Never far from home: How I broke free from fear and chronic ailments

When I was growing up, my favorite movie was The Wizard of Oz. The protagonist is a girl named Dorothy. When she wanted to go home, she could click her ruby slippers together and say, “There’s no place like home; there’s no place like home.” And in moments, she was back home, safe and sound. Although this was imaginary, I thought it was an interesting concept—that Dorothy could just have home in mind, and then be there. 

As I’ve studied Christian Science, it’s inspired me to see home as an idea that is with us wherever we go. But this is not wishful thinking. At times when it feels like we are the furthest from home, we can pray to feel the spiritual truth that we are always right at home with God. Home is actually a God-given consciousness of spiritual qualities, such as peace, joy, comfort, love, protection, and security. 

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