While I was eating one day, part of my tooth broke off. This made chewing difficult. It seemed best to have the rest of the tooth removed. I visited a dentist, and she asked me to return in two days to have the tooth extracted. In the meantime, she gave me a prescription for antibiotics, which she said I would need to begin taking immediately for a period of five days to aid in the extraction and recovery process.

I've always relied on prayer for healing and the prevention of infection, and I chose not to take the medicines. Feeling I needed to be honest with the dentist, I mentioned this to her. Even so, I told her I would return to have the extraction done. She replied that she was very concerned about the aftereffects I would experience without the medication, and about how my gums would heal.

That evening I called my mother and asked her to pray for me. I felt I needed help in removing my own fear, as well as the dentist's. During our conversation, my mother discussed the fact that my identity was spiritual, and that my relationship with my Father-Mother God was unbroken. The realization of this began to calm my fear right away, and I understood that being spiritual, I was already whole and perfect. My mother said she would continue to pray, and asked me to think of myself only as a perfect creation of God.

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Testimony of Healing
February 14, 2005

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