ACIM Lesson 356 Sickness is but another name for sin. Healing is but another name for God. The miracle is thus a call to Him.
Father, You promised You would never fail to answer any call Your Son might make to You. He is your Son, and you will answer him.
Sickness is but another name for sin. Healing is but another name for God. The miracle is thus a call to Him.
1. Father, You promised You would never fail to answer any call Your Son might make to You. ²It does not matter where he is, what seems to be his problem, nor what he believes he has become. ³He is Your Son, and You will answer him. ⁴The miracle reflects Your Love, and thus it answers him. ⁵Your Name replaces every thought of sin, and who is sinless cannot suffer pain. ⁶Your Name gives answer to Your Son, because to call Your Name is but to call his own.
Sickness Comes from Guilt
Sickness comes from guilt and guilt isn’t real so we can let the belief in it go. I watch my mind carefully for signs that I have picked up the belief in guilt again. When I find guilt there, I release it again. I ask the Holy Spirit to correct my thinking. The prayer at the end of Chapter 5 of A Course in Miracles is a good way to do this.
⁶Say this to yourself as sincerely as you can, remembering that the Holy Spirit will respond fully to your slightest invitation:
⁷I must have decided wrongly, because I am not at peace.
⁸I made the decision myself, but I can also decide otherwise.
⁹I want to decide otherwise, because I want to be at peace.
¹⁰I do not feel guilty, because the Holy Spirit will undo all the consequences of my wrong decision if I will let Him.
¹¹I choose to let Him, by allowing Him to decide for God for me.
Only Love Heals
Something that I have often said is that only love heals and yet, when I am sick, I often go through several stages. First, I hate and fear it. I hate how it feels and I fear that it will get worse. Hate and fear are obviously not love and they do not heal so I am, in effect, holding onto sickness with these thoughts. Secondly, I might look for something or someone to blame for how I feel. This doesn’t help either. It doesn’t even make sense. This is because it could not have occurred without my participation since the outward condition is a reflection of an inward condition.
In the third stage, I go back to love. I did this to myself and it is I who must undo it. I undo it as I begin to see it as an opportunity rather than a punishment for my guilt. What I forgive helps us all so I am undoing it on behalf of the Sonship. Seeing it differently helps me react differently. Now I can be grateful for this opportunity and gratitude is just another flavor of love. I think of it as loving myself to health.
Help from Kevin Rice
This is something I am still working on but I am excited to be doing this. Recently, I listened to Kevin Rice talk about his recovery from brain surgery. I took note of the 5 principles he used to do so. I use all of them at times but it was enlightening to see how together they are powerful. Here is his talk. It is really helpful!
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