In 2001 I began exhibiting symptoms of breast cancer. My mother had a mastectomy a few years earlier. My aunt also had a mastectomy, but she passed away from the disease. I had a young daughter. I had no intention of going anywhere, nor did I wish to see her become a victim of this disease. So when I began developing symptoms, I felt I had no choice but to stop this epidemic of fear and disease in the family.
Aside from the reliance on prayer, I made another perhaps unconventional decision. I decided not to treat the disease of cancer. My prayer was not about getting rid of cancer. Disease and symptoms were not the subject of my prayers. Understanding and knowing God was. In Christian Science practice, healing prayers involve a search for Truth, for God, and for the true spiritual state of man as the perfect reflection, the image and likeness of divine Good. My prayer was about God – the search to know God and to understand my spiritual lineage as his child.
- Knowing God as Mind, my God could not create a stupid, fallible Adam and Eve creation out of dysfunctional dust. I learned that I am not Eve’s daughter.
- Knowing God as Spirit, my God could not create life out of its own opposite – matter. I learned that I am not the product of DNA.
- Knowing God as Love, my God could not create his children to inflict harm on one another through heredity, contagion or any other human contact. I learned that my entire family - all God's children - are in reality linked by Love, God, but not by disease.
The healing Christ - the divine message revealing the truth of God as Mind, Spirit and Love - was the source of this healing. It was the power of God, not human faith, logic, personal power or formulaic reasoning. The simple turning to the Christ to reveal moment by moment a larger sense of what God is, and how this truth of God relates to us, heals. It healed me. I am profoundly grateful.
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