V. Healing and the Changelessness of Mind, P 5
5 The Holy Spirit does not work by chance, and healing that is of Him always works. Unless the healer always heals by Him the results will vary. Yet healing itself is consistent, since only consistency is conflict-free, and only the conflict-free are whole. By accepting exceptions and acknowledging that he can sometimes heal and sometimes not, the healer is obviously accepting inconsistency. He is therefore in conflict, and is teaching conflict. Can anything of God not be for all and for always? Love is incapable of any exceptions. Only if there is fear does the idea of exceptions seem to be meaningful. Exceptions are fearful because they are made by fear. The “fearful healer” is a contradiction in terms, and is therefore a concept that only a conflicted mind could possibly perceive as meaningful.
Jesus seems to be telling me that healing is consistent because it is of God. If there is fear there will be exceptions and so inconsistency. If I experience inconsistency in my healing then I would be a fearful healer and that is not possible because it is a conflict in terms. What could that mean? Fear is one thing and healer is something altogether different. I might as well say it is a black white picture. That would make as much sense.
And yet, I heal and sometimes I fall into fear and I don’t heal, because I heal through God and God is not fear. Here is what I think: When I heal there is no doubt or fear in my mind. I am a healer. When I am afraid, I doubt and so no healing occurs. I am not a healer. Only one of those statements is true even though there is the appearance of both. I know that there is nothing to fear. I know this is the truth and so I must be a healer. Therefore, when I see the appearance of a fearful healer, I am looking on nothing.
When I see the appearance of anything less than the truth, I know it cannot be true or real. I disregard the appearance of what cannot be. I turn toward the truth and look on what is real. I focus my attention on what I am, not what the ego would have me be. I forgive the appearance of fear, and I forgive myself for my temporary distraction. I remain innocent and fearless and free. I remain a healer.