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Healed of sudden immobility
I awoke one morning and found I couldn’t stand up or use my arms or legs; they were shaking. I didn’t know what had happened to me and was very fearful. My wife said she didn’t think she could get me to the car to take me to the hospital. I let her know that would not be necessary. I wanted to rely totally on God and metaphysical treatment.
With her help and a chair to lean on, I made it to the lounge room and sat down. I then asked my wife to look in the directory of The Christian Science Journal and find the number of a Christian Science practitioner whom I knew. Since I wasn’t able to hold the phone steady, my wife dialed the practitioner’s number and put the phone on speaker.
I spoke to the practitioner, who immediately started praying for me and assuring me of God’s omnipotence and control over the body. I remember that she also talked about this difficulty being a waking dream of mortal existence and said that the evidence of the material senses should not be believed. Only what God, or spiritual sense, tells us is true. The practitioner asked me to ring back in one hour.
So, my wife sat with me, and I went over the many healings I remember having heard at testimony meetings at church and read in the Christian Science periodicals. I particularly thought about the many cases healed by Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, that are recorded in her biographies.
I rang the practitioner after an hour. At that point I could walk with a shuffle and hold the phone sufficiently to dial her number myself. We spoke more, and she asked me to ring again after a while, which I did. By then I was able to walk normally and had control over all my limbs.
She then asked me to ring later in the day. When I did, I was able to report that everything was perfect, with only the fear of the experience to be overcome. She told me that whenever fearful thoughts arose, I could continue to know that the experience was a dream, having no reality or power.
This was on a Wednesday. I spent Thursday reading the Bible Lesson from the Christian Science Quarterly and articles from the Journal to comfort myself, and on Friday I went and played my normal round of golf with no side effects whatsoever. There has been no recurrence of this condition.
I am extremely grateful to Christian Science, including its practitioners and publications, for the spiritual enlightenment and healing Truth it offers.
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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