THE HEALED AND THE UNHEALED HEALER
FROM AN UNHEALED HEALER
followed by STATEMENTS FROM A HEALED HEALER
Page references are
from A Course in Miracles.
T = text W = Workbook M=Manual
S = Song of prayer P = Psychology (ACIM supplements)
The page number before / is from the 1st edition.
1 - I have special powers that others don't.
Magic always sees something "special" in the healer, which he believes he can offer as a gift to someone who does not have it. He may believe that the gift comes from God to him, but it is quite evident that he does not understand God if he thinks he has something that others lack. T111f/120
1 - I, along with everyone else, have all of God's qualities. We were all created equally. Differences in ability are only temporary.
Healing perceives nothing in the healer that everyone else does not share with him. T111/120
2 - I want a fair exchange for what I have given you.
The unhealed healer wants gratitude from his brothers, but he is not grateful to them. That is because he thinks he is giving something to them, and is not receiving something equally desirable in return. T112/121
2 - I lose nothing by giving, I only gain.
Never forget you give but to yourself. Who understands what giving means must laugh at the idea of sacrifice. W345/354f
You learn first that having rests on giving, and not on getting. T102/110
The cost of giving is receiving. T256/275
3 - I need to heal the body/personality/situation of my client.
At worse, they (therapists) but make the body real in their own minds, and having done so, seek for magic by which to heal the ills with which their minds endow it. How could such a process cure? It is ridiculous from start to finish. P8
All material means that you accept as remedies for bodily ills are restatements of magic principles. This is the first step in believing that the body makes its own illness. It is a second misstep to heal it through non-creative agents. It does not follow, however, that the use of such agents (e.g. pills, surgery etc) is evil. T20/24
3 - All sickness and suffering originates in our minds. There are no exceptions. To try and heal something other than the mind "makes the error real".
Psychotherapy is the only form of therapy there is. Since only the mind can be sick, only the mind can be healed. Only the mind is in need of healing. P1
The acceptance of sickness as a decision of the mind, for a purpose for which it would use the body, is the basis of healing. And this is so for healing in all forms. A patient decides that this is so, and he recovers. If he decides against recovery, he will not be healed. Who is the physician? Only the mind of the patient himself. Ml7/18
4 - Although I do not feel the love of God, I know what to do to heal you.
By definition, he is trying to give what he has not received. T159/171
It is not their hands that heal. It is not their voice that speaks the word of God. They merely give what has been given them. M18/19
You do not understand how to overlook errors, or you would not make them. It would be merely further error to believe either that you do not make them, or that you can correct them without a Guide to correction. And if you do not follow this Guide, your errors will not be corrected...the way to undo them, therefore, is not of you but for you. T157/168
4 - Only the love of God heals. As I join with you the love and light of God fills our minds.
The therapist sees in the patient all that he has not forgiven in himself, and is thus given another chance to look at it,open it to re-evaluation and forgive it. P13
A therapist does not heal; he lets healing be. He can point to darkness but he cannot bring light of himself, for light is not of him. Yet, being for him, it must also be for his patient. The Holy Spirit is the only Therapist. He makes healing clear in any situation in which He is the Guide. You can only let Him fulfil His function. He needs no help for this. He will tell you exactly what to do to help anyone He sends to you for help, and will speak to him through you if you do not interfere. T161/172f
5 - My client is an innocent victim of circumstances beyond his control.
Listen to what the ego says, and see what it directs you to see, and it is sure that you will see yourself as tiny, vulnerable and afraid. You will experience depression, a sense of worthlessness, and feelings of impermanence and unreality. You will believe that you are helpless prey to forces far beyond your own control, and far more powerful than you.
5 - There are no victims. We all choose how we want to react to the lessons of life.
It is impossible that the Son of God be merely driven by events outside of him. It is impossible that happenings that come to him were not his choice. His power of decision is the determiner of every situation in which he seems to find himself by chance or accident. T418/448
6 - I have pity for the pain you are suffering.
To empathise does not mean to join in suffering, for that is what you must refuse to understand. That is the ego's interpretation of empathy, and is always used to form a special relationship in which suffering is shared...The clearest proof that empathy as the ego uses it is destructive lies in the fact that it is applied only to certain types of problems and in certain people. These it selects out, and joins with. And it never joins except to strengthen itself. T307/330
Pain is a sign illusions reign in place of truth. It demonstrates God is denied, confused with fear, perceived as mad, and seen as traitor to Himself. If God is real, there is no pain. If pain is real, there is no God. W35l/361
6 - I acknowledge your pain and I empathise with the strength in you. My loving presence reminds you that the light of Christ is within you and that you can choose again.
Yet of this you may be sure; if you will merely sit quietly by and let the Holy Spirit relate through you, you will empathise with strength, and will gain in strength and not weakness. T307/330
The only meaningful contribution the healer can make is to present an example of one whose direction has been changed for him, and who no longer believes in nightmares of any kind. The light in his mind will therefore answer the questioner, who must decide with God that there is light because he sees it. T160/172
A sick person perceives himself as separate from God. Would you see him as separate from you? It is your task to heal the sense of separation that has made him sick. It is your function to recognize for him that what he believes about himself is not the truth. It is your forgiveness that must show him this. Healing is very simple. M54/56
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