“By accepting healing he can give it. If he doubts this, let him remember Who gave the gift and Who received it. Thus is his doubt corrected. (M-7.3)”
Affirmation: “I herewith accept healing for myself, and thus for others.”
1 – Warning for Teachers of God
The “unhealed healer” is a false notion that teachers of God who themselves know illness can still function without any additional help. But it is not ourselves who are effecting the healing; it is the Holy Spirit, according to A Course in Miracles. If we recognize that we are an unhealed healer, we must turn our uncertainties over to God. He would not have us to witness falsely.
2 – Few Are Always Healthy
Few of us are healthy at all times and in all circumstances. This is the very human fact of our life in this world. But we can be healed, either physically, emotionally, or both, when we turn our predicament over to a Higher Power. This is the way home for us. This is the way that we can be of service to others.
3 – Symptoms = Seen in an Illusory World
When we accept our own healing, even if symptoms persist, we are well on our way to being channels for healing in others. The symptoms, as we have said repeatedly, are not anything other than illusions, seen in an illusory world. The Holy Spirit gives the gift of healing; we are only channels, a body that our brothers and sisters can see, a voice that they can hear. And we do not understand all that is going on with others. That is why we need to remember that the Holy Spirit does know all of the circumstances.
I would be healed myself, so that I might be a communication device for the Holy Spirit to heal others. Being a device for communication is the only true use of the body. And we are not to give the body undue importance in any way at all.
May I not be an “unhealed healer.” That is a contradiction in terms; it is impossible. May I not try to give to anybody else what only the Holy Spirit can deliver. And may he heal my brothers and sisters today.