Series 2 - Lesson 6 - Annotation 9
What heals a rebellious state of mind?
9. Spiritual understanding begins the healing of a rebellious state of mind because it makes us open, receptive, teachable to the guidance of God. Rebellion is open defiance and resistance toward an authority to which one owes allegiance. One rebels because he believes he is not being rightly governed, and his conditions are not satisfactory. Man has been taught in the past that God caused sickness, poverty, and inharmony; that these negative conditions were the will of God for him. Though man recognized a being he called God, as the supreme ruler and governor of all things, he rebelled at such conditions being imposed on him.
As we come into the understanding that our own thoughts and words are the cause of the undesirable conditions in our life, we no longer rebel and blame God. Understanding the law of mind action, that mental causes produce manifest effects of like nature, we begin the renewal of our own mind. When we realize that the Word of God is God's creative power at our disposal as our formative power of thought, we become victorious in the governing of our own mental sphere.
Preceding Entry: Why is it necessary for man to express divine love in all his words?
Following Entry: What kind of words must be used in restoring the soul and body to health? Show how the Word is carried to man's soul, body, and affairs.