The Christ within assures my strength, energy, and vitality.
I am whole and healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
The deep desire within your heart, dear friend, is now in the process of coming into expression. Although it is not yet visible or tangible in your life, you can help yourself find peace about it by saying quietly and with conviction: “It will come. It will come.”
Instead of dwelling on the appearances that seem to hinder and obstruct the fulfillment you desire, give your complete attention to the simple conviction, “It will come.” Turn your thoughts to these three little words each time any negative or limited feeling arises.
The most profound healing event I personally remember occurred as I was recovering from anesthesia following an appendectomy. The surgery was a rushed-up affair in the Student Health Center at the University of Texas at Austin, when I was a senior student preparing to enter medical school. I never met the surgeon beforehand; he thought it unnecessary. Neither did I meet the anesthesiologist in advance; he was too busy.
Most of us have found ourselves wanting to help someone else through prayer. This is understandable, for it is natural, since love and caring are built into our hearts, to want to help those who appear to be going through a difficult time in their lives. But how do we do this? …
There is only one Presence, one power, one Reality. We call that Reality God. God is the one and only Reality; there is no other. God is the ground of all being, the foundation of existence itself.
We are each an expression of the One Reality. We are each an expression of God. This is our true nature, which is wholeness itself. We are intrinsically spiritual beings, and as spiritual beings, we cannot be sick, poor, or unhappy, because we are wholeness itself.
Life can seemingly have its way with us. It can hypnotize us into believing Spirit could not be in every situation, particularly a healing challenge. But there is only One God, One Spirit. There is nowhere God is not!
That is why speaking words of Truth and love to your mind and body help you to awaken and recognize the voice of God resonating through those reminders. It can be fearful when you or a loved one face challenges of the mind and body. Remember, God’s Spirit within is omnipotent. You have within you the strength to face your fears.
Myrtle was afflicted with tuberculosis at a young age and spent many years believing she was incurably weak and sickly. While attending a lecture by metaphysician Dr. E.B. Weeks in 1886, Myrtle learned of her innate potential for divine healing through the use of affirmative prayer. She began regularly affirming, “I am a child of God, and therefore I do not inherit sickness.” Over time, she was healed of the tuberculosis that had threatened her life.
Everyone experiences challenges. I’ve had mine, as everyone has. And it is my life’s work to share my story and encourage others along their own path to transformation and healing.
At age three, I was diagnosed with juvenile rheumatoid arthritis. At 15, I was sexually assaulted by a senior in my high school. I was scared people wouldn’t believe me and I blamed myself, thinking I could have done something to change it. So I kept it inside.
I had visualized this happening time after time for years: I was behind the wheel of my car, stopped at an intersection. Then the very person who had ruined my life walked in front of my car. With a terror-stricken face, he turned to look at me, just as I hurled the car forward at full throttle.
Now—right before my eyes—my revenge fantasy was about to come true. Or was it? Something had happened that kept me from wanting revenge: I had forgiven him.