An experience I had illustrates our God-given dominion. The symptoms of cancer appeared on my body. I recognized them because my mother had had similar symptoms when she was my age, and she had died young. At first, I was scared blue. I was sure I would die. Basically, I was ensnared by a belief in statistics. Medically, it was thought that I had a liability to this disease because my mother had had it. But Christian Science rescued me from this belief. I knew it wasn't body that had been invaded but consciousness that was being challenged. I also understood that God is unchanging good, an all-loving Father-Mother who never made disease and does not send it to punish or challenge us. He does send His pure angel thoughts, which deliver us from the devastating belief in evil.

The first three months I lost a great deal of weight. I felt as though I was going "down the tubes," as the saying goes. But I persevered in my prayer. My prayer was not a prayer of petition to God to do something. Instead, I was trying to utilize the teachings of Jesus and to look to God as the sole source of my thoughts. My prayer was a sincere reaching out to understand and accept only what God, Spirit, knew and was causing me to be. I realized that in reality I had only one true Parent, because God is the Father and Mother of us all. Since God is Truth, He knows only what is good, intelligent, and true. And what He knows is eternally manifested in His precious offspring, man.

Since God is Love, I recognized that He was kind and just, merciful and tender. I knew this love of Love was tangible and omnipresent. I knew that when I let the tender presence of divine Love fill my consciousness, I'd be able to see through this lie of incurable disease. I began to understand that the only thing "incurable" in my experience was my oneness with God as my one true Mind. I understood this Mind to be the creative Principle of all that really exists. I accepted God as the only cause and the supplier of all true thought. This was my prayer.

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Cancer—confronted and healed
January 1, 1999

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