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.