Over two years ago, I became aware of a lump in my breast, and I immediately called a Christian Science practitioner to pray for me for healing. It was not until a day or two later that I realized it was breast cancer awareness month. I saw how the influx of pink ribbons and many other pink items had subtly been influencing me to think about this disease, and I realized how important it was to address this through prayer.
I began prayerfully realizing and affirming my true womanhood. I had to become very clear that although I might be tempted to believe mental suggestions about disease, my true being, which is wholly spiritual and created by God, could never actually be touched by disease. I gained many insights from Mary Baker Eddy’s writings and hymns, and these insights filled a journal I kept of healing ideas.
I knew that I needed to address this issue in my thought, and my body would respond. I wanted to understand my spiritual nature more clearly, so I looked for spiritual meanings of words that related to breast, motherhood, and womanhood in the Bible and Mary Baker Eddy’s writings with the help of an electronic study tool (Concord) and print concordances.