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Health isn't linked to the weather

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It's linked to God.

Pick a season. The weather that goes with it, whether rain or wind or cold or heat, is commonly believed to be the cause of some ailment. So, according to this belief, people have summer colds or winter colds. But is the problem with the weather? Not really. Rather, it's with the belief, which, although it may be labeled a health-law, isn't law at all. This supposed law claims a connection between health and weather that doesn't exist - at least not in the light of spiritual understanding.

Health isn't linked to the weather; it's linked to God. Think of God, who is divine Mind, divine Life itself, as the Bible implies. In reality, in absolute truth, He is the one governing power, the one source of all, including man, including health. Each quality of God is inherent in man's true nature. Man is, after all, the spiritual likeness of God. And health is a quality of God, so it's inherent in God's likeness. It is unwavering and is governed by unwavering divine law.

Even though it seems to be material, health really isn't a material thing or condition. It's a spiritual fact and a constant one. Christ Jesus could heal so effectively because he knew that so-called material health-laws must give way to God's law. God, through His law of good, imparts and constantly maintains perfect health in man. A growing recognition of this truth brings healing.

If we find ourselves facing a seasonal illness that seems to deny health, we can be healed through prayer. Prayer, at its best, is a crystal-clear realization of the presence and power of God, divine Mind, divine Life, and of man's uninterrupted spiritual wholeness as the image of divine Life.

The false beliefs associated with the weather are like a thick smog stagnating heavily over a city. We seem unconsciously to breathe them in and accept them as ''the way things are,'' without challenging them. Prayer, when it's imbued with an understanding of God's law of good for man, has the effect of a brisk breeze. It ushers in a fresher, clearer, more spiritual consciousness. And this moves off the smog of false belief.

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