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This is an extract from the book: The Game of Life by Florence Scovel Shinn
The metaphysician knows that all disease has a mental correspondence, and in order to heal the body one must first "heal the soul."
The soul is the subconscious mind, and it must be "saved" from wrong thinking.
Continual criticism produces rheumatism, as critical inharmonious thoughts cause unnatural deposits in the blood, which settle in the joints.
False growths are caused by jealousy, hatred, unforgiveness, fear, etc. Every disease is caused by a mind not at ease.
"Unforgiveness is the most prolific cause of disease. It will harden arteries or liver, and affect the eye-sight. In the process we will have endless suffering.
Whatever man sends out in word or deed, will return to him; what he gives, he will receive.
If he gives hate, he will receive hate; if he gives love, he will receive love; if he gives criticism, he will receive criticism; if he lies he will be lied too; if he cheats he will be cheated.
Man's only enemies are within himself.
The enlightened man, therefore, endeavours to perfect himself upon his neighbour. His work is with himself, to send out goodwill and blessings to every man, and the marvellous thing is, that if one blesses a man he has no power to harm him.
"Good-will produces a great aura of protection about the one who sends it, and "No weapon that is formed against him shall prosper." In other words, love and good-will destroy the enemies with one's self; therefore, one has no enemies on the external!
"There is peace on earth for him who sends good-will to man!"