Unity Metaphysics 2 (Blue Book)
Lesson 04 Healing
INTRODUCTION TO CHAPTER
Health is the manifestation of wholeness and vitality which we experience in mind and body. Our state of health is a reflection of our awareness of the divine idea of life which has been created by God and implanted in our consciousness. The pure life-energy of Spirit is designed to be expressed through us in limitless ways.
In the following chapters, we will explore and discuss the components inherent in the idea of wholeness and the process of developing a healing consciousness.
4A METAPHYSICAL BASIS FOR HEALTH:
“God creates first in thought, and his idea of creation is perfect, and that idea exists as a perfect model upon which all manifestation rests. The body of man must rest upon a divine body idea in Divine Mind, and it logically follows that the inner life substance and intelligence of all flesh is perfect” (Keep a True Lent 10).
“Health is the normal condition of man and of all creation. We find that there is an omnipresent principle of health pervading all living things. Health, real health is from within and does not have to be manufactured in the without. Health is the very, essence of Being. It is as universal and enduring as God” (Jesus Christ Heals 24).
“A state of health is a condition of wholeness, completeness, entireness. Men are creations in God’s image, and healing is merely the bringing forth of the natural, perfect Christ that exists within every man” (Connie Fillmore The Unity Guide to Healing 5).
In order to demonstrate wholeness in mind and body, we need to understand that we are seeking to express an eternal, divine idea. This idea is the pure potential or pattern for wholeness which attains form through our individual consciousness. The perfect body idea is established in mind, and then is worked out into physical manifestation under the law of mind.
4B MIND ACTION:
“Every idea Projects form. The physical body is the projection of man’s idea; we carry the body in the mind. The body is the fruit of the tree of life, which grows in the midst of the garden of mind. If the body-idea is grounded and rooted in Divine Mind, the body will be filled with a perpetual life flow that will repair all its imperfect parts and heal all its diseases” (Christian Healing 34)
“The natural laws that create and sustain the body are really divine laws ... These laws are exact and undeviating; results are unfailing if one can make connection with the natural life forces and allow them to work through him. The law of healing is a demonstrable principle, as effective today as it was two thousand years ago in the time of Jesus. It manifests for each individual acording to his consciousness. Behind every personal mind is the recreative Mind. God-Mind not only can restore and heal but can establish us in the consciousness of permanent health” (Connie Fillmore The Unity Guide to Healing 9)
The more fully our own concept of physical wholeness is aligned with Divine Mind, the more completely will our bodies manifest radiant health and vitality.
4C LIFE, SUBSTANCE AND INTELLIGENCE:
“Life and substance are ideas in Divine Mind. Life is the acting principle; substance is the thing acted upon. In the phenomenal world, life is the energy that propels all forms to action. Life is not in itself intelligent; it requires the directive power of an entity that knows where and how to apply its force in order to get the best results” (RW/Life).
“The one essential fact to understand is that there can be no manifestation without intelligence as a fundamental factor or constituent part. Every form in the universe, every function, all action, all substance—all these have a thinking part that is receptive to and controllable by man ... This intelligent principle in all things is the key to the metaphysician’s work” (Christian Healing 50)
In facilitating the healing process we accept the responsibility for guiding the expression of the life principle within us. Our thoughts direct how the energy within our cells functions and is sustained. Myrtle Fillmore, understood this principle and worked diligently at consciously directing thoughts of love and life to the cells of her body.
“When we really live in perfect relation to principle, we shall have the power to combine ideas rightly and so manifest wholeness and perfection in mind and body” (Cora Fillmore Christ Enthroned in Man 36).
“When the mind is stayed on the God-thought of wholeness, we are synchronized with the flow of life” (Eric Butterworth In the Flow of Life 17).
Wholeness is the result of keeping our thoughts centered on the pure life of God within us. It is then that we are in conscious harmony with the rhythm and flow of omnipresent divine life.
THE “PERFECT BODY IDEA” REPRESENTS THE PURE POTENTIAL FOR HEALTH AND WHOLENESS WHICH IS INHERENT IN HUMANKIND.
THE LAW OF MIND ACTION STATES THAT “THOUGHTS HELD IN MIND PRODUCE AFTER THEIR KIND.” WHEN WE IDENTIFY WITH THE DIVINE IDEA OF LIFE WITHIN US, WE EXPERIENCE AN EVER-INCREASING AWARENESS OF HEALTH AND VITALITY.
INTELLIGENCE DIRECTS THE LIFE-ENERGY IN OUR BODY. POSITIVE UPLIFTING THOUGHTS PRODUCE HEALING RESULTS.
WE MUST STAY CENTERED IN AN AWARENESS OF GOD AS THE ETERNAL, PERFECT LIFE WITHIN US IF WE ARE TO EXPRESS THE FULLNESS OF OUR BEING.
TOPICS FOR DISCUSSION
- What is the metaphysical basis for health?
- Describe your understanding of the “perfect body idea.”
THOUGHTS FOR REFLECTION AND MEDITATION
the source of life, the Creator, is with us forever.
In Him we live, in Him we have eternal life"
(Martha Smock Halfway Up the Mountain 64).
Fillmore, Myrtle, Myrtle Fillmore’s Healing Letters, chapter 5, “Drawing On the Source.”
Fillmore, Charles, Talks on Truth, chapter 10, “The Lord’s Body.”
Lynch, Richard, Know Thyself, chapter 10, “Our Real Body.”
Lynch, Richard, The Secret of Health, chapter 2, “Where Health Begins.”
Transcribed by Bill Toon on April 5, 2019.