When we trust God, we realize that He has unlimited healing power that can cure us of any ailment, including so-called fatal diseases like cancer, says OSWALD PEREIRA

More than 20 years ago, when I ran my own image management firm, I came across a charming woman in her early fifties, who wore a perpetual smile on her face. She was the happiest woman I had ever met. A former school principal, she was the chief executive of a call center training institution.  

Tanushree (name changed), I learnt one day from her colleague was a cancer survivor. A strict disciplinarian, the children in her school had nicknamed her Terror Ma’am, because she hardly ever smiled and imposed her will on them with an iron hand.

But the school students did well in the board exams as Tanushree, while being an amazing teacher, had built an equally great team of teachers. Then, all of a sudden, cancer struck Tanushree gnawing at her, reducing her to a shadow of her former self. Doctors gave her just a few months to live.

Oswald Pereira

In her childhood, Tanushree was a devout girl, who never went to bed until she had prayed to God. In her last months of life, she turned to God, and prayed to Him very fervently, often all through the night, as sleep eluded her.

She neither asked God to cure her nor even to reduce her pain and discomfort. All she wanted was peace and His Light to shine upon her. In her last days, she surrendered herself totally to God and to His Will, letting Him decide what was best for her.

Tanushree had never married. As she lay in bed, all alone, praying silently, God cured her of cancer.

While the school management was not good to her and replaced her with another principal during her illness, her old friend offered her the top job in his call center training institution.

During her illness, Tanushree had acquired a new personality trait ― smiling all the while.

Tanushree’s story shows that the ultimate healer is God. With His all-creative cosmic energy, God “can change the atomic structure of any diseased part of the body into a healthy atomic configuration,” says the great yogi Paramhansa Yogananda.

It goes without saying that God has unlimited healing power. God doesn’t want his children to suffer from disease. He always wants to see us whole and healthy. But it’s very important that we commune with God, daily through prayer and meditation.

Unlike human beings who are so full of ego, God doesn’t expect us to sing praises of Him. He just wants us to be close to Him.

God is all-knowing. We should trust in Him to take care of us. It is that trust, which can help to heal us of any ailment, psychological or physical.

Oswald Pereira, a senior journalist, has also written eight books, including The Newsroom Mafia, Chaddi Buddies, The Krishna-Christ Connexion, How to Create Miracles in Our Daily Life and Crime Patrol: The Most Thrilling Stories. Oswald is a disciple of Paramhansa Yogananda, and practises Kriya Yoga.

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