I am a Christian Science practitioner and teacher and I absolutely love my work! I have practiced Christian Science for others since 1989. But let me start this conversation by telling you a bit about how this all came about.
When I was twelve, I decided to pray myself for a healing after impaling my foot on a rusty nail. As extraordinary as it may sound, within moments of starting to pray, the pain stopped. In this prayer, I quite simply realized and declared that I was spiritual, and not material. I cleaned the wound, wrapped my foot and continued to pray. By evening the wound was healed and I never had any ill effects - no problems with tetanus, infection or scarring from it.
A few years after this healing, when I was sixteen, I began a deep study of the Bible. As I traced the events of healing prayer through the millennia, I became convinced that the spiritual light of Christ - the God-power that brought healing through the prayers of patriarchs and prophets, Christ Jesus and the disciples - was still present today.
This series of events - Dad's healing, my own effective prayers and that insight into the Christ - set my future course in the practice of Christian Science.
Mary Baker Eddy, the discoverer and founder of Christian Science, wrote, "The seeker of Truth will find it." I have lectured publicly and helped legislators, journalists and public authorities understand the connection between prayer and healing. But the main theme of all my years in the practice of prayer has been to help seekers find Truth, God.
I moved to Paris in 2005 and began teaching classes on Christian Science in 2010.
Now it's your turn. What brings you to the subject of God, spirituality, prayer? Who are you?