Love’s sacred power to overcome trauma

Christian Science practitioners regularly take calls from those looking for healing, through prayer, of maladies of all kinds. In each case, the patient and practitioner turn wholeheartedly to prayer, affirming the patient’s spiritual and pure identity as a child of God and their inseparable relation to God.

Early in my practice, I got a string of calls from people struggling with past trauma. We prayed together until we found that the negative impact of the past and of hopelessness no longer had a hold on them. They each gained, to different degrees, a broader mastery over their lives, grounded in a newfound understanding of the reality of their spiritual purity, based on their heritage as a child of God.

And through this, I observed something eye-opening that became a cornerstone of my healing practice: Each person has a persistent and active sense that moves them to protest harm and seek out healing. Christian Science teaches that this is each one’s innate spiritual sense—the capacity to know God, who is the source of our individuality. This spiritual sense empowers us to discern that injustice has no legitimacy, because God, Love, is the only real power and wholly just.

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