Health and Sickness Quotes
A collection of A Course in Miracles Quotes
Quotes on "Health"
T2A3 "We will refer later to projection as related to both mental illness and mental health."
T2A28 "This is why this area is less constructive for most people than a course primarily devoted to mental health."
T2A32 "Mental health is INNER peace."
T6H13 "Once YOUR mind is healed, it radiates health and thereby TEACHES healing."
T8G14 "Block this, and you have blocked health because you have BLOCKED THE MIND's JOY."
T8G15 "Health is therefore nothing more than united purpose."
T8H1 "The body, then, is not the source of its own health."
T8H3 "In this perceived constellation, the body is regarded as capable of shifting its control from one to the other, making the concept of both health and sickness possible."
T8H11 "Health is the natural state of anything whose interpretation is left to the Holy Spirit, who perceives no attack on anything."
T8H11 "Health is the result of relinquishing ALL attempts to use the body lovelessly."
T8I10 "Your healing, then, is part of HIS health, because it is part of His Wholeness."
T9I13 "Health in this world is the counterpart of value in Heaven."
T9K3 "The god of sickness obviously demands the denial of health, because health is in direct opposition to its own survival."
T11C6 "You will be made whole as you MAKE whole, for to perceive in sickness the appeal for health, is to recognize in hatred the call for love."
T19B1 "Its health or sickness depends ENTIRELY on how the mind perceives it, and the purpose which the mind would use it FOR."
T24H4 "For, in that choice, lie both its health AND harm."
T27B4 "YOUR healing is his comfort and HIS health."
T27B9 "Then will it send forth the message it received, and by its health and loveliness proclaim the truth and value that it represents."
T27C7 "Your health is a result of your desire to see your brother with no blood upon his hands, nor guilt upon his heart made heavy with the proof of sin."
T27F2 "Health is the witness unto health."
T28E9 "Who would WANT to have the "benefits" of sickness, when he has received the simple happiness of health?"
T28F1 "A gap perceived BETWEEN ourselves and what is seen as health?"
T28H2 "Are you not sick if you deny yourself your wholeness and your health, the Source of help, the call to healing and the Call to heal?"
T29B2 "It dictates what its health can tolerate, and what will tire it and make it sick."
T29C7 "The body can APPEAR to change with time, with sickness or with health, and with events that seem to alter it."
W76L4 "You think you must obey the "laws" of medicine, of economics, and of health."
W110L3 "If you remain as God created you appearances cannot replace the truth, health cannot turn to sickness, nor can death be substitute for life, or fear for love."
W127L10 "And we will watch it grow in strength and health to shed its blessing upon all who come to learn to cast aside the world they thought was made in hate to be love's enemy."
W135L11 "These are the thoughts in need of healing, and the body will respond with health when they have been corrected and replaced with truth."
W135L14 "In this capacity is health assured."
W136L18 "The body's health is fully guaranteed because it is not limited by time, by weather or fatigue, by food and drink, or any laws you made it serve before."
M6B1 "When this occurs, real strength is seen as threat and health as danger."
M9A2 "Finding health a burden, it retreats into feverish dreams."
P3E7 "Perhaps an illusion of health is substituted for a little while, but not for long."
S3C2 "False healing merely makes a poor exchange of one illusion for a "nicer" one; a dream of sickness for a dream of health."
Quotes on "Healthy"
T2B4 "The "Right Mind" of the mentally healthy DEPENDS on it."
T2E18 "Nor would it induce the healthy respect that every miracle-worker must have for true cause and effect."
T5F7 "Your concept of "healthy guilt feelings" has great merit, but without the concept of the Atonement it lacked the healing potential it held."
W135L8 "It will be strong and healthy if the mind does not abuse it by assigning it to roles it cannot fill, to purposes beyond its scope, and to exalted aims which it cannot accomplish."
W135L9 "The body, valueless and hardly worth the least defense, need merely be perceived as quite apart from you, and it becomes a healthy, serviceable instrument through which the mind can operate until its usefulness is over."
M13A6 "They recognize that to behold a dream figure as sick and separate is no more real than to regard it as healthy and beautiful."
Quotes on "Sick"
T1B23A "They can heal the sick and raise the dead because man himself made both death and taxes, and can abolish both."
T2B52 "I did feel a little better, and decided I was really not sick, so I could return to my exercises."
T2C9 "This is because the last thing that can help the non-Right-Minded (or the sick) is an increase in fear."
T2E40 "Unfortunately, he was so afraid of religion that the only way he could deal with it was to regard IT (not himself) as sick."
T3F10 "Only the sick NEED healing."
