Symptoms of paralysis healed

A number of years ago I woke up one Sunday morning and was completely paralyzed. The amazing thing is that I was not afraid. I knew from my study of Christian Science that so-called physical problems are actually not physical, but mental in nature, and in order to be healed we have to change our thinking from a material to a spiritual outlook. Very humbly I asked God to show me in what way I had to change my thought to be healed. The answer came very quickly and clearly: “Stop feeling sorry for yourself. Self-pity has ensnared you so you cannot move.“ I was most grateful for this answer and willing to change my mental attitude. I realized that I had been feeling sorry for myself because I resented the fact that I was living alone and had a very demanding and unpleasant job. I saw that I needed to express gratitude instead, and I realized there was lots to be grateful for.

As soon as this became apparent to me, I was able to get up from the sofa where I had been sleeping and was able to move—very slowly—to the telephone, which was in another room. I called a Christian Science practitioner and asked for prayerful support. After calling, I felt calm and confident and knew I had a choice to make. It was up to me to listen either to thoughts of fear and despair or to divine inspiration. As Mary Baker Eddy put it in Science and Health: “Your decisions will master you, whichever direction they take. 

“Reverse the case. Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously” (p. 392).  

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