An interesting concept regarding the measurement of health and disease came to my attention recently.
I’ve read in a number of places that cold cannot be measured. There is no such thing as cold. What we call cold is less heat, for in actual fact we measure heat, not cold. The less heat in the air the colder it feels. Cold as an entity does not exist any more than darkness, for cold is the absence of heat, not the presence of something else.
Christian Science explains that disease is not real. Just as darkness is the absence of light, illness is the supposed absence of health.
Yet, how often do people try to measure and find disease as if it’s a reality? They ask questions like, “How ill am I? What disease do I have? How bad is it?”
The healthier spiritual approach to curing illness is to turn away from the evil sensation producing the sickness to the presence of health. Health is the cure.
From a spiritual point of view, disease cannot be measured for there is none to quantify. Rather than asking, “How sick am I?” We should be responding with, “How healthy did God make me?”
What appears to be disease is a state of mortal belief crying out to see more health.
When you stand in a cold room, you think about turning up the temperature,–getting more heat into the atmosphere.
The same rule applies to curing disease. To get rid of disease, it doesn’t help to study disease and treat it as if it were a reality. It’s more productive to study health and fill consciousness with the spiritual truth that displaces the sense of disease.
As Mary Baker Eddy, a phenomenally successful Christian healer wrote,
“A physical diagnosis of disease — since mortal mind must be the cause of disease — tends to induce disease.”
As light dispels darkness, health dispels disease. Health is our spirituality manifest, qualities of Truth and Love that God freely imparts through us.
As we pray for the Mind of God to be our Mind, and let Truth and Love take over our perspective, fears, anxieties, and false beliefs that lead one to believe disease is real, disappear. And the disease vanishes too.
Disease can’t be measured anymore than darkness can be quantified. It’s an unreality. Health is the reality, and we all have been spiritually endowed with it to the fullest. It’s our divine birthright!