My mind holds only what I think with God.
(137) When I am healed I am not healed alone.
(138) Heaven is the decision I must make.
As sickness is a defense against the truth of our oneness with each other and with God, healing is the understanding that we are one with All That Is; we are not alone. Because we are not separate and alone, healing is shared and so we don’t heal alone.
We first release the ideas that keep us believing in separation and then we experience what we call healing. When my body is sick, I don’t ask for a healed body, I ask for a healed mind because the body is just the screen on which the sick mind projects itself. That is not to say that I don’t want a healed body, but that healing the body does not solve the problem because the problem is not in the body. The problem is in the mind that believes it is separate and therefore guilty.
Jesus tells us in this lesson that healing at all levels is important.
Yet think not healing is unworthy of your function here. (ACIM, W-137.6:1)
Just as forgiveness shines away all sin and the real world will occupy the place of what you made, so healing must replace the fantasies of sickness which you hold before the simple truth. ²When sickness has been seen to disappear in spite of all the laws that hold it cannot but be real, then questions have been answered. ³And the laws can be no longer cherished nor obeyed.
A healed mind is the forerunner to a healed body, a healed relationship, the healing of poverty, depression, and every other ill of the world. A healed mind is the cause of the healing of the effects. Healing the mind is the way all things are healed. And we never heal alone.
³But you are never healed alone. ⁴And legions upon legions will receive the gift that you receive when you are healed. (ACIM, W-137.10:3-4)
Choosing what we will believe in is the way we make the choice for Heaven. We choose Heaven instead of sickness and we do this over and over again. Jesus tells us in The Rules for Decision (Chapter 30) that we make decisions continuously. The decisions we make are between Heaven and hell, between illusion and truth.