Excerpt from my upcoming book: “Self Love: Healing From Abuse"
Man is spirit. Spirit is perfect and holy. The body is effectively, a divine expression of Spirit. Therefore, the body is perfect and holy. All perceived sickness, illness, and deformity is imperfection. In the appearance of sickness there is a disconnect from what the body is – perfect. The disconnect is one of belief. It is the belief that the One Life can be sick and the belief that the man and the sickness are one. This belief, in itself, constricts the flow of Life Energy that quickens the body. It constricts because it is a belief rooted in double-mindedness. This is man, who is light, at the same time, in his belief in sickness, believing he is darkness. If man would deny the belief that he is something he can never be (sickness, darkness), he will see only truth. The truth is he is light and there is no sickness in light because sickness is darkness. All darkness is an illusion, a false-image appearing real that only covers over the light. If man should know himself as light and that, therefore, sickness is not real, that it's just an illusion and should cease to call himself something he is not: "I am sick", and believe this with his whole heart the illusion will dissolve and be transmuted into truth. It is man who believes himself sick, just as he believes himself well. This is why it is said that Jesus spoke to the blind men:
Mtw 9:29b "According to your faith let it be done to you"
He understood that man can only experience what he believes. For the healer, he must know that the treated is perfect, light, holy, and see the truth of the treated's perfection, even as he denies the illusion. Ernest Holmes in his book Science of the Mind says:
"When a practitioner treats anyone, he does not just hope that his patient will get well, he does not ask that the patient may be healed, he does not simply desire that he may be healed; he convinces his own mind that the patient is perfect – a definite piece of mental work, bringing out in his own consciousness (in his own self-contemplative, conscious mind) an understanding that the patient is healed and is perfect."
If he should try to treat the illusion, he to is deceived for who would seek to treat something that is not real? The treatment is only to see correctly and deny all existence of anything else. This means to not know man as a sickness, as a body, but as the perfect and holy Divine Mind expressing itself through form. Man cannot even 'have' a sickness because sickness is just an idea, a concept, that he has thought into being. As the Divine Mind he cannot have anything that is not like himself. In fact, all that man has, he is. What he has is just an expression of who he is.....or rather believes himself to be. If man would know that he is light, this very truth itself will set him free from experiencing anything that is not like himself.