Sickness and Healing

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A Course in Miracles, in The Manual for Teachers, says this:

“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….Who is the physician? Only the mind of the patient….What is the single requisite for this shift in perception?….the recognition that sickness is of the mind, and has nothing to do with the body.”

Those are pretty radical statements, don’t you think? But in them is the key to all healing, no matter the disease or disorder.

Finally, think about this statement from the Course:

“The patient could merely rise up without their aid (doctors, surgery, medication, etc.) and say, ‘I have no use for this.’ There is no form of sickness that would not be cured at once.” (Emphasis added.)


As Johnny said, those statements he and Berna chose from A Course in Miracles, are radical. But only to your human or ego mind.

In the realms of Spirit, those statements are simple truth.

Your Western world has made disease a major focus. And it has made healing far more complicated than it actually is.

In fact, nothing is simpler or easier than achieving a balanced, healthy physical body.

If your mind is the healer, the physician, then a simple choice to be healed will heal you of any disease. And it happens instantly. You ask and it is done.

But as spirit embodied physically, you live in the illusion of linear time. And so the healing can appear to take time.

But rest assured, the moment you ask, in that moment, you are permanently healed.

Copyright © 2021 by John Cali and Berna Copray
Edited by Berna Copray


In this video, A Course In Miracles teacher David Hoffmeister explains that healing is not symptom removal.

Please share your thoughts with us in the comments below.


14 Responses

  1. Jeannie

    I am what I think I am. To say I have no use for this is perfect. Thank you!
    Time is a capsule we need to break. We exist beyond time even though we are physical. You have given me a subject I will flow with. The result will come your way.

    love and hugs

    I would say more but my keyboard sticks

  2. Emma Marie Hanna

    To say that it’s a “simple” choice, is unrealistic to me, and feels like pressure. If I haven’t healed, even though I’ve ASKED, then either God is displeased with me, I messed up, or I didn’t have faith. This is what my parents, the church taught, even certain New Age individuals teach. You were frowned upon if you did not experience healing. There are those of us, who have had to do a great deal of inner work to get to where we are…and it was far from “simple.” We’ve been programmed, in various ways and it’s taken a great deal of deprogramming to help me heal, including a Dr. who specializes in treating PTSD. Do I believe we were created in a way that we are capable of healing our bodies, yes. Do I believe it’s simple…No. It takes courage to evolve.

    • John Cali

      Thank you for you thoughtful feedback.

      We’ll be addressing this issue again in an upcoming post.

  3. Rose Mary

    That’d be greatly appreciated. Thank you John 🙂

  4. Martha Magee

    Early on in my massage therapy training and all the many wonderful holistic healing modalities I became acquainted with over the decades, I learned that the body and mind are inseparable and that the body follows the mind. And that if we have unatteneded emotional pain it will eventually find it’s way into our muscles..Hence, ” the issues are in the tissues”. And if we ignore our feelings further still, they will go deeper..eventually becoming chronic pain, illness and in a last gasp effort to get our attemtion, life threatening dis-ease.
    There is an ancient Chinese saying that I love:
    I remember ABRAHAM saying, ” ” If you ignore something for long enough, DON’T WORRY, ..IT’LL GET BIGGER!! ”
    And don’t I know it!

    Of course our culture programs us to not feel. And much of our current work slave money driven 3D reality forces us to shut down our Light. Until we can bury it no longer and it comes out in any number of ways. Just our soul’s way of getting out attention by saying, ” HEY!!! OVER HERE, BUB!!! I NEED YOU!! PLEASE LOVE ME!!!”
    For some of us wounded healers, loving ourselves is the hardest thing we’ll ever have to do.

    Thanks John.

    Martha XO

  5. Rose Mary

    I don’t want to sound rude because that’s not my intention whatsoever, but many people or maybe all of them who suffer from any type of illness don’t want to be sick and ask for healing, so how come they don’t get it?
    That’s something I’ve always wondered about.

    • John Cali

      Thank you, Rose Mary, for your comments. We’ve addressed your issue before. Perhaps it’s time to do it again.

  6. Emma Marie Hanna

    4)Here I am at 63, and the IBS/colitis has slowed down, almost stopped, significantly in a way that I have never experienced previously, this is only over the last 1.5 months.

    That’s my take on this…saying it’s simple, can put unneeded and unnecessary pressure on an individual who is doing the best that they can. Like I said, I ASKED, repeatedly for healing, it did not come until I had a professional who’s been able to take me deeper into these dark places/spaces, to shed light
    AND to reprogram my mind…

  7. Linda

    What about nutrition, a clean environment, etc?

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