If you want to keep disease out of the body, keep it out of thought!
Mary Baker Eddy, the Discoverer of Christian Science, learned some critical rules for spiritual healing, and one of those rules included the fact that the human mind governs the human body and forms and shapes it according to the ideals and fears it holds.
Eddy wrote, “You embrace your body in your thought, and you should delineate upon it thoughts of health, not of sickness” Science and Health, p. 208. So it is incumbent on anyone wanting to preserve good health, to WATCH what they think and to accept as true for themselves and for their neighbor only what they wish to manifest.
And for those times when fear of disease knocks on the door of thought and we start to fear, we can do something. We don’t have to let the intruders in. We can keep them out!
Eddy wrote further, “You should banish all thoughts of disease and sin and of other beliefs included in matter” Science and Health, p. 208.
Banish those disease beliefs! Don’t let them in. Don’t entertain them. Don’t believe you owe them one iota of your attention, faith or trust.
Banish is a strong action. It’s not passive. It’s not lackadaisical. It is not wimpy, unsure, or hesitant. It doesn’t wait around to see what happens. It is an immediate action that asserts an unequivocal stand and expects a clear result.
To banish disease from consciousness is to exercise dominion and authority over evil. It is Truth over error, Love over hate, Life over death.
To banish disease from one’s mental premises is to allow no trace of it behind. When successful, there is not one little inkling left anywhere. Its suggestion is gone. It’s erased, entirely. It’s not thought about anymore, feared, or even considered. It’s permanently wiped out. It has no existence to that thought. Love is all!
So, don’t cave to feeling you’re helpless in the face of disease. You are not. Truth is your helper. Truth gives you power over disease beliefs. Exercise that power with courage and confidence. Banish the unwanted foreigner and live free!