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The Cure for All Sickness

The happy dreams the Holy Spirit brings are different from the dreaming of the world, where one can merely dream he is awake. The dreams forgiveness lets the mind perceive do not induce another form of sleep, so that the dreamer dreams another dream. His happy dreams are heralds of the dawn of truth upon the mind. They lead from sleep to gentle waking, so that dreams are gone. And thus they cure for all eternity.

Atonement heals with certainty, and cures all sickness. For the mind which understands that sickness can be nothing but a dream is not deceived by forms the dream may take. Sickness where guilt is absent cannot come, for [sickness] is but another form of guilt. Atonement does not heal the sick, for that is not a cure. It takes away the guilt that makes the sickness possible. And that is cure indeed. For sickness now is gone, with nothing left to which it can return.

Peace be to you who have been cured in God, and not in idle dreams. (A Course in Miracles Workbook Lesson 140, W-pI.140.3:1-5:1. See also ACIM Lesson 140 Insights.)

Guilt is the underlying sickness beneath all appearances of sickness in the world. The world is the outward picture of the ego’s belief in guilt. It appears in myriad forms, ranging from body ailments and death to disappointment when circumstances to do not meet what we would like.

The ego made the outer world in an attempt to escape the pain of its guilt by projecting it. But it doesn’t work because thoughts do not leave their source. What is projected is retained in the mind that projected it. Projection is only an attempt to hide the guilt that remains in the mind by making the guilt unconscious.

In short, when we let the Holy Spirit help us undo the mistaken belief in separation and guilt, we free ourselves to remember the truth that we remain Love as Love created us. And nothing else. This is the mind healing that is the ultimate cure for all forms of sickness. It returns our mind to the truth that we remain one with All That is, for we realize that nothing else really exists.

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