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Healing of chronic back pain
Not long after graduating from college, I began experiencing bouts of severe back pain, which occurred a couple of times a year for quite a few years. Each time it happened, I was incapacitated by the pain and unable to get out of bed. And each time this happened, I asked for prayerful help from a Christian Science practitioner, and the pain disappeared within a few days. I remember on one occasion that the practitioner came to our apartment, sat next to my bed, and prayed for me. During these times, I prayed for myself more diligently, was strengthened by the Christian Science treatments given by the practitioner, and felt I was making spiritual progress. And I’d regain painless freedom of movement.
Because the incidents kept occurring, however, I began curtailing some of my activities. I stopped playing tennis, rode my bike less frequently, and no longer went jogging with my husband, all out of fear that sudden movement or strenuous activity might trigger the pain. I really yearned for full freedom from a condition I knew didn’t come from God, Spirit, who is wholly good and the source of my life and action. I wanted to better understand my identity as the perfect, healthy, beloved, spiritual idea of divine Love. Because of previous healings I’d had through turning to God in prayer, I was confident that this problem could be healed through spiritual means as well.
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