Manual for Teachers: Section 7 . . SHOULD HEALING BE REPEATED? . . . . page 23 paragraph 5

Section 7

SHOULD HEALING BE REPEATED?

page 23, paragraph 5

SHOULD HEALING BE REPEATED?

SHOULD HEALING BE REPEATED?

SHOULD HEALING BE REPEATED?

5 The real basis for doubt about the outcome of any problem that has been given to God’s Teacher for resolution is always self-doubt. 2And that necessarily implies that trust has been placed in an illusory self, for only such a self can be doubted. 3This illusion can take many forms. 4Perhaps there is a fear of weakness and vulnerability. 5Perhaps there is a fear of failure and shame associated with a sense of inadequacy. 6Perhaps there is a guilty embarrassment stemming from false humility. 7The form of the mistake is not important. 8What is important is only the recognition of a mistake as a mistake.

Self-Doubt

Now Jesus explains the basis for doubt and he tells us it is self-doubt. Of course, he is talking about the ego-self since your true-self has no doubt. I can see why I sometimes doubt if I am using my ego mind to affect healing. The ego has no interest in healing and no ability to heal. The only thing it can offer is fear and doubt, and as a relief, distractions, such as magic potions to temporarily relieve the effects of the magical problem.

Doubt’s Forms

Jesus talks about the different ways doubt will manifest such as a sense of inadequacy or fear of failure. I have experienced both of these. There are other forms doubt takes, but as Jesus says, the form doesn’t matter. The only thing that does matter is that we recognize it is just a mistake. As it happens, I have an issue right now.

I got sick the other day with viral bronchitis and when I looked at my mind I saw the thoughts that caused this manifestation and subsequently changed my mind about them. Remembering that peace of God is everything I want and that I have no use for sickness I changed my mind. I also asked my friend and healer to pray with me about this.

I saw that I was noticing the symptoms and was tempted to doubt, but I also know that truthfully I cannot trust the body’s senses to tell me the truth. So I am disregarding the body and placing my trust in what Jesus tells us. I have asked that my mind be healed of the beliefs that source sickness and I have brought my doubt to the light to be undone. I am in expectation of a speedy recovery.

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