Question – How is it that by knowing the Truth, or being conscious of that which is already true, we arrive at healing in Christian Science?
Answer – Knowing the Truth is not a means to healing – it “is” the healing in Christian Science. This means that through prayer, healing is not recovery; healing is discovery, the discovery of the perfection of our true being already present. Healing in Christian Science is the revealing of reality; it is not a process of changing reality, sick to well. Reality is Man’s being as created in the image and after the likeness of God. Knowing the Truth in Christian Science is thus not a process we use to go from imperfection to perfection by affirming “I am well,” as a means to not being sick. We affirm, “I am well” because I am well, and therefore I am not sick, and I understand why!
Why? – Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer and Founder of Christian Science writes, “Hold perpetually this thought, — that it is the spiritual idea, the Holy Ghost and Christ, which enables you to demonstrate, with scientific certainty, the rule of healing” (Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures p. 496). In the Bible, I John 4:16, we read, “God is Love.” Christian Scientists embrace Divine Love as the expressed image of what we are; our spiritual identity and individuality. Thus as we realize this expression of the Christ, Love, in consciousness, we are “being” the image of Love, and “living” the likeness of Love, from which healing results and well-being ensues proactively. Mary Baker Eddy tells us “To live so as to keep human consciousness in constant relation with the divine, the spiritual, and the eternal, is to individualize infinite power; and this is Christian Science” (Miscellany). Christian Science is thus a reinstatement of the lost art of spiritual healing as taught and practiced by the “Master” Christian Christ Jesus and accessible to each one of us 24/7 through knowing the Truth in proactive prayer.
Result! – In this way, of knowing the Truth, we experience the miracle of spiritual healing! – Miracle as defined by Mary Baker Eddy is “that which is divinely natural, but must be learned humanly; a phenomenon of Science” (Science and Health p.591). Not recovery but the discovery of the harmony and perfection of our true being, as created in God’s image and after God’s likeness – Love.