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Freedom is a spiritual quality that’s part of our Divine Essence. It’s already our nature to experience and express Freedom. We have it at the level of mind, and then it becomes our experience. Even a prisoner of war in a foreign jail can find the Freedom in his mind, because that’s where it’s located.
A Course in Miracles teaches us, “When you are sad, know this need not be . Depression comes from a sense of being deprived of something you want and do not have. Remember that you are deprived of nothing except by your own decisions, and then decide otherwise.” T-4.IV.3.
When someone has a problem with obsessive compulsive behavior or avoidance, they’ll often use willpower to make a change. There’s a sense of loss and lack, and the willpower is used to get control of ourselves.
Willpower is part of a plan of behavior modification that can be a helpful start when we’re feeling out of control, but it doesn’t heal the root cause of the behavior. Willpower only intensifies the deep craving that is the root cause of the problem.
All healing is at the level of the mind – NOT at the level of behavior.
If Love isn’t part of the plan for healing there won’t be a healing, only a shift in behavior. That’s not enough.
If we don’t feel worthy of miraculous permanent healing, we might settle for willpower.
For true spiritual healing, we look to the mind for causation. There’s a false belief at the root cause of every issue. Most problems are an expression of belief in lack. How can willpower heal a belief in lack? It cannot.
The healing we’re looking for comes from opening to giving and receiving the Love that’s restorative and healing.
We resort to willpower when we feel spiritually weak. Willpower is a function of the personality, and is born of a sense of separation and lack. Willingness is the willingness to choose Love and to follow Spirit’s guidance.
Our willingness is ALL that’s required to have true and lasting transformation.
It seems so simple and, quite frankly, too easy. But neither is accurate.
When we’re craving, needing, and wanting to satisfy that compulsion, we’re feeling deprived. The real craving is for union with Spirit.
In that moment of craving, we don’t have a connection with Spirit that lets us know we’re fully loved and held in perfect Wholeness. That knowing of our perfection is missing from our awareness.
Our willingness to Partner UP will heal the illusion of lack.
Only the willingness to see the union of all life brings lasting healing of the splitting the mind.
Even a little bit of willingness is instantaneous joining with Spirit, and that’s where our true and lasting healing is – in remembering our union with God and making that our top priority
Let’s make a real change this year. Let’s get out of the prison in our mind and live joy-fully!
Masterful Living Course 2020 Registration closes TODAY, Monday, January 20 at midnight Pacific.
Now is the time to lay your foundation. There’s so much that we can call forth when we choose to live as though our mind really is the Mind of God. Make this year the year you go for it! Gather support, have a strong intention. You don’t need my help, but if you’d like it here’s how to begin:
If Masterful Living is right for you, I trust you will know it when you read what I’ve written on my website.
Trust your intuition – it will not fail you.
If this feels like it MIGHT be the thing for you this year – follow through.
I would LOVE to have the opportunity to walk step-by-step with you this year if you’d like to join us!