ACIM Lesson 136: Sickness is a defence against the truth.

Sickness is a defence against the truth.

Healing becomes automatically possible if I can recognise that sickness is meaningless, an illusion I would use to deceive myself.

Sickness is the data out-pictured, masquerading as truth. I imagine a threat and conjure up defences with which to thwart it. I therefore choose it!

But why would I do that?

According to the Course, I’d do that because it proves the body is not separate from me and I am therefore fooled into thinking I am separate from the truth.

This is how the data seeks to retain control. I suffer pain because the body does, forgetting that my true Self could never suffer in such a way. As the Course says, “And so the body is more powerful than everlasting life, Heaven more frail than hell…” but thankfully even in my wildest confusion, I cannot affect the truth about my Self.

And it is in accepting the Truth about what I am that enables a miracle of healing to take place. It is this that allows me to stick two fingers up to the illusion of sickness!

I will therefore do what I can today to stay grounded in the present and remember the truth of what I am by repeating the key words of Ho’oponopono:

I love you. I’m sorry. Forgive me. Thank you.

I am not a body. I am Spirit. And Spirit can never be sick for I AM as God created me!

… and keep repeating those words lest the data should once again lead me into temptation! At that point I am back to square one.

“Sickness is a defence against the truth. I love you, I’m sorry, Forgive me, Thank you.”