A patient recently asked me how they could reach the tipping point for the healing they sought. They had prayed and experienced many significant improvements in character and outlook but hadn’t seen a full healing yet. What more did they need to do? They wondered.
One definition of “tipping point” I found on the web, stated: “The point at which a series of small changes or incidents becomes significant enough to cause a larger, more important change.”
As I pondered an answer to their question, the image of a teeter totter came to mind, with two children, one perched on each end of the beam. If the children both weighed 80 pounds each, the beam would perch perfectly level with one child equally balancing the other. If one child weighed 100 pounds and the other 60, the end of the beam with the heavier child would plunge to the ground and the other end would spring into the air. The heavier weight on one end of the beam would create a predictable and unstoppable tipping point.
The same rule applies to where we put mental weight. The more faith we put in Spirit, the less faith we have in matter. The more faith we have in good, the less faith we have in evil. The more trust we have in health, the less trust we have in disease. There is always an exact trade-off between accepting the realities of God and agreeing with the suffering beliefs of mortal mind. The question arises, “Where am I putting my faith? Is it entirely in Truth, or compromised with mortal belief?”
Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “The human mind acts more powerfully to offset the discords of matter and the ills of flesh, in proportion as it puts less weight into the material or fleshly scale and more weight into the spiritual scale” (Science and Health, p. 155).
To find your tipping point for healing, be honest with where you’re putting mental weight, and be sure to put all weight onto the side of Spirit. The scales will tilt in your favor. Error will be conquered, and a victory won.