Staying Positive

now  I am working hard on physical and occupational therapy in rehab. My quest for the demonstration of my healthy and active physical body is going well.  I am clearly getting better.

I still don’t have a clear picture of what is going on but I am over the shock of the sudden change in my health. One day I was well and the next day I was in hospital. It has all gone well but there is much more to do.

Thanks for your concern and for your prayers and please keep up the good work. I sometimes find praying for others is easier than praying for myself because it is easier for me to see the truth about your perfection, wholeness and completion. I see through your appearances more clearly than my own because  it is eaIsier not to believe it.

When I pray for myself, I sometimes get tangled up in wondering what happened and why it happened. I am so grateful for your prayers because, without the prayers of my loved ones, I would not have come this far.

What happened is not the important thing but, in case you are curious, my back was injured and I am unable to stand alone or walk at the time I am writing this.

We hear that challenges present an opportunity to learn and to grow. They also present an opportunity to express gratitude. I am very grateful for this rehab center and the wonderful staff. Everyone is cheerful, optimistic and pleasant all of the time. That’s a big help.

My years of Science of Mind studies also help a great deal. I’d like to believe that my understanding is so great that I never have illness or troubles. Perhaps that will be true some day, but iIn the beginning of this episode, I was in too much pain to help myself much, Knowing that my friends were working for me was a big comfort. It is also true that treatments we do for others are important. I’ve been on both sides of the prayer process and I am living proof. in both ways.

In the beginning, I was in so much pain I was out of it. I relied on the love and wisdom of my family and friends. My daughter, Kate DuViver, and my son-in-law Chuck DuVivier as well as my sister, Anne Seislove and brothers, Mike and John Claypool showed me the love and support that family brings.

Families and friends and spiritual groups all are expressing God in action. I am very fortunate to have a wonderful church family also. Friends and other support groups have helped me. I thank God this is so.

My ministerial friends Mattie Dobbs, Carol Carnes, Lisa Stewart, Lori Mac, Lynn Guilfoyle were all wonderful about visiting, running errands and praying out loud when they were here. Many others are praying silently for me and I am very grateful.

Behind that visible group of supporters is an army of other friends and colleagues who are praying for my fast recovery. Known and unknown well-wishers are making  a definite difference in my recovery.

Everyone can see the difference. Recently, one of the nurses told a visitor that I was getting better even though they might not know why. The visitor friend looked at me and smiled. We share the belief that Spirit comes first.

My church is a tremendous recovery resource – the people, the wisdom and the love are very real and I can feel it all. Thank you for your prayers and love. It is all a part of a giant recovery plan that God has given me and everyone else in need.

I also give great thanks for my wonderful medical support that I have found with my primary and secondary medical staff. I am so grateful for Scripps Hospital Rehab and my new Rehab Center here in Carlsbad.

Consciousness comes first, We can waste time asking ourselves what went wrong and how did it happen? Or we can focus on the  desired solution. Anything we believe will be a part of our healing process will help.

I believe in traditional medicine as well as spiritual healing. I remember my first Pastor, Dr. Frank Richelieu, saying “All knowledge is God-given.” I believed him then and I believe him now.

Long ago, I decided my job includes selecting the best medical treatment I can find and then following the instructions of my medical advisors plus the healing principles of Science of Mind.  Dr. Ernest Holmes,  founder of Religious Science, said  that it is not a choice between spirit and matter but that everything has its basis in Spirit.

It seems to me that right now, I am in the perfect place to fully  accept the spiritual truth of my perfection. I am grateful to be in medical facilities  that accept prayer as a healing modality. More than one doctor and nurse has offered the opinion that prayer helps.

I know the most important part of my personal healing process is to use spiritual mind treatment and remember the Truth that sets me free.

This rehab center is a wonderful place and I believe that my getting a private room here is a direct result of my daughter’s prayers. She did the search and God guided her to this wonderful set up. The room is filled with good colors – warm, buttery yellow and soft aqua accents. I am very sensitive to the healing power of color and couldn’t be happier about the color palette.

I am still careful to limit my visitors to a few daily because I am busy with other activities such as therapy. If you want to visit, please call in advance. If you want to contact me, please send cards or well wishes to the Church or by email.

I will try to keep the blogs up more regularly now that I am feeling a bit better.  I think it is a service to write honestly, even when things are less than perfect on the level of appearances so that we can all recognize the Truth that sets us free.

 Love, Dr. Jane

Ask Yourself

Last time I was in trouble, what people  helped me?

Is this a good time to send them a thank you note?

Can you list 10 people who really helped you get though any tough spot in your life?

Do you want to write a thank you note?


12 Comments on “Staying Positive”

  1. Hello Jane, its sounds like positive prayer has paid off. I will keep you in my treatments and see you perfect. Peace, Joe

  2. Dennis Merritt Jones says:

    It is good to hear that you are on the road to recovery my friend. I love you and your willingness to be the beautiful, authentic self you are:)

    Peace, Dennis

  3. Robin Wilson says:

    Dear Jane,
    It is so nice to hear from you.
    It sounds like you progessing nicely.
    Our thought and prayers for improved, Healthly life.
    Mucho Love,
    Robin& Lucille

    • janeclaypool says:

      Always a pleasure to hear from you. If you are in the area sometime, I’d love to have you visit. Looks as if I’ll be recuperating for a while so there is not urgency but I want you to know you are on the A list.

  4. Susan says:


    It’s so great to hear from you! I’m glad that you are writing! We are having a great time studying the history of new thought and are seeing you in perfect health. Have a great week!


    • janeclaypool says:

      Thanks Susan, I am sorry not to be participating in the class because it is a good one. I feel sure that you will enjoy Rev Mattie’s the fantastic teaching skills. Susan, I’d be happy to have you visit one of these days. Give me a call at 760.208.7966 first.

  5. Angelica Taggart says:

    I’m KNOWING that you are healing quicker than anyone can possibly imagine … God in you, as you, is doing awesome work!

    Blessings, Angelica

    On Tue, Oct 15, 2013 at 2:44 PM, janeclaypool

  6. Val Ramirez says:

    Thank you for sharing about your experience. It is healing to hear another SOM person talk about the difficulty we can get tangled in when our health changes. I have felt it difficult to articulate without undermining my experiences and knowing of the truth. Thank you

    • janeclaypool says:

      Thanks for the kind words Val. In the beginning of my studies of Science of Mind, I struggled with the idea of being authentic and honest while sticking to the positive. Once I finally got it that we are truly perfect at the level of the absolute and sometimes our experience on the relative plane of life doesn’t’ match the absolute so we use prayer to uncover the Truth. It is not a question of being honest or being “in denial.” It is simply a matter of working to raise our consciouness to the absolute level to reveal a new ad higher experience.

  7. carol costello says:

    Jayne, you have always been such an inspiration (in spirit) for me – it makes me so joyful to know that we can all inspire your existing perfect healing cells and all that it implies. You are in my prayers and in my heart.

    • janeclaypool says:

      Dear Carol,
      What wonderful words to read first thing in the morning. I don’t think anything can please us more than to hear that we have been useful in someone else’s life. We are all committed to expressing God as highly and completely as we can and that means knowing we are connected to each other in God. Life is wonderful!

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