Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 6
How are diseases harbored indefinitely in the body?
6. Diseases are harbored indefinitely in the body because the image of health and perfection is not established in the consciousness of man by the action of the imagination. The imagination must impress the subconscious phase of mind with the image of health and perfection in order that man may manifest these qualities.
Man's mind is ever active. Thoughts are generative. The product of our settled beliefs is either health or disease according to whether these beliefs are in line with Truth or out of line with it. Continuous thinking along one line or another forms currents of thought that act as constructive or destructive agencies in the organism. When we consciously connect our thinking with a disease atmosphere that has been generated, we are susceptible to its effects. Fear in us increases the generation of any particular disease on which we concentrate. Fear causes a deep impression on our subconscious. Until the error belief is removed, the conscious and subconscious phases of mind react to the disease, keeping it active in us. Any thinking that is adverse to Truth is forming patterns in the imagination and thus held in the subconscious. These will later manifest as inharmony in body and environment.