I’ve always loved people—their life stories, their struggles, their successes. I regularly meet individuals actively cultivating their spiritual life. And I love sharing Science and Health with them!
I see much of my own journey in these seekers. A few years into my career in the mental health field, despite having achieved professional success, I felt empty inside. I had everything I’d been taught would make me happy but instead was dissatisfied and restless, yearning for something deeper. That’s when I was introduced to Christian Science through Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by religious reformer, Mary Baker Eddy. In it, I found a shared sacred space with the author and experienced a profound sense of coming home.
Some years later, I was compelled to leave my psychotherapy practice to focus completely on my Christian Science healing practice. It was an imperative demand from within me—I had to be true to myself. “His word is in my heart like a fire…I am weary of holding it in.”* I needed to practice in the way I understood would be most helpful.
Since then, sharing the revolutionary message contained in the pages of Science and Health has been the cornerstone of my life. I helped oversee the worldwide activity of bringing the book to a wider public audience. I also managed a special project established to respond to the growing interest from healthcare professionals in learning more about Christian Science. I've lectured to the public in a variety of settings and venues, from prisons to professional healthcare audiences and everything in between. I love all of it!
What a special opportunity Christian Science lectures provide for opening the way for the spiritual seeker in all of us to learn, grow, and heal. I welcome all inquiries!
*Jer 20:9 (NIV)
A spiritual revolution: The quest to experience God
As a child, I learned that God is all love. But at the same time, He (never She) could be distant, unknowable, and judgmental. He was loving, but could punish us harshly. He sent sunshine and babies, but also storms, wars, and disease.
Longing for meaningful connection with the divine, this two-sided God was no comfort to me as I grew older. I wanted to feel unconditional love, that God would be a reliable help no matter what I was dealing with or going through. And I didn’t just want to know about God. I wanted to experience God.
My yearning was actually part of what I understand to be a larger spiritual revolution. Worldwide, across cultures, people are seeking a truer sense of Deity. Spirit, God (or whatever we call our Source) is impelling us all toward a life that’s bigger and deeper than what we perceive with the five senses.
This impulsion led me to Christian Science, which, based on the life and teachings of Christ Jesus, explains that God is pure Love, and the source of all good feminine as well as masculine qualities. It also teaches that we all are God’s beloved children - always, in all conditions - and that what’s true and enduring is the good in our nature. These are and continue to be revolutionary concepts. So revolutionary that, as they change our viewpoints about God and ourselves, we can experience healing from disease and suffering as Jesus showed us.
Here’s an example. A friend’s seven-year-old daughter was diagnosed as having gallstones. My friend felt so alarmed by her daughter’s pain and the possibility of surgery as recommended treatment.
So we talked about the Christian Science understanding of God as pure Love. We also prayed to see my friend’s daughter as the image and likeness of this Love — a beautiful tapestry of perfect spiritual elements: intelligence, generosity, compassion, lovable, and loved by God.
As we prayed, we felt an influx of divine light — a direct experience of the reality, power, and presence of God. On the next visit to the doctor, there were no gallstones. Nor have they reappeared in the decades since.
This experience is just one thread of a larger story. People everywhere are rebelling against antiquated concepts of God. As we all grow to a truer understanding of our Source — and ourselves — healing is the natural result.