“Why wouldn’t you get the vaccine if you have the opportunity to do so?” I’ve been asked more than once.
The reasons are many.
I’ve learned from experience, and my study of Christian Science, that health is spiritual. It’s a state of Mind that we take with us wherever we go. It’s not a state of matter that fluctuates, wanes and wavers, according to physical factors, but a state of divine Mind that is fixed into our being as a child of God. When understood and accepted as reality, it is immunity to disease, and protection from viruses.
I’ve also learned that disease is not transmitted through material germs, but through mental germs. The mental germs may be accompanied by physical germs, but germs of fear that move disease around in society from one mortal to another, are the primary threat that need to be addressed. This explains why some can take extensive physical efforts to protect themselves from disease, but still get it. Fear is the culprit.
I honor other people’s rights and desires to get the vaccine, because that’s all they know and see for their protection. But there is another way, and a more effective way of protecting oneself, if one is willing to see the spiritual possibility. Spiritual mindedness is the surest defense against being victimized by fear of any kind, and thus finding the ultimate protection from disease.
If I make a conscious choice to get the vaccine because I’m afraid of a virus, then I’m likely to carry that fear of a virus forward with me. The effect of the vaccine is temporary. I still need to heal that fear for real protection, not just from a single virus, but from any virus or disease. This is what I choose to do now.
I understand that pharmaceutical companies are gearing up to supply shots to billions of people around the world for years to come. The first and second shots are only the beginning. There will be a need for booster shots, new shots, adjusted shots, and so on, as the virus mutates and changes form. Rather than getting caught into an endless cycle of forever needing more shots, I prefer to demonstrate real health today, and live shot-free.
The best health is spiritual health. And it’s a sure protection from physical disease.
There may be a time when I have no choice but to get a shot to travel overseas, or participate in some ventures. However, that is a different choice. That’s a choice about obeying the law. Not a choice made out of fear of a virus. It’s not a choice I have to make right now, so I pray that governments and humanity are receptive to seeing and honoring the protection that come from spiritual mindedness and be willing to accommodate those who are successfully demonstrating it.
The threat of a virus cannot be ignored. It needs to be addressed and countered. Spiritual mindedness is a sure defense, and an exceptionally clean choice as well.