“Now every man in the world is rooted in you who look out and see that world. Every man is rooted in me; he ends in me as I AM rooted in and end in God.”Neville Goddard
Several months ago, a dear friend came to me with a devastating secret. She was suffering from a rare, debilitating condition that was especially hard to deal with for a woman. Naturally, I felt an incredible urge to help her right away.
I researched the condition high and low, read numerous studies, and not a day went by that I didn’t send her an article or a meditation or a link to a forum. She changed her diet, eliminated all possible triggers and de-stressed the environment around her. She visited doctors all across our vast country and beyond, but still her condition was getting worse and worse as the months went by. I felt burdened by the secret I was keeping and guilty that I couldn’t help a loved one in need.
One day as she was tearfully complaining about her struggle, a switch went off in my head. I was going about this all wrong. Acknowledging her disease, focusing on the pain and suffering, desperately searching for a cure and lending a shoulder to cry on, was what kept her in the state. The state that I held her so dearly, and unbeknownst to me – a sick person that I felt sorry for.
Right away, I cut her off mid sentence and asked to speak with her at a later time. I needed to regroup and I could tell that she was hurt, but I had to be cruel to be kind. From that moment on I seized all mention of her condition.
“I AM God and no friend of mine suffers in my reality”
I repeated this to myself when I passed her in a hallway. I’d smile and ask her neutral questions about the amazing trip she was about to have with her husband, and that mischievous cat of hers that pretty much ruled the household. I assumed the state of happiness and gratitude for her health. Several weeks passed, and one day she came to me beaming from ear to ear. I could tell that she was no longer in the state of being sick. The change was evident to the naked eye.
Now anytime someone mentions that he or she has an ache or ailment of some sort, I just smile and think – “ I AM God and it is my divine intention that ______ is absolutely healthy, happy and loved.”.
Please do not acknowledge the unwanted state. Do not search for band-aid solutions and wallow in pain, no matter how tempting that might be. It is easy and comfortable to blame the outside world for the unfavorable circumstances. Taking responsibility for your life and those of others can seem like a daunting task, but it’s actually quite easy and rewarding. Play a game and record your daily intentions for yourself, and others, in a journal. You will love seeing them all come true one by one. How else can it be when you are God?
As I type up this article, another friend is currently going through a difficult time emotionally. She thinks the situation is out of her control even though she has the knowledge. I chose not to acknowledge her suffering because I know she would do the same for me. We might not be on speaking terms right now, but I know she’s going to end up where she wants to be, together with her beloved. “I AM God and therefore no friend of mine, or person for that matter, shall suffer in my reality.”