One of the cool benefits of practicing Christian Science is, that you can stop illness in its early stages and wipe it out before it grows into something larger.
A while back, I became aware that I was manifesting some bodily symptoms that ordinarily would be associated with impending illness. I had ignored them because I felt 100% fine. However, as I went about my daily business, an unasked-for voice in the background of my thought started arguing that I should feel sick. “After all,” the voice argued,” Anyone who shows these kinds of symptoms is going to get sick, probably become nauseous, and suffer horribly for several days, at least.”
I was busy doing other things at the time and found it easy to keep doing what I was doing without stopping to address this suggestion of impending disease. But this nuisance voice kept playing along in the background of my thought, like a radio station playing in the background while you work on a project. It wasn’t a primary attention getter, but it wasn’t absent either.
It wasn’t long before I started to feel sick.
When my stomach started turning inside out, I realized that I needed to stop everything I was doing and specifically treat this voice in my thought that kept arguing, I should feel sick. By “treat,” I mean employing what is called Christian Science treatment, as taught in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. Eddy explains how to give metaphysical treatment for the healing of disease, beginning on page 410 of her book.
I addressed the evil voice arguing for sickness head on with spiritual truth and mentally argued spiritual truth against it. I remembered that evil had no power over me, that mortal mind could not make me sick, that God’s voice was the only voice to hear and listen to, that God was telling me how safe I was in Spirit, that I was spiritual, that my health was spiritual, that my health could never be taken from me, that I was not capable of getting sick as a spiritual being, that matter could not make me sick for matter does not govern Spirit, and that I could only be well and feel well for God was in 100% control of how I felt, what I manifested and what conditions I lived out.
As I found my peace with spiritual truth, the voice arguing for sickness vanished. The bodily symptoms vanished. The feeling of illness vanished. The change from feeling ill to feeling 100% well happened within a few minutes. The cure was permanent, and I felt better than ever. A triumph for truth had been won.
We are never helpless in the face of disease. Suggestions of disease can be addressed metaphysically, silenced with spiritual truth and vanquished.
Take control of your health and agree with health, never with disease. It’s the wiser and happier way to live!
“Instead of blind and calm submission to the incipient or advanced stages of disease, rise in rebellion against them. Banish the belief that you can possibly entertain a single intruding pain which cannot be ruled out by the might of Mind, and in this way you can prevent the development of pain in the body” Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 391.