“We believe in spiritual mind healing. It is part of our conviction and our practice. At the same time, we do not disbelieve in any form of healing, whether it be medicine, surgery, psychiatry, diet or exercise.
“Some people say to me that they think we should believe in only one. Every new discovery in medicine is just as much a revelation of God for a specific purpose as a new invention or a new interpretation of Life Itself.
“There is only the One operating in all these channels.”
– Excerpt from “Your Mind is Creative“ by Ernest Homes, reprinted from the January 1965 Science of Mind magazine
Healing is on my mind acutely due to a friend’s 19-year-old son, Kelton, having had a brain hemorrhage earlier this week, as I wrote about in yesterday’s blog, Practicing the Presence of God.
I’ve not been a fan of western medicine most of my life but I know that it has its place in health. That has been quite evident in the treatment of Kelton’s critical emergency. I’m grateful to report that as of this writing, the actions taken to get his situation manageable have worked. His body was in the condition to have the necessary surgery and he is back in his room; if all goes according to plan, the doctors will start bringing him out of his medically-induced coma tomorrow.
There is no doubt medicine has enabled Kelton to come this far after this tragedy. I would say all the prayers and spiritual mind treatments contributed too. Spirit is at work in everything and everyone. It cannot be any other way.
The main point is that there in only the One operating through all of life, through all of us, through everything. Period.