"No-one suffers pain except his choice elects this state for him. No-one can grieve, nor fear, nor think him sick unless these are the outcomes that he wants. And no-one dies without his own consent."
I like that. Thank you. While it has been reduced to the idea that I am not the victim of cancer for instance, but actually choose to have cancer, A Course In Miracles still teaches that everything is your decision.
"I am responsible for what I see. I choose the feelings I experience, and I decide upon the goal I would achieve. And everything that seems to happen to me I ask for, and receive as I have asked." (A Course In Miracles, Chapter 21.The Responsibility for Sight)
That would have to include cancer and any other sickness, but not just that. It is about the whole idea of who you are. It is whether you are the perfect Son of God -- therefore be ye perfect even as your Father in Heaven is perfect --, or whether you are a body in a space time location, which will never reflect the perfection that is you as a Son of God. Therefore, the fundamental goal of the Course is to train your mind to a different perception of yourself. It does not concern itself with your need to be well - although physical healing is included as a result of the change of your mind -, but that you remember who you are as a perfect creation of God. The aim is to remove "the blocks to the awareness of love's presence, which is your natural inheritance." (A Course In Miracles, Introduction) That is freedom and liberty. You are not a body, therefore you cannot be sick. Sickness is a defense against the truth...
A lot of the comments on the article attack the Royal College of Surgeons for giving their facilities to A Course In Miracles International, saying it should stand up for "science and rationality", yet who could be more scientific than Jesus of Nazareth, who rose from the dead and came back three days after his crucifixion. Jesus definitely was not accepted by the establishment 2000 years ago. Yet he healed the sick and raised the dead. The world is your hologram, and you are not bound to the laws you made up for it to obey. Finally science is about cause and effect. Who would have accepted 200 years ago the idea of electric light, or flying, or talking on the phone through a wire connection. Now we go wireless. Do you have any idea of what is possible? Isn't all of this a miracle of your mind? Writing and reading through a computer to express and reflect your ideas...
Some comments criticize the idea of a suggested donation, saying that Jesus never asked for money, and neither received money. I know he said, that you should give everything away. Why is that? You only give to yourself, and - look out - God only gives!!!
Some say that anorexia may be a disease of the mind, but not cancer. How would that be? Who governs and maintains the body? Who, if not the mind? How can anyone say he is getting old and sick, while not a single cell in his body is older than a year, but all cells constantly rejuvenate themselves, undergo changes. Who but the mind places a limit on the processes in the body based on past memories and experiences?
Another said: "Certainly Jesus can heal, certainly following his lead can bring better health, but Christians at all times point to Jesus and his work on the cross first, miracles later." Jesus told his disciples before he underwent His crucifixion to heal the sick and raise the dead (Mt, 10:8). So what in Heavens name is wrong with miracle healing? You should heal the sick and raise the dead, if you say you are follower of Jesus.
What scares the camel dung out of you is that you actually can heal the sick and raise the dead. If you do, you will see that all sickness is truly a decision of your mind, and that you are causing all the pain there is, and that only you can heal it, through the power of your mind, which is God's power. But who would want to take that stand? You? In Edinburgh?
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