Employee conquers work-related pain and stress

I'm very grateful to know we can always find healing when we turn to our Father-Mother God. On Labor Day of 1990, I began experiencing severe pain in my back, shoulders, and arms. Each time this happened I prayed, and the pain would disappear, only to return in a few days or weeks. The reason I even mention when it started is that as I continued to pray, I realized the pain seemed to be work-related. It dawned on me that I needed to see that neither video display terminals nor the widespread reports of their effects could cause me to suffer.

As a child of God, my real job— in fact, my only job—is to reflect God's qualities, and this does not include absorbing or speculating about any opinions relating to working with computers for extended periods. I also had to see that I did not need to accept the anger, frustration, stress, or boredom that many co-workers were expressing. As I was lovingly and patiently seeing what was right for me and others to express, the pain stopped and did not return. The really awesome change, though, was that our whole office atmosphere improved. The focus was not on speed or how quickly you could get rid of a customer, but rather on actually helping the customer.

At the same time some of this was happening, I had a series of very severe colds. I started feeling like a person trying to stand up between waves only to be knocked down by another wave. This feeling was completely healed when I finally really understood that the government policies I had been feeling frustration and disbelief about were not my fault. As soon as I stopped being angry and hurt at others' decisions, the colds and coughing were healed. I realized more clearly the need to identify only with God, with good, with what I know is true about man seen as the expression of divine Mind.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
Spiritual renewal after divorce
July 27, 1998

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.