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Every single spiritual healing—the awakening to a fuller awareness of our innate harmony and health—comes about with a new insight. The dawning of a new insight about Love brings about healing. Sometimes this new insight is a startling revelation, sometimes it’s a comforting feeling, and sometimes it’s a gentle nudge to let go of junk we don’t need. It takes many forms. But the new insight always awakens and enlivens. Our theme this year celebrates this “aha moment” of newness, and encourages us to leave old habits, fears, and limitations behind.

We approach each summer at CedarS as “the best summer yet!” This statement underscores this idea of newness. We are not suggesting that there was anything wrong with past summers, but we are actively expecting that this summer will be full of newness, freshness, and vitality. Our theme is all about this. It’s all about claiming constant progress for ourselves, camp, and the whole world.
We all seem to be carrying around labels, memories, fears, or doubts that threaten to weigh us down and keep us from being the truest and healthiest version of ourselves. Focusing on newness this summer will help us all to let go of this baggage, and come out of our time at camp renewed, uplifted, and transformed!

For further study and application:

The word “new” appears in some form a total of 136 times in the Bible, 570 times in the writings of Mary Baker Eddy, and 57 times in the Christian Science Hymnal. Here are a couple of examples to launch your further study:

“Let us accept Science, relinquish all theories based on sense-testimony, give up imperfect models and illusive ideals; and so let us have one God, one Mind, and that one perfect, producing His own models of excellence. Let the ‘male and female’ of God’s creating appear. Let us feel the divine energy of Spirit, bringing us into newness of life and recognizing no mortal nor material power as able to destroy. Let us rejoice that we are subject to the divine ‘powers that be’” (Science and Health 249:1-9).

“…put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness” (Ephesians 4:22-24 put).

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