Does it not seem sometimes that before we can go higher...

Does it not seem sometimes that before we can go higher, we must pause and gratefully acknowledge the benefits already received? Having been healed by mental surgery, I wish to give my experience, believing that it will help those who still cling to the belief that human hands are necessary to adjust displaced organs and dislocated vertebræ.

Several years ago I was thrown from a horse and sustained injuries, the seriousness of which did not at once become apparent. As time went on it became evident that several internal organs had been displaced, and this difficulty, together with dislocated vertebrae, became so distressing that I had treatment from doctors of different schools. At the end of two years, however, conditions were much worse, and I was told that all had been done for me that it was humanly possible to do, although congenial people and surroundings might overcome the depression and discouragement, which were a great hindrance to my recovery. Accordingly, new quarters were found in a pretty residence district. An aunt on being told of the pleasant room secured, replied that it was in the home of a Christian Science practitioner and suggested that Christian Science be given a trial. Not knowing anything about this healing method, and being extremely discouraged, I sought the kind-faced lady one day and asked to be helped; so treatments were lovingly begun. Five days later I returned from a long walk, and how different were the buoyant, elastic step, the bright face, and the erect carriage! In bounding up the stone steps a fall was occasioned by misjudging distances, but at once came the happy assurance that normal eyes could see better without glasses. In other days such a fall would have proved disastrous, but no anxiety was felt and I prepared to return home for a few days.

Testimony of Healing
Christian Science has been everything to me, having...
April 12, 1919

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