T5I12 "Some of them have healed the sick at times, but they have not raised the dead."
T6H12 "What you have made has thus DIVIDED YOUR WILL and given you a sick mind that MUST be healed."
T7B6 "When a brother perceives himself as sick, he IS perceiving himself as NOT WHOLE, and therefore IN NEED."
T7E6 "The SPIRIT is not asleep in the minds of the sick, but the part of the mind that can perceive it and be glad IS."
T7F11 "He himself must think he CAN, or he would not perceive himself as sick."
T8G11 "ALL mind is whole, and the belief that part of it is physical or NOT MIND is a fragmented (or sick) interpretation."
T8H4 "If you are sick, how can you object to the ego's firm belief that you are NOT invulnerable?"
T8H6 "A sick body does not make any sense."
T8H10 "Everything used in accordance with its function as HE sees it CANNOT be sick."
T8I2 "ONLY PERCEPTION CAN BE SICK, because perception can be WRONG."
T8I8 "If you are sick, you are withdrawing from me."
T9I8 "What Comforter can there be for the sick children of God except His power through YOU?"
T9I9 "To be aware of this is to heal them, because it is the awareness that no one is separate, and so no one is sick."
T9I9 "To believe that a Son of God can be sick is to believe that PART OF GOD CAN SUFFER."
T9I11 "To believe a Son of God is sick is to worship the same idol he does."
T9I11 "ALL forms of idolatry are caricatures of creation, taught by sick minds, who are too divided to know that Creation SHARES power, and NEVER usurps it."
T9I11 "A sick god MUST be an idol, made in the image of what its maker thinks HE is."
T9I11 "And that is exactly what the ego DOES perceive in a Son of God; -- a sick god, self-created, self-sufficient, very vicious, and very vulnerable."
T9I13 "When you do not value yourself you become sick, but MY value of you can heal you, because the value of God's Son is one."
T9I14 "When a brother is sick, it is because HE IS NOT ASKING FOR PEACE, and therefore he does not know he HAS it."
T9J2 "If you believe you can be sick, you HAVE placed other gods before Him."
T9J4 "The Sonship cannot be perceived as PARTLY sick, because to perceive it that way, is not to perceive it at all."
T9J9 "Because the miracle-worker has heard Him, he strengthens His Voice in a sick brother by weakening his belief in sickness, which he does NOT share."
T9K3 "UNLESS you are sick you cannot keep the gods you made, for only in sickness could you possibly WANT them."
T9K3 "It means that you are willing NOT to know yourself, IN ORDER to be sick."
T9K8 "You are not sick, and you cannot die."
T9K13 "You believe that the sick things which you have made are your real creations, because you believe that the sick images you perceive are the Sons of God."
T10H14 "To love yourself is to HEAL yourself, and you cannot perceive part of you as sick and achieve your OWN goal."
T11C4 "If to love oneself is to HEAL oneself, those who are sick do NOT love themselves."
T11C4 "If they knew the truth about themselves, they could not be sick."
T11C4 "The sick must heal THEMSELVES, for the truth is IN them."
T12F10 "The sick, who ASK for love, are grateful for it, and in their joy, they shine with holy thanks."
T15H3 "The sick attraction of guilt MUST be recognized FOR WHAT IT IS."
T18G5 "Your PERCEPTION of the body can clearly be sick, but project this not upon the body."
T19B1 "The body cannot heal, because it cannot MAKE ITSELF SICK."
T19B2 "And the body WILL seem to be sick, for you have made of it an "enemy" of healing, and the OPPOSITE of truth."
T19B6 "The IDEA of separation PRODUCED the body, and remains connected TO it, MAKING it sick because of its identification WITH it."
T19D1 "For guilt still calls to it, and the mind hears it and yearns for it, making it a willing captive to its sick appeal."
T19J1 "Where can such opposition lie, but in the sick minds of the insane, dedicated to madness, and set AGAINST the peace of Heaven?"
T19J6 "For in it lies hidden all the ego's secrets, all its strange devices for deception, all its sick ideas and weird imaginings."
T25A3 "But the mind that thinks it IS a body is sick indeed!"
T26G1 "And through its perceived reality has entered all the world of sick illusions."
T27B2 "A sick and suffering you but represents your brother's guilt; the witness which you send, lest he forget the injuries he gave, from which you swear he never will escape."
T27B2 "This sick and sorry picture YOU accept, if only it can serve to punish him."
T27B2 "The sick are merciless to everyone, and in contagion do they seek to kill."
T27B6 "The sick have reason for each one of their unnatural desires and strange needs."
T27B8 "Pictured WITHOUT a purpose, it is seen as neither sick nor well, nor bad nor good."
