Quick healing of ankle injuries

During one summer before I headed back to college, I sprained my ankle playing tennis. It was frustrating because I was looking forward to my senior year on the volleyball team. I was determined to play, and in my impatience I reinjured the ankle a few times. 

Although I was praying to heal the injury in Christian Science, I was also outlining when and how I thought the healing should happen and was continually checking to see if my ankle was still stiff. Eventually I realized this willful approach was hindering progress. I stopped checking my ankle and started checking my thoughts instead. Rather than asking myself, “How does the ankle feel?” I asked, “Am I seeing what God sees?” 

Mary Baker Eddy writes in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “The crude creations of mortal thought must finally give place to the glorious forms which we sometimes behold in the camera of divine Mind, when the mental picture is spiritual and eternal” (p. 264). I saw that viewing myself as material, separated from God, and vulnerable to injury was setting me back. I began to see myself as God’s spiritual child, created to express His perfection, and therefore eternally whole and invulnerable.

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January 8, 2018

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