‘I am not a body. I am free.’
Freedom must be impossible as long as you perceive a body as yourself. The body is a limit. Who would seek for freedom in a body looks for it where it cannot be found. The mind can be made free when it no longer sees itself as in a body, firmly tied to it and sheltered by its presence. If this were the truth, the mind were vulnerable indeed.
The mind that serves the Holy Spirit is unlimited forever, in all ways, beyond the laws of time and space, unbound by any preconceptions, and with strength and power to do whatever it is asked. It is essential for your progress in this course that you accept today’s idea, and hold it very dear. Cherish today’s idea, and practice it today, and every day.
And God Himself extends His Love and happiness each time you say:
I am not a body. I am free. I hear the voice that God has given me, and it is only this my mind obeys.
This lesson, on a day when I woke again with a raw and very painful throat, is a timely reminder that I am not a body. I decided to do some deep inner work with meditation and journaling. I identified a direct link between a decrease in these practices and an increase in body issues. I also identified issues relating to loss and failure, and to not speaking my truth to those who most need to hear it.
On the other hand I reminded myself that I’m doing my best in what has been a very challenging year so far. Without the spiritual practices things could have been worse.
After a long chat with a friend, who is an amazing reflector, my throat calmed; and as I took steps to speak the truth to those who need to hear it, it’s calmed even more. I am definitely not just a body, and I am as free as I allow myself to be.
Will let myself go at Ceroc tonight.