Summertime has arrived, abounding in opportunities to rest, relax, and become immersed in the healing beauty of nature. While all of the seasons hold out the promise of supporting our healing work, the summer seems to be tailor made for it. It invites us into spending time releasing the stresses of everyday living, while focusing on the abundant gifts of nature and has great potential for healing.
The Unity movement sprang out of a seemingly incurable healing of tuberculosis in its co-founder Myrtle Fillmore. Inspired by the words, “I am a child of God and therefore do not inherit sickness,” she took on a practice that, in essence, consisted of loving her body back to wholeness, with miraculous results.
Many have been drawn to Unity’s teachings through the healing path over the years, following Myrtle’s lead and seeking their own expression of wellness. This includes not only physical healing, but also emotional, mental and psychological wholeness. In addition, the internal healing effect can extend outward to aid in transforming relationships, finances, career, addictive behavior and all aspects of one’s life.
Healing happens by removing the stress from the body, allowing the neuro-immune system to take over its job of healing whatever is wrong. Although the effects of healing can be as varied as the needs of those seeking healing, the root cause remains the same – it is a spiritual healing and a journey of the heart.
Last March, Dr. Gary shared with the congregation news of his cancer diagnosis and how his healing journey would unfold. You can learn more about his story and his efforts from his blog: drgarysimmons.com. Recently, he joyfully reported that his tumors have shrunk as a result of the many varied approaches and treatment regimens including alternative therapies and a self-directed, heart-centered, energy healing process, in addition to his Keytruda treatments.
Charles Fillmore affirmed, “I have faith in the glorious infusion of the more abundant life of Christ vitalizing me. I am lifted up and healed.” As we allow this glorious infusion within us to fill our awareness, we open the door to loving ourselves back to wholeness. Let us step into this sacred, bountiful time of year, prepared to rest, relax, get still and let the power of Spirit bring forth healing for whatever is showing up in our journey of the heart.
Blessings, Gary and Jane