Bleeding stopped

One day last year, while reading the Bible account of the woman who touched the hem of Jesus’ garment and was healed of an “issue of blood,” I was struck by Jesus’ words as recorded in Mark’s Gospel: “Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague” (see 5:25–34). This healing is also found in the books of Matthew and Luke, but Mark’s account is the only one that says “be whole of thy plague.” I was deeply moved by these words and understood them to be a law of healing.

A few weeks later, I began to experience constant, unnatural bleeding, and I immediately thought of Jesus’ words. I prayerfully affirmed that I am the spiritual expression of God, made in His likeness (see Genesis 1:26), and therefore perfect, healthy, whole, and not susceptible to any form of “plague.” I declared that because I reflect God, divine Love, who is only good, what issued from me as God’s loved daughter could be only God’s good and loving qualities.

As I prayed, I realized that recently I had been irritated by the actions of a friend and had become impatient with this individual. As the woman in the Bible story, yearning for healing, had reached out to touch Jesus’ garment, I reached out to my Father-Mother God and asked to be healed of impatience and criticism. It occurred to me that this friend might be struggling in some way and that what I needed to offer was tenderness and support. Frustration was replaced with humility as I repented of my lack of compassion. As I continued to pray, my heart filled with sweet love for my friend, and I mentally “[went] in peace.”

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September 6, 2021

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