Jul 13, 2020
I have read and studied practically every book on healing on the planet over the last 20 years, and I always come back to A Course in Miracles as the most direct path to healing.
It gives steps and the “how-to”. It lays it all out in the most simple way I have ever seen.
I know a lot of people don’t realize that A Course in Miracles gives the actual specifics on healing, but it’s all there.
For $40, you can get your hands on a book that gives you the how-to on healing. How awesome is that?
This is the version of A Course in Miracles that I love the best, from the Circle of Atonement. It’s all the original notes as they came through Helen Schucman from 1965-1972, with zero editing and 33 essays in the back, which just rock my world.
Now … I know for myself for many years I didn’t have the patience to get through all those words. I wanted bullet points. I wanted a magic pill. I wanted hocus-pocus. I wanted to skim and skip around A Course in Miracles and I hoped that maybe I would, by grace, open up to just exactly the right page that would give me the exact paragraph to take away all my problems.
I didn’t work out that way for me.
I wanted someone (Jesus) to heal me the way he healed the guys from 2000 years ago and I was frustrated that I was unable to “pick up my bed and walk”. I was irritated that as much as I wanted healing, it never happened.
And then, after many years of wondering, wishing, hoping, praying, begging for a healing … I decided to test out . my last resort … actually read A Course in Miracles from start to finish – make no exceptions – and DO what it says.
How novel, right?
A Course in Miracles is the fast track and it’s totally brilliant in taking you from where you think you are as a separate body full of fear and limitations and leading you on a journey to know yourself – your True Self – your eternal, changeless, genderless, ageless, colorless, body-less Self.
You are pure light, One with all, but do you know it?
It invites you to look at all your fear, bring it out of hiding and be willing to let it be healed in the light of truth.
I know this can sound like mumbo-jumbo incense-burning nonsense until you see all your problems and addictions disappear one by one.
And what I discovered in this process is that I did not love myself.
And this, my friend, is why I was sick.
I did not love myself.
I covered it up pretty well with a self-image of confidence … but deep down .. I did not love myself.
I thought miracles were for other people. Deep down was unworthiness, guilt and shame.
“If to love oneself is to heal oneself, those who are sick do not love themselves.” – A Course in Miracles
I began to love myself and sickness disappeared.
It didn’t disappear overnight, but slowly over time my experience began to change.
I felt life creeping back in.
I felt joy and peace and aliveness.
I was no longer a tired, sick person, full of doubt.
And with this, love began pouring out to the rest of my life until finally, I really did love everyone and everything.
When you love yourself, you naturally love others.
For a while I had “a short list” of people I didn’t think I could love, but turns out: you CAN love everyone if you want to. It’s the easiest thing in the world.
And what I discovered: LOVE HEALS.
Love is a the most powerful force in all the world, in all the universe.
And it’s available to each and everyone one of us, right now.
From A Course in Miracles:
“When we have overcome fear, not by hiding it, not by minimizing it, and not by denying its full import in any way, this IS what you will really see. You cannot lay aside the obstacle to real vision without looking upon it, for to lay aside means to judge AGAINST. If YOU will look, the Holy Spirit will judge, and will judge truly. He cannot shine away what YOU keep hidden, for you have not offered it TO Him, and He cannot take it FROM you.We therefore are embarking on an organized, well-structured, and carefully planned program, aimed at learning HOW TO OFFER TO THE HOLY SPIRIT everything you do NOT want. HE knows what to DO with it. You do NOT know how to use what He knows. Whatever is revealed to Him that is not of God, is gone. But you must reveal it to YOURSELF in perfect willingness, for otherwise His knowledge remains useless TO you. Surely He will not fail to help you, since help is His ONLY purpose.” – A Course in Miracles
If you are sick, take some time to sit in quiet and look within and ask: DO YOU LOVE YOURSELF?
To love oneself is to heal oneself.
Is it possible for you to love yourself?
Of course it is.
Can you make a decision to love yourself and therefore heal yourself.
Of course you can.
You are totally lovable.
I love you.
And it’s totally within your power and ability to love yourself.
This is healing.
PS: I would love to hear from you! Please post in the comments below if you think today is a good day to begin to love yourself, to heal yourself. And what that looks like for you.
PPS: If you want a little more on healing, here is a one-hour free talk for you that I did about a year ago on dealing with physical symptoms. I never listen to my shows after I record them, but I was bored on the plane to Portugal on our way to Camino and listened Episode 3, and was shocked it is really good. There is also a transcript on this page: ENJOY: https://www.lisanatoli.com/episode-3