T27B9 "The body can become a sign of life, a promise of redemption, and a breath of immortality to those grown sick of breathing in the fetid scent of death."
T27C3 "The sick remain accusers."
T28C6 "He sees ILLUSIONS of himself as sick or well, depressed or happy, but without a stable cause with GUARANTEED effects."
T28C10 "And so they are NOT sick."
T28C11 "The lesson is the MIND was sick that thought the body COULD be sick; projecting OUT its guilt caused NOTHING, and had NO effects."
T28D1 "No mind is sick until another mind AGREES that they are separate."
T28D1 "And thus, it is their JOINT decision to be sick."
T28D2 "Thus is the body NOT perceived as sick by BOTH your minds, from SEPARATE points of view."
T28D3 "Do not allow your brother to be sick, for if he is, have YOU abandoned him to his own dream, by SHARING it with him."
T28E6 "No-one is sick, if someone ELSE accepts his union WITH him."
T28E6 "His desire to be a sick and separated mind can NOT remain without a witness or a cause."
T28F4 "Here is a world established that is sick, and this the world the body's eyes perceive."
T28F5 "What is there God created can be sick?"
T28G6 "Yet God reminds him of it every time he does not share a promise to be sick, but lets his mind be healed and unified."
T28H4 "It serves to help the HEALING of God's Son, and, for THIS purpose, it cannot BE sick."
T28H4 "It will not join a purpose not your own, and you have chosen that it NOT be sick."
T28H4 "And YOU are sick or well, accordingly."
T28H5 "To be alone MUST mean you are apart, and if you are, you cannot BUT be sick."
T29B3 "It will be sick BECAUSE you do not know what loving means."
T29C8 "Its NOTHINGNESS is guarantee that it can NOT be sick."
T29H7 "And speed the end of idols in the world made sad and sick by seeing idols there."
T31C4 "And it grows old and dies, because that mind is sick within ITSELF."
W49L4 "Go past all the raucous shrieks and sick imaginings that cover your real thoughts and obscure your eternal link with God."
W70L4 "God wants us to be healed, and we do not really want to be sick because it makes us unhappy."
W70L4 "He does not want us to be sick."
W92L5 "It is sick and looks on sickness, which is like itself."
W120L2 "Today I lay aside All sick illusions of myself, and let My Father tell me Who I really am."
W132L8 "The sick are healed as you let go all thoughts of sickness, and the dead arise when you let thoughts of life replace all thoughts you ever held of death."
W135L14 "Enslavement of the body to the plans the unhealed mind sets up to save itself must make the body sick."
W135L17 "And it does not see that here and now is everything it needs to guarantee a future quite unlike the past, without a continuity of any old ideas and sick beliefs."
W136L7 "Now are you sick, that truth may go away, and threaten your establishments no more."
W136L19 "If you let your mind harbor attack thoughts, yield to judgment or make plans against uncertainties to come, you have again misplaced yourself, and made a bodily identity which will attack the body, for the mind is sick."
W136L19 "So I can not be sick.""
W137L15 "Now we come together to make well all that was sick, and offer blessing where there was attack."
W140L2 "He merely had a dream that he was sick, and in the dream he found a magic formula to make him well."
W140L4 "Atonement does not heal the sick, for that is not a cure."
W140L6 "Nor does it seek to heal what is not sick, unmindful where the need of for healing is."
W140L7 "Healing must be sought but where it is, and then applied to what is sick so that it can be cured."
W140L9 "We will not be misled today by what appears to us as sick."
W152L1 "No one can grieve nor fear nor think him sick unless these are the outcomes that he wants, and no one dies without his own consent."
W163L2 "The frail, the helpless and the sick bow down before its image, thinking it alone is real, inevitable, worthy of their trust."
W166L14 "If you are sick you but withhold their healing."
W182L3 "The sick arise, healed of their sickly thoughts."
W192L6 "With anger gone, you will indeed perceive that for Christ's vision and the gift of sight no sacrifice was asked, and only pain was lifted from a sick and tortured mind."
W194L8 "He lays aside the sick illusions of the world along with his, and offers peace to both."
W195L5 "And let your gratitude make room for all who will escape with you; the sick, the weak, the needy and afraid, and those who mourn a seeming loss or feel apparent pain, who suffer cold or hunger, or who walk the way of hatred and the path of death."
W204L1 "God's Name reminds me that I am His Son, not slave to time, unbound by laws which rule the world of sick illusions, free in God, forever and forever one with Him."
W294L1 "It is not sick or old or hurt."
W347L1 "It is sick."
