What do I need to know today? If I needed to know anything, it is to trust the Power within me, the healer to carry me through and back to myself again. I am health. I wouldn’t want to forget that now. Of course, the question comes up, why did this happen? I’m not sure that is as important as the question, “What am I going to do from this moment forward?”
There is a person in my extended family who is dogmatically religious, and who believes that all that is happening in the world is in response to a world who has forgotten God, and that God is now reaching out in revenge with sickness, etc. I say that if this helps those of us who believe this way to heal, then I am not going to argue with you. It would be the same as someone asking me or themselves when they were ill “What were you thinking?” My God is not vengeful. My God is Love and everything is conspiring in my favor. I am not being punished. I am loved.
Many people think that we Religious Scientists blame our consciousness for our illnesses. This is not what I believe and I have never been taught that this; however, there is truth in pretty much everything. As Dr. Joe Dispenza says, “If our thoughts can make us sick, our thoughts can make us well.” Can our thoughts make us sick?
I am steeped in this teaching and dedicate myself to learning more and growing deeper in it. If I had to analyze myself and my current state, I would simply say, “I wore myself down.” It’s as simple as that. We do not create diseases in our bodies; we merely create the avenue of receptivity by breaking down our immune system. I have had a lot of opportunity over the last almost two years to do just that. This is not to condemn myself, but to take better care of myself.
The good news is that I believe in healing. I believe in perfect health. I believe in gratitude, and I am very, very grateful right now for an immune system that is strong and resilient. And what about everyone else that might not be as resilient or who have fallen seriously ill with this disease? My prayer is that we will love ourselves and love each other more deeply than ever before. My prayer is that we will forgive everything. My prayer is that we will believe in our healing. My prayer is we will turn fear to faith. My prayer is that we will join together to create a healing consciousness on our planet. My knowing is that even if we pass from this world, which many of my friends and acquaintances (for various reasons) have done over the past two years, that we are still very much alive, vibrant and healed.
You may say I’m a dreamer, but I have to believe this way. To do otherwise, is spiritual death. Life is, and we are Life. These dis-eases, as Ernest Holmes once wrote, are an opportunity for the soul to journey back to It-SELF. That is all they are here for. If we would heed the call, there are gems for us. I’m heeding this call.
Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren