Thoughts Are Things

Janis Hunt Johnson
6 min readMar 19, 2023
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A spiritual reality underlies everything.

What if everything is spiritually mental, rather than physically material?

God — Good, Spirit, Love, Life, Truth — is everywhere and is All. God is infinite and therefore all-knowing and all-powerful. God can have no opposite. You can’t have something else besides infinity.

God is Mind, and we are God’s ideas.

Mary Baker Eddy, a 19th-century spiritual pioneer ahead of her time, explained in her ground-breaking book Science and Health, “All is infinite Mind, and its infinite manifestation.” She goes on to say that if God is Spirit, then since we’re made in God’s image and likeness — it follows that we are not material, we are spiritual. (p. 468)

Matter is a mistaken assumption. Even modern physicists will tell you that. Matter is a myth. Quantum physics confirms this: Nothing exists unless it is observed.

More than positive thinking.

Of course, it doesn’t seem that way. So how do we get there?

What will we accept and expect?

Our choices determine our experience.

One of my favorite Bible verses is from the Apostle Paul, who advises: “whatever things are true, whatever things are honest, whatever…



Janis Hunt Johnson

Author, 5 Smooth Stones: Our Power to Heal Without Medicine through the Science of Prayer. Transformational Editor. From Chicago to L.A., now in Pacific NW.