One day a call came in asking about taking pills. The man was diagnosed with a heart condition and prescribed a pill he had to swallow twice a day. “How,” Allen, “can I say that God is All and pop these pills every day? Should I toss the pill and simply trust God?”
The Quick Answer
In many variations, I’m asked similar questions. Sometimes the question is about an upcoming surgical procedure, and other times it’s about a doctor’s appointment. Here’s the quick answer: If you have to ask whether to take a pill, take it. At some point, Consciousness (the conscious KNOWING that God is All) will take the pill out of your hand, and you won’t have to think or ask about it again. Furthermore, there will be no fear of the consequences. You will know with absolute certainty that there is no reason to take that pill. There’s nothing to fight and nothing to heal.
Living Up To A Misperceived Notion
You’ve heard of cases where Christian Scientists refused medical treatment or prematurely tossed their pills in the trash can. The consequences were not good. In each case, the pill tosser was trying to live up to a misperceived notion that Christian Science forbids help from materia medica. But it’s not true. Here’s an excerpt from the christianscience.com website: “Christian Scientists are always free to make their own decisions about health care, and indeed, every aspect of their lives. They respect the individual rights and conscience of those who choose medical care, just as they respect the humanitarian motives of those who provide medical care.”
It’s All About Wholeness
The pill. What does it represent? No one takes medication because they want to be sick. They take it because they want to experience Wholeness. Whether a person decides on a surgical procedure or a pill, it’s because of an inner certainty that they should always be whole and healthy. The pill or procedure is a material representation of Wholeness – not sickness.
Here we are at the point of Truth. Wholeness (Health) is the nature of God, and it can only be found in God. Pills and medical procedures give you an approximation of Wholeness, but they cannot give you Wholeness itself. God is Wholeness. What every pill popper wants is Wholeness – not an approximation. At a point, every pill-taking Truth student understands that what they desire is a greater realization of God’s Allness. That realization translates into the experience of Wholeness.
Should you have to take medication, do it without entertaining guilt. You can do this when you understand that the medication is only temporary until the real thing comes along – the realization of God’s Allness. Let’s explore what’s going on here.
It’s Just An Alert
The problem, whatever it seems to be, is an alert. It’s informing you that there is some greater Truth to be perceived. Your task is to discover this Truth. Meanwhile, medication offers temporary relief so that you can devote your attention to perceiving that Truth. Take advantage of the relief medication gives you so that you can engage in higher pursuits.