M6D2 "With God's Word in their minds they come in benediction, not to heal the sick but to remind them of the remedy God has already given them."
M13A5 "Because it is holy it cannot be sick, nor can it die."
M23A3 "The idea that a body can be sick is a central concept in the ego's thought system."
M23A3 "If the body could be sick Atonement would be impossible."
M23A4 "Nor would anyone actually believe he wants to be sick."
M23A6 "A sick person perceives himself as separate from God."
M23A6 "It is your task to heal the sense of separation that has made him sick."
M29A4 "No hidden places now remain on earth to shelter sick illusions, dreams of fear and misperceptions of the universe."
P1A1 "Since only the mind can be sick, only the mind can be healed."
P3D4 "The therapist cannot progress without the patient, and the patient cannot be ready to receive the Christ or he could not be sick."
P3E3 "To heal the sick is but to bring this realization to them."
P3F3 "While they are sick, they can and must be helped."
P3G1 "The unforgiving are sick, believing they are unforgiven."
P3G1 ""God may not enter here" the sick repeat, over and over, while they mourn their loss and yet rejoice in it."
P3G4 "It is not sick, and needs no remedy."
P3G4 "Who can cure what cannot be sick and make it well?"
S3D4 "For in this oneness is his separate sense dispelled, and it was this that made him sick."
Quotes on "Sickness"
T1B22H "This heals at all levels, because all sickness comes from confusing the levels."
T6H12 "Your vigilance AGAINST this sickness IS the way to heal it."
T7B6 "Sickness and separation are not of God, but the Kingdom IS."
T7F2 "If you teach both sickness AND healing, you ARE both a poor teacher and a poor learner."
T7F9 "His HEALING lesson is limited by his own ingratitude, which is a lesson in sickness."
T8H4 "The ego has a REAL INVESTMENT IN SICKNESS."
T8H4 "This is a particularly appealing argument from the ego's point of view, because it obscures the obvious attack which underlies the sickness."
T8H5 "If you did, you would not consider sickness such a strong witness on behalf of the ego's views."
T8H6 "It COULD not make any sense, since sickness is not what it is FOR."
T8H6 "Sickness is meaningful only if the two basic premises on which the ego's interpretation of the body rests are true."
T8H6 "Without this, sickness is completely inconceivable."
T8H6 "Sickness is a way of demonstrating that YOU CAN BE HURT."
T8H8 "Sickness is merely another example of your insistence on asking for guidance of a teacher who DOES NOT KNOW THE ANSWER."
T8I1 "When the ego tempts you to sickness, do not ask the Holy Spirit to heal the body."
T8I3 "All forms of sickness, even unto death, are physical expressions of the FEAR OF AWAKENING."
T8I4 "You can indeed be "drugged by sleep," but this is ALWAYS because you have MISUSED IT ON BEHALF OF SICKNESS."
T8I5 "The Holy Spirit cannot distinguish among degrees of error, for if He taught that one form of sickness is more serious than another, He would be teaching that one error can be more REAL than another."
T8I9 "When you limit YOURSELF, we are NOT of one mind, and that IS sickness."
T8I9 "But sickness is not of the body, but OF THE MIND."
T9I7 "The idols are nothing, but their worshippers are the Sons of God in sickness."
T9I8 "God would have them released from their sickness, and returned to His Mind."
T9I10 "Do not side with sickness in the presence of a Son of God, even if HE believes in it, for YOUR acceptance of God in him ACKNOWLEDGES the love of God which he has forgotten."
T9I11 "Sickness is idolatry, because it is the belief that POWER CAN BE TAKEN FROM YOU."
T9I14 "The ACCEPTANCE of peace is the denial of illusion, and sickness IS an illusion."
T9I17 "You MADE the god of sickness, and BY making him, you made yourself ABLE to hear him."
T9I19 "You can give up the god of sickness for your brothers; in fact, you would HAVE to do so, if you give him up for yourself."
T9J2 "Sickness and perfection ARE irreconcilable."
T9J2 "GOD is not at war with the god of sickness which you made, but YOU are."
T9K1 "The rituals of the god of sickness are strange and very demanding."
T9K4 "Sickness and death entered the mind of God's Son against His Will."
T9K8 "Do not look to the god of sickness for healing, but only to the God of love, for healing is the acknowledgment of Him."
T10B12 "This belief is your whole sickness, and your whole fear."
T10B12 "Every symptom of sickness and fear arises here, because this is the belief that makes you want not to know."
T10C1 "If sickness is separation, the will to heal and BE HEALED is the first step toward RECOGNIZING WHAT YOU TRULY WANT."
T10H13 "In the real world, there is no sickness, for there is no separation and no division."
