During my teen-age years I had frequent attacks of giddiness

During my teen-age years I had frequent attacks of giddiness. Once I fell to the floor and had to be carried to bed, as I seemed disoriented. With the help of a Christian Science practitioner, normal awareness of my surroundings and proper balance were restored. Fear remained, however, and the attacks kept recurring. After my marriage I studied Science more deeply and had Christian Science class instruction. Gradually I realized that because God is Principle and man reflects God, man naturally expresses the attributes of Principle, which are evident in orderliness, balance, and perfect equilibrium. God is Love, and as we read in I John (4:18), "There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear." Cherishing these truths banished my fear of giddiness. The attacks were overcome completely, and I have been free for many years.

My last visit to a dentist was a number of years ago, and since that time I have relied entirely on Christian Science for handling dental problems. A toothache has occurred once or twice, but in each case it disappeared instantly when I turned to God, acknowledging Him as the source of true substance. I remembered this verse from the Bible (Eccl. 3:14): "I know that, whatsoever God doeth, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it." I have perceived that in my real being as God's flawless, spiritual reflection I remain forever whole and complete. There is no provision for deterioration of that which is perfect.

When our elder daughter was three, she fell across a concrete step, grazing her abdomen. She was upset, but after a short rest she went out to play. I affirmed that man's true dwelling place is God's kingdom, which remains perfect, free of accident. However, I let fear creep in.

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June 16, 1980

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