Insistence that true perception is undistorted brings freedom from dyslexia

When our eldest child started school, it soon became obvious that she had some kind of learning difficulty. Everything she wrote came out upside down and backward. Reading was extremely slow and laborious for her, as was number recognition. She was very quick and creative in her thinking, but her schoolwork suffered miserably. This unhappy situation pained us all, and so in her second year we requested help from the special education department of the school.

After thorough testing, the department head told us our daughter had a very severe case of dyslexia, a specific learning disability. He offered no hope for her ever achieving much at school; his past experience with dyslexic students had convinced him it was hopeless. In addition, our schools had no special programs or teachers to help her. We turned in prayer to God.

We knew God is man's tender Father-Mother, and that He has only good for all His children. The Bible says (Eccl.7:29), "Lo, this only have I found, that God hath made man upright; but they have sought out many inventions." We came to see that the suggestion that perception could be distorted was an invention of mortal mind, trying to make us believe that matter makes conditions for man. With the God-given promise of dominion over all the earth, we acknowledged man's birthright of freedom.

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