Healing from flu resulted in a successful concert

I’d like to share a physical healing I recently experienced, resulting from a spiritually scientific prayer. It’s one of those ‘when there was no other choice’ situations which many of us, I’m sure, have experienced. On Tuesday - Wednesday of that particular week I got a creeping feeling of a nasty flu suggesting itself - and sadly the door of my thought was not firmly shut to such suggestions - as we are taught to do in Christian Science. Instead I gave the suggestion ‘permission’ to enter in and start playing its unpleasant tricks. Sure enough on Thursday I was knocked sideways and in the grip of a severe flu with its concomitant repercussions, including losing my singing voice. Now, what made the situation particularly challenging was that I was due to sing in our choir’s concert on Saturday night - with final rehearsals on Friday and all day on Saturday. So I had no choice, I had to be fit for singing. Added to this was the fact that as I was one of our rather depleted team of tenors it did not allow me to think in terms of possibly dropping out. There was no choice. So during Thursday I put all my energy into studying that week’s Bible lesson which was focused on ‘matter’. In prayer I denied matter’s very existence and its false power. I affirmed God’s all-ness and man’s complete spiritual nature as deeply and sincerely as I could. Then, all of a sudden I had this absolutely wonderful moment of inspiration - to stop reading and studying. I was reminded of what we read in our text book Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy: "This understanding is not intellectual, is not the result of scholarly attainments; it is the reality of all things brought to light.” (Page 505) I felt compelled to be totally still and say ‘God speak to me, I am listening’. I felt God said to me - there is nothing to say, because all is good. There is no need to argue against something (matter) which is nothing and non-existent. I got that overwhelming sense of a complete release - release from matter. I was matter-less that very moment - and I felt I was touching the gates of heaven. The blessings followed - the Friday evening and Saturday rehearsals went very well, I felt energetic and was in strong voice - and enjoyed every minute of it. The cherry on the cake was our Saturday night concert which was most inspiring, enjoyable and rewarding. Afterwards I’ve been thinking, what did I learn from this experience. Very simply - ask God. And listen carefully, putting aside the tools of human intellect and effort. Allow yourself to be embraced by God and be his beloved child. Dare be what you were created to be - Love’s pure reflection. This healing meant a lot to me, it showed the power of scientifically based Christian prayer.

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