I think of healing as something that can occur on many levels - physically, emotionally, spiritually and relationship-wise. If we limit ourselves to thinking of healing as only something that occurs physically, then the only indicator of success is if we are cured of a disease or go into remission. And of course, this is what many people are looking and hoping to do and wind up doing.
But I have also seen many people heal their relationships or come to a new understanding and peace with themselves during the course of an illness, and this is healing, too. And as the late, great Stephen Levine liked to point out, sometimes when you heal in this way, it can open up new avenues to physical healing. Either way, though - heal and live or heal and die - it's a real blessing.
I also worry about people who think that, because they have fallen sick, or aren't improving the way they had hoped, that they must have done something wrong, and are at fault for something. So I put that sentence in there for them, too.
For all those reasons, I like to include this message in the affirmations, especially when there is a life-threatening condition that is being addressed.
I hope this clarifies it. Of course, if you don't like this affirmation, or it doesn't agree with your views, by all means, feel free to ignore it!
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