ONLY PATTERNS OF GOOD

Expecting and accepting dire prophecies about our health bogs us down, while reversing them in our prayers brings healing.

AS A TEENAGER, I'd often look at patterns of dresses I wanted to make, and then cut out the pieces of the one I'd chosen. The expectation was that, hopefully, I would create the exact likeness of the dress I was admiring in the illustration. If I followed the pattern, I thought, Voila! The end result would be a dress made in its image.

In my healing work, I've needed to stay alert to the mortal patterns of thinking that determine our way of life, and how predictable, and sometimes unsettling, these patterns can be. One definition for the word pattern is "prescribed route." Thankfully, Christian Science teaches how to find a higher sense of things through prayer, so the "route" involves expectancy of good.

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