What have you been taught about cancer?
What do you believe, or think you know about it?
Can cancer be cured?
”“Cure” is a word that cannot be applied to any remedy the world accepts as beneficial. What the world perceives as therapeutic is but what will make the body “better.” When it tries to heal the mind, it sees no separation from the body, where it thinks the mind exists. Its forms of healing thus must substitute illusion for illusion. One belief in sickness takes another form, and so the patient now perceives himself as well.” (ACIM)
“He is not healed. He merely had a dream that he was sick, and in the dream he found a magic formula to make him well. Yet he has not awakened from the dream, and so his mind remains exactly where it was before. He has not seen the light that would awaken him and end the dream. What difference does the content of a dream make in reality? One either sleeps or wakens. There is nothing in between.” (ACIM)
Does something like a drug know how to “cure.” No, not really. But, we are taught to believe that there is something available now… or later. While both is believing in magic, it is believed that a cure is somewhere in a place called “the future” and all we have to do is eventually catch up to that place and find it. It’s just been awaiting our arrival to put it to use.
It takes “knowing” how, to perform an action. A pen does not know how to write a letter nor does a hammer know what to do with a nail. In Nature, a seed knows how to grow into a plant and eventually to produce more seeds. The seed is a quality of a continuum. All life is a quality of the same continuum.
Chemicals don’t know how to produce Life, but most scientists believe that chemicals have that capability, because as students, they have been taught that, by teachers that were taught that, by teachers that were also taught that…. Students have also been taught that chemicals can cure diseases. Chemicals and blends, and or manipulations of them, can only produce chemical reactions the result of which is a suppression of a series of behaviors in the body that are not OK. What is not OK is usually labeled a disease, if it is not first labeled a trauma. Believed or not, no where in the applications of using chemicals does an authentic restoration occur. One of the largest selling forms of chemotherapy in the world, is registered as a cancer causing chemical in California under a law called Proposition 65.
Nature did not create chemicals nor their definitions. Man did. Man also invented beliefs, concepts, opposites, labels, separation, and many other things including elements that do not exist in Nature. In no example, can Man restore what he has done to nature. He can make it look like he has or taken credit for his esteemed effort. Even out of Man’s sense of guilt is he not capable of undoing what he has done… and Nature usually has the last word about it.
Whether there is an imbalance in the body, a deficiency, or an introduction of unnaturalness in any form, the imbalance or influence can be the propagation of non-life affirming thoughts, beliefs or concepts and the repetition of them to which our internal dialogue contributes. What is held in the mind may eventually manifest, especially when it comes to the body. (See Placebo/Nocebo effect, page 68)
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