
Maybe a Bible example would help here.
When a storm threatened to overwhelm Jesus and his disciples in a boat on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus “arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm” (Mark 4:39). It’s something of this harmonizing effect that we can all expect to bring to our environment. . .
Because our bodies, our world, and our environment are all expressions of consciousness, they respond to spiritual inspiration that is always available from God. Our response to any difficulty, whether it be disease, drought, fire, or flood, is to get a clearer understanding of God and His loving care for all of creation.”
You can read the whole article in the Christian Science Sentinel, and an even more in-depth illustration of how this process of cultivating spiritual renewal completely healed pain in Curtis’ ankles, hips and knees.
He concludes, “The key to a healthy and stable world is to keep spiritualizing our focus and looking to God as the source of all good rather than seeking to get more and more from an apparently material environment. With God’s guidance, we’ll take more conscientious care of the earth and make wiser use of resources . . .”