the Science of Mind Institute. I don’t remember the specific day. Perhaps I should,
because of the impact and significance it represented in my life. “When a practitioner
declares and removes any obstruction and states that the person is now all right, he is
free from that condition. It can never return.”
My mind raced through the possibilities. For the rest of my life, I would be free from
the urges that had such power over my self-control. This was a tall order, but in a grand
design of the Universe and with God in, thru, and around me, I felt I could do it. It would
involve an unflinching and steadfast faith, but it would bring a freedom to enjoy my life
once again, perhaps for the first time ever. I would be emancipated, liberated,
unhampered, and released of my unimpeded need for comfort through sweet calories.
I desperately wanted this.
I often used prayer, especially on the occasions when my need for Divine intervention
and power literally drove me to my knees, always remembering that my faith during
previous times of seemingly impossible resolution had brought unforgettable miracles.
Once again, I embarked on a journey to repair my fractured existence. As I had, when
attending Overeaters Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, I heard many
others declare an ability to beat their addiction one day at a time until it grew to years.
“Just for Today” was always the motto or mantra. My new plan was to abstain from any
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