Lesson 278 – Free the father

If I am bound, my Father is not free.

If I accept that I am prisoner within a body, in a world in which all things that seem to live appear to die, then is my Father prisoner with me. And this do I believe, when I maintain the laws the world obeys must I obey; the frailties and the sins which I perceive are real, and cannot be escaped. If I am bound in any way, I do not know my Father nor my Self. And I am lost to all reality. For truth is free, and what is bound is not a part of truth.

Father, I ask for nothing but the truth. I have had many foolish thoughts about myself and my creation, and have brought a dream of fear into my mind. Today, I would not dream. I choose the way to You instead of madness and instead of fear. For truth is safe, and only love is sure.

After reading this today I turned to the manual for teachers and found myself on the page ‘What are the characteristics of God’s teachers’ I obviously needed reminding that in order of importance they are 1. Trust, 2.Honesty, 3. Tolerance 4.Gentleness 5. Joy 6. Defencelessness, 7. Generosity, 8. Patience, 9. Faithfulness 10. Open-mindedness.

I am having to trust big time at the moment. A few weeks ago I decided to be very open and honest with a friend, in a way that left me quite exposed. It was a scary thing to do, but something happened today to make me grateful that I had taken that action.

Reading through the page I was reminded that honesty requires trust. It is only because I trusted that I was able to do it, and also because in my defencelessness my safety lies. When you’ve been honest its possible to be fearless – because, after all, what can anyone find out about you that you didn’t already tell them. Honest people are safe from blackmail.

Advertisements

About predencia

Author of novels Dare to Love and Betrayed www.pennydixon.com poetry anthology Raw www.cymbalspublishing.co.uk and blogger www.writingcreativelywithspirit.com
This entry was posted in What is the Christ? Lessons 271-280. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s