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THOUGHTS ON HEALING
By William A. McGarey, M.D.
Healing of the body seems to be a universal
human need. In the Bible, Jesus related healing to forgiveness
of sin, but we are very chary today in our attitude toward sin.
We hesitate to commit it, but hesitate even more to define it.
Cayce was not backward in discussing the subject; he, too, found a
relationship between this idiosyncrasy of the human being and the
sickness which we all seem subject to. He said (in many ways
and in many places), "Sickness is sin lying at your own doorstep."
He hastened to add that his definition of sin was basically an activity
directed self-ward rather than toward service to others. This
latter, of course, is a primary theme found in the Cayce readings
and is the manner in which we find a Oneness with God. It became
evident in those same readings that the results from straying off
the path may not manifest themselves until the next lifetime, or the
next, or the next. It often leaves us puzzled when we see someone
ill or suffering for no apparent reason - until we look at the picture
in perspective; until we see the individual as being active in several
lifetimes, not just one.
Pain is one of the problems that often becomes difficult
for the patient who is in need of healing. Ray Bjork treated
such a patient some months ago for pain in the back. He used
acupuncture - which, although not mentioned in the readings, is certainly
related to the concepts of healing found in them - and the result
was highly satisfying. A few months later, he received a report
from the patient bringing him up to date on progress since therapy
was discontinued. The letter was graphic: "I find it almost
unbelievable that the severe pain and discomfort I have endured continuously
for almost 30 years no longer exists. Up until the time I received
my acupuncture treatments from you, I felt I would have to live with
pain for the rest of my life. Thanks again for making my life
liveable again ..."
Patience, persistence and consistency are bringing about an objective
result in a boy who was born with a short leg, a missing fourth toe
on that side and a fusion of the third and fifth digits. The
leg measured 11/2 inches shorter than the other. The mother
was instructed to massage the boy's leg regularly. After procrastinating
four or five months, she began the massage. Using an electric
massager, she started at five minutes a day, working up to 20 minutes.
After 30 long months of this treatment, the difference in the two
legs is only 5/8 of an inch! The parents, who shared the duties,
massaged along both sides of the leg and into the hip. At three
years of age, the boy is active and vital. He wears braces at
times for his "pigeon toes," but that doesn't slow him down - even
There are laws of healing, but we often
do not become aware of them. The readings said:
The law, then, is compliance with the universal
spiritual influence that awakens any atomic center to the necessity
of its concurrent activity in relationships to other pathological
forces or influences within a given body. Whether this is by
spiritual forces, by any of the mechanical forces, it is of necessity
one and the same. (281-24)
It would seem, then, that any type of healing influence would be
in the last analysis - a spiritual happening. It's an interesting
thought, isn't it?
[Note: The preceding commentary was written by William McGarey, M.
D. and is excerpted from The A.R.E. Journal, July, 1976, Volume
9, No. 4, page 176, Copyright © 1974 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation,
Virginia Beach, VA.]
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