Some months ago, when taking an afternoon walk, I decided to visit my neighbor. I was not alert to a concrete rise in her driveway, however. The last thing I recall was tripping over the rise and I was in flight.
When I awoke, my neighbor said she had called 911 (the emergency number) because I appeared unconscious and she was concerned. I was not sure this was what I wanted, but I recognized that her caring was Love, God, directing her. I was taken to the hospital with my consent. There were head and face injuries and a sprained wrist. I received kind attention, mostly cleansing of the wounds, and when leaving the hospital I was given well-meaning instructions on what to look for in the days to come.
As a student of Christian Science, I recognized these instructions as mental suggestions that I needed to reject, for the expectation of continued problems would not be helpful in healing. I turned from this expectation of discoloration and pain to what I have learned in Christian Science: that Spirit, God, was never touched by an accident, so neither could I, as His expression. The physical evidence did not need to distract me from seeing and knowing this truth about my true being. When I arrived home I referred to page 194 of Science and Health, by Mrs. Eddy, where it says:
“A change in human belief changes all the physical symptoms, and determines a case for better or for worse. When one’s false belief is corrected, Truth sends a report of health over the body.”
In the next few days, my appearance improved greatly and was soon back to normal. I had no pain, dizziness, or headaches. I also remained alert. My neighbors were astounded at the quick healing. I attribute this elimination of the effects of sudden meeting with concrete to the understanding of God in Christian Science.
I am very grateful that this Science of Christianity came into my life manty years ago. It has blessed many around me as well.