From Medicine to Mind-healing

It was a longing to be of service to suffering humanity which made me become a nurse in a large hospital in Europe; but as years went by and experiences accumulated, the conviction grew stronger that salvation from suffering and death could not be expected from any of the prevailing systems of medicine. As knowledge of human character increased, I became more and more persuaded that the living of a better life was the only means of securing enduring health and happiness.

Not knowing a better way, I continued the search in different training schools and medical institutions for such a healing system as was gradually formulating itself in my mind, and was at last led to cross the ocean to the United States, having been told I would find there exactly what I was looking for. Along material lines the institution to which I went was certainly interesting and progressive, one of its distinguishing features being the education of the patients to a better understanding of the care of the body; but in a little while it became plain to me that this kind of education was doing the very opposite of what I had hoped it would do. Centering their thoughts on the body filled the patients with fears innumerable, and the results were what might have been expected.

"What ye shall speak"
February 3, 1917

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