Over a period of a year or so, I experienced severe stomach cramps every three or four weeks. I prayed for myself as we are taught in Christian Science and my metaphysical treatments brought some improvement, but the condition kept recurring. On the last occasion, the pain was so acute that I called an ambulance to help me find relief. The paramedics conducted a series of tests but could not find anything wrong with me. The shock of being told that a 15-minute trip to the hospital would cost me over a thousand dollars prompted me not to take that option!
During the afternoon I sat in the garden in the warm sunshine, still feeling very unwell. Suddenly the phrase God’s equipollence came to thought. Equipollence is not a common word, but it does appear once in the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: “The equipollence of God brought to light another glorious proposition,—man’s perfectibility and the establishment of the kingdom of heaven on earth”
I understood God’s equipollence to mean that His allness and oneness are equally powerful everywhere, and apparent in all ways and conditions. I realized that exactly where the pain and discomfort appeared to be, there could be only the manifestation of God’s omnipresence and omnipotence, and there could be no room for anything opposite to God’s law of infinite good. In the equipollence of divine, infinite good, there could be no evil or error; in the atmosphere of divine, infinite health—a permanent condition of Mind, God—there could be no disease.