Read below an account by a woman about a physical healing that she experienced last Christmas holidays. She explains how it came about through her growing understanding of God as divine Life, Truth and Love, and her relationship to Him as His perfect likeness.
“Last December, as I hung up the telephone from my last conference call before closing my home office for the holidays, I stood up at my desk and felt a strange dizziness. At first, I thought that I had just stood up too fast and that the feeling would pass. But it did not pass, and I found I could not walk anywhere without holding on to a wall. It felt as if I were in a carnival fun house, only this was not fun.
When the dizziness continued the following day, fear crept into my thought, so I called a Christian Science practitioner for treatment through prayer.” (Practitioners are men and women around the globe dedicating their lives to Christian healing. They provide spiritual help that results in healing of all types of difficulties—physical, emotional, relationship, financial.)
“The fear started to dissipate,” she writes, “and I felt the love and support in the practitioner’s words as she agreed to pray with me.”
After they talked, she noticed this statement on page 495 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, which she’d previously highlighted: “When the illusion of sickness or sin tempts you, cling steadfastly to God and His idea. Allow nothing but His likeness to abide in your thought. Let neither fear nor doubt overshadow your clear sense and calm trust, that the recognition of life harmonious—as Life eternally is—can destroy any painful sense of, or belief in, that which Life is not.”
“The word illusion jumped off the page at me,” she writes. “Merriam-Webster’s dictionary defines it in part as “a perception of something objectively existing in such a way as to cause misinterpretation of its actual nature.” Some of the synonyms I found on the internet for illusion are even more revealing: misapprehension, delusion, deception, trickery.
I knew that as God’s child, I was created to express health, harmony, balance, and other spiritual qualities, so it became clear to me that the dizziness was only an illusion, not part of my true spiritual being.
Then it occurred to me that in the midst of preparations for celebrating the Christmas holidays, I had fallen for the illusion of what Christmas is about. I needed to let go of the long list of things I was feeling pressured to do. Realizing that this pressure was not coming from God, and therefore was an illusion, broke through the mesmerizing fear, and the dizziness and imbalance were greatly reduced.”
Continue reading to learn how a sense of peace and full healing came about through this inspiration.