We are not punished for our sins but by our sins. Healing results from transforming our relationship with our sin or illness with love instead of judgment and punishment. When a child presents a cut finger to her mother, the mother doesn’t say, “bad cut.” Instead she kisses the finger and shows it love, activating the healing process.
Disease is love turned into fear. We know that life is a process and always on its way to a greater good. And so it is with us when things aren’t what we’d like them to be. “During the time of the darkest of night, act as if the morning has already come.” Hope is born of participation in hopeful solutions. The difference between those people who are living to their potential and those who are not, is not the amount of potential but rather the amount of permission they give themselves to live in the present. An adolescent dreams of what will be. An adult takes joy in today.
A final prayer…
I give this day to you. In your hands, I place all my questions. On your shoulders, I place all my burdens. I pray for my brothers and sisters and myself. May we return to love. May our minds be healed. May we all be blessed. May we find our way home – from pain to peace, from fear to love, and from hell to heaven.
CITE: Williamson, M. (1996). A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of A Course in Miracles. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.