I’m reading the book The Third Jesus by Deepak Chopra. You have to understand that I’ve never read the bible. I’m Catholic. Other Catholic’s will understand this but non-C’s may think I am blasphemous for this indiscretion. However, as a Catholic we were told about what was in the bible somewhere during mass. It’s been a long time so I really don’t remember the entire process. At any rate this is not about Catholicism but more about me finally hearing a message at the right time with the appropriate explanation. The closest thing to the bible for me is someone else’s interpretation so I am finding Chopra’s book interesting.
We can heal ourselves with a grain of faith. Jesus, in frustration said to this to his disciples when they asked why they couldn’t help a child with epilepsy. He also responded to the child’s father who asked for Jesus to heal his son, “You faithless and perverse generation, how much longer must I be with you?” (Matthew 17:40 – 20). Faith, that’s what he’s talking about, not the etherial faith I understood from Catechism but bold faith in knowing we are all one. What we think is our reality. We often speak of mind over matter. We explain the importance of understanding how our thoughts can form our life. We can choose to see life with the glass half empty or with it half full. There are many cliches connected to this. The essence is that we must not depend on someone outside of ourselves to find faith. We must be faith.
I have been searching for several years to discover how to help myself. I’ve been looking for meaning in life and death. I’ve been searching for what it is that I do believe. I have been seeking out teachers for self-help, for spiritual practices, and for health. What I heard in that statement by Jesus is that it’s time to believe in me and God. By that I mean, it’s me that needs to accept what I believe not anyone else. And although I can still seek out teachers to help me understand, I ultimately have to accept that I already know what I’m searching for inside. Jesus or any other guide is not here with us permanently. I must know that I am God and he is me We are one. If I want to be healed, then I am healed. It’s me that must believe.