I was grateful for a healing that occurred this week that came about through my own prayers.
I noticed throughout a work day that the symptoms of a headache were coming on. When I got home later in the day I was feeling quite unwell. I have had headaches in the past and for a time quite frequently, but with the help of a practitioner and my own prayers the claim had been met. But the familiar feelings of pain, accompanied with nausea, plus any bright light being uncomfortable were swimming in thought.
I feel I have learned a lot lately about praying for myself, and although I thought about calling a practitioner I continued the work on my own. For me this meant going forward with my regular activities of the evening and not letting physical sensations take ownership. I was able to make a pot of soup, eat dinner with no aftereffects, and took a call from a family member. In this call I sensed the family member was down and feeling blue. I maintained expectancy and joy in my own conversation with her and didn’t let my own discomfort get in the way. I have seen lately that unselfed love is a potent remedy for healing.
When I got off the phone, however, I knew I needed to do something more as I was feeling quite badly. To be honest, all I wanted to do was go to bed. As I said in a testimony about the healing the next night at church, “At that point I really asked God for help. I needed something simple to work with.” The answer came, “the compilation.” I picked up the assignment compilation of testimonies we received a few years back for Association. After reading a little from the front I turned directly to the back as I love the last testimony so much, about joy being felt despite the outward evidence. I began reading the four last testimonies of the book. I began the reading leaning against the couch arm in a sleepy manner. I sat up. This seemed a better position, not for the claim, but for me and prayer. As I began reading, and dwelling with the ideas on the printed page, I began to feel I could pray for myself the first time that evening. The angel thoughts of healing came rushing in. And I worked with each and every one of them. By the time I got to the favorite healing of mine at the back of the book I was healed. I had felt the pain just draining away. I got up, really rejoicing.
I took the shower that seemed impossible an hour before. I made the bag lunch for the next day, which had seemed too much of an effort awhile ago. I really was so grateful. I was smiling there all alone in the house. I was grateful to see the efficacy of Science in action and that I could pray and see the results. I was also so grateful for the compilation of testimonies from Association, as it had such an important part in the healing.