Protection of the Body or Salvation of the World?
I am confused about care for the body, healthy living, and health insurance, etc. If I place my trust in God, can I ignore my physical body and trust it will be taken care of? Thank you in advance for any direction you can give me.
Dear Beloved One,
Thank you for writing and for your desire for healing which is a deep call to question and release all false ego “laws” and “beliefs” such as the “laws” of economics, health insurance, exercise, nutrition, etc.
God creates Spirit and therefore does not protect the body, for what God creates is invulnerable.
In this world, when the mind becomes aligned with the Holy Spirit, the body needs no concern or special care. Yet this “protection of mind” requires careful mind watching. Attentiveness, mind-watching, and surrender, are all important as the only truly helpful “health insurance.”
True health begins and ends in the mind. God’s promise is that of creating the Spirit Eternal. Nothing can change Eternal Love, and thus God’s promise can never BE broken.
All Glory to God!
In the Course there is a lesson that says, “Spirit am I, holy Son of God. Free of all limits, safe and healed and whole. Free to forgive and free to save the world.” What is meant by free to save the world?
Thank you for writing and sharing your question. The mind which believed it could separate from God is in “need” of salvation from illusions. There is no world apart from the sleeping mind that dreamed it, and as that mind accepts the Atonement the world is forgiven or saved. Only the sleeping mind need be saved and it is saved only through peace.
Complete forgiveness is accepting the correction to the one error—the belief that separation from God was possible—acceptance of the correction brings Awakening from the dream of separation to the reality of Eternal Spirit.
“Free to save the world” implies a decision that ends error. This is the aim, or goal, of A Course in Miracles and all spirituality. Salvation thus takes the form of a decision, yet this decision requires transcending the ego belief system entirely.
Such is Enlightenment. Such is Awakening in Christ.
Many Blessings of Love,