Healing of hearing condition

In one of my ears there was a loss of hearing and a ringing sound. Whenever I talked with someone on the phone, unless I was using my headset, I preferred to hold the phone to the other ear. As a Christian Scientist, it was natural for me to turn to God for help through prayer and metaphysical study. So I called a Christian Science practitioner for treatment through prayer. She gave me treatment daily, and this went on for about four months. 

I did a lot of deep study of Christian Science using Concord, a software program enabling me to study the Holy Bible, Mary Baker Eddy’s writings, and the Christian Science Hymnal by doing word searches. In Science and Health, Mrs. Eddy defines ears as “not organs of the so-called corporeal senses, but spiritual understanding” (p. 585). I prayed to see that we do not really hear with an eardrum but with spiritual understanding. This meant that I had to strive for growth in my spiritual understanding of God. Through deep prayer and study, I worked to get a better understanding of God as infinite Life, Truth, Love, Soul, Spirit, Mind, Principle, which are the synonyms of God described in Science and Health (see p. 465). 

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