For years I had drifted away from the Christian Science...

For years I had drifted away from the Christian Science teachings I had had when growing up. I have since learned that the only reason one could reject these teachings is that he or she never really grasped the significance of Mary Baker Eddy's discovery, or the true meaning of her words. I've also learned that drugs have no curative properties, and that this is why they had failed me in every situation where tried.

A serious physical problem arose; my left arm and side became numb, and at the same time painful. I could only sleep on my back, and would often wake in pain. Although I knew Christian Science healing to be effective, I had not been studying or going to church. I bought a Christian Science Quarterly and began reading the weekly Bible Lessons. The first one I read was "Soul and Body." I didn't merely read this Lesson; all that week I devoured it. (I felt unworthy to call for the help of a Christian Science practitioner; since then I have learned that this was merely an aggressive mental suggestion—a lie that really had no power to separate me from God.)

Years before, I had been taught in Christian Science class instruction that it is helpful to begin our prayer with God, not with a problem. I prayed from this standpoint. I knew I was not praying for an improvement of matter, but to recognize myself as a spiritual, perfect being. A citation that helped me greatly is on page 391 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: "Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body." This was a saving, healing message to me.

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Testimony of Healing
Once while I was working as an airline flight attendant, one...
July 18, 1994

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