How did I want to spend the abundant number of hours, if I should live to be a
hundred years old? At the time, I chose to laugh often, to forget past slights, rebuffs and
offenses, to forgive my own failings and those of others, and to be worry free. I chose to
live in the present, to enjoy and savor simple moments, and to avoid stress.
I experienced plenty of bumpy roads, detours and flat tires on my journey through the
years while trying to follow my audacious declaration. In time, I learned to take roads
with fewer potholes, to change my flat tires, and to get back on my journey.
As a practitioner of the Science of Mind, I not only pray for demonstrations for
myself, but for my clients, friends and family members. What is a demonstration? A
demonstration is like making a blueprint to describe something we expressly want or
need. In a house blueprint, we try to be as specific as possible; we should do the same
when designing our prayer demonstration, with the full intention of receiving it.
However, we don’t outline how it will come about or when it will be revealed, because that’s what God does. Our job is to ask God for the demonstration, to believe it will be
provided, and to wait patiently for the it and in whatever form. If the answer isn’t exactly
what we had in mind, we must keep our faith and believe the adjusted answer is for a
purpose beyond our understanding at the time.
The following personal demonstrations represent a few that resulted in the deepening
of my faith and my continued study of the Science of Mind tenets that changed my life.
Some of my personal demonstrations have taken a long time, while others have
manifested in a matter of minutes. It always amazes and delights me whenever the
demonstrations occur and each becomes a momentous event. Our words have a vibratory
For instance, on a visit with family members in Portland, Maine, one year, I left the
house early in the morning for a walk. In order to benefit from the exercise, I kept time to
the music provided by a tape in the
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