"Our desires are
only there to let the Presence guide us into expressing and living the
Presence in a more dynamic way to let our potential be experienced and
revealed." - Dr. Tom Johnson, Action Does It
Recently I read a news article regarding the changes in the Christian
Science organization in the past 10-15 years. According to the
article Christian Science membership has diminished greatly although the
organization remains financially stable. Now, I do not teach
Christian Science, but ... I have the greatest respect for Christian
Science practitioners and those who study and practice the principles
taught in Christian Science. However, my argument, if you would
call it that, with Christian Science is that I do not believe a
practitioner ever has the right to tell a client either to consult or
not to consult medical practitioners. My practice is to always
respect the liberty and volition of the client.
The article also cites a critic of
Christian Science who has written a book in which she states that
Christian Science has really become unnecessary as the medical
profession and pharmaceutical companies have developed new medical
techniques and drug therapies to heal people of their physical ailments
and therefore spiritual healing is no longer needed. Now, this is
an amazing statement when we find that there are more people in modern
America in hospitals and taking prescription drugs then ever before.
I agree that modern medicine has made great
strides in curing the ailments of the physical body ... but it certainly
has not involved itself to any great degree in healing the
"spirit" of its patients. Most of us know people who
have used medico for healing of various physical diseases. And
many of these people have been cured ... but the process in many cases,
has been gruesome to say the least. And most of us are aware from
the television commercials advertising prescription drugs that the list
of side-effects can fill almost half of the commercial. What
is the benefit of a drug treatment that brings its own set of ailments
with it? Medicine is valid ... but it is only a cure ... no one is
ever healed through medico alone. Healing requires a change in
consciousness and a change in consciousness is a choice that comes from
within the individual ... and as of yet ... there is no drug that can
Why have so many people been lulled into a
resignation of accepting medical diagnoses? I believe that in
great part the reason is that we have not learned to use our mind with
confidence. The Master Mind Jesus stated, "it is done unto
you as you believe" ... and only in our mind can we believe
anything. But ... it takes great courage to believe that our
"mind can heal" us ... and I believe that courage is more
important than even faith ... for many people who have yet to develop
faith have had the courage to use their mind to heal themselves.
Faith came after the healing was demonstrated.
There will be those who will write to me and
tell me that no one heals themselves, only God heals ... but God cannot
heal anyone unless we make the choice to be healed. Does God only
heal through spiritual or mental methods? ... no, I don't believe so.
I believe that God heals through all things and perhaps we will heal
while using medico along with our spiritual study and practice ... but
the healing is from God ... through our choice or decision to be healed.
However, when a "dependency" is created in our thinking or
beliefs, on medico ... a cure is about the best we can hope for.
And perhaps we will find a cure for the stomach problem with medico ...
and then find ourselves with another ailment or symptom to deal with
later on. Why? ... because the consciousness has not changed ...
and once again, I will reiterate, consciousness can only be changed
Throughout history it has been proven that the
"mind" is powerful. Few of us have experienced the
greatness of our mind. And the reason we have not is because we do
not make a greater demand upon it ... too often we think so small in
comparison to the potential available through our minds. From Dr.
Tom Johnson's book, "Action Does It" - "There is That
within you, the Presence and Power of God, that knows what it is as you.
That idea going into subconscious mind reveals the qualities of being
that It is as you because Mind must respond. You can make your
demand upon Mind to reveal to you what God is in a greater way. My
concept of God is my concept; it is not yours. God is
individualized within you. Make your claim upon Mind for what you
need to know, as you need to know it. As you really listen to your
desires, you shall find your answers."
Spiritual study is
not so much about healing, as it is about developing the consciousness
to eliminate discord or the opportunity for discord in our lives.
As we wake up our mind to a greater decision for our life ... and Mind
will respond to us ... It has responded to me so very many times and to
so many others ... and if It responds to one ... It responds to all ...
all we need do is wake up our minds to the possibilities of a powerful
So It Is!