Longer: 2--morning and evening for 10 minutes
* Say: "When I am healed I am not healed alone. And I would share my healing with the world, that sickness may be banished from the mind of God's one Son, Who is my Self."
* Then rest in quiet. And as you rest, receive the Word of God to replace all your insane thoughts, and be prepared to give it to the world, to bless your brothers across the world.
Remarks: This exercise will prepare you for the hourly remembrances.
Shorter: every hour on the hour for 1 minute
Remember your function of letting your mind be healed so that you may extend healing to the world. Say: "When I am healed I am not healed alone. And I would bless my brothers, for I would be healed with them, as they are healed with me."
Remarks: Is it not worth a minute to receive the gift of everything?
"Sickness is a retreat from others, and a shutting off of joining" (1:3). It is isolation (2:1). Healing reverses that; it is a move toward others, a joining, and a union. The healing being spoken of in this lesson is a healing of the mind, and not necessarily of the body. "Our function is to let our minds be healed, that we may carry healing to the world, exchanging ...separation for the peace of God" (13:1).
Whatever the state of my body, it cannot interfere with this function. My body cannot restrain or limit my mind. "Minds that were walled off within a body [become] free to join with other minds, to be forever strong" (8:6). My task today, and every day, is to allow my mind to be healed, and to allow healing to flow through my mind to other minds, carrying healing to the world. That can occur whatever state my body is in. I do not normally realize how powerful my mind is, and how extensive the effects of its healing can be. "And as you let yourself be healed, you see all those around you, or who cross your mind, or whom you touch or those who seem to have no contact with you, healed along with you" (10:1).
As I open my mind to healing today, I realize that whatever the state of my body, "what is opposed to God does not exist" (11:3). When I refuse to accept sickness as my reality, my mind "becomes a haven where the weary can remain to rest" (11:3). Sickness is just a special case of "I am my body." So what we are called on to do is not just to refuse the limitations of sickness, but to refuse the limits of the body altogether. Today, I choose to let "thoughts of healing...go forth from what is healed to what must yet be healed" (12:6). I set aside some time, ten minutes in the morning and evening, and a minute every hour, to give my mind over to its function of sharing healing thoughts with the world. "Reach out to all your brothers, and touch them with the touch of Christ" (T-13.VI.8:2).
Today, I want to let healing be through me (15:1). I want to be a channel, a channel of blessing to the world. What other purpose could bring me such joy?
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