“There is nothing to be healed; only something to be revealed.”
- Rev Michael Bernard Beckwith
Imagine that I have just offered you a secret potion that promises perfect health for life. Would you accept it?
According to my spiritual superhero Ernest Holmes, we are all stewards of such a potion. The problem is that most of us never open the bottle.
The secret of health can be summed up in the following words from Ernest’s book, “The Basic Ideas of a Science of Mind”:
“Mind responds to mind. It is done unto you as you believe. Therefore our bodily conditions are governed by our thought processes.”
Ernest was not the only spiritual teacher who claimed that the body is a servant of the mind. In his self-empowerment classic, “As A Man Thinketh”, author James Allen writes:
“The body is a delicate and plastic instrument, and responds readily to the thoughts by which it is impressed. Disease and health, like circumstances, are rooted in thought.”
In order to cultivate health in our bodies, we must first cultivate health in our minds. The first step of the process involves what I call affirmative thinking, or what Ernest Holmes called, affirmative prayer.
Affirmative prayers are thoughts we project out into the Universe that affirm our natural state of health and well-being. With affirmative prayer, we declare health in our bodies repeatedly until radiant health & vitality manifests into our life. Ernest Holmes suggests practicing affirmative prayers for health until they become a habit.
I realize that thinking thoughts of health can be extremely difficult when you are sick. If you find it difficult to dream up your own affirmative prayer for health, try some of the following prayers from the book, “The Science of Mind”. Repeat them at least twice a day for 30 days, and watch in amazement as health begins to reveal itself in your mind and body.
Come and Let Me Heal You
Come and I will heal you.
The inner power of Life within me is God,
And God has all power.
I will heal and help all who come to me.
I know that the realization of Life and Love within me heals all who come into Its presence.
I silently bless all who enter my atmosphere.
It is not I, but the Father Who dwelleth in me; He doeth the works
I heal all who come near me.
He is Mighty Within Me to Heal
God within me is mighty to heal.
He healeth me of all my diseases and removes all fear from me.
My God within is now healing me of all sickness and pain and is bringing comfort to my soul.
God is my life; I cannot be sick.
I hear the voice of Truth telling me to arise and walk, for I am healed.
I am healed.
There Is No Pain
There is no pain nor inflammation.
All fear is swept away in the realization of Truth.
I am free from every belief in pain.
The Spirit cannot pain, and I am Pure Spirit.
I am free from all pain.
No Harm Shall Befall You
No harm shall befall you, my friend, for a Divine Presence attends your way
and guards you into The All Good.
Loving kindness awaits you at every turn of Life’s road.
Guidance is yours along the pathway of experience,
And an Infallible Power protects you.
God, Himself, and no other is your Keeper.
I proclaim this for you.
My confidence in the All Good is complete.
My faith in the Power of Spirit is supreme.
I have no doubts nor uncertainties.
I know that my Good is at hand, and
I realize that no fear can hinder
That Good from making Its appearance in my life and affairs.
I know that my Life and Good are complete.
Evil cannot touch or hinder my work.
I rest in security, for
THE ONE MIND IS MY COMPLETE REFUGE AND STRENGTH.
I am serene and confident.