During a recent tennis practice, I injured my wrist while trying to return a hard-hit ball that caught me off guard. The forceful impact of the ball on my racket jerked something in my wrist and left it in considerable pain.
In the heat of play, I ignored the injury, thinking it was no big deal, and played on, expecting it to go away. But it did not. It got worse. The next day, when I tried to hit a ball during a warm-up, the pain was almost incapacitating. I had an important tournament to play in a few days, and it appeared I wouldn’t be able to play.
As I warmed-up on court, doing my best to hit the ball and refusing to concede defeat to this injury, I prayed for quick healing.
In my prayer, I did not try to heal an injured physical wrist. I prayed to see myself as wholly spiritual.
I thought about what it meant to be a Spirit-image.
A Spirit-image never gets injured. An image is indestructible. It can’t get hurt, for it is incorporeal. I was not a body of fragile and injury prone nerves, muscles and bones, I knew, but a Spirit-image abounding on the tennis court of divine Mind where there is no experience or record of injury.
As I thought about what it meant to be a Spirit-image, reflecting the insight and responsiveness of Mind, the vigor of Life and the energy of Spirit, the aching physical sense of body disappeared to my consciousness. In a couple of minutes, I was fully absorbed in my game, and had no sense of pain. I played for two hours without any trouble. My wrist had been instantly healed in those first few minutes of warmup when I saw myself as pure Spirit-image. I had a quick genuine Christian Science healing and was very grateful.
Christian Science healing is awesome.