I RESPECT THE HEALTH IN MY BODY
My health is not self-created, for God is the health of man. This health is worthy of my respect. Only that which I respect do I value and handle with care. My body is a spiritual vehicle through which God’s Life flows. God’s unlimited health maintains it in strength, vitality and ease of action. My thought definitely affects my health, and my spiritual responsibility demands that I stay positive and creative. As all illness and fatigue originate in my mind, I now eliminate their causes. Every spiritual thought of mine helps the body to remain sound and whole. Such thoughts I have with ease.
No more fear and no more worry for me. I know their destructive actions, and I refuse to adulterate God’s Health in my body with such errors. I must not impede the health and vitality which God has planned for me. No hate is worth the toll it takes in my tissues. No anger is worth the destruction it causes in my body. What God made I use with all the wisdom I have and can claim. As I respect my body and declare that God abides within it, I feel an upsurge of life. Strength and power become my tools to use for right activities. All fatigue disappears and I do easily whatever needs my attention. God responds to me with all possibility, because I have rightly used His Life within me.
The Divine Pattern of my health is now accepted by me. This includes a rich sense of well-being all the days of my life. I expect my body to react with ease, as my thinking acts with wisdom. Letting go of all beliefs in sickness, I never again experience disease. Even the slightest cold will be no more, for I now see God as my health. I respect the Divine enough that I dedicate my thinking to positives. I rejoice in my healthy body, because it indicates my healthy thinking. Today I am alive with health, vitality and the power of accomplishment. I eat with wisdom, rest with wisdom. I think only those thoughts which maintain me in health. I am alive now with the permanent and perfect Health of the Spirit.
Taken from “Richer Living” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker