If you want to be healed faster

December 27, 2019 | 42 comments

Do you have a problem that feels difficult to cure with your prayers? Here’s an insightful passage written by Mary Baker Eddy that sheds light on how to speed up the healing.

She wrote,
“What renders both sin and sickness difficult of cure is, that the human mind is the sinner, disinclined to self-correction, and believing that the body can be sick independently of mortal mind and that the divine Mind has no jurisdiction over the body”
Science and Health, p. 218.

In this sentence, she gives three reasons why healing may feel difficult to come by:

The human mind is disinclined to self-correction.
The human mind believes that the body can be sick independently of mortal mind.
The human mind believes that the divine Mind has no jurisdiction over the body.

If the above beliefs are what delay healing, by reversal, healing can be quickened by:

Thought opening to rapid self-correction.
Understanding that the body is not sick independent of mortal mind.
Understanding divine Mind’s control over the body.

Suffering is never in matter, even though it may feel like it. Suffering is in mind and is lifted by divine Mind. As the suffering thought is genuinely open to reform, willing to learn the imperative spiritual lesson of the moment and to let go of its false beliefs, healing comes. Divine Mind was in control all along, but it often requires a humbling of mortal mind for that truth to be apparent.

Any sensation of “difficulty” is not coming from the perceived problem. It’s the begrudging of thought to go where Truth wants it to go.

42 thoughts on “If you want to be healed faster”

  1. Recognizable…But how to change a belief so that the true thought really kicks in? Superficial understanding is not enough!

    1. This is good Evan , excellent explanation Just what I needed this last couple of days. This is a response I’ve been searching for.
      I’ll ponder on this for a while. Thank you.

    2. Good morning Peter. I did a quick search of “change” in the concordance to Science and Health and here are a couple of things that stood out to me to help change thought from material belief to spiritual understanding:
      “Our false views of matter perish as we grasp the facts of Spirit.” And through “spiritual growth.” So it is more focusing on gaining the facts of Spirit i.e. spiritual growth, than getting rid of a false belief. The latter just falls away when we focus on gaining the facts if Spirit. Reading Science and Health is an excellent way to do that. You can read straight through or you can read a random chapter at a time (I like to do that). Either way you can’t help but grow in your spiritual understanding. Onward and upward! (=

      1. Thanks Rhonda, I am already doing that. Reading Science and health and Addresses by Martha Wilcox. Old beliefs turn out to be strong though. But I keep on keeping on.

        1. Peter, Just remember….“The Christ is here, all dreams of error breaking, unloosing bonds of all captivity. “ Hymn #412. Error, or false belief would like us to believe it has power to hang around, but it has none! The Christ has ALL power. “All power is given unto our Lord, On Him we place reliance; With truth from out His secret word We bid our foes defiance. With Him we shall prevail, Whatever may assail; He is our shield and tower, Almighty is His power; His kingdom is forever.” Hymn 411 Keep on, keeping on! We’re with you. (=

  2. Thank you so much, Evan. The last paragraph bellowed at me- the problem is coming from thought- the “begrudging of thought of not wanting to go where Truth wants it to go.”
    That is an illusion- breaking jolt to wake up and rejoice that there is no power in any dream of discord. We need only follow the Truth!!
    Thank you, again!

  3. Past experiences present themselves time and again. Unpleasant memories of not having been a loving Christian character at some moment in the past. Reviewed with increased understanding. wanting to relive these mistakes. They were to instruct to never repeat these mistakes and to live in more loving and kind way, where all other’s are involved in my experience.
    When I asked a practitioner why I couldn’t forget these mistakes, I was told that they were to be washed away.
    When they reappear I ask forgiveness and ask that these memories be erased by God, which is in control of all real consciousness. Humbling myself to the blessings of seeing error and knowing it as the lie it is, helped me feel better this morning.
    Now because of these rather negative memories there is a new direction. A place to go when the same old motivations might try to lead. A place of lovingkindness where no evil or error may come in a despoil the kingdom of harmony.
    Mrs. Eddy explains that spiritual causation is the only fact to be considered. As God is the only cause, All things work together for good to those who love God.
    Stubborn illnesses are better this morning. Praise His holy name. God is Love.
    Thank you for this morning’s lesson.
    Uplifted thought is being exhibited in mortal body. Less pain, sorrow, and guilt. Till all glows in the eternal Truth of our Life in and of God..
    Gratitude this morning as the subject matter is just what is being exhibited into the day’s experience.

