I had an acquaintance contact me through Facebook the other week because she believed I could help her find a healer who could heal her of a physical illness that she was experiencing. I asked her how involved she wished to be in her own healing. When she asked what I meant by that, I explained to her how affirmative prayer works and how it worked more effectively if she was willing to participate in her own wholeness, wellness and health. Eventually the conversation circled back, with her expressing that she didn't want to have to do anything, that she wanted a faith healer to do it for her and to her. Exasperated (yes, I know its hard to believe I got exasperated, but I did), I reminded her how Jesus worked with the people who came to him for healing.
"Consider how Jesus healed the people in the Bible. It was their faith in him that did the work, the blind man, the lame, the leper, the woman with incessant bleeding, all of them. He routinely said some variation of 'your faith has healed you' and he sometimes gave them a task, to have them participate in their own wholeness. Even with Lazarus, his sisters' faith was what raised him from the dead. You get to decide where to put your faith. If it's in a faith healer, and that works for you, fabulous" (You can tell I was exasperated).
After I asked her if she was willing to work with an affirmation declaring her wholeness, she reaffirmed her desire to have someone else do the work for her. She asked if I would do it for her. I replied that I would not, that I would say an affirmative prayer for and about her health, wholeness and wellbeing, and, as she had originally requested, pointed her in the direction of several different healers who worked with different modalities. I figured that was the end of the conversation.
On p. 128 of the Science of Mind, Holmes reminds us that, "we may change the trend of causation which has been set in motion at any time we decide to do so. Everything comes from Intelligence. There is nothing but Unity; there is nothing but freedom; there is nothing but completeness; there is nothing but Totality. Begin at the beginning and reason this out, time after time, until all doubt disappears. It is necessary that each one do this for himself. Such is the power of right thinking that it cancels and erases everything unlike itself. It answers every question, solves all problems, is the solution to all difficulty...."
Two days later, she messages me back, saying she had contacted some of those healers but none had responded and that she was feeling better. She asked if I was doing distance-healing work on her. "No", I replied, "not in the way you mean". And I asked her, again, if she was willing to allow wholeness and health to be her new reality. The next day I received another message of a similar sort, which included a statement about her willingness to accept health and healing in her own language.
It's going to be fun to watch her embody her own wellness, wholeness and health.