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I can Decide to Be Well
How to recover from an illusory illness
Recently, I have been sick for around 5 weeks. I caught the flu from my spouse and had nasal congestion for a week. Then the cough came and seemed to heal very slowly. I had been through bottles of cough syrup and pills over the weeks but the cough just kept going.
After around 4 weeks, not only did I not get better, the nasal congestion actually came back again and made me feel worse.
Perhaps I was just so tired of taking medications, which the Course refers to as magic. I know it is fine to use magic as long as we believe we are here. Oxygen and water is also magic and we definitely have to breathe and drink. So it is okay to help ourselves with medicine while we focus on healing our mind — the cause, not the effect.
Feeling rather desperate, I finally remembered to ask the Holy Spirit for help with my healing. I think I was reading Cindy Lora-Renard’s latest book when I was reminded of this. It was either that or I was listening to Gary and Cindy’s online classes and they probably said something that reminded me.
At that moment I remembered to ask the Holy Spirit for help, a thought came to me and I recalled that I had noted down a healing thought process that either Gary or Cindy had shared in the past:
“I can decide to be well and choose peace. Suffering is needless. I am having a dream that I am a body that can be hurt, but I am not my body.”
I repeated for a few times until I could memorise the words, and then I went to sleep.
The next morning, I woke up feeling much better. There was still a little cough and my nose was still slightly stuffy in the evening, but it was a significant improvement from the day before.
I continued to stay alert with my thoughts. Every time I caught myself thinking that I was not well or a body that can be hurt, I quickly repeated the words in my mind. Within a day or two, the symptoms were largely gone and I was more or less healed.
If only I have remembered to ask the Holy Spirit for help earlier, I could have shorten my illness duration.
And so I am sharing the healing thought process with you here. Hope it helps the next time you dream that you are a body that can be hurt. You can decide to be well and choose peace.
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