Today’s lesson shows you the power of your mind and makes you look at how you bind everything when you choose not to be free. But what is freedom? It doesn’t have anything to do with your ideas about it. You think that freedom is doing whatever you want, or finding a safe haven in a world of chaos. But ultimately freedom is the recognition that you are as God created you, that you are mind and pure mind, and that the world you think is real has nothing to do with reality.
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.
It does start with the simple statement, “Not this.” You have to somewhere deny pain, sickness and death as your reality, or you will be bound forever by your ideas about them. It is not about denying the world’s laws but still maintaining the world is real. It is not about recklessly driving through a red traffic light or robbing a store simply because you need money. It is about denying this world of pain, sickness and death in its totality and, at least in your mind, saying “Enough of that, I want to know that I am as God created me.” And that declaration is completely up to you.
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.
This is a beautiful prayer from you to your Father. It has nothing to do with the world, nothing to do with anybody else, it is extremely personal. This is where you go into your closet, into your mind, and you are honest with yourself. What do you want? Do you want the truth? It is here now. Be willing to stop for a moment, use the lesson for today, and you will recognize an experience beyond this world lies waiting for you, right here and right now.