Many of the testimonies in this magazine tell the story of someone who received an inspiring spiritual idea from God that helped that individual overcome and heal a difficulty he or she was facing. These testimonies provide wonderful examples of demonstrations of God’s love. Many of them describe a change, or spiritual transformation, in the consciousness of the testifier. This spiritual transformation comes through prayer, inspiration, and the study of Christian Science. And following this spiritual change in thought comes healing.
So, once thought is changed spiritually, healing is often pretty simple; it just happens! However, sometimes it may not be clear how to experience this spiritual change in thought. Over a year ago, I had an experience that taught me more about this.
I found myself feeling a small discomfort in my back, which I initially ignored. Over the next couple of months the discomfort began to worsen into a pain that affected me most of the day and limited my mobility. I knew I needed to address this issue. As a student of Christian Science, it was natural for me to turn to the healing guidance Mary Baker Eddy provides in Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, and to the Bible. I was sure that the back pain was something I could overcome in my thought, through prayer.