TV ads showing medicines that heal a myriad of illnesses flood the air waves. Take this! Take that! Consult your doctor for this “life-saving and life-happy-made drug.” Viewers are shown pictures of carefree, smiling individuals after consuming drugs. Do we believe the ads? Subliminally, are we brainwashed into sickness? Are we subliminally led into illnesses?


Human beings have both conscious and subconscious thoughts. We take in things we are aware of and things we are not. The question becomes, “Are we brainwashed into sickness?” You are probably saying, “Who would ask such a thing?  Who wants to be sick?  That’s crazy! Sickness just happens!  It’s stupid to believe that watching TV leads to suggestions of sickness!


Well … is it really?  Consider this:

  • How many commercials do you see on TV in a given hour that talk about pain, sickness and death?
  • Do insurance companies advertise that you need health insurance for illnesses you don’t have?
  •  Look at the number of drugs are paraded in front of you on TV.
  •  How many drugs tell of side effects you don’t have, but may have if you take that particular drug?  I could go on and on.
  • Your mental intake of illnesses and drugs can leave you mentally exposed.
Stress causes negative results to the physical body.


Mental intake directs action, both voluntarily and involuntarily. Do you believe constantly breathing the air of cancer, colds, heart attacks, strokes and a host of other diseases have no affect on your mental atmosphere?  No affect on your body?”  They do!  What is the basis of my conclusion?  It reaches into the Book of Proverbs, Chapter 23, Verse 7, which reads:  “as he thinketh in his heart, so is he …”   Other reasons for my conclusion can be found below:

  1. A book entitled As a Man Thinketh, published in 1903 by a man named James Allen, simplistically stresses that each person holds the key to every experience and circumstance that shapes his life and has the capacity to deal with the status quo or transform it by his thoughts.
  2. Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures, written by a woman called Mary Baker Eddy, has and is transforming the lives of millions of people … myself being one of those people.
  3. Many psychologists today believe thoughts such as joy, peace and love direct a person’s life positively, while thoughts of anger, fear and discord impact a person’s life negatively.
  4. Doctors, in spite of writing drug prescriptions, performing surgeries, and manipulating the body physically, believe thoughts of hope, expectation and joy heal the body. So, think and act optimistically, blocking thoughts that can yield negative results.
"As  man thinketh, so is he."


Now that you have a basis for my assertion, let me expound on it by sharing how good thoughts over evil thoughts have directed my life for over forty years.

Each day, materials that remove idle, empty and evil thoughts from consciousness are replaced with thoughts of courage, strength, faith, hope and peace.   These materials range from the Kings James Version of the Bible to articles that express kindness, joy, righteousness and justice.   Words that lead to higher levels of thought are apprehended, meanings explored and applied daily to challenges that seek to strip me of peace, happiness and goodwill.


Health is not viewed as a well body, but a well mind–a mind influenced by the One Mind, God.  Just as you go to great lengths keeping or restoring your physical body to health, greater lengths should be explored and practiced to keep your mind filled with spiritual thoughts and ideas.  Why?  This is how you keep your physical body operating at optimum level. Don’t knock it if you haven’t tried it.  Serving God does not come by osmosis, or by sitting in church one day a week, but by diligently studying, praying and practicing every thought that aligns itself with perfection and spiritual understanding.