A quick healing

Each morning I wake up very early, repeating and thinking about “the scientific statement of being” from Science and Health (see p. 468). I then have a couple of things to do; for example, walk my dog. But after a few tasks, I hunker down with the Christian Science Bible Lesson. Not only do I try to find spiritual insight pertaining to that particular week, but I also try to find tidbits regarding protection and harmony and how this relates to divine Mind and my relationship with Mind. 

I find that this is invaluable and truly believe that with this type of preparation for the day, I am alert and aware of the power of Love in my life (and all of the ramifications that come from spiritual commitment and discipline). I know that this helped me listen through the mortal clatter, and hear what I needed for a wonderful healing to take place.

One evening I was doing what I do every night: closing the curtains in our kids’ rooms. I was sort of balanced on the top of a futon and slipped, sliding off onto the floor. Near the bottom of the futon was a flathead screw just sticking out of its normal place. And, somehow, I ended up being stabbed by it before I landed. I actually had to disengage my knee from the object before I could lower my leg completely to the ground. There was a lot of pain. As I lay there, the thought came that I had a choice to make: 1) healing through prayer, beginning with peace of mind; or 2) succumbing to fearful thoughts (“Will I ever be able to walk or run again?”) and pain (“Ouch!”). I chose number one. Interestingly, when I knew there was a choice to be made, and I made the choice, the pain stopped. 

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From the Editors
What do we cling to?
February 21, 2011

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