V. A. To Have, Give All to All, P 2
2 God did not make the body, because it is destructible, and therefore not of the Kingdom. The body is the symbol of what you think you are. It is clearly a separation device, and therefore does not exist. The Holy Spirit, as always, takes what you have made and translates it into a learning device. Again as always, He reinterprets what the ego uses as an argument for separation into a demonstration against it. If the mind can heal the body, but the body cannot heal the mind, then the mind must be stronger than the body. Every miracle demonstrates this.
The body is not a creation of God and so it is not real. We made the body to prove separation. Obviously we do not share one body and so we can say, “I am separate from you and therefore separation is real.” As long as I believe I am the body, I am living proof that I made something unlike God. This is the way the ego establishes it’s self as our god and keeps us enthralled to it.
It is also the reason for the deep well of unconscious guilt that makes us afraid to face God whom we believe we dethroned when we made bodies and identified with them as self. But all this is undone with the simple realization that the body does not exist. It cannot exist because God did not create it. If it does not exist, we cannot be guilty for making it, which means we are, after all, still as God created us, and so innocent of any wrongdoing.
We made the body to prove separation, but as with anything we made, the Holy Spirit can reinterpret it and use it to demonstrate against separation. Here is how this works. I become sick and it seems that germs or environmental factors caused it. My brother is not sick and so I have use the body to prove that I am separate from him. I have also proven that the body is stronger than the mind because it can be affected by something outside the mind and the mind cannot do anything about it.
If we are ready to know the truth, we can ask the Holy Spirit for correction. We can ask Him to reinterpret what we made and undo what we have done. As the mind is healed of the belief in sickness, pain, suffering and death, the body (which is just a projection of the mind) begins to reflect the healed thoughts and so the mind proves to be stronger than the body. As the healed mind projects a healed body we begin to remember that mind is cause and body is simply an effect.
Because Jesus knew the body was nothing, just a thought in the mind, he was able to “heal” many and just as easily brought bodies back from the dead and “resurrected” his own body. He showed us that it is the mind that causes everything we see. If we see suffering and death, the mind must be sick and in need of healing (forgiveness), rather than the body. The body must simply follow along because, without the mind it is nothing and doesn’t even exist.
This is good news because while we cannot be one body, we absolutely can be, and are, one mind.