Most medicine and religions are similar in that they both look at, and attempt to mitigate, ONLY the symptoms and DO NOT determine or address their basic causes.
- Medicine – is a feel-good approach to disease using pharmaceutical devices to cover up or lessen the effects for the underlying causes. Most times the side-effects from this approach are even worse than the disease itself and eventually their classified as a new disease, And so it continues, ad Infinium, never finding a real cure for the initial problem.
- Most Religions on the other hand. present a feel-good approach to “salvation” or how to live in this world. They do not attempt to uncover the root cause of the signs of disease, disaster and death. For example, Christianity proclaims, just accept Jesus into your heart and you ae saved. However, Jesus’s teachings clearly require that you need to treat ALL your neighbors are your brothers, that His Kingdom was not of this world, and He emphasizes that “forgiveness” is the key to salvation.
“Sins are beliefs that you impose between your brother and yourself. They limit you to time and place, and give a little space to you, another little space to him. This separating off is symbolized, in your perception, by a body which is clearly separate and a thing apart. Yet what this symbol represents is but your wish to be apart and separate.
Forgiveness takes away what stands between your brother and yourself. It is the wish that you be joined with him, and not apart. We call it “wish” because it still conceives of other choices, and has not yet reached beyond the world of choice entirely. Yet is this wish in line with Heaven’s state, and not in opposition to God’s Will. Although it falls far short of giving you your full inheritance, it does remove the obstacles that you have placed between the Heaven where you are, and recognition of where and what you are.” (ACIM T.26.VII.The Laws of Healing-8.7 )
“Healing and Atonement are not related; they are identical. There is no order of difficulty in miracles because there are no degrees of Atonement. It is the one complete concept possible in this world, because it is the source of a wholly unified perception. Partial Atonement is a meaningless idea, just as special areas of hell in Heaven are inconceivable. Accept Atonement and you are healed. Atonement is the Word of God. Accept His Word and what remains to make sickness possible? Accept His Word and every miracle has been accomplished. To forgive is to heal. The teacher of God has taken accepting the Atonement for himself as his only function. What is there, then, he cannot heal? What miracle can be withheld from him?….. continuing
That forgiveness is healing needs to be understood, if the teacher of God is to make progress. The idea that a body can be sick is a central concept in the ego’s thought system. This thought gives the body autonomy, separates it from the mind, and keeps the idea of attack inviolate. If the body could be sick Atonement would be impossible. A body that can order a mind to do as it sees fit could merely take the place of God and prove salvation is impossible. What, then, is left to heal? The body has become lord of the mind. How could the mind be returned to the Holy Spirit unless the body is killed? And who would want salvation at such a price?” (ACIM Manual for Teachers-22.1.1)
.The MIRACLE and the abstract nature of ONENESS, where the “Son or Sons of God” could be One, or 144,000 elect, or legions, is impossible to understand from within a Dualistic illusion. Suffice it to say, Christ will bring us into Himself. As this is what He stated in comforting His disciples:
“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions [rooms]: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know. Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” (NIV John 14:1)
Let us end with a Prayer from ACIM Workbook-Review V.intro.2.1:
“Steady our feet, our Father. Let our doubts be quiet and our holy minds be still, and speak to us. We have no words to give to You. We would but listen to Your Word, and make it ours. Lead our practicing as does a father lead a little child along a way he does not understand. Yet does he follow, sure that he is safe because his father leads the way for him.
So do we bring our practicing to You. And if we stumble, You will raise us up. If we forget the way, we count upon Your sure remembering. We wander off, but You will not forget to call us back. Quicken our footsteps now, that we may walk more certainly and quickly unto You. And we accept the Word You offer us to unify our practicing, as we review the thoughts that You have given us.”
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