A sound mind may be a given for most people– except for those of advanced years, some believe. Are there any signs of progress in this disheartening picture of dementia, decreasing mental health resources, and the increase in the aging population? Writer Wendy Margolese is hopeful, even confident, as she explores both research and personal experience. She writes:
“… Many seniors are aware that spirituality, faith and church attendance have a positive impact on their health. And active research is beginning to find consistent evidence to support these findings. The search for spiritual solutions makes sense given that the Bible shares an extensive record of spiritual healing of any health issue, including mental illness. The vitality of spiritual healing, with its proven results, can bring solutions to what seems an intractable problem.”
Margolese reminds us of the man who was tortured by a “legion” of mental demons in the Gospel of Mark. His behavior was self-destructive and alarming. Jesus healed this man so completely that the people were later astonished to see him “clothed and in his right mind.” She also tells of a modern woman of today who felt threatened by the symptoms of dementia—-loss of memory in her case. Margolese writes:
“In Linda’s published account, she shares this Bible verse, which became her constant companion: “Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus.” (Phil.2:5) As a student of Christian Science, she had come to understand this Mind to be divine; and, as such, it included qualities of sharpness, perception and recall.
“In harmony with the Bible’s teachings, this Science helped her understand more fully that God is the one supreme and infinite Mind. And as a result of God’s creative power, Linda perceived that her true identity – like all of ours – was spiritual. Therefore, the only source of thought and mental activity of every one of us is a reflection of divine Mind.”
Through this approach Linda found her memory returning. Soon she was again “of sound mind.”
To learn more of Linda’s recovery and the powerful spiritual ideas you can apply to your own experience, Read More here.