We have observed before how many senseless things have seemed to you to be salvation. All have imprisoned you with laws as senseless as itself. You are not bound by them. Think of the freedom in the recognition that you are not bound by all the strange and twisted laws you have set up to save you.
You really think that you would starve unless you have stacks of green paper strips and piles of metal discs. You really think a small round pellet or some fluid pushed into your veins through a sharpened needle will ward off disease and death. You really think you are alone unless another body is with you.
It is insanity to think these things. You call them laws and put them under different names. You think you must obey ‘laws’ of medicine, of economics and of health. Protect the body and you will be saved. These are not laws, but madness. The body is endangered by the mind that hurts itself. The body’s suffering is a mask the mind holds up to hide what really suffers. It would not understand it is its own enemy; that it attacks itself and wants to die. It is from this your ‘laws’ would save the body. It is for this you think you are a body.
There is no law except the laws of God. We will begin the longer practice periods with a short review of the different kinds of laws we believe we must obey to make us safe. Then say:
‘I am under no laws but God’s.’
We will repeat this as often as possible today, at least four or five times an hour.
It is our statement of freedom from all danger and all tyranny.
Well, today’s lesson was again spot on, coming as it did along with a few letters from Northampton court regarding penalty charge notices. It was another long one and made me question whether common law is in fact God’s law, which holds at its core the adage ‘do unto others as you would have them do unto you,’ formed on the basis that we are all one, separated only by bodies. I’m not sure where PCN fit.
Second time round I’m much closer to the messages about the laws of medicine, economics and health. I am fully signed up to the creation of our own health, and have no faith in medicine, understanding that it only has the power I give to it. I am still an early student in terms of economics. I am learning to trust more that money too only has the energy and meaning that I give to it. I cannot eat it, wear it, live in it, make love to it. I am leaning to change my relationship to money in the same way I’ve changed my relationship to medicine and health.
I went for a run this morning with today’s lesson as an affirmation. Spring is here. Cherry blossoms are out, aubretia and carnelian too, and the sun popped out for a visit before being intercepted by rain clouds in the early afternoon. It worked well for me, as by that time I was firmly welded to my writing spot.
Novel update: I’ve finished the first full edit. I have a few tweaks to do, but should be able to mail it out to readers tomorrow. Unfortunately I had to cancel going to see Equinox at the Town Hall tonight to accomplish it.