About a year ago, I woke up and was in so much pain I couldn't even move. This seemed to be related to my monthly menstrual cycle. Every month, I'd just sort of ignored some discomfort, but this was unbearable, unlike anything I'd experienced before.

I knew I had to pray, to get right down to work metaphysically, because my day's schedule didn't allow for me to stay at home curled in a ball. My ballet students were having their end-of-year performance, so I was going to be very active in the theater for 15-plus hours. This seemed like a daunting task, since I was throwing up every few minutes and felt as if I was floating in and out of consciousness.

In one of my lucid states, I was able to crawl to get my Bible and Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy, and was going to try to read the Christian Science Bible Lesson. The subject that week was "Ancient and Modern Necromancy, alias Mesmerism and Hypnotism, Denounced." Well, this certainly seemed like a hypnotic and mesmeric state of thought that was crippling me! And it was getting worse because I was fearful that I wouldn't be able to go about my day and take care of my students.

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Testimony of Healing
November 15, 2010

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.