Just as gratitude has a profound effect upon your life in general, so does it affect the health of your body. This is because gratitude, the art of being genuinely thankful, is a very high, positive vibration that naturally expresses and manifests in your body. This high vibration is felt in all of the trillions of cells that make up your body.
Anger, resentment, ingratitude, fear and worry have a negative effect upon your body cells. Charles Fillmore, co-founder of Unity, said: “When you are angry, you cook your corpuscles.” If you desire to have a healthy body, you cannot afford to be angry. Neither can you afford to be ungrateful.
A good practice is to thank God often for your healthy body. Claim the Truth that God is the only presence and the only power in your body and God is absolute perfection. This is true because God is all there is. Claim the Truth that your body is a temple of the living God and treat with it with utmost respect, never disparaging it in any way.
Further, know that God, as infinite Life, Love, Wisdom and Intelligence now permeates your body. Continually give thanks that this is true. Practice the presence and power of God in mind and body. Do this and you will be amazed at how your body responds. Gratitude is Love at work creating and sustaining your healthy body. – Lovingly, Rev. John
Think Rightly for Health
Being threefold, spirit, soul, body, we find that our expression is threefold, the harmonious and constructive unfoldments are threefold, and the things that we term undesirable, imperfect and destructive are threefold also. For example, joyous radiant health is the result of the right spiritual viewpoint, the daily purposeful effort to unfold the faculties and soul qualities, and the daily recognition of the body as the temple of God and the structure that Spirit and soul are building, all these prompting us to give careful attention to the needs of the system.
Weakness, or sickness, or inharmony, or imperfection in the organism, is the result of failure to identify oneself with God, the divine source, and understanding how to lay hold of and express one’s inheritance of spiritual powers; some limitations in the soul’s development of it riches; some ignorance of the body’s requirements and disregard of the divine law of life and health. – (From, Myrtle Fillmore’s Healing Letters.)
Praying With a Feather
Years ago many devoted preachers and Sunday school teachers were fond of telling people to “pray hard.” Well-meaning as this advice was, it was mistaken. I often tell people to pray “soft,” which, of course, means gently.
I do this because I know that the more quietly and gently we pray, the better results we get. In prayer, as in many other activities, effort defeats itself. More than once I have said to my congregation, “Pray with a feather – not with a pickax.”
Always pray gently, and especially if you have a good deal of fear, or if your difficulty seems to be a very important one. – Emmet Fox, – From: Around the Year with Emmet Fox
Healthy Positive Prayer
Thank You, God, for Your healing presence now permeating every cell of my body. Thank You, God, I am grateful for my perfect health.
The thankful heart is always close to the creative forces of the universe, causing countless blessings to flow toward it by the law of reciprocal relationship, based on the cosmic law of action and reaction. – Joseph Murphy
The first point is to know that your body is quite constantly being renewed by nature. – Emmet Fox
Health is fundamental in Being and is man’s divine birthright. To be healthy is natural. Health is the normal condition of man and of all creation. – Charles Fillmore