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Dancing freely again after injuries

From the November 2019 issue of The Christian Science Journal


I’m very grateful for two healings I had during my career as a ballet dancer. These have meant a lot to me, not only in the freedom they brought, but also in the lessons I learned from them. 

One day during rehearsal, I landed in the wrong position after a leap, and there was a loud popping sound and pain. As I hobbled to the side of the room, I immediately thought of what Mary Baker Eddy says about accidents on page 424 of Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “Accidents are unknown to God, or immortal Mind, and we must leave the mortal basis of belief and unite with the one Mind, in order to change the notion of chance to the proper sense of God’s unerring direction and thus bring out harmony.” 

I was glad I had learned this passage years earlier as a student in the Christian Science Sunday School. It helped me turn away from what the material senses were telling me—that by chance I’d made a wrong move and was now seriously injured. Despite the swelling, I was able to put on my lace-up boots and walk the three blocks back to my apartment, praying all the way. 

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