    I was in the fiery furnace, flames everywhere, but
    came out whole, except for the saturated smell of smoke
    Not there yet with a complete healing

    I was in the lion’s den (more than once) and escaped
    with just a few scars
    Not there yet with a complete healing

    The boat ride, scary, wet; the raging storm terrifying
    I emerged soaking wet and trembling, even though Jesus
    stilled the storm
    Not there yet with a complete healing

    I seem to be in a storm battered about thoughts of being
    unequal to the need
    I do not even seem to be in the “not there yet” place
    Furnace experience, scary
    Lion’s den, scary
    Other experiences can also seem scary

    If we can say we are in the “not there yet” part, that allows
    thought to see past the error presenting itself …to see that
    we were always there…He/God says so

    Melissa Baker
    Wrote early this morning.

    1. Melissa I love your poem. Please consider sharing with all in the CS Sentinel/CS Journal!!! Thanks again. Patty

    2. Thank you Melissa, for your good and inspiring poem, and I tune in to Patty’s and others’ proposal, to send it to the CSPS for publication in the CS magazins to share your poem with more reader’s! 🙂

  5. Mellissa, “not there yet” seems to be my refrain, but
    CS helps me understand what Evan & our friends are
    saying. My teacher’s favorite reminder: U is your
    think! Thought is all powerful & comes from God.
    Ty all…encouragement is appreciated…

  6. A dear thought that came to mind while reading today’s post was this healing many years ago
    I had been suffering for weeks with a severe rash that yielded to nothing. I went to stay overnight with a family member who was in hospital and in the wee hours of the morning I was thrashing about again with these uncomfortable symptoms. I reached out to a practitioner and all she said was ‘It’s not about you, it’s a lie about God. ‘
    WOW. That was exactly what I needed. I walked the dimly lit hospital hallways thinking this through and was sound asleep within an hour – freedom from the lie of a life apart from God, all good, all love, ALL! Thank you Evan!

    1. Thank you Patty for sharing your healing and this thought from the practitioner. “It’s not about you, it’s a lie about God.” Very helpful to me. (=

  7. Back again. I too was healed instantly when a practitioner mentioned the word lie. I was leaving for a backing packing trip in Europe with friends and could not get in the car without using both hands to lift my leg in the car.
    My poem was referring to having a love one pass on. But a lie is a lie no matter what the name suggests.

  8. Sorry. Healed instantly when a practitioner used
    the word lie.
    I was going backpacking in Europe and could not
    get my leg in the car without using both hands to
    lift my leg .
    The poem was referring to a love one passing on.
    But a lie is a lie no matter what the suggestion.

  9. Thanks Evan and thanks for all comments. Melissa, I agree that you should submit this great poem to the Christian Science Publishing Society so an even wider audience can benefit from it.

  10. Happy New Year to all! Thank you Evan for all you do to maintain this wonderful vlog! Such a joy to receive such wonderful inspiration daily and grateful for the sharing of experiences from all.
    Undoubtedly, this love is felt by all! Thank you, friends!!

  11. Thanks to all for sharing your experiences. And to David: Mrs. Eddy says that the material history needs to be expunged. Completely eradicated, not just a forgotten memory which can return. Easier said than done, but absolutely necessary!

  12. The definition of God from Science and Health ties in with all that has been said and gets rid of the lie. Each contribution has been a great help. Thank you Evan for guiding thought into expansion.

  13. this is very spot on for me. I have been dealing with something for a number of years that is not yielding. I know it is a major lesson for me. I cannot live with one foot in mortal mind and one foot with the truth. ceaseless prayer. the comments have been so helpful. Be still and know that I am God.
    thank you,

  14. Very helpful to me this message of quicker healing.
    Thanks Evan . Not there yet should be a theme song
    needing change. Thanks for that poem
    ANew Year presents new thoughts…. facts of God
    And our relationship to His laws.

