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Said Job: "The thing which I greatly feared is come
My first discovery in the student's practice was this:
If the student silently called the disease by name, when
he argued against it, as a general rule the body
would respond more quickly, - just as a person
replies more readily when his name is spoken; but
this was because the student was not perfectly attuned to
divine Science, and needed the arguments of truth for
reminders. If Spirit or the power of divine Love bear
witness to the truth, this is the ultimatum, the scientific
way, and the healing is instantaneous.
(Evils cast out)
It is recorded that once Jesus asked the name of a disease, - a
disease which moderns would call dementia.
The demon, or evil, replied that his name was
Legion. Thereupon Jesus cast out the evil,
and the insane man was changed and straightway became
whole. The Scripture seems to import that Jesus
caused the evil to be self-seen and so destroyed.
(Fear as the foundation)
The procuring cause and foundation of all sickness is
fear, ignorance, or sin. Disease is always induced by a
false sense mentally entertained, not destroyed.
Disease is an image of thought externalized.
The mental state is called a material state. Whatever
is cherished in mortal mind as the physical condition is
imaged forth on the body.
Always begin your treatment by allaying the fear
of patients. Silently reassure them as to their exemption
from disease and danger. Watch the result
of this simple rule of Christian Science,
and you will find that it alleviates the symptoms of every
disease. If you succeed in wholly removing the fear,