Dr. Jeffrey Seibert and Dr. Rosemarie LoSasso
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: 05/2016