Dizziness disappears

By midafternoon on a Friday at the end of a long week at work, I was feeling dizzy and unwell. Despite this, I went ahead and got on a previously scheduled conference call with Christian Scientists from around the world. I feel privileged to work closely with this group. The conference call began with readings from the Bible, which were shared in a language I don’t speak or understand. Nevertheless, I was grateful to hear these readings, so I closed my eyes and listened to what was being read.

As I listened, these words came specifically to my thought: “You are rooted in Love.” I took this to mean that my roots, or the foundation of my identity, were in God, divine Love, and were therefore spiritual. This also meant that the foundation of my identity, being spiritual, was not and never could be in a mortal, material selfhood that could become tired or dizzy.

After the readings were finished, one of the group members read the readings aloud again in English. What she read surprised me. She began to read from Ephesians: “That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height; and to know the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulness of God” (3:17–19).

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

Image and Inspiration
'The whole earth is at rest ...'
August 5, 2019

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.