To Begin a Treatment

There is nothing haphazard about the practice of Christian Science healing. Its method is precise, as befits the utilization of any scientific system and, in particular, the Principle of the Science of Christ, which is divine. The application of spiritual law to human affairs through the giving of metaphysical treatment should be as exact as the application of laws of astrophysics must be for planning a voyage to the moon.

In Science and Health, beginning on page 410, under the heading "Mental Treatment Illustrated," Mrs. Eddy gives directions for using Christian Science to heal all kinds of human troubles. Although there is no formula for dealing with specific types of discord, the treatment for all problems, whatever they may be— mental, moral, or physical—should invariably follow the general outline given in these pages.

The first step in every treatment should be to handle fear in human thought. Mrs. Eddy writes, "Christian scientific practice begins with Christ's keynote of harmony, 'Be not afraid!'" Science and Health, p. 410; And she goes on, "Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear of patients." p. 411;

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January 2, 1971

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