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Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 7

Series 2 - Lesson 9 - Annotation 7

How often is the physical body renewed?

7. There is no definite knowledge as to how often the physical body is completely renewed. Scientists, doctors, and physiologists are in disagreement about the length of time, some saying a year, some saying, three months, others saying other lengths of time. By the process of metabolism, renewal is constant and continuous. But, if the imagination holds the same old pictures, the idea of being "made new" is not accepted. The truth is that the mind, the consciousness, needs renewing daily. When the mind is filled with right ideas, the imaging will result in renewal of the body. When we make the right application of this understanding, we will never grow weak or sick or decrepit.

I am the ever-renewing, ever-unfolding expression of infinite life

is an affirmation that answers this question. The physical body is constantly being renewed in a process that is unending, because every cell is filled with the continuing sense of life. Consciousness is the constantly renewing pattern of all that one has thought and experienced, and it is never static. There is no "time" in Spirit, and the flow of life, substance, and intelligence momently refreshes and revitalizes mind and body. Just as unneeded thoughts must be replaced by new ideas, so must old cells in the body be replaced by new cells composed of light, life, and substance. Man is given all power through the Word so that he may use his faculty of imagination in order to accomplish the work of restoration.

Preceding Entry: How are diseases harbored indefinitely in the body?
Following Entry: Why do scars and deformities often remain if the body is being continually made new?