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Testimonies of Healing

Menstrual cramps healed ‘once and for all’ by denouncing heredity

From the April 2019 issue of The Christian Science Journal

For more than 15 years I struggled with debilitating menstrual cramps. Because of the intense pain, I was often unable to attend school, go to work, or tend to other responsibilities during the time of my period. A few times, the pain became so arresting that I lost consciousness.

In my late twenties I decided to metaphysically handle the belief of these cramps once and for all. I no longer wanted to live in such fear of the intense pain that accompanied my period. I had prayed for years about this challenge, with the help of various Christian Science practitioners at different times, and I had grown a great deal spiritually. These dear practitioners had helped me cherish the true idea of womanhood, denounce any belief of a curse on woman, and affirm my sinless identity as a daughter of God. Although these spiritual truths had eased the pain and propelled my thoughts Spiritward, the cramps recurred each month. I felt that there was something else that needed to be uncovered and healed in my consciousness, and I earnestly prayed to God and listened to what divine Mind, God, was revealing to me. 

A Christian Science practitioner I was working with at the time shared a beautiful analogy to help illustrate man’s spiritual identity (man includes each of us). She emailed me two pictures taken with the same camera stationed atop a mountain. The first picture was taken on a clear day. It showed beautiful green treetops under a bright blue sky as far as the eye could see. The second photo, taken from the same mountain location but on a cloudy day, just showed a rectangle of gray. 

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