Searching for healing

Canoeing on the lakes of New Hampshire might sound like a relaxing vacation. But this class trip was anything but! It was a week-long expedition, and I wasn’t totally excited about it at first. But once I realized that I had the spiritual truths taught in Christian Science to help me every minute of the trip, my attitude completely changed. Though I struggled on the first day of paddling, after that, I was able to apply what I knew about God, and about God’s harmonious spiritual creation (including me), to every challenge that came up and to watch as everything began to fall into place perfectly. It ended up being an amazing trip!

Because we were out in the wilderness, we had to drink iodine-purified water. I was accustomed to iodine, having used it to purify water for two-day hiking trips before. But I had never used it for an extended period of time. I was fine over the course of the trip, but the first day back at school, I woke up feeling downright awful. The physical symptoms were intense. Not only did I not feel well, but I was also in a lot of pain. I wondered if what I was feeling might be the effects of being exposed to too much iodine.

I stumbled through the day, trying to pray and listen to God, but by the time I had to go to cross-country practice, I knew I needed a time-out to really focus spiritually. My coach recommended that I go back to my room so I could call my parents and a Christian Science practitioner.

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