Archive for the ‘Healing’ Category

Injured Leg Healed   1 comment

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A member of the Christian Science community in Canberra offered this account:

A couple of weeks ago I came home from shopping to find that our small dog, Tess, was unable to use her back left leg and it hung awkwardly when she tried to walk.  I took her out into the garden to see if she might be persuaded to stretch it out and use it but she wasn’t able to. 

I carried her inside and together we sat on my bed and I turned silently to God.  I was brought up in Christian Science and I have witnessed many healings of both animals and family members and I knew that this was a quick and effective way to meet this need.  However, as I sat with her it became very difficult not to be alarmed by the material picture.  She seemed to be in so much pain that she was vomiting and just couldn’t settle.  I knew that I would not let her remain in this situation and the thought kept coming to me that I should take her to the vet.  She seemed so tiny and defenceless and my heart went out to her. 

Through experience I also know that prayer in Christian Science gives quick results with no waiting and no side-effects.  If this was the case then controlling my thought and handling the situation through prayer was the kindest course of action.  Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures is the textbook of Christian Science and in it Mary Baker Eddy, the author, advises:

Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and
immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these
into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.
(p261:2)

I determined to look away from the material picture and ask God what I should know about this.  The inspirations came.  I knew that there is more to life than the body – that all life is God expressed and God is Spirit which is never damaged, is never vulnerable.  As I thought on these and other ideas I found my peace and Tess began to calm.  Shortly, it felt right to get on with the evening chores.  When I stood up to leave the room Tess jumped off the bed and followed me.  She was trotting along using all four legs easily.  During the night and the next day I watched her racing around and playing happily.  There was no trace of any difficulty.  I am very grateful for all I am learning through the continued study of Christian Science.

Burnt Hand Healed   Leave a comment

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A member of the Christian Science community in Canberra submitted this testimony of healing:

I would like to share a healing that I had some years ago that has continued to bless me.

On this particular night, I had washed the removable covers from my lounge suite and spent about three hours ironing the damp fabric before refitting them to the lounge.  I had the iron on the hottest setting in an effort to smooth the creases out of the heavy damp linen.  By midnight I still had the covers from one chair to do so I decided to leave the ironing board set up so I could finish in the morning.  I turned the iron off and then the overhead light nearest to me.  This, however, was the only light that was on and I needed to walk back across the dark room.  I put my hand out to make sure I didn’t knock the ironing board over but instead put the full palm of my hand on the hot plate of the iron.  The pain was immediate and intense.

I had been brought up in Christian Science and had learnt that not looking at an injury helped to allay the fear.  I readied for bed without turning lights on and without using that hand.  I lay in bed with my hand hanging over the side of the bed unable to sleep and feeling overcome with the pain.  Although I thought of myself as a Christian Scientist at this time, I really didn’t live a Christian Science life.  I didn’t study and I really didn’t know how to pray.  I lay in bed feeling totally miserable.  I had taken on this task of washing the covers to distract myself from the sadness and loneliness that seemed to pervade my life at that time.  I was recently divorced, I had started a new job which I was finding extremely difficult and stressful, and I was living a couple of hours drive from my parents and friends in a part of the city that socially was very foreign to me.  Now I was in pain and feeling totally miserable.

I had been taught that God was Love and that this Love was a law that I could rely on.  I didn’t really understand this at this time but in my desperation I turned to this God with a simple:  Please help!  Almost immediately I felt calm.  Somehow I felt a sense of being loved and that all was well.  This warm gentle feeling enveloped me and I fell peacefully asleep.  When I woke in the morning there was not a single trace of the burn – no pain and not a mark on my hand.  I was very grateful and a little surprised.  God’s help was so immediate; I felt looked after.

