Practitioner support heals effects of a fall
F. M., Maryland
This past Fall, I found the Plainfield Christian Science Church, Independent, and began working with a Plainfield practitioner concerning my life situation, which, I am grateful to say, has irreversibly turned my attitude and my life around.
A couple of weeks ago I had my first physical healing in Christian Science. One morning I set out to do some shopping, though there was a light snow, which seemed to present no problem. However, there was a thin coat of ice in a parking lot, and I took a terrible fall. I tried to refuse mortal mind’s suggestions about the possible effects of the fall, but I could not get up because of the ice. Thankfully, immediately two ladies appeared on either side of me and helped me get up and walk to the sidewalk, asking if I had broken something. I thanked them for their help and said I was going to the shop across the street, which I did.
However, I went home quite soon after that and immediately called my practitioner at Plainfield asking for her prayers. In the past few years I have had a couple of bad falls that have left me in a lot of pain. The practitioner was blessedly supportive and told me to work with two passages from Science and Health: “Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God’s unerring direction and thus bring out harmony. Under divine Providence there can be no accidents, since there is no room for imperfection in perfection.”
“When an accident happens, you think or exclaim, ‘I am hurt!’ Your thought is more powerful than your words, more powerful than the accident itself, to make the injury real.
“Now reverse the process. Declare that you are not hurt and understand the reason why, and you will find the ensuing good effects to be in exact proportion to your disbelief in physics, and your fidelity to divine metaphysics, confidence in God as All, which the Scriptures declare Him to be.”
The practitioner prayed for me and I held to those two statements in praying for myself, and I found from that time on I had absolutely no effect from the fall. I am very grateful to God for this healing, a totally new experience in Christian Science, deeply grateful for the work of the practitioner, and the wonderful network of companions in Christian Science at the Plainfield Church.