Some months ago, I was experiencing pains in my chest, as well as on the bottom of one of my feet. My prayers about this were persistent but without conviction. I was trying to pray the pain away rather than really dig into spiritual truths.
I called a Christian Science practitioner for treatment through prayer. The practitioner reminded me that I am never separated from divine Love and that my real body is spiritual, already perfect, harmonious, and intact. We prayed with the idea of a smoothly flowing “channel of thought” (part of the spiritual definition of river given by Mary Baker Eddy on page 593 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures)—which meant to me that God’s love can remove from our thought any apparent obstruction to healing.
I expected complete and permanent healing, recognizing that divine Love is the true healer. Comforted by this, I fell asleep and then was awakened by my son for assistance with a school assignment. I was in alarming discomfort, which I did not make known to my family, so I tried to call the practitioner back. The phone went unanswered. However, I said to myself that it is God who heals, not a person, and that the work was already done: God’s creation is always pure and whole. I just needed to see that more clearly.
I went back to bed, trying to remain calm and to remember some truths, which was difficult at first. Then a flood of inspiration came—just like a river, the healing ideas flowed. I remember two that stayed with me. One was from Science and Health: “… let us labor to dissolve with the universal solvent of Love the adamant of error,—self-will, self-justification, and self-love …” (p. 242). Another was the Bible story of an adulterous woman, to whom Christ Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more” (John 8:11). So I claimed this for myself as well, that I am not condemned to pain or problems, but can experience healing.
The next day there was no more pain in my chest or foot, and that’s been the case ever since.
This experience helped me realize that there is no pendulum in God’s creation. We don’t bounce from God, Soul, to matter or from pain to relief. We live and move in divine Spirit, so we are now and always completely spiritual, pure, and perfect.
A conversation with my husband later that week helped me see the value of sharing my healing experiences. Now, I do not hesitate.
I am grateful for this healing.
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