Seth tells us the feeling of POWERLESSNESS is the basis for most of our problems, and he’s given many examples. Here’s a very significant one about its impact on the body and its healing abilities:
“Healing involves great natural aggressive thrusts of energy, growth, and the focus of vitality. The more powerless you feel, the less able you are to utilize your own healing abilities. You are then forced to project these outward upon a physician, a healer, or any outside agency.
“If your own BELIEF in the physician ‘works’ and you are cured of symptoms, you are physically relieved, and yet your own belief in yourself may be further infringed upon.
If you are making no effective efforts to handle your own problems, then the symptoms will simply reappear in a new fashion, and the same process will be re-initiated. You may lose faith in your doctor while still retaining confidence in doctors as a whole, and run from one to another.
“But the body has its own integrity, and illness is often simply a natural sign of imbalance, a physical message to which you are to listen and make inner adjustments accordingly.
“When these realignments are always made from the outside, the body’s innate coherence becomes jeopardized, and its intimate relationship with mind confused. More, its natural healing powers are DULLED. The built-in initiating triggers of reactions that are meant to follow inner stimuli are activated instead by ‘exterior’ means.
“The individual’s faith is transferred more and more to an outside agency. This usually means that no time is allowed for necessary inner dialogues of self questioning, and the self-healing that might otherwise occur is brought about through BELIEF in another. This can only go on for so long, however.”
The Nature of Personal Reality, Session 663