I Opened the Door and In Flew Enza by guest bloggist Susan MacFarlane

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I opened the door and in flew Enza.  I used to joke about this as a child, but learning more about the power our thinking plays in maintaining health I have learned how important it is to shut the door on Enza, alias flu, and all of its frightening symptoms and predictions.

It is all over the news that flu season is here and we need to get our flu shots.  It was hard for me to understand that winter is considered flu season since I always thought cold stopped the multiplying of germs instead of perpetuating them. (1)

A good friend was planning to attend a lovely event with me. Alas, she said she had gotten a flu shot two days before and was too sick to join me. She said she had gotten a flu shot once before with the same reaction. I wondered why she would risk it again. She explained that in the near future three family members would be depending on her help and she just knew that at some point she would get the flu. She reasoned that her reaction to the shot was preferable to what the flu might bring.

Her thinking, based on fear derived from predictions set forth by the news media, really did open the door for Enza. “What you notice, give attention to, talk about, get all worked up over emotionally is what you are inviting into your life, whether you mean to or not,” writes Catherine Ponder, minister, author of over a dozen books, and one of America’s foremost inspirational writers. (2)

So how can we keep Enza out? We must not believe that Enza’s sick suggestions are inevitable.  In Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy strongly advises, “Stand porter at the door of thought. Admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized in bodily results, you will control yourself harmoniously.”  Eddy knew as Quantum Physics now accepts, that nothing exists until you look at it. (3)

Eddy further explains that “Good thoughts are an impervious armor; clad therewith you are completely shielded from the attacks of error of every sort.” Catherine Ponder agrees that, “the body feeds on man’s words. Where those words are life-giving, they are health-producing” (4).

I needed this armor when a loved family member had taken all of the advertised  precautions, but still suffered from flu symptoms for three weeks. When I began sneezing I knew I had to shut the door on Enza and all its symptoms. I changed my thinking about it and put on mly armor of good thoughts. I prayed a children’s prayer, Father, Mother God loving me. Feeling this love and goodness removed the fear of being sick. Holding firmly to this armor of God-like thinking the sneezing stopped in a day or two and I was experiencing and proving God’s spiritual law of health.

Enza may not be something to joke about but it isn’t something to fear either if we keep the door of thought shut “admitting only such conclusions as you wish realized” in healthy results.

Susan Macfarlane likes learning about and sharing information regarding Christian Science, spirituality, health and religion.  She is a Christian Science practitioner in Baltimore, MD. She and her husband are opera fans. They share a house with their son and three granddaughters. 

 photo uploaded from flickr.com 

1The Encyclopedia Britannica states that bacteria growth stops at 38 degrees Fahrenheit

2. Open your Mind to Receive, Marina del Rey CA. DeVorse and Co. 1983 p. 13. Catherine Ponder is an American minister of the Unity Church, and author of over a dozen books in the prosperity field. Catherine Ponder is considered one of America’s foremost inspirational authors.

3. Quantum Physics by Joseph M Higgins and Chuck Bergman.

4. The Dynamic Laws of Healing, p.116 Marina del Rey, CA, DeVorse and Co.