– Rev. John W. Adams –
A person actually has to work at it to be unhealthy, but many people do work at being sick through their negative words, wrong thinking, and ignorant, even abusive treatment of their bodies. To be prosperous in health means to feel the vitality and life of God moving through your entire being, making you feel really alive and alert and enthusiastic.
Right thinking is essential to health and wholeness. This means to discipline your thinking so that it is always in harmony with divine law. This requires the speaking of positive, uplifting words which set up a strong, healthy vibration which protects it from anything that might try to destroy it.
Right eating and exercising are very important, but right thinking is of equal or greater importance. Right thinking will guide you to eat the foods that are most beneficial and life-sustaining for your body.
You are a spiritual being; therefore you must comply with spiritual laws and principles. As a spiritual being, you are invincible. You are not prone to disease. If you would know the Truth, your body is always healing itself. It just asks for you to cooperate with the divine life activity always present in your body. There are no incurable diseases. Disease has no substance in and of itself.
Myrtle Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, wrote:
“There is no such thing as an incurable ‘disease’ in the body. The activities, weaknesses, and abnormalities to which the medical profession gives names are but the effort of the God-given inner Intelligence to deal with conditions that the individual has produced by his failure to understand the Truth, to recognize himself as a perfect child of God, and to live by the divine law of life.
“Anything which does not measure up to the Christ pattern of perfection can be changed. Anything which the idea of God-Mind, expressing in the mind of man, has not produced can be dissolved into the original nothingness, by the understanding and application of the power of spiritual thought and the resultant spiritual action.”
Myrtle Fillmore goes on to say:
“There is nothing in the cell structure of the so-called cancer that will not respond readily to the radiations of love, life, and substance. The appearance is but the effect of concentrating attention upon negative beliefs and undesirable conditions.”
Today, even the medical profession is saying that disease is primarily caused by wrong thinking, stress, and other mental conditions. Of course, metaphysicians have known this for over a hundred years. And, if we go back to the time of the Great Metaphysician, this understanding has been with us for over 2000 years! Jesus never gave any credence to disease. He knew only one reality: God, Absolute-Good. He always spoke to, and made contact with, the God-perfection in every person who asked for healing.
The apostle Paul said,
“Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” He was voicing a powerful Truth that whatever you experience is caused by thinking and you can change it by changing the thoughts you hold in mind.
Now is a good time to use your mind for healing your body, if there is any dis-ease or inharmony in it. Within your body are trillions and trillions of cells which feel your every thought, and hear your every word. That is quite an audience and it is your job to be kind to your audience because it depends on what you feed it through your thoughts, feelings, and words. Also, the food and drink you put into it.
Many years ago, I experienced my own spiritual healing. I was miserable. Medical help was not doing the job for me, so I prayed and began to affirm that the life-giving activity of God was healing my body. It was like a miracle! Within a few days, I was completely healed and there has been no reoccurrence. I know, by my own experience, that the body cooperates with you when you treat it properly.
May Rowland, the former director of Silent Unity, wrote:
“When the body refuses to do its work properly man gets very perplexed with it and resorts to all kinds of remedies that do not get at the cause of the difficulty, and relief is only temporary.
“If you say you are sick, weak, or old, it is the very nature of your body to cooperate with what you say, because you are the authority in your own body temple. If you want to have a beautiful, healthy, strong body, then you must cooperate with it by approving of it, by giving it life-giving, health-giving ideas.”
The bottom line is: Health is Natural. The only reason a body becomes “dis-eased” is because it is given the wrong messages, wrong food, and treated as though it is not worth your highest and best thoughts and words.
Now you know: To have a naturally healthy body is to stop interfering with its naturalness.
Feed it with harmonious, positive, alive and loving thoughts, words, food and feelings, and it will love you and respond accordingly.