Clarity and consistency makes all the difference in teaching. So amazing to discover that using the Urtext of A Course in Miracles, it is consistent and so clear in the Good News it is presenting.
The origin of the idea of sickness is clarified in the excerpt below. Immediately the Help is offered too, to be able to respond to the discovery that you have made.
We once said that the Holy Spirit is the Answer. He is the answer to EVERYTHING, because He knows what the answer to everything IS. The ego does not know what a REAL question is, although it asks an endless number. But YOU can learn this, as you learn to question the value of the ego and thus establish your ability to EVALUATE its questions.
• When the ego tempts you to sickness, do not ask the Holy Spirit to heal the body. For this would merely be to accept the ego’s belief that the body is the proper aim for healing.
• Ask rather that the Holy Spirit teach you the right PERCEPTION of the body, for perception alone can be distorted.
(Urtext ch8 excerpt)