“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God,” (Philippians 2:5 & 6; NKJV).
“For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.” (Acts 17:28; KJV).
“I will overturn, overturn, overturn, it: and it shall be no more, until he come whose right it is; and I will give it him.” (Ezekiel 21:27; King James Bible Version (KJV).
It is the end of March, here in the Midwest, and Spring is coming. We know this, despite our cloudy, cold, rainy weather today. We know this from all our past days of fluctuating weather patterns. We know this because this part of our planet has a pattern of four seasons, and the warm, sunny weather is on its way. So, despite what we see and feel from the clouds of today, we know (from our inner sight and memory) that the sunny days will arrive soon, and put us out of our gloomy-days misery.
Here in the Midwest, we have learned to be patient throughout our wintery days, simply because the cosmic weather patterns of our universe are out of our control. The order of the universe exists from laws and patterns that we didn’t create. It is a divine pattern, coming from a Mind far greater than ours. So, we accept our weather-woes because they are part of our material sense of existence, which our physical sight reports to our five, material senses. In other words, what we know and expect comes mostly from our material assessment of our environment.
Yet, despite the material scene before our eyes, we also have an inner mental sight of what to know and what to expect. The clouds before our eyes don’t sway us because we know that behind them, sunshine is on its way. We know that our good days are ahead, despite our current physical vision that is reporting otherwise. And this inner, mental sight serves us in all times of disharmony and trouble and tells us that harmony and order are on the way, even when we can’t physically perceive them yet.
Since our weather patterns aren’t the only negative situations we encounter in this human ‘condition’, everyone on this planet experiences other types of troublesome times. We have sick times, poor times, tragic times, and many other types of material challenges. But unlike our weather patterns (that we have learned to understand and prepare for), when other forms of disharmonies come into our human lives, we often think, and feel, that our good times are not going to heal or come back. We don’t see the remedy, or ‘way back’ to health, supply, and harmony that we need to learn, in order to be whole and harmonious again.
But God does not lovingly care for us in some situations and then leave us to suffer, without help, from the other discords of this material experience. The Bible says, “Doth a fountain send forth at the same place sweet water and bitter?” (James 3:11; King James Bible; KJV). The answer is ‘no’. Divine Love is always invisibly present to bring balance, harmony and order to everything that concerns our daily lives.
This belief that we are stuck with illnesses, poverty, wars, pain, and other lacks of harmony, is not true at all. God does not bless us with endlessly good things in our lives, and then curse us with bad situations or take away our health. Belief that we must suffer pain, fear, depression, or even a sense of loneliness, because God has somehow abandoned us, is absolutely false.
Discord and lack of any good thing never comes from God. All discords and lacks come from our deepest beliefs in these negative things. In this human experience, we create our own heaven and our own hell. God did not create sickness. God did not create lack of supply. God did not lead us into wars, with our neighbors, or with other countries. Whatever BAD things have taken hold of us, God did not bring them forth into the human, material condition. Our own beliefs in evil and evil powers produce all the evil that is ever materialized in the physical scene.
God’s eternal harmony and sovereign power is always ready, willing, and able to turn any wrongful condition back to normalcy and harmony. Don’t take my word for it. Concerning one occasion when a centurion came to Jesus to heal his servant, the Bible tells us: “And Jesus said unto the centurion, “Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee.” And his servant was healed in the selfsame hour.” (Matthew 8:13, KJV).
At another time, Christ Jesus said to the masses that followed him, “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” (Mark 11:23; KJV).
What one believes was of vital importance to the healing of bodies and conditions of those who came to Jesus, and his disciples, for healing. The reason beliefs are so important is because we control our own material bodies and material environments by what we believe to be true. We manifest (bring into material form) our own deeply-held beliefs, because we are the only ones who determine our earthly experience.
We believe in disorder and disharmony because, once some bad thing manifests into material form, we seem to have no mental ‘pattern’ where we know how to reverse the process back into our health, or harmony. We don’t perceive the cosmic pattern (such as knowing the pattern of our Earthly weather seasons) that actually governs our well-being, even though return to our natural well-being is as sure and certain as the rest of the order of the universe. Disease isn’t normal. God has no diseased children.
Christ Jesus healed material bodies by knowing that their true bodies, souls and minds were ever-lastingly spiritual…not material. And God’s spiritual off-spring are always whole and alive. That is what ‘the Christ’ is…it is our true Selfhood. We are the spiritual, rather than material, children of God. Jesus came to bring that truth into the collective beliefs of this planet, but the belief in materiality is still quite universal in the collective consciousness. So, individuals come into the spiritual reality of being as they transition in their own belief system.
