At one time, over a period of years, I was subject to an easily...

At one time, over a period of years, I was subject to an easily upset stomach. Sometimes this distress would last for a period of a day or more, often accompanied by a headache and leaving me feeling quite weak. As I progressed in my study of Christian Science, I realized this imposition was just that—an imposition. When next this claim surfaced, I quickly referred to (and obeyed) this instruction by Mrs. Eddy in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures (p. 495): "When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought."

I dwelt on the fact that in truth I was God's idea and reasoned that as such—as man—I was "pure and upright, whole and free," in the words of Hymn No. 12 from the Christian Science Hymnal. As I held to this thought, the false view that there were two of me—one miserable and wretched, the other spiritual and perfect—gradually faded, until finally Truth won out. I was entirely free. I have not had a repeat of this problem.

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