Overcoming Feelings of Isolation
This past year of lockdowns and isolation has been difficult for everyone. For some who struggle with feelings of loneliness in normal times, this experience has been especially dark. During the second wave of the pandemic, suicide rates increased and mental health concerns in many areas spiked.
Spending time reading the Bible and the writings of Mary Baker Eddy can open up understanding and free all of us from the heaviness of feeling alone.
Because God is All, it makes sense to start there! In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy uses seven names or synonyms for God. He/She is Life, Truth, Love, Mind, Soul, Spirit and Principle. The more time we spend appreciating and fully discerning each of these as one and complete, the more connected we become, allowing us to let go of any feelings of loss or loneliness. As an illustration, Life is the very existence of being and the place from where joy springs. Truth is the very foundation of security. Love is both devotion and zeal. Principle is manifesting order and harmony in our lives; executing endlessly. Mind is the source of intelligence and wisdom.
The Bible tells us that we are made in His image. Therefore, what is true about God is true about us. God is Spirit, which means we are spiritual.
Once we understand and are conscious of Truth it becomes difficult to stay in the darkness of isolation and loneliness. We may find ourselves physically alone but we are truly never alone. God loves us because He is Love. Although man may describe love in hundreds of different ways, there is no separating the true meaning of Love from God. And, there is no separating us from Love.
Come, walk with Love along the way,
Let childlike trust be yours today;
Uplift your thought, with courage go,
Give of your heart’s rich overflow,
And peace shall crown your joy-filled day.
Come, walk with Love along the way.
(Christian Science Hymnal, No. 139)
This short message cannot begin to uncover the depths of God’s love for you! Join us for a special online event at TalksThatInspire.org on May 29th to hear from two amazing speakers and a talented musician as they expound on their personal spiritual experiences and knowledge.