Many people come into the study and practice of Christian Science while taking various drugs for whatever ails them. When they start learning about the glorious possibilities of spiritual healing through the power of divine Mind, they often wonder how to make the transition from daily doses of drugs to total reliance on spiritual truth for health.
I tell them that finding health in Spirit isn’t so much about getting off of drugs, as it is “getting on” to Truth!
It’s not about what you’re not doing that creates success. But about what you are doing!
Yes, there is a relationship between what you are not doing and what you are doing. One can’t be swimming in a pool while standing on the deck looking at the water. You do one or the other. But one shouldn’t jump into the water just because he doesn’t want to be standing on the deck. One should have some sense of how to swim first. As one’s confidence grows in his swimming ability, he is more likely to give it a try and demonstrate success. And yes, first attempts may be weak and floundering, but one must start at some point, and not allow his feet to stay permanently glued to the deck.
The point being, in metaphysics, the more one stays focused on Truth, grapples with Truth and understands it better, it becomes clearer how the medicine can be left behind with good results. Divine Love works out a transition that leaves the patient in a good place.
When one grows in her understanding of Truth, she begins to see that the material medicine is not doing anything for her in any kind of real substantive way. Any effect is according to belief and only delays dealing with the real issues in that person’s life. As belief transitions from faith in matter to an understanding of Spirit, the power of God kicks into gear for that person, she feels the presence of Love within, fear of disease dissolves, the disease loses its seeming hold, and how to rely on Spirit and be well becomes apparent.
So, if you’re deep into drugs and want out, there’s a way. Turn to Truth. Seek out divine Mind’s help, and you’ll find it.
As you grow in your understanding of the healing power of Truth, the path from matter-medicine to Truth-medicine will get clearer to you. God will guide you each step of the way, enabling you to leave the temporal behind and demonstrate the eternal. Acting out from an understanding of what is spiritual and true, the decisions you make will be wise and sensible for what you are ready to demonstrate. You’ll find yourself drug free, and Truth-empowered.