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Recently I was on a trip, and as soon as I arrived at my hotel I came down with a very severe headache. My first reaction was simply to state, “This is not true,” which was based on my understanding of Christian Science that pain cannot actually be true because it is not created by God, who creates only good. However, just saying, “This is not true,” was not sufficient and had no effect. I became frustrated, though I started to read that week’s Christian Science Bible Lesson.
I was also thinking about Mary Baker Eddy’s recommendation “that each member of this Church shall strive to demonstrate by his or her practice, that Christian Science heals the sick quickly and wholly, thus proving this Science to be all that we claim for it” (Manual of The Mother Church, p. 92). I was thinking about how she proved the truth of her teachings, just as Christ Jesus did, and so, because this was her recommendation, quick and whole healing must be possible. Christian Science is the law of God, and it is right and good to be whole. God did not create suffering of any kind. Suffering is not possible under His law and in the allness of His goodness.
This helped me see that I needed to turn my thoughts completely toward God, Spirit. I had been focusing mostly on the pain and had just been hoping that my head wouldn’t hurt anymore. While this was a normal wish, I realized it wasn’t going to be an effective healing approach because it did not include the spiritual understanding of God. Immediately I stopped paying attention to the pain and began listening to what spiritual sense was telling me, and my thought calmed down.
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