C 8: IV. The Gift of Freedom, P 6

IV. The Gift of Freedom, P 6

6 Nothing God created can oppose your decision, as nothing God created can oppose His Will. God gave your will its power, which I can only acknowledge in honour of His. If you want to be like me I will help you, knowing that we are alike. If you want to be different, I will wait until you change your mind. I can teach you, but only you can choose to listen to my teaching. How else can it be, if God’s Kingdom is freedom? Freedom cannot be learned by tyranny of any kind, and the perfect equality of all God’s Sons cannot be recognized through the dominion of one mind over another. God’s Sons are equal in will, all being the Will of their Father. This is the only lesson I came to teach.

Journal

Wow! Did you read that last sentence? “This is the only lesson I came to teach.” I am going to pay close attention to this paragraph. I have always loved the sentence where Jesus assures me that he will help me be like him and if I want to be different he will wait for me to change my mind. That has brought me so much comfort. It made me realize that it is inevitable that I will be like Jesus (because we are alike) and he is not going to give up on me. He is just going to wait patiently until I am ready to wake up.

I feel like the only lesson Jesus came to teach is that we are part of God’s Kingdom and that is our freedom. We are all equal. I am equal to Jesus and I am equal to the Holy Spirit. How else could it be since we are all equal parts of the one Whole? There will never be a time when we will be coerced by Jesus or by the Holy Spirit because that is just not possible. If it were possible then I would not be free and God’s Kingdom would not be free because I am God’s Kingdom.

I have often had the thought that I want someone to just heal me and get it over with. “Jesus, just shake me awake, would you?” But that can’t happen because it would prove that I am not free to wake up on my own. It would make me something I am not. It would make Reality something it is not. Jesus will teach me but only I decide if I want to learn.

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