Every hypnotist knows that they cannot force anyone to do anything. They can only make suggestions about what that person should do. It’s up to the person to decide whether they are going to agree with the suggestion and allow it to become their experience.
This rule is important to understand when defending one’s health.
God created man healthy and keeps him that way–forever. Our identity is in Spirit, and it never gets sick—ever.
Disease is never a condition of man. It is a suggestion of mortal mind about man, but it is never man.
The human mind, so-called, has a choice to make when mortal mind suggests disease is real. It either agrees with the suggestion and allows it to become experience, or it rejects the suggestion and prevents it from having a bad effect.
When mortal mind throws a bad suggestion your way, you can reject it! You have God-given dominion to say “No,” to any false belief and prevent harm.
If the carnal mind voices, “You are going to get sick,” you don’t have to agree.
If error whispers in the background of thought, “You are helpless and might as well accept suffering,” you don’t have to consent.
If mortal memory declares, “You got sick last year and should expect to get sick this year,” you can reject that suggestion and prevent it from repeating itself.
Mortal mind may suggest, but it can never enforce. Mortal mind cannot make evil appear real to you when thought is clear that God is good, and God is All.
For good health, stay awake to the tactics of the mortal mind hypnotist. When it dangles its dazzling “gems” of suggestion in front of your mental eyes and wants to control your thought with error, turn away, and refuse to listen. You can stay spiritually clear on reality and prevent bad effects.
You don’t have to agree with bad suggestions. You can agree with Truth and stay healthy.
“We should become more familiar with good than with evil, and guard against false beliefs as watchfully as we bar our doors against the approach of thieves and murderers”
(Mary Baker Eddy, Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, p. 234).