Healing is seeing—spiritually

Healing means improved seeing! That's right, because healing is the illumination of the truth of man and the universe as Spirit, God, creates and knows them. In healing we're not changing anything real. We're simply seeing what is real—becoming conscious of it in a greater degree.

A great deal is said today about sight problems. Some people associate diminishing vision with increasing age. Others, who have worn glasses for years, expect continued deterioration. But regardless of the supposed cause, impaired sight is always a lie, because it is based on a false premise—the belief that there is life in matter. To correct this false concept we need to change our viewpoint, to look in the right direction—that is, we need to turn our gaze from matter to spiritual being. We then begin to see the illusiveness and unreality of physicality and the allness of God, good; and the result is healing. It's the same in all healing; in every instance we need to spiritualize our outlook, our vision.

The simplest statements of truth in Christian Science are profound. An understanding of them accompanies spiritualization of thought. For example, Christian Science teaches that God, good, is All. Imagine what that means to all of us! To glimpse even a fraction of this truth revolutionizes consciousness and brings to light immeasurable blessings. If fully seen, it would forever eliminate all unhappiness, disease, lack, and sorrow. And yet how many times a day is our vision of God's allness obscured by the material view of life? It's obscured every time we see as real that in which God has no part—a difficult individual, ill health for ourselves or others, lack, national or individual disaster, or any other discord.

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Irresistible versus immovable
January 2, 1978

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