Reading & Meditation (Whole) Rev. Christine Emmerling 8/6/2023
Reading & Meditation Healing Rev. Christine Emmerling 8/6/2023
Today I’m sharing excerpts 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.
We shall now move into a meditation on Healing. Let us turn inward to our holy temple. Now bringing our attention to our breath breathing in deeply and exhale slowly as we focus our attention to our heart. We still our thoughts as we listen and take these words in.
The Kingdom of God is Infinite Spirit everywhere eternally present. Therefore, I live in an Infinite Kingdom of Spirit. My whole being is spirit living eternally in a spiritual Kingdom.
Spirit is the very life energy living through me. (Repeat)
Everyone and everything are living expressions in this spiritual Kingdom of God. Every living creature is God expressing itself as Spiritual Substance. Each so unique, beautiful, and serving in its own way; from the tiniest ants to giant elephants, flittering hummingbirds, 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)
Let us take a moment to let the joy of gratitude fill our hearts. Thank you, Divine Presence, for these moments of Oneness. So it is, Amen.
I invite you to bring your attention back to your breath, to your breathing.