T11C6 "Perceive in sickness but another call for love, and offer your brother what he believes he cannot offer HIMSELF."
T11C6 "Whatever the sickness, there is but one remedy."
T16G9 "Only the wholly insane could look on death and suffering, sickness and despair, and see it thus."
T17I4 "But what the 'something else' produced was sorrow and depression, sickness and pain, darkness and dim imaginings of terror, cold fantasies of fear, and fiery dreams of hell."
T19B5 "For God gave healing not APART from sickness, nor established remedy where sickness CANNOT be."
T20E1 "Nor to its results, as this world sees them; sickness and death and misery and pain."
T22C2 "Illusions carry ONLY guilt and suffering, sickness and death, to their believers."
T26H1 "ALL sickness comes from separation."
T26H1 "Sickness and sin are seen as consequence and cause, in a relationship kept hidden from awareness, that it may be carefully preserved from reason's light."
T26H2 "Yet has God given Answer to the world of sickness, Which applies to ALL its forms."
T27B2 "For sickness is the witness to his guilt, and death would prove his errors MUST be sins."
T27B3 "Sickness is but a "little" death; a form of vengeance not yet total."
T27B6 "The strongest witness to futility, which bolsters all the rest and helps them paint the picture in which sin is justified, is sickness in whatever form it takes."
T27C9 "And sickness is desired to prevent a shift of balance in the sacrifice."
T27C9 "How could the Holy Spirit be deterred an instant, even less, to reason with an argument for sickness such as this?"
T28C2 "For sickness is a meaningless attempt to give effects to causelessness, and MAKE it be a cause."
T28C3 "Always in sickness does the Son of God attempt to make himself his cause, and NOT allow himself to be his Father's Son."
T28C11 "Thus is the body healed by miracles BECAUSE they show the mind MADE sickness, and employed the body to be victim, or EFFECT, of what it made."
T28C12 "They are the glad effects of taking back the consequence of sickness to its cause."
T28D2 "If you WITHHOLD agreement, and accept the part YOU play in making sickness real, the other mind cannot project its guilt without your aid in LETTING it perceive itself as separate and apart from YOU."
T28D2 "UNITING with a brother's mind prevents the CAUSE of sickness, and perceived effects."
T28D2 "Healing is the effect of minds that join, as sickness comes from minds that separate."
T28D3 "He has not seen the cause of sickness where it is, and YOU have overlooked the gap between you, where the sickness has been bred."
T28D3 "Thus are you JOINED in sickness, to preserve the little gap unhealed, where sickness is kept carefully protected, cherished, and upheld by firm belief, lest God should come to bridge the little gap that leads to Him."
T28D4 "And thus it seems to give a CAUSE to sickness which is NOT its cause."
T28D4 "The PURPOSE of the gap is all the cause that sickness has."
T28D5 "is the grounds for sickness, when the minds have joined to close the gap BETWEEN them, where the weeds of sickness seemed to grow?"
T28D5 "The seeds of sickness and the shame of sin He CANNOT bridge, for He cannot destroy the alien will that He created not."
T28D7 "And sickness will be seen WITHOUT a cause."
T28E1 "Accepting the Atonement for yourself means NOT to give support to someone's dream of sickness and of death."
T28E7 "If you share not your brother's evil dreams, this IS the picture that the miracle will place within the little gap, left clean of all the seeds of sickness and of sin."
T28E9 "The seeds of sickness come from the belief that there is JOY in separation, and its giving up WOULD BE A SACRIFICE."
T28E9 "He will place the miracle of healing where the seeds of sickness were."
T28F1 "What is a sense of sickness but a sense of limitation?"
T28F1 "And thus is sickness separating OFF the self from good, and KEEPING evil there."
T28G4 "Unstated and unheard in consciousness is every pledge to sickness."
T28G5 "Sickness is anger taken out upon the body, so that IT will suffer pain."
T28H4 "No forms of sickness are immune, because the choice cannot be MADE in terms of form."
T28H4 "The choice of SICKNESS seems to be a form, yet it is one, as is its opposite."
T28H5 "Yet faithlessness IS sickness."
T29C3 "You ARE free of pain and sickness, misery and loss, and ALL effects of hatred and attack."
T29C8 "Sickness is a demand the body be a thing that it is not."
T29C8 "In your demand that it be MORE than this lies the idea of sickness."
T29C10 "His body's nothingness releases yours from sickness and from death."
T30G6 "There is no surer proof idolatry is what you wish than a belief there are some forms of sickness and of joylessness forgiveness CANNOT cure."
T30G7 "It MUST be true the miracle can heal ALL forms of sickness, or it CANNOT HEAL."
