A Sure Remedy

Hello Unity Friends and Family,
“A Sure Remedy”

On Sunday, I read this piece by James Dillet Freedman (Author of the Prayer For Protection).  It is called “A Sure Remedy.”  It has a daily practice that promises to cure our every ill.  I invite all of us to read and reread and then practice the “remedy.”  I am aware that the wording of some parts may make some of you want to turn away from this “SURE REMEDY”.  If you need to, change a word here and there in your daily healing time.  However, do not change so many words that you would make the treatment ineffective.
Here is a mental treatment that is guaranteed to cure every ill that flesh is heir to:

Sit for a half hour every night and mentally forgive everyone against whom you have any ill will or antipathy.  If you fear or if you are prejudiced against even an animal, mentally ask forgiveness of it and send it thoughts of love.  If you have accused anyone of injustice, if you have discussed anyone unkindly, if you have criticized or gossiped about anyone, withdraw your words by asking him/her, in the silence to forgive you.  If you have had a falling out with friends or relatives, if you are at law or engaged in contention with anyone, do everything in your power to end the separation.  See all things and all persons as they really are -- pure Spirit -- and send them your strongest thoughts of love.  Do not go to bed any night feeling that you have an enemy in the world.
Be careful not to think a thought or say a word that will offend.  Be patient, loving, and kind under all circumstances.  You can do this if you are faithful to the silent hour, because there you will be helped to overcome the selfishness of the carnal sense.  

There is an immutable law lying back of this healing method.  God is love, and love is manifest as life.  God is thus manifest in and through all Its creations.  If we do aught cut off the love of any person, we are cutting off the love of God; hence, we are cutting off the life that flows through all.  When we, by withdrawal from our fellows, in any way cut the cords of love that bind us together as men and women, we at the same time, sever the arteries and veins through which the universal life flows.  We then find ourselves mere bundles of strained nerves, trembling and shaking with fear and weakness, and finally dying for the lack of God’s love.  But omnipresent Spirit ever seeks to flow into us in every faculty.  We must, however, by our words and acts acknowledge this all-powerful Presence as the moving factor in our life, because each of us has inherent free will, which welcomes or rejects all, even God not being excepted.

Self-condemnation is also a great error, leading to dire results.  If you have accused yourself of ignorance, foolishness, fear, sickness, anxiety, poverty, anger, jealousy, stinginess, ambition, weakness, or if you are melancholy and indulge in the “blues”, ask forgiveness for each from the God of your understanding in whose image and likeness you spiritually have perfect life.  Say often to this omnipresence:

“I do now sacrifice these human limitations unto Thee, O Mother/Father God!  I am obedient unto the law of my being and I know that in Thee I am brave, true, energetic, wise, pure, perfect, strong, rich, and courageous.  Thou art my almighty resource, and I do trust in Thee utterly.”

Again, I remind all that we may change a word or two of this “SURE REMEDY” in order to make the treatment more accessible to our minds, but please don’t change so many that you would make it ineffective by being too intellectual.  Let this wonderful treatment do its job as you do yours.

 I’m so glad we are healing together.

Rev. Shawn