If your cancer has caused you to stop, think, pray, and know God better, it has been a blessing to you.
If your cancer has caused you to realize the importance and magnificence of this temple wherein your soul dwells, you have been doubly blessed.
If your cancer has caused you to look within and ask the Christ to dwell within you, you have been thrice blessed.
Often physical infirmities come to us for such a purpose. This was true in my own case. The still, small voice within spoke out to guide and teach this Child of God.
Not all who have cancer will overcome the condition. Many will not believe that such a simple treatment will work. Many will not have the opportunity to hear about and try the procedure. Many will come too late with a temple (body) too weak to respond. But, I pray with all you my friends, that you will learn a beautiful lesson and learn it well. I did.
Each of God's children is in an experience in their school (earth); each doing the very best he can. Jesus said, "Judge not, that ye be not judged" (7 Matthew 1); "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you." (15 John 12).
If your cancer has taught you spiritual truths, you have gained much. I pray with you and for you that at this point you have come to the realization that your spiritual decision to get well or not to get well is your own responsibility. If you decide to go home early, rejoice, for the Father prepares a place for you. Those of you who have loved ones who have made this decision, rejoice with them and send them on their way into God's care.
If you decide to stay in school a little longer, this is also good and it should now be easier. If you are to operate as a perfect being, in perfect health, then you must have a perfect attitude. You must become aware of the spiritual power within that is greater than yourself - the still small voice within.
If you are of the many millions of people who have been told that you have cancer and that your days are numbered, then it is you who must be interested enough to seek out the truth of your condition. You have read many things in this treatise which bring new thinking to a very old disease.
Since we are dealing with the metabolic approach to cancer, we must consider not only the physical, but also the mental and spiritual laws of God. We need help from those around us as well as from the Godpower within to reverse our thinking, and attain that balance which creates a healthy physical being.
As stated in previous chapters, half measures will avail you nothing. You are at the point where you must ask God for guidance. These are the steps which are suggested as a method of spiritual recovery:
1. Accept the fact that you are afflicted with a symptom (malignant cancer) and that recovery is possible.
2. Establish a faith in a power greater than yourself and know that with His help you can regain health and harmony.
3. Make the decision to turn your will and your life over to the care of God.
4. Conduct a complete self-analysis to better understand your own emotions.
5. Admit to God, to yourself, and to others the exact nature of what you find to be your shortcomings.
6. Be willing to give up what you are doing wrong.
7. Seek through prayer to improve your conscious contact with God. Pray only for knowledge of His will for you and the strength to carry that out.
Having had a spiritual awakening as a result of this action, practice these principles in your every thought.
Just as the body must be purged and cleansed, so must the emotions and spirit be purified. This is a comparatively simple task to accomplish, but do not lull yourself into believing that it is an easy task. Rigorous self discipline and the ability to grasp and develop a manner of living with complete honesty in all of your actions and thoughts are necessary. You must become strong willed to be a winner in accomplishing that which you set out to do for yourself. You will look for all the good in everything and refuse to accept any negation.