Dr. Jeffrey Seibert and Dr. Rosemarie LoSasso
In revisiting this topic, first presented in a two-day program one year ago, we review the metaphysical principles and key teachings involved and then further develop issues that came to light during the program and in comments and questions raised later by participants. What follows is the original class description.
A Course in Miracles teaches that the body “is a fence the Son of God imagines he has built,” within which “he thinks that he is safe from love” (W-pII.5.1:1,3). The body therefore was made to limit love and to be used as a scapegoat for guilt by the mind that believes it has sinfully separated from its Source (T-18.VIII.1:2; T-18.VI.6:1). As this mind dictates, the body “suffers and dies because it is attacked to hold the separation in the mind, and not let it know its Identity” (T-18.VI.3:4). Given the body’s origin and purpose, it seems appropriate to describe the body’s so-called life as one long chronic illness. Sickness, disease, and painful conditions are accepted as inevitable, with death a certainty.
The integration of the metaphysical principles involved is discussed, with emphasis on the contrast between wrong-minded and right-minded perception of the body and sickness as part of the larger process of accepting the Atonement for ourselves.
Original Workshop Date: 05/2017