“A life lived in fear is a life half-lived” so goes the Spanish proverb. But aren’t we being convinced today, in all sorts of ways, to live just such a “half-life’? Aren’t we being constantly bombarded with fear-filled reports and predictions? Told that we should fear for our health prospects; fear for our jobs; fear for our future security? But, do we really have to surrender to these alarmist, often sensational reports? Or is there a way of thinking that allows us to live with confidence and assurance that there is, and always will be, good in our lives?
This thought-provoking talk by international speaker and Christian Science healer, Beth Packer, explores the phenomena of spiritual healing as recorded throughout the Bible. And it shows by present-day examples, that such healing is not something of the past, but is a present possibility - an accessible transforming power for good in our lives today. She says, “Do we realize that the God that saved Moses and the children of Israel from the Pharaoh’s armies, the God that saved Daniel in the lions’ den, the God that saved Jesus in the tomb – is the same God that is with us and is still willing and able to save us when we’re facing life’s challenges – no matter how big or scary?”
She says, “I have found in my own life, both for myself and my family, that God’s loving care is practical, powerful and available on a daily basis, to bring help and healing, no matter what situation we may be facing. A recognition that this divine care is all-powerful and always present, brings peace, harmony and assurance of good to our lives.”
In this talk you’ll hear how practical, effective prayer can help us all experience divine power and protection in our lives. You’ll hear how a knowledge of our inseparable relationship to God brings practical healing solutions. The talk also includes multiple healing experiences including protection from danger, healing of illness and effects of accident. The ideas used come from the original source book on Christian healing, the Bible, along with Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures by Mary Baker Eddy.
In her capacity as a member of the Christian Science Board of Lectureship, Beth has been invited to lecture around the world, talking with audiences in such diverse situations as the hallowed halls of Europe to the inmates in provincial prisons in the Africa and Asia. All receive the same message of divine love and healing.
But it is through her practice of Christian Science healing that the words and ideas she shares in her talks are proven true. Beth says, ‘that if an idea is true, it is universal, impersonal and provable. Spiritual healing as recorded in the Bible is as available today as it was then. And the understanding Christian Science brings to us all, makes that healing accessible to everyone, everywhere, always to bring help and healing to our daily life.’
As a young child, growing up in a Christian Science family, she saw healing as a normal part of life. ‘My mother used to heal the cats and dogs and kids, whom ever needed help, so we never thought of Christian healing as an unusual phenomena. It was just a sign that God loved us. From those early experiences came a deep wish that one day I too would be able to help those around me know that love we had felt as children.’
After becoming an award-winning artist and mother of two girls, she and her own family moved overseas to live in the Middle East for a while, returning home to Australia to start a successful retail business and also become involved in many community welfare projects. Finally in 2005 she was accepted into the world-wide Journal of Christian Science Practitioners, entering the full-time healing practice. ‘It was those years of putting into practice the truths that I’d grown up with, of healing through prayer the difficulties that can arise in family and public life, that really prepared me to be able to be of real use to those around me. And now also being able to share the precious message of healing through lecturing, is a humbling, heartening, joyous privilege, as well as such an amazing adventure’.
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