Spiritual understanding removes growth on arm

One morning while I was showering, I noticed a small, unnatural growth on my upper arm. At first I was inclined to examine it and worry about it. But then I remembered these words from Science and Health: "Look away from the body." I looked up the rest of the passage, which reads, "Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts" (p. 261).

I realized that my only substance is spiritual, because I reflect God, who is Spirit. Spiritual substance can never be subject to harm or to any unnatural manifestation. The only growth I could experience is spiritual, and God is the power enforcing this truth of my being.

On the next day when I showered, I was tempted to see how my arm was doing. But I was able to resist looking at or studying matter to find evidence of my spirituality. I knew that only God, Mind, gives me the right understanding of my true selfhood and of my substance, revealing them as spiritual. This is the only evidence of my spirituality that I need.

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Testimony of Healing
Freedom of movement restored
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