I was healed of chronic sinus trouble seven years ago while reading...

I was healed of chronic sinus trouble seven years ago while reading Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures for the first time. I was suffering from this trouble when I came upon the account of how its author, Mary Baker Eddy, healed a woman of labored breathing caused by tuberculosis (then called consumption).

The woman always suffered most severely when there was an east wind blowing. But Mrs. Eddy healed her despite the fact that at the time the weather vane indicated that the wind was coming from the east. The account ends by saying (pp. 184–185): "The wind had not changed, but her thought of it had and so her difficulty in breathing had gone. The wind had not produced the difficulty. My metaphysical treatment changed the action of her belief on the lungs, and she never suffered again from east winds, but was restored to health."

As I was reading the account I realized I had always blamed the cold winds for my own sinus trouble, and I was inspired to put to the test the glimpse of truth I then gained—that man is eternally governed by God and is, therefore, always harmonious. That same night when as usual I was given a pill with my bedtime hot drink, I put the pill in my dressing gown pocket instead of swallowing it. I slept well, and from then on I have not taken medicine in any shape or form. There has never been a return of this trouble in the years since.

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January 17, 1976

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