Some disturbing things happened to a friend of mine when she was a child, and in early adulthood she found herself making choices that she later felt remorse about. And she wondered if those earlier traumas might be tied to some physical problems she was experiencing.
Many people who have been through traumatic events or have made decisions they regret, deal with persistent inner turmoil and a sense of being separated from good, from God. Chronic mental or physical symptoms often follow.
Something written by the Founder of Christian Science, Mary Baker Eddy, addresses this cycle: “The human history needs to be revised, and the material record expunged” (Retrospection and Introspection, p. 22). To revise means “to look over again in order to correct or improve” (merriam-webster.com). When past experiences result in ongoing problems, what needs revising is the sense that we could ever have been separated from God, alone and hurt. The perception of having been vulnerable to evil is corrected by understanding the unchanging oneness each of us has with divine Spirit.