Series 2 - Lesson 10 - Annotation 16
What has the will to do with the forming of a perfect physical body?
16. A perfect physical body is the outer structure or manifestation of a consciousness of perfection, the result of right thinking and feeling guided by the Christ spirit within. It is the creative power of God which builds all structures, and in mankind this power is used by the will faculty, the executive or directive power of the mind, according to the discretion of the individual. As the lesson points out, the will functioning without understanding has produced many limited conditions in the body. We can see, therefore, that when the will works in conjunction with the faculty of under standing, undesirable conditions in the body can be erased by denial, and health, vitality, strength built in by affirmation. This is not a mental process but true spiritual healing which fills the "letter" of the denial, and affirmation with the "spirit that giveth life" (II Cor. 3:6 A.V.). Each individual must be willing to do the mental work but also go beyond it to acceptance of God's power moving through every cell to restore it to its true estate.
"In divine order the will acts upon the body center from within; in the average person this action is through reflection from without. In practice we live outside our body instead of within it" (Christian Healing 37).
Preceding Entry: What is the difference between mental suggestion and spiritual realization?
Following Entry: What is it to be reconciled to God? Give three affirmations that have helped you to bring about this reconciliation in your own consciousness and in your body and affairs.