VII. The Body as a Means of Communication, P 11
11 The removal of blocks, then, is the only way to guarantee help and healing. Help and healing are the normal expressions of a mind that is working through the body, but not in it. If the mind believes the body is its goal it will distort its perception of the body, and by blocking its own extension beyond it, will induce illness by fostering separation. Perceiving the body as a separate entity cannot but foster illness, because it is not true. A medium of communication loses its usefulness if it is used for anything else. To use a medium of communication as a medium of attack is an obvious confusion in purpose.
I am reminded of times when I have had pain or sickness and chose healing. For instance, I had a migraine one day and remembered that pain and sickness are a defense against God. I asked Holy Spirit to help me see this differently. I was guided to see the value I place in migraines and was shown how they serve me. They get me out of doing things I don’t want to do. They get people to feel sorry for me and give me attention. And, the belief behind all the other beliefs is that the migraines prove I cannot be the Son of God, because a Divine Being would not have headaches.
These were some of the blocks prevent me from living through the body rather than living as if I am a body. As I saw these blocks I realized they were not worth keeping. In fact they were silly, something I used to believe I needed, and just an old habit. I let them go and the headache went with them. More importantly, the desire to hide out in a body was loosened, and I was open to knowing how Spirit would have me live through this body.
With the migraine, I was teaching, and so learning, that I am a body, governed by a body and all its weaknesses. I was teaching that I had to suffer to be loved. I was teaching that I am vulnerable and weak. This is not communication and it is not what I am. I was teaching a lie, a false story of pain and suffering.
Accepting the headache as inevitable and pretending to be helpless against it left the blocks to love in place and so was an attack on myself and on the Sonship. Having let go the beliefs that sourced the headache, I was teaching that I am love and so I was learning that I am love. I am more than the body you see. I am not subject to the body; the body is used by me.