From Darkness to Light, Using the Science of Mind Tools

From Darkness to Light, Using the Science of Mind Tools

From Darkness to Light, Using the Science of Mind Tools 1050 618 Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living

My Experience With Science of Mind Tools

Sylvia Hungerford, RScP

In March 2020, we were quarantined due to the Corona Virus. Little did we know we would still be isolated a year later. Initially, I went about living my life enjoying the extra time to move at my pace without having to rush. I was enjoying my newly found activity of chair yoga, leisurely reading for the Practitioner class and utilizing the digital tool of Zoom for classes, church and doctor’s appointments. Then one day I did not want to get out of bed. I literally had my head under the blankets. I was experiencing full-blown anxiety and depression. I kept praying under my blanket each morning not wanting to get up. My prescribed medications were not working so I stopped taking them and tried Homeopathy which also did not work. I kept in contact with my Practitioner and she assured me, as in the bible, “This too shall pass”. With a shaky trust, I hung on, calling her and my doctor. I grudgingly went to an intense group for anxiety and depression.

I want to share how prayer, treatment and our SOM Principles and tools work. I called my Practitioner daily. I continued to pray under the covers, the 23rd Psalm, Our Father, Unity Peace prayer, and prayer from Ernest Holmes’ in How to use the SOM.

God is neither depressed nor confused. There is no life apart from God. God is not afraid of anything. There is no reality to this fear. There is nothing in my consciousness that accepts it. There is no Law to enforce it, and none to believe in it. My mind is the Mind of God. It is always calm and peaceful.

– Dr. Joe Hooper, CSL Minister, Palm Desert –

I was not incredibly positive in the group I attended. When I shared with others about the power of visualization and journaling, I had an Aha moment! Realizing I could do this for myself! I journaled, called my doctor, and decided to go back on medication. I felt free. I can tell you it did pass! On January 1, 2021, I attended an Intention Workshop. Today I am moving along quite nicely.

Sylvia Hungerford, RScP

Sylvia Hungerford has been a Practitioner in Centers for Spiritual Living since 2013, where she completed her studies through Seal Beach CSL. From the moment she joined the SBCSL community, Sylvia has been dedicated to serving in many capacities. Her joy, wisdom, and enthusiasm is contagious! She has been trained in Grief Support, and Grief Support; Loss of a Child. Sylvia brings great depth and empathy to her grief support work here at the center. Through her personal experiences, studies in Science of Mind, and dedication, she brings great wisdom and compassion to the healing of others while on their grief journeys. Since the completion of her own Practitioner studies, Sylvia has been assisting in SBCSL’s Practitioner Training courses, both as a Teacher and a Mentor. She also co-facilitates Living and Thriving Grief, a support group here at Seal Beach Center for Spiritual Living.

(Featured Photo used in the blog by Anastasia Taioglou on Unsplash)

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