Healed of smoking addiction

I am writing this testimony not only to express my unending gratitude for Christian Science, but also in the hopes that it may help someone rise above addiction of any sort.

I came into Christian Science as an adult and immediately had many healings, but an addiction to cigarette smoking persisted. Despite my great desire and constant prayerful work to break this addiction, it would not yield.

In seeking advice and help for this problem from well-meaning friends, they insisted that I should “just quit.” However, I was not interested in accomplishing quitting through human willpower as I felt very deeply that it would be wrong, and contrary to my spiritual growth, to exercise mere human will in this regard. To me, such an action would be no different from using drugs or hypnotism. I had gleaned enough from my study of Christian Science to understand that using human will keeps us bound to a false sense of identity. What I wanted, with all my heart, was a rising in consciousness that would show me the truth of being and bring permanent freedom. 

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From the Editors
Plugged in to Spirit
October 31, 2011

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