Spot removed through ‘mental surgery’; joy restored

One morning, I found a black spot on the palm of my hand. My first thought was, “Oh, no—not another challenge.” Then I realized I needed to rise to the challenge and be willing to learn what needed to be learned.

The first thing I did was to claim the presence of God, good. I declared that since God is all present, nothing unlike Him could present itself to my experience. This is the same simple but powerful idea I learned in Sunday School: “There is not a spot where God is not.” I also knew that as God’s creation, I was created in His image, or likeness. As man, the spiritual image of God—and this includes everyone—we are perfect. Therefore, I was perfect, without fault. This meant that a seeming imperfection, manifest as a black spot, could not attach itself to me. I prayed with these ideas over the next few weeks and soon saw that the mark had decreased in size and intensity of color.

However, one Friday I sat down at my desk and decided that enough was enough. I asked God what I needed to understand. The thought came to me to declare that I am not in a mortal dream from which I need to be awakened. I am not the dreamer. I am the perfect expression of divine Mind, God, at the point of perfection already, fully awake and aware of my present perfection. I also prayed with this statement from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “A spiritual idea has not a single element of error, and this truth removes properly whatever is offensive” (p. 463). I declared that Christian Science heals, that the spiritual truths I was praying with are all powerful, and that health, or wholeness, was present. 

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Testimony of Healing
Restored after a fall
July 24, 2017

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