Shake/battle – be free
I borrowed this post from Keith Wommack, my friend and colleague in Texas. Keith’s perspective on a spiritual approach to health is refreshing, youthful. You will enjoy this little story.
John D. Clague, Christian Science Committee on Publication of Oregon
Years ago, my brother and I were called by a casting director to act in the movie Ballad of the Sad Cafe because she needed twins who could sing. The movie was filmed outside Austin, Texas, during the heat of the summer. My brother and I had the use of an air-conditioned trailer while on the set, but the extras in the movie dressed and relaxed in tents without air-conditioning.
One afternoon, while on the set, I heard that a young girl, one of the extras, was not feeling well. She had a high temperature and was in pain. I went to the extra’s tent and asked the young girl’s mother if she and her daughter would like come to our trailer where they could be more comfortable. She agreed. The mother and I walked the girl to the trailer and made her comfortable on a couch.
I’d been practicing prayer-based healing for some time and I had learned health to be, in the long run, a state or manifestation of Mind. This Mind should not be confused, however, with the human mind, the cause of problems. The Mind that health belongs to is the divine Mind, God. Health is an experiential, spiritual fact now. When the human mind yields to the divine Mind, God’s harmony and order are felt.
Therefore, knowing that healing was possible, I asked the young girl if she’d heard the story of the horse who fell in the well. She said she hadn’t. So, I explained that there was an old horse on a farm who fell into an empty well. The owner of the farm, feeling that neither the horse nor the well was worth the expense of freeing the animal, decided to fill the well, burying the horse.
The farmer began to shovel dirt into the well, but each time he threw in a shovel full of dirt, the horse would shake it off and stand on top of it. The more dirt the farmer threw into the well, the higher the horse rose, until he was finally high enough to walk out of the well.
The young girl laughed.
Then I told her it didn’t matter what was dumped on her, she could always shake it off and walk out of any well she found herself in. It didn’t matter whether her body hurt or she felt alone or empty, she expressed God’s joy and well-being.
At that point, she said that she felt fine and went back to the extra’s tent – happy as a clam.
Once again, I saw that as the human mind yields to the divine Mind, God’s harmony and health are felt. Prayer-based healing, however, must never ignore troubles. It must battle and erase them by showing God to be the foundation of health and of life itself.
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