“The physical difficulty is meant to remind the personality of the inner problem behind it.”
“The self tries to solve a particular problem. In so doing, it may end up with a physical difficulty. The physical difficulty is meant to remind the personality of the inner problem behind it. The difficulty will be cleared up when the inner problem is. Now, if instead a drug is used to camouflage the ailment, or in your terms to heal it, to cure it, to get rid of it, the inner self is in a quandary for it knows the problem has not been solved though the symptom has disappeared. The drug used to cure the body may now, may in many instances, obscure the problem and confuse both the body and the mind. Another ailment must be taken, therefore, that will symbolically, and quite practically, materialize the problem in your reality. So the patient will get another ailment.
If this ailment is also obscured or cured through the drug, whatever it may be, then the inner self is in a further quandary, and it will continue to try to materialize the problem so that it can be solved. The communication between the mental, psychic, and physical portions of the being can, in such instances, become obscured.
Now that does not always apply: for someone with a severe difficulty, believing in the effectiveness of your doctors may be given a wonder drug and believe in it so that when the symptoms are completely annihilated, he is convinced of the fact of an inner help, and therefore feels secure enough to solve his inner problem. In such a case, however, he has effectively used the drug to heal his mind and his body. The drug has not done it.
This does not mean that you cannot take advantage of such drugs. It does mean that when you do, you are operating within a framework of reality that still, to some extent, divides you from the reality of your own being.
Now, I return you to the book.”
ESP Class Session, February 5, 1974