July 5, 2007
No Freedom without Responsibilty
Your constitution guarantees you the freedom of speech, the freedom of religion, the freedom of choice. Yet are you free here? Are you free without the willful act of determining who you really are, and what you really want in you heart, and claim it with all your mind and strength? Is there another will than yours, conflicting with your own, and you in conflict with it? And how could that be true within the Will of God?
How quick it happens that you forget what you want, and that you are free, and that no one ever, under any circumstance, can take your freedom away from you, not even you yourself! Does it take much to delude yourself into believing that you are what you see, limited to your body and its senses? What is it that you do, when your doctor diagnoses you to have cancer of your brain or breast, your prostate or bones, your balls, or of your skin? What, if he tells you from the laboratory report, you are ill beyond any medical healing or anything he can do, and that you will bite the dust in two months, if you won't have an immediate surgery?
Do you know of someone who is not afraid of cancer and death? What does your fear make you do? Can you be fearful, and be free at the same time? Can you ever be free, as long as perceive yourself as a body? Where could you go, being a body, even with the speed of light? Can you be really free, if there is death? Did ever any man come back from the dead and tell you what death is, and that it does not constitute a doorway to heaven? The one who came back, Jesus, did not justify any belief in death. And yet, look at how closely you adhere to your belief in death. I am not even speaking of what you do in your everyday life in fear of losing something.
You are free, and you must be in heaven, NOW. You are free, and you cannot be a body, trying to protect itself from all the onslaught of this world. You are free, you are happy, and you know God. That is your reality, your inalienable freedom given by God.
A Course In Miracles lets you know of and practice a new idea, one like "I am not the victim of the world I see" and followed by "I have invented the world I see." Speaking from my own experience, I really have to want freedom. If I find myself in a low frequency of depression and desperation, nothing can help me out of it, unless I use the miracle. Yet the miracle depends on me being responsible for what I am going through. Then can it happen. Without responsibility I am forever a plaything of any power that is outside of me. There is nothing outside of me. In taking responsibility for my thoughts, actions and thought manifestations, I let no law of sin be applied to me, but admit to my causation of it. Then I have a choice. Then, and only then, can I choose, remember and declare my freedom. It is the independence of who I am in the sight of God, forever perfect and loving as my Father's Love.
I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me. God does not judge. He loves me, and if I join His Love, I cannot be sick, and pain and death are gone.