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How do you know when healing has happened?

From the May 2021 issue of The Christian Science Journal

How do you really know when spiritually scientific healing has taken place? Don’t look to your body; look to your thought. When your thought has changed and become more spiritual, the human evidence can’t help but respond with a greater sense of harmony.

A Christian Science practitioner shared this guidance with me years ago, and it continues to be a guidepost whenever I am seeking healing. Putting these words into action can be challenging, especially when I just want a situation to be resolved quickly, or when physical symptoms seem daunting. Yet I’ve learned that the real question is whether my thought has changed about the situation. 

Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science, illuminates this relationship between thought and body in her textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures: “The elements and functions of the physical body and of the physical world will change as mortal mind changes its beliefs” (pp. 124–125). 

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