This is Coreen and I am enthusiastically announcing a new offering— an opportunity for A Course in Miracles students and Christian Scientists to go through the Christian Science textbook, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, by Mary Baker Eddy. I feel uniquely qualified to facilitate this offering as a lifetime Christian Scientist as well as a devoted student and teacher of A Course in Miracles. I have found that these two texts beautifully compliment one another, each bringing to the other a fuller opportunity for understanding.
Having been raised in a family of Christian Scientists, relying on God for all our spiritual and physical needs was natural and normal. Early in my life I was taught in Sunday School that I am a spiritual idea in the Mind of God and, therefore, reflect or express all of God's qualities. As I became a teenager I still had many unanswered questions about the world and what the point was of being here on earth in a body. It wasn’t until I began studying A Course in Miracles that the entire picture became clearer for me.
While participating in group discussions, I discovered that many Course students believed that healing the body was not to be expected and that Jesus' teachings were metaphorical, not literal. I wanted to yell from the rooftops, "It's true! Literal healing, even instantaneous healing is not only possible, but natural!" As I delved more deeply into the Course, I recognized that our relationships with our brothers are the key to awakening from the dream of separation. Many Christian Scientists, though, have a private walk with God and miss the pivotal teaching that in seeing our brother's innocence we recognize our own.
I am overjoyed to bring this offering to our community as an opportunity to gather and read Science & Health with Key to the Scriptures with constant references back to A Course in Miracles. I anticipate some very thought-provoking and healing discussions as well as literal healings resulting from our reading. In fact, did you know the entire last chapter of Science and Health contains testimonies of healings from people who simply read the book? It's true! I hope to see you there.