"My name is Raquel, and I'm OK"

About three years ago, I had a healing that was very important to me. I was walking to the park with some friends, and as we stepped off the curb I felt something like a shadow — and then a sudden impact. When I woke up, I was on the ground. I sensed that a car had run over me. I was very scared because I didn't know exactly what had happened. A friend asked me, “Are you all right, Raquel?” And I automatically said, “Yes.”

I started to pray, “God help me! God help me!” I began to calm down and started to say “the scientific statement of being” from Science and Health (see p. 468). It talks about how we are spiritual, not material. I also remembered another place in this book where it says that we are ideas of God. We're not made up of brain, blood, bones, and so on (see p. 475). I suddenly felt tremendous peace. I asked my friends to help me get up.

This happened in front of my house, and a lot of people had gathered around. They lifted me up on the curb. I felt very calm, and at that moment I knew I was all right. Then a person walked up and asked me, “What's your name?” It was a man who was drunk. He said, “I'm sorry. I didn't see you.” At that moment I felt tremendous anger toward him. I said, “Don't touch me.” But then I quickly thought: “No, that's not going to help. If I want to feel good, I have to give good. I can't see this man in this way. He's the image of God, just like I am.”

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The flower power of Love
January 1, 2000

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