When you’re mentally practicing for spiritual healing or resolution, it’s really good to be persistent, systematic and ambitious about it. But it’s also possible to focus too much on the physical outcome you desire & get frustrated if it’s not immediate.
It helps me to remember that divine Spirit– not me, not my mind, & certainly not my body– is the source, the “engine” or ultimate cause, of the healing I’m working for. Spirit is already totally aware of my (and your) total functionality, harmony, peace, sufficiency, love and well-being. This awareness, now– by Spirit– is the source of your healing outcome.
Our role in healing is to relate to Spirit’s love, embrace His joy and gratitude, get to know and feel His harmony. Sometimes fulfilling this role takes time, and involves looking at ourselves and removing emotional, previously subconscious obstacles. Too much focus on an outcome we-want-but-don’t-yet-have tends to pull us in the opposite direction and tends to make the problem seem even more imposing and to get us frustrated with ourselves.
In her book, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, Mary Baker Eddy suggests a spiritual practice for times when our minds are too focused on the physical outcome we’re working for. She writes,
“…reverse this action. Look away from the body into Truth and Love, the Principle of all happiness, harmony, and immortality. Hold thought steadfastly to the enduring, the good, and the true, and you will bring these into your experience proportionably to their occupancy of your thoughts.” (click here to read this passage in the book)
If you find yourself struggling, I’m ready to help…