Yet, the good news is that right where we seem to be physical beings, we are actually spiritual beings. When Christ Jesus went about healing and teaching others to heal, he was trying to awaken humanity to its own divine Selfhood. He healed the masses because he knew there was no such thing as finite materiality. He knew that everyone was whole and healthy in their true, spiritual identity. So, from his awakened spiritual Selfhood, Christ Jesus knew there was never really anything to heal. God’s spiritual kingdom and children are eternally whole. But he had to have his followers accept the belief that spiritual healing was possible, before the material scene could heal.
Jesus played the part of a physical being in order to come into this collective, physical plane of thought. Yet, he returned to his real, spiritual identity when he ascended, demonstrating for humanity that it must awaken to its true, spiritual sense of being and follow his path of spiritual awakening.
God’s children are always spiritual and eternal, even while in the mortal dream of materiality and believing themselves to be finite, fleshly mortal creatures. And disease conditions can be healed in the manner of Christ Jesus and his disciples because no one is really diseased, except in their own beliefs of disease, which is a false state of being. Spiritual healing works for those who have been healed by it. It works because we are not really material beings to begin with.
But the key to that kingdom is actual belief, not merely wishing. One must understand spiritual healing, before abandoning all material ways of healing. A good rule is to go where your faith is. If you believe in the world’s material healing, go with it. If you believe in wholistic, or other methods of healing, go with them. For, wherever you place your faith and trust, that’s what will work best for you. It’s true that we are God’s own spiritual children, ever-lastingly whole and good; and once the belief in material sickness and death is thrown out of our belief system, spiritual healing works. But even the Master healer, Jesus, asked those who came to him for healing if they believed his method would work. And in one instant the Bible tells us that: “Now He did not do many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” (Matthew 13:58; NKJV).
Now, besides sickness, poverty isn’t normal either. The divine Mind is the Source of all good, and all God’s children have their own supply forever. So, if you can, take this into your belief system too: God’s spiritual creation is always abundant and harmonious forever. And if the divine Creator is able to supply our needs forever, this same God of Spirit can certainly take care of our needs for human supply while we’re in this material experience, or physical sense of being. All God’s children have their own…their own supply, their own place in God’s purpose and creation, which is called, The Kingdom of Heaven.
We must perceive that since God never created evil in any way, shape, or form, it does not exist as a reality. Only good is real. We must call forth our inner remembrance of God’s ever-presence and sovereign power over all, and cease turning to everyone and everything else we can think of to make ill-health and other threatening human situations go away— when, what we need to uncover is the spiritual truth of our own being, life, and health, that has always been in the hands and spiritual domain of the Almighty, as surely as the planets move on their appointed paths.
Our saving grace, however, is in our inner sight which already knows the cosmic, spiritual (not material) pattern of existence. Our inner, spiritual sight is always within us, to remind us of the presence of God, the divine Mind, that is always present and able to over-turn and repair whatever seems to be a threat to our well-being, in this material sense of being. This inner knowledge that reminds us of God’s presence and power is often referred to as the ‘Christ Consciousness,’ because it is the all-knowing, all-seeing Mind of God, of which we are all a part. Our innate memory of God’s ever-present, harmonious universe, has never left us. But we must humanly know this spiritual truth of being, before it fully awakens us from the dream of materiality.
And although our physical sight and material circumstances may not be presenting this in our physical view of things at any one time, the collective Christ Consciousness carries this knowledge of God’s divine authority over all creation, within the deepest memories of our being. So, despite our sense of being alone with our human miseries, this universal Christ Consciousness only seems to be sleeping within us; for it is wide awake and never out of reach, when we turn our thoughts within and call it forth.
The Bible tells us to “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” (See 2nd quotation at top of article). This statement means: allow this mind to be active within you. Let this universal Christ Consciousness unfold what you need to know from within your sleeping memory, because we are all at one with our God-Source, who knows all spiritual Truth.
This quiet, mental voice within will let you know what to do and where to go, in order to right every wrong. It will never lead you to some destructive action. In quick time, often minutes, a thought will come forward in your consciousness that answers and guides you. You will also feel a peace inside that takes away anxiety over whatever disturbs you. At that time, when you feel that peace wash over you, the healing of whatever is wrong has already begun; and the clouds of material sense begin to fade into the sunlight of God’s eternal Love.