I have struggled with the concept of “mindful” for years. It usually comes with a lecture, or a demand disguised as a request often framed as a learning opportunity. It has been used to override boundaries, and bypass requests. The concept is often used in Christian Science to blame, shame, undermine, and side-step the actual … Continue reading mindfulness (little “m”)
As the stars in order going,All-harmonious, He doth move;Heavenly calm and comfort showing,Comes the healing word of love.Who the word of wisdom hearethFeels the Father Love within,Where as dawn the shadow cleareth,Love outshines the night of sin.- Hymn 263 I’m part way through Small Creatures Such As We, Finding Wonder and Meaning in Our Unlikely … Continue reading Confession, Atonement & Redemption
This post contains affiliate links. Thank you for your support of kindism.org. Christian Science is a cult, not occult1, a cult. Some of you will probably stop reading now, or will immediately start composing comments that Christian Science is NOT A CULT. Cool. If you’re not ready to call Christian Science a cult, that’s okay … Continue reading Christian Science is a Cult
I've been unpacking some of the topics covered by the Get Wise webinar with Bob & Judy Pardon, and (heavily paraphrasing here) somewhere along the way they talked about how destructive systems*, like Christian Science, make the abnormal appear totally normal. This normal/abnormal issue pops up fairly regularly, I often find it triggering in the … Continue reading When the “Normal” isn’t actually Normal At All
https://youtu.be/MlvGl3V3Jmw FFCS/ExCS Collaboration Get Wise Webinar is up, more details on the ExChristian Scientist site!
I'm excited to share this with everyone. As part of my work with the Ex-Christian Scientist group, I am collaborating with the The Fellowship of Former Christian Scientists to host a zoom workshop about how and why CS continues to influence our lives! Why does CS continue to influence your life even years after leaving? … Continue reading Get Wise FFCS/ExCS Webinar
Mommy, what is that line on your chin? A scar.How did you get it?I fell off a scooter. Then what happened?I got up, walked about fifty yards back to the house and Grandma sat me on the kitchen counter and cleaned me up a bit. I had a huge band aid on my chin for … Continue reading normalization
I have recently been laid up with an injury that has given me time to reflect on a previous, similar injury, and compare and contrast how they both were handled. Many years ago, back in high school, I sprained my ankle, at least, I think I sprained my ankle, it swelled to the size of … Continue reading a tale of two sprains
A series of unfortunate events at the turn of the new year led me to take up strength training two mornings a week with a personal trainer. It has been a surreal experience, I'm shocked how much I'm enjoying it, and I'm becoming incredibly aware of my body in aways I wasn't before. I'm aware … Continue reading Passive Awareness of the Body
I recently received an email from a CS-affiliated group that was holding a local gathering/discussion forum for Christian Scientists. It read, in part: These discussions will be exploring questions like: What are ways that your Christian Science community has supported you? What are some things you would like to see in your CS communities? What … Continue reading Why do young adults disengage with CS communities? HOW IS THIS EVEN A QUESTION!?