At a time when daily conversations are about places closing and events being cancelled due to the coronavirus, the topic of true protection is of great relevance. Perfect health is a state of mind in alignment with our Spirit-given function - with Gods will. When our mind is filled with the light of communication, the body serves its function perfectly.
Our thoughts, our state of mind, is of extremely high importance. Questions that help clarify alignment are: What is the direction of my thinking? Is it towards forgiveness and truth? Which thought system am I aligned with - even if I seem to be sharing 'observations' or stories about what is happening? Truly, what is the purpose of speaking in this moment? (If this is unclear you can always ask and observe "How does it feel? Does it / did it lead to a miracle of joining in truth or did it result in reinforcing a world of external causation... which feels problematic and unresolved?" Last night I had the pleasure of guest-facilitating an ACIM group in Lafayette. I found myself sharing a powerful parable of having extreme flu symptoms in Argentina in 2008 - right as a 'killer virus' was circulating in Buenos Aires.
The symptoms were intense and I had cancelled the groups with my students. My host and student had taken the role of my doctor and advisor... which was completely upside down - I was in total weakness.... losing faith in everything. All it took was one phone call with mighty companions, who took one look at me on a Skype video call and called me on avoiding my function. Yes I admitted, I had been avoiding my assignment because of the confrontational and angry reactions... thereby siding with weakness rather than the strength of Christ. This one avoidance and led me away from the light and love of my function and deeper into doubt and darkness to where I looked like Lazarus in a tomb! After this 30 minute wake-up call I was back in the direction of my function - Asking my host to join me in the truth and call the rest of the students to come the following day. Health on every level began to return.... And Jesus' words to me? Enough now. I am your physician. Never again are you to put your faith in magic. From now on your absolute and total faith is in me. Of course magic can be supplemental - even then i felt guided to stay warm in a blanket and sip on lemon and honey drinks as the physical symptoms slowly subsided - but the core direction of our faith and our though must be towards the source and Answer.
"There is one thought in particular that should be remembered throughout the day. It is a thought of pure joy; a thought of peace, a thought of limitless release, limitless because all things are freed within it. You think you made a place of safety for yourself. You think you made a power that can save you from all the fearful things you see in dreams. It is not so. Your safety lies not there. What you give up is merely the illusion of protecting illusions. And it is this you fear, and only this. How foolish to be so afraid of nothing! Nothing at all! Your defenses will not work, but you are not in danger. You have no need of them. Recognize this, and they will disappear. And only then will you accept your real protection.
How simply and how easily does time slip by for the teacher of God who has accepted His protection! All that he did before in the name of safety no longer interests him. For he is safe, and knows it to be so. He has a Guide Who will not fail. He need make no distinctions among the problems he perceives, for He to Whom he turn s with all of them recognizes no order of difficulty in resolving them. He is as safe in the present as he was before illusions were accepted into his mind, and as he will be when he has let them go. There is no difference in his state at different times and different places, because they are all one to God. This is his safety. And he has no need for more than this. " (ACIM. M-16.6,7) May our one response be healing. May we teach only love, to know this is what we are. And may we allow ourselves to rest in the holiness and peace that is ever available to touch upon within and then extend to the world
With blessings, Kirsten