About a month and a half ago I woke up in the middle of the night with a pounding headache and violent stomachache. It had been years since I’d felt that ill, and I immediately sat up in bed and did what came naturally to me—pray. I knew full well I had to deal with this aggressive suggestion of sickness in thought. As I prayed, it suddenly came to me to be more loving to all of those around me. This insight led me to open up the amplified edition of Mary Baker Eddy: Christian Healer and finish reading the accounts of her healing work in the back of the book. I came across this counsel of Mrs. Eddy’s that healed a woman of chronic pain: “Know there is no evil mind to intercept God and you” (p. 371).
I put down the book and immediately continued praying in this way: There is no evil mind. There is only one Mind, divine Love, and that Mind is governing all of my thoughts and actions. I do not need to think of each person I need to love and apply a human love to them—I need know only one Love, God.
In an instant, the stomach sickness left completely. I went to my refrigerator and got a popsicle to eat, after fearing I couldn’t eat anything without losing it. The popsicle tasted delicious, and I thanked God that I could enjoy it.