The biggest glitch in the thinking of some is not being able to understand how we can say there is only one Mind, and that this Mind is God, and at the same time be able to explain how our minds can come up with such negative or erroneous thoughts. So how does one explain this?
The first step is to recognize that one of the special attributes that we as human beings have is free will, the power to choose.
The second step is to accept that we are Spirit, soul, and body. Spirit is immutable, never changing. The soul is the "clothing of the Spirit" according to Cady, and the body is the "clothing of the soul." In other words, the soul and the body are the individualized expressions of God that make each of us unique.
In the third step, we must recognize that it is our mortal mind, the mind that is unique to each of us, the mind with free will that interprets our world through our five senses rather than through the Truth from Spirit, that is the source of our erroneous thinking. It is the mortal mind which brings us sickness, sorrow, and trouble.
Which is real? The Divine Mind. Cady compares the mortal mind to Divine Mind as being like a shadow that "disappears when the real thing that casts it is removed."
Two Ways of Thinking
Cady contends there are two classes of people: those who utilize argument or reasoning before being able to accept Truth; then there are those who are open and receptive, willing to "become as little children," in other words, to be teachable.
She speaks of "natural man," one who relies on mortal mind for understanding. "The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him; and he cannot know them, because they are spiritually judged." [I Cor. 2:14]
She cautions that there is a "good but long, roundabout road for those who need it," but there is a "shortcut to the top of the hill." That shortcut is to seek light from the Spirit within and be patient, no matter how long it takes.