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I'VE HAD A LOT to heal and to overcome in my life, which has definitely prepared me to be a healer! The thrilling thing is, I've learned that whatever our past or present struggles, the same loving, forgiving Father-Mother God knows our true individuality as perfect, whole, and complete, without flaw, without hurt, without a sin-filled existence. God's face shines on us with the radiance of a new father seeing his child for the first time. And He always sees each of His sons and daughters in that light.

When I was a child, I had chronic ear infections and appeared to be suffering from deafness, which a medical diagnosis later confirmed. (My mom was taking me to a Christian Science Sunday School, but my dad wasn't a Christian Scientist, and out of concern for his fears, she agreed to take me to a doctor.) Soon after this diagnosis, I had a very painful earache. The pain was so excruciating that there was nothing my parents could do to quiet or comfort me.

My mom called a Christian Science practitioner. On a bit of a defiant note, I remember deciding to listen to the practitioner with the ear that needed the most help. I felt some comfort when I was able to hear the practitioner's peaceful voice and calmed down enough to listen. When I did, I heard him praying the Lord's Prayer very slowly, followed by one of Mary Baker Eddy's hymns. I lost all fear, and nothing but God's love was present or real to me. I fell asleep quietly, and during the night, both ears drained. That marked the end of the earaches and any further hearing difficulty. I can recall my mom saying later that I had acute hearing because I could hear my parents' discussions about Christmas presents from another room! That experience was what first convinced me that Christian Science does heal quickly and completely—even the most demanding physical problems.

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May 10, 2010

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