Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Instant healing

People ask me about instantaneous healing, if I've ever experienced it. I wrote about some examples here and here, and I wanted to share another time today.

I guess this was about ten years ago, when I was new in the Christian Science practice out in LA. My son was about four, and he had a fever. The kind where the person sort of moans and seems to come in and out of consciousness. I anxiously hovered over his bed, constantly feeling his forehead and frightening myself with worst-case scenarios.

My prayer at that point could only be called feverish. What do I do? What do I do? I thought frantically. As I sat there beside him, fixated on his precious little face, I desperately tried to reached out in prayer. The tiny thought came, Turn away.

I didn't—couldn't—listen at first. Turn away? He needed me to be observing him constantly. I had to watch in order to be a good mom. But that little thought became more insistent. Turn Away.

Are you crazy?
I answered back. What if something happens while I'm not looking? Yet still the thought persisted, and it said, You don't have to *go* anywhere, just turn away.

So I did what I still remember as one of the hardest things I've ever done. Still sitting on the edge of the bed, I steeled myself and turned my back on my feverish baby boy.

This oriented me toward the window, with the clear blue Southern California sky filling the view. I tried to calm myself and pray, and then Something Else took over.

LOVE. It was like the word LOVE filled the sky, like some infinite skywriter was emblazoning LOVE across all creation. LOVE streamed into that room and filled every corner. LOVE warmed me and calmed me, it was the only reality I experienced. LOVE got my whole attention, I lived it fully in those moments. LOVE was all that existed for me. LOVE was fact; all else was fiction.

With LOVE being all, there was no room for anything else. While I sat there quietly rejoicing in LOVE's presence, it took care of everything else for me. Fear—gone. Stress—gone. Anxiousness—gone.


After a time, perhaps the most holy half-hour I've ever spent, I came back to earth and turned toward to my son. But this time I myself was radiant with love. I couldn’t have felt fear even if I wanted to.

And I discovered he was fine. He was sleeping peacefully, no vestige of a fever. He took a little nap and was up and himself by the time his sister got home from school.

Love is the healer. Not logic or ruminating or paying penance or any of those things that slow us down. For instant healing, go direct to Love.

If the Scientist reaches his patient through divine Love, the healing work will be accomplished at one visit, and the disease will vanish into its native nothingness like dew before the morning sunshine.

--Science and Health

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At 11/16/2005 03:19:00 PM, Anonymous Rev. Veronika Birken said...

Thank you Laura!
All arguments are silenced by Love's Presence.
Truth is so simple.
Love, Veronika


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