Reading & Healing Meditation by Rev. Christine Emmerling 10/4/20 (text)
Opening Reading & Meditation Healing
Rev. Christine Emmerling 10/4/2020
Today I’m sharing excerpts with you from The Art of Healing by Joel Goldsmith; a recognized mystic from the twentieth century. The following is from the chapter on the body.
Do not be too startled when I say to you that there is only one body: There is not a material body and a spiritual body. There is only one. Here, as in every aspect of life, the principle of oneness applies.
True, we entertain a material concept of body, and it is that concept of body which gets all twisted up and involves us in all manner of ills, but the body has not power to cause trouble; the body has no power to be good or bad, sick or well: It is our concept which appears as a sick or well body.
When your concept is a material sense of body, you open yourself to all the sins and diseases to which the body may be subject. The moment, however, that you drop that concept and realize that there are not two or three or four kinds of bodies, but that there is only one body, and that body is the temple of the living God, God-governed, God-maintained, and subject only to the laws of God, you bring this very body under God’s grace. If you believe that your body is material, you are limiting yourself; but if you feel, “well, as I see it, I certainly have a material sense of it,” I can understand that and agree with you because everybody to some degree entertains a material sense of body.
When you can arrive at an understanding that even though you are entertaining a material sense of body you are not a material body, gradually the material sense of body will dissolve in the realization that there is no power in effect, no power in the body, no power in the organs and functions of the body, no power in germs, no power in food. “All power is given unto me.”
It is you who govern your body through the realization of your true identity, and that realization becomes the health of all those who turn to you.
Let us now move into meditation. I invite everyone to get comfortable. Bring our attention on our breath. Taking in some good deep breaths acknowledging every breath as the life and breath of God.
God is Omnipresent infinite being, there is only one infinite being. God is an all inclusive good; an all inclusive love, an all inclusive power. God as infinite includes an all inclusive law and is the only law. There is only God-law, spiritual law – perfect, complete, harmonious, all-enforcing, and self-enforcing. God alone is law.
God is the only life, the life of individual you and me. In God’s spiritual kingdom there is only perfect health. I live in the Kingdom of God. My whole being is living in the Kingdom of God today and always.
This body is a spiritual body living in the Kingdom of God; I am whole, perfect and vitally alive. (Repeat)
The spiritual kingdom of God is both visible and invisible, the un-manifest and manifested as perfect Divine Spiritual Substance. Every living creature is God manifesting itself as Spiritual Substance. Each so unique, beautiful, and serving in its own way; from the tiniest ants, to giant elephants, flittering humming birds, to playfully jumping dolphins, our colorful gardens and majestic trees. Our mother earth so beautiful and nurtures all life. To our vast universe, and countless stars and worlds. To the invisible energy light patterns creating new life and worlds. To every atom and cell as the building blocks of every visible spiritual body of God. This I Am!... (silence)
Thank you God for these moments in communion, in oneness, in the holiness of God. Amen!
I invite you to bring your attention back to your breath, to your breathing. Bring your attention back to your body; wiggle your fingers and toes, and stretch a little. Bring our focus to be fully present in the hear and now.