T30G8 "Forgiveness rests on recognizing this, and being GLAD there cannot be some forms of sickness which the miracle must LACK the power to heal."
T31C5 "The mind that thinks it is a sin has but ONE purpose; that the body be the source of sin, and KEEP it in the prison house it chose, and guards, and holds itself at bay, a sleeping prisoner to the snarling dogs of hate and evil, sickness and attack; of pain and age, of grief and suffering."
T31H6 "What you behold as sickness and as pain, as weakness and as suffering and loss, is but temptation to perceive YOURSELF defenseless and in hell."
W70L3 "God would not have put the remedy for sickness where it cannot help."
W70L4 "You have tried to do just the opposite, making every attempt, however distorted and fantastic it might be, to separate healing from the sickness for which it was intended, and thus keep the sickness."
W136L1 "No one can heal unless he understands what purpose sickness seems to serve."
W136L2 "Sickness is not an accident."
W136L7 "Sickness is a decision."
W136L7 "How do you think that sickness can succeed in shielding you from truth?"
W136L11 "You can but choose to think you die, or suffer sickness or distort the truth in any way."
W136L15 "We introduce it with a healing prayer to help us rise above defensiveness, and let the truth be as it has always been: "Sickness is a defense against the truth."
W136L16 "There will be no dark corners sickness can conceal and keep defended from the light of truth."
W136L17 "Now is the body healed because the source of sickness has been opened to relief."
W136L18 "You need do nothing now to make it well, for sickness has become impossible."
W136L19 "Sickness is a defense against the truth, But I am not a body."
W137L1 "For healing is the opposite of all the world's ideas which dwell on sickness and on separate states."
W137L1 "Sickness is a retreat from others, and a shutting off of joining."
W137L2 "Sickness is isolation."
W137L2 "The world obeys the laws that sickness serves, but healing operates apart from them."
W137L3 "In sickness must he be apart and separate."
W137L3 "In sickness does his Self appear to be dismembered and without the unity which gives It life."
W137L3 "Sickness would prove that lies must be the truth."
W137L4 "The separation sickness would impose has never really happened."
W137L4 "So healing, never needed by the truth, must demonstrate that sickness is not real."
W137L5 "Healing might thus be called a counter-dream which cancels out the dream of sickness in the name of truth, but not in truth itself."
W137L7 "Just as forgiveness shines away all sin, and the real world will occupy the place of what you made, so healing must replace the fantasies of sickness which you hold before the simple truth."
W137L7 "When sickness has been seen to disappear in spite of all the laws which hold it cannot but be real, then questions have been answered."
W137L8 "And by this attribute it proves that laws unlike the ones which hold that sickness is inevitable are more potent than their sickly opposites."
W137L14 "And I would share my healing with the world, That sickness may be banished from the mind Of God's One Son, Who is my only Self.""
W140L1 "One belief in sickness takes another form, and so the patient now perceives himself as well."
W140L4 "Atonement heals with certainty, and cures all sickness."
W140L4 "For the mind which understands that sickness can be nothing but a dream is not deceived by forms the dream may take."
W140L4 "Sickness where guilt is absent cannot come, for it is but another form of guilt."
W140L4 "It takes away the guilt that makes the sickness possible."
W140L4 "For sickness now is gone, with nothing left to which it can return."
W140L6 "There is no place where holiness is not, and nowhere sin and sickness can abide."
W140L7 "Let us not try today to seek to cure what cannot suffer sickness."
W140L8 "Today we seek to change our minds about the source of sickness, for we seek a cure for all illusions, not another shift among them."
W148L2 " 136) "Sickness is a defense against the truth.""
W152L2 "Can fear and sickness enter in a mind where love and perfect holiness abide?"
W159L6 "There is no sickness not already healed."
W187L6 "He laughs as well at pain and loss, at sickness and at grief, at poverty, starvation and at death."
W328L1 "Yet all we find is sickness, suffering, and loss and death."
M6A1 "Healing involves an understanding of what the illusion of sickness is for."
M6B1 "For sickness is an election; a decision."
M6B1 "Sickness is a method, conceived in madness, for placing God's Son on his Father's throne."
M6C1 "Healing must occur in exact proportion in which the valuelessness of sickness is recognized."
M6C1 "If sickness is but a faulty problem-solving approach, it is a decision."
M6C2 "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."
M6C2 "There is no form of sickness that would not be cured at once."
M6C3 "It is simply this; the recognition that sickness is of the mind, and has nothing to do with the body."
M6C3 "Herein is the release from guilt and sickness both, for they are one."
M6C4 "What do guilt and sickness, pain, disaster and all suffering mean now?"
