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Lesson 356 Sickness Is But Another Name For Sin. Healing Is But Another Name For God. The Miracle Is Thus A Call To Him.

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II.  SECTION 14. What am I?

Lesson 356 Sickness is but another name for sin.  Healing is but another name for God.  The miracle is thus a call for Him.

  1. Father, You promised You would never fail to answer any call Your Son might make to You.  It does not matter where he is, what seems to be his problem, nor what he believes he has become.  He is Your Son, and You will answer him.  The miracle reflects Your Love, and thus it answers him.  Your Name replaces every thought of sin, and who is sinless cannot suffer pain.  Your Name gives answer to Your Son, because to call Your Name is but to call his own.[1]
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We call upon our Father who promises to never fail us – to take every call, to leave us not in despair, suffering and alone.  This year as we studied the Course together, we learned that God loves us and is not complete without us, just as we are never complete without Him.   We are Sons of God – Christ is being formed in us as we make our return to God.  We are delivered of the ego, and the name of God, the Sonship of God replaces every thought of sin, guilt, and shame. 

Jesus tells us that we who are sinless cannot suffer pain; that pain is suffered only when we believe in sin, condemnation, partiality, and judgment.  Separated from God we are at the mercy of the cruel ego which seeks to hold us accountable for every mistake. When we remember God, we remember who we really are.  When we identify with our Sonship, we recognize that we are spirit, everlasting and invulnerable, we are free of the limitations and suffering of the ego and flesh. 

In our prayer, we remind ourselves that healing is not a miracle; healing is an attribute of our Father.  We are healed as we draw close to God; we are changed as we call upon Him.  We experience God through the holy encounter, through accepting the atonement, finding our Identity in Christ. This is the miracle.  Healing and sinlessness are the natural outcomes of our return to God.  Let us call upon Him!


[1] A Course in Miracles, Workbook for Students, Lesson 356 Sickness is but another name…Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, p. 482.

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Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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