Over the span of about twenty years starting in young adulthood, every few years I would experience the symptoms of a mild heart attack. Each time this happened, I would declare the truth of my being—ideas that I had learned through studying Christian Science: that I am not material but spiritual, and therefore not subject to material conditions; that God loves me and is all-powerful and always present, keeping me safe in His kingdom; that my life is pure, created and governed by God, and cannot be defective or contaminated; that any claim of mortal discord has to be an illusion, because “all things were made by him [the Word of God]; and without him was not any thing made that was made” ( John 1:3 ); that I cannot be separated from God, who is Life itself and fills all space; that God is the only Mind, and therefore I cannot be made to believe in something that God does not know; that there is no mortal law of heredity, time, or limitation on God’s idea, since, as Mary Baker Eddy writes, “God’s law is in three words, ‘I am All;’ and this perfect law is ever present to rebuke any claim of another law” ( No and Yes, p.
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