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Soul, body, the Holy Ghost—and healing

From the August 2016 issue of The Christian Science Journal

Sometimes ideas converge in a new and inspiring way that brings spiritual light right at the moment we need it. Recently, while flying at 38,000 feet on a transatlantic flight, I had an insight about the relation between Soul, body, and the Holy Ghost that brought about an instantaneous healing. 

I had been sleeping during the flight, but woke up suddenly, feeling very ill. Every function of my body seemed off-kilter, and I was extremely weak. Turning immediately to prayer to honor the presence of God’s loving care for me, I quietly listened for divine inspiration. What came together in thought was that body—meaning our real, spiritual identity—is a spiritual idea, not a material medium for disease. It is Soul’s, God’s, expression, under the control of the Holy Ghost. I saw the Holy Ghost as the all-encompassing action of God’s supreme law, which animates, governs, and sustains the unbroken and eternal harmony of all real being. I embraced this divine message completely and felt the holy presence of God’s love and peace. Immediately, I was free and in good health!

Healing comes about from fresh, spiritual views enlightening human consciousness—views entirely separate and different from the material picture. On the plane, the divine inspiration that appeared vividly in my thought reversed the distressing evidence that my body had become dysfunctional.

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