Progress and healing in my practice of Christian Science

I was raised going to the Christian Science Sunday School, and I think it’s fair to say that I have never known a time when I didn’t know Christian Science. I have been healed of numerous problems —from broken bones to being bullied at high school to workplace challenges.

There are two particular turning points, which I still think back on. The first one involved learning to stop focusing on the material picture, the material problem. My very first healing when I remember doing some prayerful work on my own (rather than have my mum pray, as had been the case when I was much younger) was a healing of a wart on one of my fingers. It had become quite unsightly and embarrassing, and I wondered whether I could indeed experience healing on my own. 

In efforts to cover up the wart, I had been putting plasters on it and, from time to time, a small plastic thimble over it, which I used in sewing. I noticed that whenever I removed the thimble, the wart appeared much smaller. I soon fell into the trap of believing that this piece of plastic had power to heal. I saw that I was viewing this little thimble as a false god of sorts—as something which had power. I considered what I was learning about God in Sunday School—that God is the only power there is, and He is only good.

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