The light of Christian Science dawned in my consciousness...

The light of Christian Science dawned in my consciousness seventeen years ago. The years that have followed have been truly a journey through the wilderness, which is defined by Mrs. Eddy on page 597 of Science and Health thus: "Loneliness; doubt; darkness. Spontaneity of thought and idea; the vestibule in which a material sense of things disappears, and spiritual sense unfolds the great facts of existence."

Some of the proofs of physical healing, blessed by the spiritual light which accompanies such proofs, have been unusually encouraging. I should like to tell of two of them. A growth appeared on the ball of my foot. It grew more and more painful each day until finally walking became almost impossible. But I did walk; not with pleasure, but with the assurance that because God is All, no error could rob me of my activity. Several times it was suggested to me that I visit a chiropodist, but I resisted this, convinced that a diagnosis of the difficulty could not help me. About this time I was asked to do some work which demanded much denial of self. Then one day I awoke to the realization that I had not been conscious of pain in my foot for some time. I looked at it, and found the appearance to be more disturbing than at any previous time; but I was not afraid, because I knew that there had been a change in my thought.

One morning, a week later, I felt a hard substance under my foot on the floor. It was about the size of a small marble and had the appearance of a fibrous growth. Quite a hole was left in the foot, but this disappeared by the next day. A troublesome corn which had appeared as a result of trying to guard that particular spot on my foot disappeared at the same time. Not a blemish was left on the foot. I felt that this healing was a direct result of unselfed thought coupled with my refusal to name the error or outline the healing.

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October 14, 1933

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