DO you ask for practical lessons on healing because you want immediate results? I will answer your question, in order that you may attain to the highest. You can appeal on the material plane and seem to get help quickly; this is because you have been so long under the dominion of the senses. At first, when seeking health from the spiritual plane, you will seem to become worse; always regard this as a hopeful sign. It means the last fight with falsity and shadow. With each attack of the enemy remember that Christ is your life; until finally you die to live, putting off the old man and his dominion, to live anew and for ever, for you have conquered the last enemy through the Lord Christ. God's work is never uncertain or hurried. It is sure, and is steadily working out good. "Therefore mine own arm so brought salvation." "Therefore be steadfast, unmovable, always abounding," and although you may seem to make but little headway, you are really growing, even in the darkness of night.
The great master, Jesus, unfolded this aspect in His parables dealing with the kingdom of heaven. The little brown seed sown in the earth is unaware of the sun, until it comes through the darkness of matter, by its own inherent activity, unfolding to receive consciously that which has always been influencing its growth in the darkness; and yet I say that even the sun would have no power, were it not for the central attraction within the seed. Now we understand something of the meaning of evil and its friendly uses, that the dark earth is the medium. for growth; and I can best liken it to the creation of God, which is called evil, always pressing into activity the bidden force within the seed covering.
Without this friendly aid and left to itself, the seed, though perfect, would be non-productive.
The so-called evil has caused the seed to quicken, to bring forth by its very opposition.
Look into nature, for therein is the symbol of every creative process on the spiritual plane.
All that exists is first and for ever in the real world of spirit, of which yours is but the shadow and semblance. When the fulness of time comes, your world will be no longer shadow, but substance, for it will be the kingdom of the Christ, the new heavens and the new earth, one united home. There shall be no parting, for there shall be neither separation nor death, since the former things are passed away, and man and God are one.