A change of thought leads to healing of dizziness

Tennis was always one of my favorite activities. Regardless of how hot it might be outside, I always enjoyed being on the court. But one very hot day, after playing for about an hour, I became very dizzy. The more I played, the dizzier I got. My tennis partner was concerned about me, as I could barely stand up, but I assured him that I would be all right. I called my wife, and she picked me up and brought me home. For the next few days, I was very ill and could not even get out of bed without assistance.

I asked a Christian Science practitioner for help through prayer. Right off, she told me that the sun makes the flowers bloom, makes the whole earth grow and blossom, and that in thinking of this I didn't need to be afraid that it could harm me in any way—the sun's beneficial purpose did not include suffering. She also brought my attention to the Biblical concept of sun explained in the Glossary of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy as: "The symbol of Soul governing man, of Truth, Life, and Love" (p. 595). Seeing the situation in this way turned my thoughts in a new direction. The sun as a symbol of God and His government was a concept I hadn't thought of before. I considered the meaning of each of the names for God—Soul, Life, Truth, Love, given in Science and Health. I saw that God's government of the universe, including me, was irreversibly harmonious. Sickness had no place in that divine government. Everything that God made blesses His creation. Based on this reasoning, it was inconceivable that anything in His universe could cause harm or suffering.

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Spiritual understanding heals injuries
November 17, 2003

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