“And in it [offer of Atonement] is the power to heal all individuals of all forms of sickness. Not to believe this is to be unfair to God, and thus unfaithful to Him. (M-22.6)”
Affirmation: “Atonement can heal me.”
1 – An Answer to Any Kind of Sickness
Atonement is our answer to sickness of any kind. Of course, Jesus warns in the Manual that to doubt the granting of a healing because of the continuation of symptoms is not the way to go. The symptoms might continue, but the healing may be occurring on a level other than the illusory one of the body.
2 – Be Fair to God
We do not want to be unfair to God, and certainly we do not want to be unfaithful to Him. God takes care of us; He wishes us well. To doubt this is to doubt all things. It is a bedrock of our faith and our caring for ourselves and others.
3 – Live in Wellness
Atonement can heal, and often does. And sometimes the Self has chosen death already, and illness is normally how we exit this world. So we are not to be insistent about a healing if it is truly our time to go. But if we have years ahead of ourselves, it would be well to live in wellness. And Atonement can give us the emotional and physical wherewithal to so live.
4 – Illusory Symptoms
Remember that the emotional and physical symptoms are illusory. Never let this knowledge–and it is knowledge, not perception–disappear from the mind.
May I accept Atonement, once again. You know that I have asked to reach an understanding of my place in Your world, and the place of Atonement as preparation, many times. Be with me as, once again, I ponder questions of the nature of ultimate reality.
When we accept Atonement for ourselves, our only function, we are being prepared to be not only students, but also teachers, of You. May all of us move to this decision sooner rather than later. May we forgive ourselves for our unkind thoughts and our unkind deeds, and walk into the sunlight with You. You do not forgive, for You have never condemned me. Actually, I am as You created me, as Jesus tells me in ACIM. Be with all of us as we accept this glorious reassurance.