M6D1 "These patients do not realize they have chosen sickness."
M6D1 "On the contrary, they believe that sickness has chosen them."
M6D2 "Would you choose sickness in place of this?"
M6D3 "Not once do the advanced teachers of God consider the forms of sickness in which their brother believes."
M7A1 "Yet what if the patient uses sickness as a way of life, believing healing is the way to death?"
M9A5 "There can be no order of difficulty in healing merely because all sickness is illusion."
M9A6 "The one answer to sickness of any kind is healing."
M13A5 "Sickness is now impossible to him."
M13A6 "Oneness and sickness cannot co-exist."
M23A1 "Accept His Word and what remains to make sickness possible?"
M23A4 "Certainly sickness does not appear to be a decision."
M23A4 "Perhaps he can accept the idea in theory, but it is rarely if ever consistently applied to all specific forms of sickness, both in the individual's perception of himself and of all others as well."
M23A5 "Another's sickness thus becomes his own."
M23A6 "And in it is the power to heal all individuals of all forms of sickness."
U5A6 "There at last are sickness and its single remedy joined in one healing brightness."
P3D4 "In a sense, the egoless psychotherapist is an abstraction that stands at the end of the process of healing, too advanced to believe in sickness and too near to God to keep his feet on earth."
P3E3 "Sickness and death and misery now stalk the earth in unrelenting waves, sometimes together and sometimes in grim succession."
P3E4 "And how could sickness cure?"
P3E8 "Sickness is insanity because all sickness is mental illness, and in it there are no degrees."
P3E8 "One of the illusions by which sickness is perceived as real is the belief that illness varies in intensity; that the degree of threat differs according to the form it takes."
P3E11 "What is the need for sickness then?"
P3F7 "And the truth will come to us only through one who seems to share our dream of sickness."
P3G4 "Here is all sickness cherished, but without the recognition that this is so."
P3G5 "Sickness takes many forms, and so does unforgiveness."
P3G5 "So closely is one translated into the other, that a careful study of the form a sickness takes will point quite clearly to the form of unforgiveness that it represents."
P3G5 "That is achieved by only one recognition; that only forgiveness heals an unforgiveness, and only an unforgiveness can possibly give rise to sickness of any kind."
P3H3 "His vision heals perception and sickness disappears."
S3B1 "Do not mistake effect for cause, nor think that sickness is apart and separate from what its cause must be."
S3B3 "Forgiveness must be given by a mind which understands that it must overlook all shadows on the holy face of Christ, among which sickness should be seen as one."
S3C2 "Only false healing can give way to fear, so sickness will be apt to strike again."
S3C2 "False healing can indeed remove a form of pain and sickness."
S3D4 "There is no point in giving remedy apart from where the source of sickness is, for never thus can it be truly healed."
S3D5 "Sickness and separation must be healed by love and union."
S3E5 "And sickness, suffering and grievous loss become the lot of everyone on earth, which He abandoned to the devil's care, swearing He will deliver it no more."
Quotes on "Sickly"
T20D5 "This sickly picture of yourself is carefully preserved by the ego, whose image it IS and which it loves, and placed OUTSIDE you, in the world."
W92L3 "It is your weakness that sees through the body's eyes, peering about in darkness to behold the likeness of itself; the small, the weak, the sickly and the dying, those in need, the helpless and afraid, the sad, the poor, the starving and the joyless."
W136L16 "It will be healed of all the sickly wishes that it tried to authorize the body to obey."
W190L6 "And would you deny a little corner of your mind its own inheritance, and keep it as a hospital for pain, a sickly place where living things must come at last to die?"
W268L1 "Let me not attempt to interfere with Your creation, and distort it into sickly forms."
W330W124 "In suffering, the price for faith in it is so immense that crucifixion of the Son of God is offered daily at its darkened shrine, and blood must flow before the altar where its sickly followers prepare its feast of death."
P3H8 "The room becomes a temple, and the street a stream of stardust brushing lightly past all sickly dreams."
G4A9 "What trifling gifts made out of sickly fear and evil dreams of suffering and death can be the substitute you really want for the remembrance of Christ in you?"
Quotes on "Sicken"
S3B2 "And they feel fear as bodies change and sicken."
Quotes on "Sickened"
W137L2 "It gives the body final power to make separation real and keep the mind in solitary prison, split apart and held in pieces by a solid wall of sickened flesh which it can not surmount."
G1A9 "How dear are you to God, Who asks but that you walk with me and bring His light into a sickened world which fear has drained of love and life and hope."
