In my country, the news media is widely advertising fears about people catching the flu this winter season, so it’s a good time to build up one’s spiritual defenses against such suggestions.
There is no divine law that says one needs to get the flu. But we can’t be naïve about popular belief on the subject. Community fears and medical warnings need to be spiritually negated so that they don’t carry their harm into our experience. It’s possible to stay healthy no matter what others think around you to the contrary.
On the topic of contagion, Mary Baker Eddy wrote, “We weep because others weep, we yawn because they yawn, and we have smallpox because others have it; but mortal mind, not matter, contains and carries the infection. When this mental contagion is understood, we shall be more careful of our mental conditions, and we shall avoid loquacious tattling about disease, as we would avoid advocating crime. Neither sympathy nor society should ever tempt us to cherish error in any form, and certainly we should not be error’s advocate” (Science and Health, p. 153).
Protect yourself from catching the flu by knowing your spiritual immunity to it.
God’s man is not a mortal susceptible to illness from a virus or bacteria. God’s man is spiritual, always healthy, and always safe, living in an atmosphere of Spirit where there is no dangerous contagion.
Understanding yourself to be a spiritual child of God living your spiritual life now, and possessing health that is fixed in Spirit, creates immunity to the flu.
If a suggestion of illness doesn’t get into your thought, it can’t get into the body. Your spirituality is your immunity.