“Peace is an attribute in you. You cannot find it outside. Illness is some form of external searching. Health is inner peace. It enables you to remain unshaken by lack of love from without and capable, through your acceptance of miracles, of correcting the conditions proceeding from lack of love in others.” (A Course in Miracles, FIP ed., T-2.I.5)
We have peace internally, but it is layered over with turmoil, anxieties, and guilty feelings, and thus we cannot access the feeling of peace on a constant basis. But we have to look within, or we are constantly swayed by the vicissitudes of what we see, what we project onto, a suffering world. We project turmoil when we are not looking deeply enough within, deep where the peace really is.
When we have raised our vibration sufficiently to find that peace that is within, we will cease searching outside ourselves for solace. And with this external searching ended, so will the experience of illness fall away. When we are at peace in our minds and hearts, experiencing inner peace, we will be healthy children of God.
Does it really matter if others don’t love us as we think they ought? If we have a strong enough sense of God’s peace within, we will not be shaken by the lack of love without. And we will encounter a lack of love without, for the world does not treat kindly those who are externally seeking for love from it. This world is not set up to give you peace; only our turning inward can do that for us. And turning inward does, in fact, create a wellspring of health and well-being that will indeed be a miracle. A miracle of healing. Our conflict will be at an end. We will be home in God. And what more could we wish for this day, as the evening draws to a close?
We need a remedy from God when we perceive a lack of love in others, love that we think we need, because otherwise we are all alone and lonely beings in a world of chaos. We must recognize that we cannot depend on the outside world to “be there” for us always. More often than not, the outside world will not be there for us. Of course, projection makes perception, and so as we walk farther along the pathway to salvation and Awakening, we will project bad things less often. Seeing God’s peace, inwardly, is our way to salvation and Awakening. And then whatever vestiges of unkindness we continue to project will lose their efficacy. We will indeed live in a new and different dimension, and, miraculously, our sisters and brothers in this world will begin to treat us better.