Healing The Mind

It is amazing when you recognize how quickly you forget the simple message of A Course In Miracles. Every day a million little things happen that you have set up to distract you from the recognition that there is nothing outside of you. The body seems to be autonomous and real, and when sickness threatens your peace of mind you retreat in concern and worry without giving it a second thought.

It is helpful to remember that whenever you feel a loss of peace you can simply open op A Course In Miracles and read what it says. The message that you are offered is completely uncompromising and sets your mind in the right direction. Whenever you feel physical symptoms Jesus will direct you to the recognition that healing is of the mind and this realigns your thinking to the truth in you.

The body cannot heal, because it cannot make itself sick. It needs no healing. Its health or sickness depends entirely on how the mind perceives it, and the purpose that the mind would use it for. And it is obvious that a segment of the mind can see itself as separated from the Universal Purpose. When this occurs, the body becomes its weapon, used against this Purpose to demonstrate the “fact” that separation has occurred. The body thus becomes the instrument of illusion, acting accordingly; seeing what is not there, hearing what truth has never said, and behaving insanely, being imprisoned by insanity.

This is a course in mind training and it does require a complete dedication. Jesus says in the New Testament ‘Since you are lukewarm and neither cold nor hot, I will spit you out of my mouth’. You are either completely in or out, you cannot dip your toe into this course and see how you can fit it into your limited perception. It will never work. The offering is a complete undoing of your mind and you die unto your Self. You literally die daily. Only to awaken to your Self.

Truth and illusion have no connection. This will remain forever true, however much you seek to connect them. But illusions are always connected, as is truth. Each is united, a complete thought-system, but totally disconnected to each other.

I invite you to read Chapter 19 today, and to read it with an open mind. Letting go of all your ideas about the body, about yourself, opens up a window to a new experience. This Course has much more to offer you than you have let it. This is a message from beyond time and space altogether, constantly inviting you to go beyond any idea of limitation about yourself. This is Jesus speaking to you, in a language you can understand. And when you let Him speak to you of things new and yet ancient, you will hear and you will remember you are as God created you.


There is nothing my holiness cannot do

The lesson for today states the infinite possibilities of your holiness. You are unlimited, free in God, unbound by anyone or anything.

Your holiness reverses all the laws of the world. It is beyond every restriction of time, space, distance and limits of any kind. Your holiness is totally unlimited in its power because it establishes you as a Son of God, at one with the Mind of his Creator.

Read this and feel the peace of God in you. You are safe, you are taken care of. This has nothing to do with your identity in the world, nothing to do with your body. You are mind and pure mind, you are one with God. You can travel out into the universe right now, because you are unlimited.

Through your holiness the power of God is made manifest. Through your holiness the power of God is made available.  And there is nothing the power of God cannot do. Your holiness, then, can remove all pain, can end all sorrow, and can solve all problems. It can do so in connection with yourself and with anyone else. It is equal in its power to help anyone because it is equal in its power to save anyone.

Today is a day of stillness, the quiet recognition of the power of God in you. This is your holiness. This is what you are. You are unlimited, complete and healed and whole, and everything is healed through your recognition of your holiness. It is not limited by time and space, your holiness affects you and everyone you meet or even think of.

If you are holy, so is everything God created.  You are holy because all things He created are holy. And all things He created are holy because you are. In today’s exercises, we will apply the power of your holiness to all problems, difficulties or suffering in any form that you happen to think of, in yourself or in someone else. We will make no distinctions because there are no distinctions.

Practice today’s idea because your salvation lies in it. This is simply the recognition of the power of your mind, which has been so long underestimated by you. Fortunately time is not real and there is only here and now. In this moment you can recognize your holiness, in this moment you can remember that there is nothing that your holiness cannot do. Apply today’s lesson and watch things shift in you and around you. They are all connected. Nothing is static, unless you keep it static in your own mind. Every problem will simply disappear in the nothingness that it is, every thought of pain is effortlessly replaced with a thought of joy. You are as God created you, you are unlimited, and today you recognize this.

There is nothing my holiness cannot do.

I am upset because I see a meaningless world

The importance of this idea lies in the fact that it contains a correction for a major perceptual distortion. You think that what upsets you is a frightening world, or a sad world, or a violent world, or an insane world. All these attributes are given it by you. The world is meaningless in itself.

What if you really applied today’s lesson? It is the simple request to take full responsibility for what you see and experience. You would stop blaming things outside of yourself for what is happening with you, you would let the healing occur in the only place it can actually happen: in you.

With A Course In Miracles in your hand, with the lesson for the day given you, you have been given everything you need for the change of your mind. You no longer insist that you are separate from God and everything around you, that you are the victim of what you see and experience. It is not true. You are responsible for what you see.

I think I see a fearful world, a dangerous world, a hostile world, a sad world, a wicked world, a crazy world, but I am upset because I see a meaningless world.

What is meaningless is neither good nor bad. Why, then, should a meaningless world upset you? If you could accept the world as meaningless and let the truth be written upon it for you, it would make you indescribably happy. But because it is meaningless, you are impelled to write upon it what you would have it be. It is this you see in it. It is this that is meaningless in truth. Beneath your words is written the Word of God.


All your complaints: meaningless.

All your judgments: meaningless.

All your ideas: meaningless.

This includes the good and bad judgments, the good and bad ideas. You are simply wrong. You forgot the first 50 lessons of the workbook. Good thing you are starting over this year. It’s a clean slate, a blank mind. Now you can be shown, all you have to do is show up. All you have to do when you wake up in the morning is set your foot out of bed, Jesus will take care of the rest. There is no excuse to be late, or to not show up. This is your awakening, why wouldn’t you be fully present? It’s not about hiding in your cave, it’s about stepping out and applying the lesson. It’s active.

I am upset because I see a meaningless world.

Sickness is but another name for sin. Healing is but another name for God. The miracle is thus a call to Him.

Wow. Great lesson for today. The titles of the lessons are incredible and speak to you of things beyond your understanding. A Course In Miracles is not like any course in the world, your understanding is not required. It is only the little willingness to let the words speak to you, to let an ancient knowing and sense of peace rise to the surface. Beyond all your worries, all your plans and thoughts, lies the knowledge of your oneness with God. It is this you ask to experience today.

Father, You promised You would never fail to answer any call Your Son might make to You. It does not matter where he is, what seems to be his problem, nor what he believes he has become. He is Your Son, and You will answer him.  The miracle reflects Your Love, and thus it answers him. Your Name replaces every thought of sin, and who is sinless cannot suffer pain. Your Name gives answer to Your Son, because to call Your Name is but to call his own.

The fact is, God is with you now. He has always been with you. Reading the lesson for today, letting it sink into you, you can feel that healing is but another name for God. Healing is available to you right here and now. Simply ask for it and let God show you the way. You are not a body, you are free. Your mind is all-powerful and what you ask for you receive. This season let the memory of Jesus return to your mind, let His message resound in you and allow it to be extended through you. Jesus is you. You are resurrected with Him. He is with you now, leading you every step of the way, telling you that His experience is yours. You were born in a manger and are now standing up and declaring your saviorship. It is your function. All that is left for you now is to give your experience away, to share your Awakening. There are those that are waiting for you to fulfill your function. Their salvation is yours. Shine your light today, don’t hide it under a bushel. Let it shine from the mountaintop. Wherever you go, whatever you seem to be doing, your light takes care of everything, because it is the light of God.