Health is inner peace....
Healing involves an understanding
of what the illusion of sickness is for.
Healing is impossible without this.
From A Course in Miracles.
Identification with the body as our home is the origin of all our physical and psychological suffering. Whilst we desire to remain separate from our true spiritual identity, we create sickness to reinforce our belief in the reality of the body. To re-experience God's love, joy and peace, we need to begin the process of forgiving ourselves and others. This will allow the presence of spirit to enter into our mind and heal it.
The cause of all disease lies in the mind and not the body. Disease is a shadow on the body of the guilt in our mind. As we practise forgiveness, the truth of who we really are will dawn upon our minds and we will discover our true home which we never left.
Michael Dawson's inspiration for writing this book comes from his study and teaching of A Course in Miracles. Healing the Cause can be read as an introduction to A Course in Miracles, especially with regard to its teachings on sickness, healing, forgiveness and prayer.
Michael discovered A Course in Miracles whilst visiting the Findhorn Foundation in 1982. He subsequently became a member of the Foundation for about six years and involved himself with healing and teaching. In 1994 he published Healing the Cause - A Path of Forgiveness which serves as an introduction to the Course. Michael now lives in Australia and gives workshops on the Course world-wide.