Unity is a Healing Ministry, a Nursery of the Heart. Myrtle Fillmore our co-founder would affirm and tell others that she and they were “every whit whole.”
Where does this idea of healing and wholeness come from?
In Unity the Bible is our primary Text. If we look at John 5:14 we find the story of a man who was laying for many years at the pool of Bethesda which had five porticoes. When Jesus saw him, he knew he had been there for many years and he asked him. “Do you want to be made well?”
And so we ask ourselves this question. Do I want to be made well?
Rather than just saying yes, the man rationalized “Sir, I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up and while I am making my way, someone else steps down ahead of me.
Perhaps when we woke up this morning, we were feeling a little disjointed? Perhaps stiffness or an ache from yesterday’s yard work is revealing itself. Perhaps we are feeling out of sorts because, we think, it is the virus and the state of the world. Well, listen up.
Jesus said to him, “Stand up, take your mat and walk.” At once the man was made well. Then Jesus said to him, “You’ve been made whole, sin no more.”
Do you want to Be made Whole?
(In our neighborhood is a man who swims each day. His son accompanies him and helps him into the pool. When he is finished swimming using only his arms to pull him through the water, he helps him out and back to his motorized scooter which is hooked up to a vent. The man and son sit and watch the activities around them before his son walks and he drives his scooter back home)
In the system of Christian Healing, Wholeness and health are joined. Wholeness is the expressing of the Christ idea. Which metaphysically means to (See and know our wholeness, worthiness) in thought word and action.
Consider the five porticoes as our five senses. Imagine like Myrtle we say to each of our senses Thank you. Thank you for allowing me to taste delicious foods; I so appreciate feeling the soft face of my loved ones; thank you for the fragrances of flowers or the fragrances of cooking wafting through the air; thank you for the beauty of life that surrounds me and thank you for the cacophony of sounds that come from our natural world, the birds, the ocean waves crashing against the shoreline.
Let us move into our sixth sense, that space where we feel centered and still and speak these words.
“I am every whit whole.” Thank you.
To know that we are every whit whole is to accept ourselves as we are. To know our Presence contributes to the world. To Be every whit whole is to realize that joy and satisfaction are experienced when we pick up our mat and step into the pool of Life.
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