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I had always suffered from seasickness on short trips; and as it seemed necessary and right for me to take a long ocean voyage recently, I knew it was time for me to prove that God is a very present help. The first two days were very peaceful, but the third night I got very little sleep. The boat was rolling so that I could hardly dress in the morning. I went up on deck, but it was so rough it was impossible to do much walking. Very few persons were out, and I heard them talking about the number that were ill. When I went to my cabin to get ready for lunch, the suggestion came to me that I was not feeling very well and that I had better lie down; but I refused to be afraid of it and made my way into the dining salon. I managed to eat some soup, but before the next course was served, the suggestions were coming thick and fast that I had better leave the table and go to my cabin while I could. I saw very clearly that the trouble was due to mental arguments which undoubtedly would send me to my bed. I could see that I did not have to accept these suggestions, and I took my stand mentally and refused to believe that they could transfer their lies to me. Then the reference from "Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures" came to me (see page 442), and I knew that I was a law to myself that mental malpractice could not harm me. In less than five minutes I was completely healed. I was on the water almost two months and had no return of the trouble, and on several occasions was able to help others.
Christian Science Sentinel, March 18, 1922
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