Hockey injury healed

This past winter I was asked by some friends I had played high-school hockey with to participate in an outdoor pond hockey tournament. I had played very little hockey since college, and while I did not really feel in good enough shape to play, it was impossible to say no to these guys. I had a few weeks to prepare, so I started working out a bit and joined a pickup hockey group. A few days into the preparation, I was playing in a pickup game and felt a sharp pain and tear in my hamstring muscle in the back of my thigh. At first I thought, “Good, this is my out,” as this is an injury that can take weeks and sometimes months to heal. It was difficult to walk and very difficult to get upstairs, so I stopped working out and skating because of the injury. But after more consideration, I realized this was an opportunity to turn to Christian Science for healing. 

When I started to work in Christian Science, I began to make some progress. I prayed that since God is all good, there cannot be anything other than God’s allness and goodness, therefore any error or inharmony of any kind is a lie about God and His idea, man. Since God is whole and perfect, man, as His expression, is whole and perfect. So in praying, I realized more clearly that I wasn’t trying to change matter, but rather to understand that there is no matter to be changed in Spirit’s allness. I saw that error of any kind—sickness, sin, disease, injury—is only a suggestion that God and His idea are not all. 

“Matter is neither a thing nor a person, but merely the objective supposition of Spirit’s opposite,” Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health (p. 287). Further, she says that “. . . Mind, God, is the source and condition of all existence” (p. 181). These statements helped me catch a clearer glimpse of the truth that I could never be outside of God’s allness. Reasoning along these lines, within a few days I was moving freely, and the problem I initially thought would keep me from playing was completely healed. I continued to prepare for the pond hockey tournament and had a great time playing in it. 

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Testimony of Healing
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July 16, 2012

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