The precedent and hypothetical barrier was believed to be that no one could run a mile under four minutes. But after Bannister broke the record, it wasn’t long before several runners continued to lower that mark. Why was it that the best conditioned athletes in the world could not break this barrier until they became aware that someone else could? Although this was a story of a physical phenomenon, it carries into almost every phase of human existence. The precedent becomes the artificially constructed boundary. P.P. Quimby, the father of the New Thought Movement, wrote an interesting comment in one of his notes...
There is much more to Quimby and his philosophy that I would like to share from his actual writings. I wanted to share this due to my watching some comments that were attached to a healing post. Anything and everything works in healing. If the healer has the intent, desire and will, and the patient has the willingness to accept, then anything can be used for healing. Someone might be the greatest healer in the world; but because of their unbelief, no mighty miracles occurred. J.R. Newton explaining his failures stated, ‘if they didn’t accept the love that I was sharing, than the disease or their ills remained.’ Now someone said on a post, what a copout and excuse for a healer to cover yourself by saying they didn’t accept your love and therefore it is the failure of the patient. That is correct. The point is not about the healer, unless the healer is in ego, it has to do with whether a person is ready to release the false image of disease that they have. Quimby said, thought is like the aroma of a rose. You can’t see it but it permeates and surrounds.
If we but realize that we are such powerful thought formers we would be far more conscious of what we align ourselves. Teachers can be helpful, but you must trust yourself and the internal guidance you receive to help yourself and others. Is the system you are working with a correct way to heal? Let your psyche and body tell you that. Listen! If you are having difficulties in working with others because it is overwhelming you physically or emotionally, than what you are doing is not in Integrity with your being. Yes, I know everything is a lesson. But we also can choose our lessons by what we related ourselves with. I was a nationally ranked athlete and I don’t subscribe to the fact of ‘no pain, no gain.’
If you are desirous to help others, then find a manner that is best suited for you. There are numerous ways to heal yourself and others. Constantly opening up our awareness to ultimate possibilities and accepting the fact that we are creators in the image of the Creator, why limit ourselves? What beliefs have attached themselves to our Being? Has the concept or belief been placed on you because of another’s belief? Ask yourself if it is really your truth. It might be only attached to you like Velcro, so strip it off. We look up, and the light of the shining stars attracts our gaze, and we know that we can travel further than where we stand. Now look inside and see the shining stars that beckon you to greater awareness within, then without and finally expressed through yourself. I am sharing to inspire and empower.