By Joel S. Goldsmith

Spiritual healing is the result of the direct contact of an individual with the center of his consciousness. When we “touch” this place within our own being, healing naturally follows. If someone has asked for help, that one receives the healing.
No words, treatment, arguments, affirmations, or denials are necessary in spiritual healing. The only requirement is that we become still, that we silence the outer senses, and go deep within our being until we feel ourselves at the center of consciousness. Then a contact is made, a feeling within us becomes evident, and we know that the healing has been accomplished.
Many throughout the world are healing through pure Silence, without taking any regard for the name or nature of the sin or disease, or the name or condition of the one requiring help. Probably the attitude necessary for this healing consciousness can well be exemplified in the words of Samuel, “Speak, Lord; for Thy servant heareth” – and in an eager listening for the still small voice.
The letter of Truth is necessary to one’s understanding of Reality, but not necessarily so to the demonstration of harmony in individual existence. The disciples of Jesus may not have known the letter of Truth, and yet they did beautiful healing work. This is because they were inspired with the spirit of God; they had touched the Christ in consciousness. When consciousness is touched by the Christ, that consciousness is illumined and is able to know Reality even when it cannot always voice it adequately or teach it.
Spiritual consciousness brings freedom from the corporeal or structural sense of existence. It no longer tries to patch up worn-out or diseased bodies, but drops this concept of body for the true idea. This higher consciousness is revealed in Jesus’ great talk to his disciples as given in Luke 12:22-32. We shall quote in part:
And he said unto His disciples, Therefore I say unto you, Take no
thought for your life, what ye shall eat; neither for the body, what ye shall put on.
The life is more than meat, and the body is more than raiment.
Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap; which neither have
storehouse nor barn; and God feedeth them: how much more are ye better than
the fowls? * * *
And seek not what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind.
For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that
ye have need of these things.
But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you.
Fear not little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”

It is this “take no thought” state of consciousness which must be attained in order to behold the spiritual universe where a finite material world formerly appeared to be.