Quotes on "Sickening"
M11A6 "All of the loneliness and sense of loss; of passing time and growing hopelessness; of sickening despair and fear of death; all these have come of it."
G3A2 "No one would hesitate to leave a dream of shock and terror, merciless decay and sickening contortions, with despair always in sight and death not far behind, if he believed that it was but a dream."
Quotes on "Sickens"
T31C4 "It sickens at the bidding of the mind that would become its prisoner."
Quotes on "Sicker"
M9A6 "There will be those who seem to be "sicker" than others, and the body's eyes will report their changed appearances as before."
Quotes on "Illness"
T2A26 "The emphasis on mental illness which is marked in these notes reflects the "UNDOING" aspect of the miracle."
T2A28 "Further, insights into mental illness can be misused, and lead to preoccupation with one's own symptoms."
T2A28 "principles of mental illness constructive, especially those which are concerned with mental illness in others."
T2A32 "All mental illness is some form of EXTERNAL searching."
T2C4 "Illness, which is really "not Right Mindedness", is the result of level confusion in the sense that it always entails the misbelief that what is amiss in one level can adversely affect another."
T2C6 "All physical illness represents a belief in magic."
T2C9 "It was the first level of the error to believe that the body created its own illness."
T2C9 "Sometimes the illness has sufficiently great a hold over an individual's mind to render him inaccessible to Atonement."
T3G27 "Any form of mental illness can truthfully be described as an expression of viciousness."
T4F14 "The ego has reacted characteristically here as elsewhere, because mental illness, which is ALWAYS a form of ego-involvement, is not a problem of reliability as much as of validity."
T4F18 "It is a symptom of the psychologist's ability to accept as reasonable a compromise which is clearly senseless, to attribute it to the mental illness of the patient rather than his own, and to limit his questions about both the patient AND himself to the trivial."
T5G9 "The sane mind cannot conceive of illness, because it cannot conceive of attacking anything or anyone."
T5G9 "We said before that illness is a form of magic."
T8G12 "If the mind believes the body is its GOAL, it WILL distort its perception OF the body, and by blocking its own extension BEYOND it will INDUCE illness by FOSTERING SEPARATION."
T8G12 "Perceiving the body AS A SEPARATE ENTITY cannot BUT foster illness, because it is not true."
T8G14 "The arrest of the mind's extension is the cause of all illness, because ONLY EXTENSION IS THE MIND's FUNCTION."
W14L4 ""God did not create that illness (specify with name of person) and so it is not real.""
W14L5 "For example, do not say, "God did not create illness," but, "God did not create cancer," or heart attacks, or whatever may arouse fear in you."
W56L1 "Pain, illness, loss, age and death seem to threaten me."
P3E1 "As all therapy is psychotherapy, so all illness is mental illness."
P3E1 "What, then, can illness be except an expression of sorrow and of guilt?"
P3E2 "Once God's Son is seen as guilty, illness becomes inevitable."
P3E2 "And all who ask for illness have now condemned themselves to seek for remedies that cannot help, because their faith is in the illness and not in salvation."
P3E2 "Illness can be but guilt's shadow, grotesque and ugly since it mimics deformity."
P3E5 "At best, and the word is perhaps questionable here, the "healers" of the world may recognize the mind as the source of illness."
P3E5 "Yet must their cures remain temporary, or another illness rise instead, for death has not been overcome until the meaning of love is understood."
P3E6 "Illness of any kind may be defined as the result of a view of the self as weak, vulnerable, evil and endangered, and thus in need of constant defense."
P3E7 "Illness is therefore a mistake and needs correction."
P3E7 "If illness is real it cannot be overlooked in truth, for to overlook reality is insanity."
S3C7 "False healing rests upon the body's cure, leaving the cause of illness still unchanged, ready to strike again until it brings a cruel death in seeming victory."
Quotes on "Ills"
T2C9 "All material means which man accepts as remedies for bodily ills are simply restatements of magic principles."
W41L2 "The separated ones have invented many "cures" for what they believe to be the "ills of the world.""
W140L10 "We will be still and listen for the Voice of healing which will cure all ills as one, restoring saneness to the Son of God."
M14A4 "No-one who has escaped the world and all its ills looks back on it with condemnation."
P3E4 "At worst, they 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."
Quotes on "Disease"
T18B10 "Or would you not prefer to HEAL what has been broken, and join in making whole what has been ravaged by separation and disease?"
T28H4 "It is NOT used to witness to the dream of separation and disease."
W55L1 "What I see now are but signs of disease, disaster and death."
U2A5 "WRONG-MINDEDNESS listens to the ego and makes illusions; perceiving sin and justifying anger, and seeing guilt, disease and death as real."
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