G. H., New York
Last month I was startled by a rather loud ringing in my ears and what appeared to be the loss of most of my hearing in my left ear. I was frightened by this development, as my mother was troubled by a similar problem that began when she was around the age I’ve reached. I called a practitioner from the Plainfield Church, who assured me that my only inheritance is from God and that the definition of ears in Science and Health is “Not organs of the so called corporeal senses , but spiritual understanding.” She said, “We’ll know that this is going to leave you right away and that all that is really needed is a deeper understanding of God.”
The practitioner stressed the importance of reading the Lesson Sermon every day, particularly in the morning when “your mind is like a sponge and therefore it is important to fill it with the Truth!” She reminded me of several things I hadn’t thought of in many years, including our daily prayer: “Thy kingdom come; let the reign of divine Truth, Life and Love be established in me, and rule out of me all sin, and may Thy word enrich the affections of all mankind and govern them.” She told me to affirm every morning that “God is the only true and perfect hearing and God is MY hearing.” A verse from that week’s lesson that “God will perfect that which concerneth me” was also extremely comforting.
The practitioner directed me to call her every morning until the problem was lifted. Within a week’s time, I am thrilled to say, my hearing was restored completely. The “ringing” had troubled me to a greater or lesser degree for a few years prior to what appeared to be hearing loss, but I had chosen to ignore it rather than deal with it. I am happy to say that since this healing I have been completely free of that nuisance.
I am so grateful for the lessons, “Healing Thoughts,” and the simple and loving approach which characterize every aspect of the Plainfield Church. You all have given me a fresh start with Christian Science, which I had never really understood before and yet had missed for so long. I look forward to learning more, and I’m sure the search will not be confusing and frustrating as it once was, but rather “sweet, calm and buoyant with hope”!