V. The Function of the Miracle Worker, P 9
9 Healing is an ability that developed after the separation, before which it was unnecessary. Like all aspects of the belief in space and time, it is temporary. However, as long as time persists, healing is needed as a means of protection. This is because healing rests on charity, and charity is a way of perceiving the perfection of another even if you cannot perceive it in yourself. Most of the loftier concepts of which you are capable now are time-dependent. Charity is really a weaker reflection of a much more powerful love-encompassment that is far beyond any form of charity you can conceive of as yet. Charity is essential to right-mindedness in the limited sense in which it can now be attained.
Healing is our function while we exist in time and space, and though it has no place in reality it is important here. What is most important to me in this paragraph is this; it is described as a way of perceiving the perfection of another even if you cannot perceive it in yourself. I have prayed for someone and heard the ego tell me to heal myself first before I go around trying to heal someone else.
But if that were the case, if it was arrogant of me to attempt healing even though I am not healed, and if it were impossible for me to heal until I am healed, nothing would ever get done. Jesus also talks about the unhealed healer but this is another issue. For now what Jesus wants me to understand is this:
1. In Reality there is no healing or need for healing, but in time and space we need it.
2. I can heal by perceiving the perfection in another, and this is not dependent of being completely healed myself.