In August 1978 I lost consciousness while in my home

In August 1978 I lost consciousness while in my home. When I awoke, I could not speak or recognize anyone and was very weak. A relative found me in this condition. She notified others, including a Christian Science practitioner, who came at once to be with me and spent the night in prayer.

The next afternoon I recognized my daughter and the practitioner, and began to repeat "the scientific statement of being" from Science and Health by Mrs. Eddy. It begins (p. 468): "There is no life, truth, intelligence, nor substance in matter. All is infinite Mind and its infinite manifestation, for God is All-in-all." I could also recall the Lord's Prayer. And I was able to eat a little.

The next morning I got up, dressed myself as usual, and went downstairs. My daughter, the practitioner, and I sang hymns from the Christian Science Hymnal and read from the Bible and Science and Health. The practitioner pointed out that the activity of divine Love in consciousness is the very essence of life, that the divine Mind is the only Mind, and that in my true nature I reflect this Mind. A feeling of confusion left me, and I walked, talked, ate, and spoke normally again, entirely healed. "I shall not die, but live, and declare the works of the Lord" (Ps. 118:17).

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April 16, 1979

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