Lessons In Truth - Lesson 4 - Annotation 3
What is the real Self of every man? Is the real Self ever sick?
3. The "real" or true Self of every man is the perfect idea that God has of man. It Is the Christ, created in the image and after the likeness of God; it is the first phase of our three-fold nature (spirit, soul, body) about which we studied in Lesson Three. It is spiritual man.
A plan or a pattern may be perfect in itself, but by the time it is produced in outer form there may be many differences in the manifestation, if the one seeking to bring forth the plan or pattern does not follow the details of the pattern. The real Self is the divine pattern or plan in each of us, and it is the same changeless, limitless nature that God is. That which manifests sickness in the body is the human consciousness, which through lack of understanding of how the law of mind action works has accepted thoughts contrary to the original divine plan, and these in turn have reproduced conditions of like character in body and affairs.
Preceding Entry: Did Jesus teach that He was the means through which we may reach God?
Following Entry: What must we do to change our false beliefs about God, ourselves, and others?