We are born into a body, in a particular family of certain circumstances but we seek the answer to the age old question: Who am I? We learn (gradually) we are much MORE than a body. We are NOT who we THINK we are! Many spiritual paths lead us to our true identity and ultimately HOME!
The Course In Miracles, tells us we are Spirit and little by little we come to understand that YES, that is true. Our eternal spirit does reside in the body for now. I have come to learn lessons that my Soul needs to learn. So whatever lessons come – they are the ones I need to learn. They are important lessons and once I have learned them I get to go HOME. I am happy to learn them! Well……some lessons I may not like – BUT if I know those lessons will help me – why wouldn’t I want to deal with them. I am happy to be in a body because it allows me to BE HERE NOW! We are really caretakers (or not) of our Soul-Spirit and so let us be loving caretakers of this eternal jewel within.
However, as the lessons come, I am helped immensely when I REMEMBER I am in fact SPIRIT. With that knowledge I can be at peace! The more I remember, the more peace I will have. When your body has a problem, which it will, it is a chance to say: NOPE – NOT ME! My body has a problem but I don’t! Yes, I will take care of the problem but I always have that inner gentle smile that says “I am an eternal Spirit.”
We take care and “fix” the body and do whatever we can to stay in the world and learn soul lessons that are sure to come. A elderly friend became sick recently and the sickness was such that she decided NOT to “fix” her body! That was courageous but I know the time will come when I will make that same decision. I will know what the right thing to do is when that time comes. I will leave knowing I did the right thing as the eternal Spirit I am.
Workbook lesson 199. I am not a body. I am free, is a wonderful lesson to explore the feelings of not being the body. You can go to http://www.acim.org and click on lessons and then close your eyes and listen quietly to let it sink in.
Remember, you are a decision making Mind! You have the power to choose! You have two choices: Love or Fear. You can listen to the ego’s fear or listen to the Holy Spirit’s grace and faith. It is that quiet voice inside and it always brings peace!
Isn’t it great to know you have a CHOICE which voice to listen to? That is why you are not a victim.
http://www.facim.org – Lesson 199 –
“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.”
God Blesses YOU!