up on religion? Is God a mystery? Learn how a new and changed
perspective of God can bring healing and wholeness. International
speaker Phillip Hockley relates how Christian Science gave
him a new view of God that transformed his life. A view
of God as Love itself, divine Love that loves us fully and
also discovered that this loving God was not the source
of his troubles, but the solution to them. Hockley, in presenting
his talk, will draw on concepts from the Bible, especially
Christ Jesus' life and teachings, as well as explanations
from Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,
the text book of Christian Science written by Mary Baker
the speaker, Phillip Hockley
humble beginnings and hard knocks taught me the value
of being honest and hard working, for oneself and
others, it did not last long into adult life. Rapid
success in business and a hard-partying lifestyle
led to an increasing sense of inner emptiness and
led into a pathway of drink and drugs.
the early 1990s a fall that badly injured the spine
started a seven year downward spiral of ill health.
By 1999, after trying every alternative and spiritual
healing method, without any cure, I was registered
as physically handicapped.
those years of physical decline, I researched many religions
and forms of spirituality, eventually focusing my time on
mindfulness practices. This helped me be aware of the painful
body without reacting with fear. Thus, by remaining equanimous,
I could choose to be happy instead of fearful.
attitude of “broken body—happy mind” was
present at the time I felt very strongly attracted to attend
my first ever Christian Science lecture—against my
own best judgment at the time!
happened to me at that lecture was truly transformational.
Not only was I healed of all my diseases at that event but
also, more importantly, I was healed of my hardness towards
the message of the Bible—telling us of God’s
great love for each one of us. Christian Science explains
the Bible promises so clearly. To me, the greatest of the
promises is that we can all feel and live with this divine
love, a heavenly love, here and now.
that moment on I knew I had found something very special
and could hardly wait to explain this experience to others—this
ability to love and be loved by God. I had gone to the lecture
with no expectations but I left with no limitations."
Hockley is a practitioner of Christian Science based in
Chesterfield, Missouri, and is a member of the Christian
Science Board of Lectureship.