Watching Point 223
From 500 Watching Points by Gilbert Carpenter
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223 — WATCH lest the obnoxious nature of error, which increases with one’s awakened awareness of it, cause you to believe that error has increased. If one’s sense of smell was becoming more sensitive, a foul odor might become more obnoxious, even though it was not becoming any stronger. Error does not increase as one advances spiritually. It only becomes more apparent as one’s perception grows more acute. In Science and Health we read of the great red dragon swollen with sin; yet it is only the old serpent of mortal mind viewed through a quickened spiritual understanding, and seen to be the monstrous lie it always has been. Animal magnetism is the aggressive form the human mind takes when it feels its existence threatened by Truth. So the red dragon, or animal magnetism, is always the human mind on the way out.