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Happy Halloween! Your Bonus TRICK? Or TREAT-ment edition!
by Warren Huff,
CedarS first camper & current director  636-394-6162

Happy Halloween! On Halloween, you know the game being played and so never are fooled, no matter how outlandishly ugly (or beautiful) the costumes are that are being worn by trick-or-treaters (in the U.S. anyway).  Also knocking on the door (of thought) every hour are unreal illusions, in all kinds of convincing-looking disguises, coming to TRICK us into believing in the presence and power of evil, as well as of good.  Your Halloween can only be truly happy, with blessing spilling over into the rest of your life, as you REMAIN aware that evil is ALWAYS an unreal illusion which you refuse to believe is real.  However illusions come masked to TRICK you, give them a solid Christian Science TREAT-ment!  Remember that every good C.S. treatment includes BOTH of "the two cardinal points of . . . Christian Science . . . the nothingness of material life and intelligence and the mighty actuality of all-inclusive God, good." (S&H 52:19)

Here are a sample of affirmation- and denial-TREAT-ments that I’ve found effective to help me remain free and totally un-fooled by whatever illusion comes calling, no matter how well it comes disguised:
1. Deny the illusion of a "TRICK knee" and the false suggestion that a favorite sport can bring you pain and injury. Affirm "the mighty actuality" and the guarded and guided grace of your oneness with Spirit;
2. Deny the false suggestion that accidents and law-breaking can possibly occur when God is your co-pilot behind the wheel.  Affirm "the mighty actuality" and protecting power of oneness with Principle;
3. Deny the illusion of personal sense and pride and the false suggestion that it can be part of you to hamper your creativity or mar your artwork.  Affirm "the mighty actuality", reflected humility, and awesome artistry of oneness with Soul;
4. Deny the illusion and false suggestion that genetic code can determine your IQ, college options, strengths, weaknesses… Affirm "the mighty actuality" of the infinite abilities and perfect placement that go along with your oneness with divine Mind;
5. Deny the illusion and false suggestion that you are a physical being in a body that worships and lusts after other physical bodies.  Affirm that, as a spiritual being, you have everything you need in divine Love, and that you know it!
6. Deny the illusion and false suggestion that bad things can happen to good people—and when they seem to—see that it's only good unredeemed and as yet "invisible to the uninspired thought." (S&H 573:4)  Affirm "the mighty actuality" that in the presence of divine Life, "ALL things work together for GOOD to them that love God,"
even when they don't seem like it at the time. (Romans 8:28)

Over for now, ready to remain un-fooled, no matter what disguised illusion comes knocking!

P.S. Click to see CedarS Halloween webpage photos of our costumed staff in our Bible Lands Park.  They’re making Biblical lessons come alive so campers take them back to their futures!


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