The body, once its purpose is given wholly to Spirit (to Love without opposite) becomes a sign of life and a breath of immortality. The healed mind heals the body to reflect via real life DEMONSTRATION that everyone is perfectly innocent and there is nothing left to fear because all seeming “attack” has been forgiven and is therefore reversed. Here are a few LITERAL quotes about the body’s healing as a result of accepting the Atonement:
“The offer of Atonement is universal. It is equally applicable to all individuals in all circumstances. And in it is the power to heal all individuals of all forms of sickness. Not to believe this is to be unfair to God, and thus unfaithful to Him.” (Nouk’s commentary: Notice Jesus states here that the miracle has the power to heal ALL FORMS of sickness?) – A Course in Miracles, M-22.6:1-4
“The body can be healed as an effect of true forgiveness.” S-3.I.3:1
“The body’s healing will occur because its cause has gone. And now without a cause, it cannot come again in different form.” S-3.III.6:3-4
“There is no surer proof idolatry is what you wish than a belief there are some forms of sickness and of joylessness forgiveness cannot heal. This means that you prefer to keep some idols, and are not prepared, as yet, to let all idols go. And thus you think that some appearances are real and not appearances at all.” “It must be true the miracle can heal all forms of sickness, or it cannot heal. Its purpose cannot be to judge which forms are real, and which appearances are true. If one appearance must remain apart from healing, one illusion must be part of truth. And you could not escape all guilt, but only some of it.” (Nouk’s commentary: Jesus is firm here! He clearly states that it must be true that the miracle can heal all FORMS of sickness. FORMS. And if one APPEARANCE (form of sickness) must remain apart from healing – then one illusion must part of truth. T-30.VI.6:1-4,7:1-4
“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. When sickness has been seen to disappear in spite of all the laws that hold it cannot but be real, then questions have been answered. And the laws can be no longer cherished nor obeyed.” W-137.7.
“Sickness is insanity because all sickness is mental illness, and in it there are no degrees.” P-2.IV.8:3-4 “A major step in the Atonement plan is to undo error at all levels.” T-2.IV.2:1 (Nouk’s commentary: this is why Jesus healed the sick and raised the dead, urging us to do the same through accepting the miracle. The miracle can undo sickness at ALL levels because cause (guilt) and effect (sickness) are together and can never be separate. Heal the cause and the effect MUST follow. Otherwise there WOULD be a separation between cause and effect which is impossible in Truth. Because our ego will is as powerful as God’s Will here in the dream, if we don’t BELIEVE the miracle will transfer from healed mind to healed body – then we deny it and will not accept it.)
“With [this] as purpose is the body healed. It is not used to witness to the dream of separation and disease. Nor is it idly blamed for what it did not do. It serves to help the healing of God’s Son, and for this purpose it cannot be sick. It will not join a purpose not your own, and you have chosen that it not be sick. All miracles are based upon this choice, and given you the instant it is made. No forms of sickness are immune, because the choice cannot be made in terms of form. The choice of sickness seems to be of form, yet it is one, as is its opposite. And you are sick or well, accordingly.” T-28.VII.4.
“Now is the body healed, because the source of sickness has been opened to relief…” “Perhaps you do not realize that this removes the limits you had placed upon the body by the purposes you gave to it. As these are laid aside, the strength the body has will always be enough to serve all truly useful purposes. 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. You need do nothing now to make it well, for sickness has become impossible.” W-136.17:1,2
“Perhaps you do not realize that this removes the limits you had placed upon the body by the purposes you gave to it. As these are laid aside, the strength the body has will always be enough to serve all truly useful purposes. 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. You need do nothing now to make it well, for sickness has become impossible.” W-136.8.
NOTE: you can read more about how the miracle transfers to the body/world in this powerful excerpt: https://www.takemetotruth.org/archive/?p=985
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