After this, two things happened.  The sadness and loneliness dissipated.  I learned to rely more on God and came to think of Him/Her as my constant companion – as a guide when things seemed tough.  Also since then there have been several occasions when I have inadvertently handled hot things like baking dishes coming out of the oven.  Each time I have remembered this first healing and the fear of the burn has left and I have had no pain and no blistering or hurt.  Nowadays, although I am not foolish around hot things, if I do come into contact with a hot surface I tell myself:  ‘I don’t do burns!’ and that is the end of the matter.  I am so grateful for what I am learning in Christian Science.

Knowing God as Mother   1 comment

The Mother Love that heals

Spiritual love makes us conscious of our oneness with God and of the health, holiness, and life it brings.

This article by Janet Clements was published in the May 8 2023 issue of the Christian Science Sentinel. She writes:

One spring, robins nested on the ledge of our porch. We watched mother-love in action as the mama robin built the nest and hovered over her eggs. Then, after they hatched, she and the father bird both provided food, defended their young from intruders, and taught the fledglings to fly. That relationship of mother, father, and nestlings guaranteed all the care needed for their well-being. While this type of bi-parental care is common in most bird species, in 95 percent of mammal species, the female is the sole caregiver for the young. Across the wide diversity of life on our planet, it is inspiring to see the vital role of mother-love. 

All love has its source in God, the one Father-Mother whose whole universe is the creative self-expression of perfect Love. This creation is entirely spiritual and without a single harmful element. Not only is Love the source of all creation, but it is also the mothering force that is the Life that rules the universe, graciously sustaining and tenderly cherishing all Her own, forever. 

Click here to continue reading, or to listen to this article. Janet describes how a painful condition was healed when she recognised the Love that is God is always present and tenderly mothering us.

God Doesn’t Fail   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Deborah Huebsch, a Christian Science practitioner and teacher.

In this brief podcast Deborah relates how one of her beloved horses was diagnosed with an incurable kidney condition. She describes how she prayed and how this passage from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy helped her. Three months later the vet announced that there was no longer any trace of this condition.

The effect of this Science is to stir the human mind to a change of base, on which it may yield to the harmony of the divine Mind. p162

How Can Evil Exit?   Leave a comment

An interview with David Driver.

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If God really is all good and omnipresent, then where did evil come from and how can it exist?

The Healing Present   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Bobby Lewis, CS

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In this brief podcast Bobby describes how practising spiritual Mindfulness made him aware of the healing presence that was with him in that and every moment. This realisation brought about an instant healing. He relates how statements in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy took on new meaning in that moment.

Is Injury Inescapable   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Amy Richmond, CS

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In this short podcast Amy, who is a full-time Christian Science healer, tells how she overcame a debilitating pain that limited her movement. She describes how spiritualising her thought about herself led to a quick recovery.

Mental Stability – Possible for Everyone   1 comment

A Christian Science perspective: A deeper understanding of Mind brings peace to the disturbed mentality. By Deborah Huebsch

In these times of global stir, greater mental stability is certainly something we all would like to experience. A slight variation on a famous saying about peace might relate, “Let there be stability in the world and let it begin with me.” Surely mental equilibrium, an unshakable peace that can withstand turbulent events that occur, is a necessity.

There was a time in my life when I had to think deeply about this subject. A history of severe emotional problems affected both sides of my family. When I started to experience signs of a mental breakdown similar to those other family members had, I was terrified.

At that time a friend, seeing my obvious distress, offered me a copy of a book that literally changed my life – “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures” by Mary Baker Eddy. It explained God as Mind, … continue reading.

Don’t Think Listen   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Kate Mullane Robertson.

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In this brief podcast Kate describes how she learned that even pre-schoolers can heal – it’s a matter of getting self out of the way and listening. The instant healing that resulted set her thinking anew about prayer.

“I’m Not Afraid of You!”   Leave a comment

A Daily Lift by Andrea McCormack

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In this short podcast Andrea describes how hearing a story about a wedgetail eagle in Australia taking down an expensive drone gave her pause for thought. She realised that she also could say NO to unwanted thoughts and situations: “You don’t belong here. I’m not afraid of you!” She goes on to describe how this reasoning helped her to quickly overcome a debilitating physical condition.

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