When I got up from bed one morning recently, I bent over to pick something up off the floor, and I couldn’t do it. It hurt to bend over. “Ouch!” Mortal mind complained.
“Where did that come from?” I asked. I hadn’t done anything unusual to justify pain in my back.
As I prayed for a quick solution, I decided there was no reason for pain, and I wasn’t going to look for one. God made me strong and perfect, and I was the same spiritual man of God’s creating now as ever. Nothing had changed overnight.
There was no reason for the pain. None!! It could disappear quickly, I decided.
As I prayed to accept the truth of my being, I forgot about my back, and proceeded with getting dressed and ready for the day. I remember a twinge in my back later in the day, but promptly reminded myself of the truth I had already prayed and dismissed it as illegitimate. I wasn’t going to suffer I knew with resolution. That was the last time I felt anything in my back. I’ve been 100% free ever since.
Mary Baker Eddy writes, “When we wake to the truth of being, all disease, pain, weakness, weariness, sorrow, sin, death, will be unknown, and the mortal dream will forever cease” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p 218). After the healing, I realized that when I got out of bed that morning and felt pain, I was still mentally asleep. I was in a dreamy state that believed pain was possible. Once I woke to the truth of my being, the pain went away.
Stay awake to Truth! It’s the happiest way to live.