Shingles symptoms dissolve

Early one morning I felt assaulted by intense pain. My first thoughts were, “What? How did this happen? Did a bug sting me? Am I allergic?” The symptoms worsened, but I just wanted to know and think about my spiritual being as God’s reflection, which I knew would bring peace and healing. So my next thought was, “Call a Christian Science practitioner.” 

I had no name for this malady, but the practitioner I called didn’t need that. She simply knew my true being as created by God, Spirit, untouched by the picture matter was presenting. As a loved child of God, I could reflect only the wholeness and harmony of Spirit. The practitioner’s prayerful treatment had a calming effect on me. She reminded me to, as Mary Baker Eddy says in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, “stand porter at the door of thought” (p. 392), to dismiss thoughts about a material illness and instead look to what is really true about me as a spiritual idea of God: that I am upright, pure, free, innocent, loved, and loving. 

For the first several days I would get only temporary relief from the pain. Early one morning when I was in a great deal of pain, although the practitioner was in a different time zone, I called again for help. I am so grateful for the love this practitioner exhibited: There were no complaints about my calling in the middle of the night or about my call being inconvenient—all I felt from this practitioner was love. After that call, the pain disappeared quickly and finally, never to return. 

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Testimony of Healing
Debilitating pain healed
March 19, 2018

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