    1. As spiritual ideas of God, we have never had a material history. We were never born into the flesh and subsequently die out of it. Human experience is not and never has been a part of our spiritual being. We need to stand firmly on this basis. See My. 242:3 states:-“You can never demonstrate spirituality until you declare yourself to be immortal and understand that you are so. Christian Science is absolute; it is neither behind the point of perfection nor advancing towards it; it is at this point and must be practised therefrom. Unless you fully perceive that you are the child of God, hence perfect, you have no Principle to demonstrate and no rule for its demonstration. By this I do not mean that mortals are the children of God, – far from it. In practising Christian Science you must state its Principle correctly, or you forfeeit your ability to demonstrate it.” We have too stop identifying ourselves as mortals. I work with this passage on a daily basis, to remind myself of my true status. Daily prayer for ourselves is essential and our duty!

      1. Thank you, Joy, for posting that one and only existing standpoint of our God-being! In the First Edition MBE wrote: “The purpose of Jesus, was not to heal the sick but to reveal man.” “Remember you are Soul, and not body.” and “The I is God, not man.”

        S&H present edition: “…the human mind and body are myths.” (150:32-1). “The divine Mind that made man maintains His own image and likeness. All that really exists is the divine Mind and its idea, and in this Mind the entire being is found harmonious and eternal.” (151:23-28).

        “Any inference of the divine derived from the human, either as mind or body, hides the actual power, presence, and individuality of God.” (Mis. 103:21)

  15. WHAT?! This is excellent reasoning and so amazingly helpful! Thank you!! Not long ago I had an astounding thought: I’d been thinking about “brain” as mind (small m, but still…) instead of as body. Now, scientifically, Mind and body are wholly spiritual, but I was surprised to discover the erroneous reasoning I’d been entertaining; in the same way I wouldn’t expect my pinky toe to do my thinking—but would consider my toe to be an expression of the embodiment of a right spiritual concept (not in any way material)—neither does brain do my thinking. It was a little tweak that felt like a huge shift; like the insight in this blog post!

    1. Angela, love, loved LOVE your explanation of a spritual concept and laughed at a mental picture of a “pinky” toe doing thinking for the whole body. Analogy went right to the edge of leaping into the arms of LOVE, where we exist to express God. TY

  16. Hi SpiritView friends, what does the word “begrudging ” mean?

    Thank you very much, Evan for today’s inspiring and wonderfully instructive SpiritView! It is very helpful, and I think, an essentially important part for sooner healing is often what Evan wrote, i. e. “Divine Mind was in control all along, but it often requires a humbling of mortal mind for that Truth to be apparent.” Humility is so important to let go and let God do!
    I am very grateful to receive so much loving spiritual outlooks from this wonderful SpiritView blog!

    1. Dear Uta,
      “To begrudge” means to do something reluctantly, to resent something or to be slow to do something. When Evan says: “It’s the begrudging of thought to go where Truth wants it to go”, this means that thought is reluctant to go where Truth wants it to go.

  17. Mrs. Eddy also counsels us: How real, how powerful, how present is the Christ in us. The Christ heals and restores fully. Failure to disbelieve the lie is all that leads to victimization. The demand is to augment the Christ in us. (The Christ is already in us. It’s there- as our receptivity. The Truth doesn’t ever fail but our trust in it needs to be strongly and persistently acknowledged, claimed, and accepted.

  18. Thank you, Patty, for posting divine Love’s reminder of Truth’s own provision of the Christ in us. My teacher sent this last week as well: “Christmas is the constant dawning of the Christ-Truth in daily life, but you are identified with the Christ, with the day-star of Being, and not with the pale star of human expectancy to be followed by the evening star of human decline. The pale star is truth seen from the standpoint of the mortal myth, waiting for truth to appear. The day-star is your only conscious experience here and now, Mind’s full light of understanding, in which we see that Truth, and nothing else, is all there is to appear. “He shall bring forth thy righteousness” (Ps. 37:6) for there is nothing else to bring forth.”

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