What Does Sickness Offer Me?
Are you sick? Have you ever been sick? What are the payoffs for having been so? Well, we get to feel important; people are paying attention to you as you complain, or brag about your condition (i.e. I had double bypass surgery, well I had triple bypass surgery and my scars are thinner than yours).
We get to feel sorry for ourselves for being in pain and incapacitated.
I have been sick and I saw my parents experience being sick, terribly ill and incapacitated for years. I decided to know why I claimed such a predicament and decided also to claim health for myself. My parents thought it was enevitable for them, so they resigned themselves to what they claimed, though they didn’t KNOW they claimed it. It was through anger at each other, jealousy on one of their parts, conditional love instead of unconditional towards each other and more than I could possibly ever imagine.
If you are sick, you get to hate yourself for not being strong but weak. You get to punish yourself more by playing a guilt trip on yourself. You get to ask yourself, “Why me?”
As A Course In Miracles reveals to us, to obtain what sickness offers, you are willing to attack the Divinity in your brother and lose sight of yours. And you are willing to keep it hidden and to protect the idol of sickness you think will save you from the dangers for which it stands, but do not exist.
When you do not value yourself you become sick, but Christ’s value of you can heal you because the value of God’s son is One. Peace comes from God through Christ to you. ACIM reveals that, “When a brother is sick, it is because he is not asking for peace and therefore does not know he has it. The acceptance of peace is the denial of illusion and sickness is an illusion. Every Son of God has the power to deny illusions anywhere in the Kingdom.” Christ can heal us because He knows us. He knows our value for us and He says it is value that makes us whole. Christ will heal you merely because He has only one message, and it is true. Your faith in it will make you Whole when you have faith in Him. “I love you.”
Nothing can replace God. Whatever attempts we make mean nothing. We may believe we are afraid of nothingness but we are really afraid of nothing. In that awareness are we healed. That’s where I find that Reiki comes into a person’s life when I offer a Reiki session to someone, they realize there are no longer any desires in the gods they made to replace God and they want to get in touch again with their divinity, peace and clarity.
You will only hear the god you made to listen to. We have made the god of sickness for ourselves and for our children, yet we did not create the god of sickness because he is not the Will of the Father. He is therefore not eternal and will be unmade for you the instant you signify your willingness to accept only the eternal.
Practicing the Holy Instant. Take a moment now to repeat, I am willing Heavenly Father to accept only the eternal in my life. I release my hold on all my illusions. I am willing to totally and completely surrender my will to Yours. We do not realize how vigilant we are to listen to our gods – god of lust, god jealousy, hatred, god of overeating, drinking, drugs, etc and how vigilant we are in their behalf. Yet they exist only because we honor them.
It was only after my mother passed away and I was traveling on my way home with family back to Florida, that she recognized I did know what I tried to share with her about her healing. I heard her say to me, “Please forgive me for not believing that a child could possibly know more than a parent. I love you.”
“Place honor where it is due and peace will be ours. It is our inheritance from our real Father.” (ACIM)
A Course in Miracles is published by the Foundation for Inner Peace. There are study groups all around the globe.
Suggestions to KNOW and REMIND yourself you are healed: Read Super Vita-Minds: How to Stop Saying I Hate You…To Yourself or The Only Way Out Is: The Secrets of the 14 Realms to Love, Happiness and Success by Daya Devi-Doolin.http://www.padaran.com/ http://www.bn.com/, http://www.amazon.com/