The Physician

“Who is the physician?  Only the mind of the patient himself.  The outcome is what he decides that it is.  Special agents seem to be ministering to him, yet they but give form to his own choice.  He chooses them in order to bring tangible form to his desires.  And it is this they do, and nothing else.  (M18)”

Affirmation:  “We choose our health conditions.”


This passage states that any illness or medical condition is chosen by the individual.  Having the “right” physician to cure one is a wrong concept.  If cure is desired, then the right physician will be present, for the physician is the mind of the patient himself.

We do not often understand this concept, but it can be very helpful if a loved one is dying.  We can realize that, on some level, he or she has chosen this time to make an exit, and the best medical care in the world will not save that individual if he or she has determined that the time to die is now.

On a more optimistic note, we can see that the mind of the individual can also cure.  The illness may have been chosen for some reason other than final exit.  There may be things that the individual wishes to learn from the illness.  Elsewhere Jesus says that illness is some form of external searching.  We do not have to search externally, but often we do choose to do so.  This then becomes the reason for illness.  A change in mind can effect a seeming miracle, but it is a natural law, in many cases, rather than a miracle.  Of course, it is clear that our world does not yet accept this natural law or even know of its existence.


Dear Father/Mother,

Help me to choose rightly in regard to my health.  May I realize that the power of my decision, of my Self, makes the conditions in which I find myself.

Thank you for this insight.  I know that the little self does not understand, but my larger Self does.


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