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Inner Peace: Healing clarity comes from knowing the truth

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We may experience the darkness of disease and despair, but darkness, in truth, is merely the absence of light


By Jim Hatton

Humans do not have spiritual power that can be invoked by humans, and it is not attained by trying to influence Source on our own behalf. It is not a power over sin, disease, or death any more than light is a power over darkness. The truth is that there is no such thing as darkness. Darkness is only the absence of light. And darkness is neither a presence, nor an entity, nor a substance that you can examine under a microscope. You cannot capture a piece of darkness and examine it because there is no such thing as darkness. Darkness is merely the absence of light.

Jim Hatton

Sin (error), disease and death — like darkness — do not exist because what Source did not create does not exist. Source is the only creating, maintaining and sustaining power. Furthermore, what Source creates is eternal. Source would not let anyone disrupt anything It had created. If Source had created sin, disease and death, there would be no hope of our overcoming them.

Christian mystic Joel Goldsmith expresses it perfectly, and I paraphrase here from Joel’s book “Invisible Supply”:

We do not need Source-power to overcome something that was not made in the beginning, never had existence and represents only our ignorance of the Truth. Our healing power, then, which is our spiritual power, rests only in knowing the truth, i.e., that Source is the all-creating, maintaining and sustaining power and that what Source did not create does not exist. Therein lies our only spiritual power.

This is not to say that the experience of darkness, disease, malady, lack, despair or loneliness is not real. These experiences are very real, but their existence is not founded in Source or Source-ordained. However, when you and I resist a “negative” experience and try to change it or make it go away by affirming that the experience is not real, there is no healing. That use of affirmations while focusing on the problem actually gives more power to the experience itself.

We as humans, by our very nature, are free to choose and create anything we want. The law of attraction operates on our thought in such a way that we create whatever we focus upon consciously or unconsciously, wanted or unwanted. So, darkness-disease-lack is not a real thing with power unto itself. But negative experiences are created (unconsciously) by us, and the experience of them certainly seems real along with their effects on us. But darkness itself is a no-thing and disappears when the light shines. So, too, do all these other negative human constructs disappear when we see them as simply experiences and not having their own power to sustain themselves. The power that they seem to have has been only given to them by Source with the focus of our attention.

Spiritual healers know and use this knowledge in their healing work to assist those who might be experiencing the illusions of darkness and having a difficult time seeing the light. This is normal. It is not wrong and it is not shameful. But given this knowledge and a thorough understanding of it, it then becomes easier for all of us to see the light while in the experience of darkness.

A healing consciousness summons true spiritual power, has no room for right or wrong, good or bad, large or small, or any type of judgment whatsoever. We must stand guard at the doorway to our consciousness because even reading or hearing the name of the disease-experience can invoke a judgment. If one hears that another person has the flu and is consciously without judgment, the flu can be healed easily. But if the word “cancer” is heard, this often evokes a feeling of seriousness, a life-or-death situation, and therefore carries with it a negative judgment. The power of flu or the power of cancer is only as powerful as we perceive it to be.

A spiritual healer will not recognize any power in any disease-condition-experience and knows that the consciousness that may have created the experience can be changed and the light can be shone upon the darkness. Healing then follows as the day follows the night.

The World is not broken, Be in Peace …

Jim Hatton is an author, spiritual teacher and speaker. He makes his home in the Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon. Contact him at jim@jimhatton.com.

Send 600- to 700-word articles on all aspects of inner peace to Richard Carey (rcarey009@gmail.com).

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