C 7: II. The Law of the Kingdom, P 1

II. The Law of the Kingdom, P 1

1 To heal is the only kind of thinking in this world that resembles the Thought of God, and because of the elements they share, can transfer easily to it. When a brother perceives himself as sick, he is perceiving himself as not whole, and therefore in need. If you, too, see him this way, you are seeing him as if he were absent from the Kingdom or separated from it, thus making the Kingdom itself obscure to both of you. Sickness and separation are not of God, but the Kingdom is. If you obscure the Kingdom, you are perceiving what is not of God.


Sometimes I have become discouraged that I will never find the thoughts I think with God in my mind, but really, I do see them even thought I do not always acknowledge them as such. I don’t see them all the time, but more than I give myself credit. Right here Jesus is saying that healing thoughts are the only thoughts that resemble the Thought of God. I have healing thoughts.

I have moments when I see someone’s ego behavior and look right through it to the light beyond. I see who they really are and am in no way fooled by the ego personification that temporarily falsely defines them. This is a healing thought, a thought I think with God. I may or may not see the healing that is occurring, but that part is not my concern. I know the healing is happening for that person and for all of us. We share one ego and so when any aspect of it is healed, all aspects share in that healing.

Conversely, there are times when I am unable to see past the behavior to the truth that never changes. I see the ego behavior and I believe in it, and believe that I am looking at my brother. This happens most often when I am triggered by the behavior. Sometimes I see someone behaving in a way I used to behave, and if I have not forgiven myself I might react to that behavior as if it is an accusatory finger pointing to my sin.

Even then I have an opportunity to see differently. If I am being vigilant for God I will notice what is happening, and realizing my reaction is not really toward the other person, but is caused by thoughts in my mind, I will ask that my mind be healed. This would be a healing thought, and so one I think with God.

There are other ways I heal through seeing only the truth. My eyes show me a sick body, but I know that sickness is not of God and so cannot be real. I see poverty but am not fooled. God is abundant and so poverty is just a mistaken belief and can be undone. These healing thoughts are the counterpart to the creative thoughts I have in the Kingdom.

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