Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 15
What is the difference between mental suggestion and spiritual realization?
15. The lesson material (page 8) goes deeply into this subject, and there is little more left to be said. The following quotations may be enlightening for this question:
"Realization means at-one-ment, completion, perfection, wholeness, repose, resting in God. A realization ... brings to the consciousness an inner knowing that the divine law has been fulfilled in thought and act." (Jesus Christ Heals 40)
"To a metaphysician realization is the conviction that a person gets when he has persistently concentrated his attention upon an ideal until he feels assured of the fulfillment of that ideal." (Jesus Christ Heals 45)
"Suggestion is systematically used in the business world, and unless you are strong in your own convictions as to what your needs are, you will be loaded up with many things for which you have no use. The remedy is to establish yourself in the spiritual law. You will come under one or the other of these laws, the man-made or the spiritual, and it is for you to choose which is best." (Jesus Christ Heals 188)
Preceding Entry: Explain the text "the kingdom of heaven has suffered violence, and men of violence take it by force" (Matt. 11:12).
Following Entry: What has the will to do with the forming of a perfect physical body?