I feel so happy tonight, on the brink of freedom. Cuddled up in the fresh new layers of down and silk and cotton that I recently got for my bed … and fur, cuz Harvey is here cuddling with me … a bed so beautiful, so comfortable … it’s going to be such a nice place to sink into in freedom.
The realization that … I never wanted to work a day job. I don’t like schedules. I don’t like getting up to an alarm clock in the morning. I don’t like being told what to do. I don’t like being “evaluated” or “supervised.” I don’t like hierarchies.
I like freedom. I like flexibility. I like equality. I like spontaneity.
Why the hell did I do it? I did it because … I didn’t think I had a choice. I thought that’s just what people do. They work day jobs, inside hierarchies, and they learn to appreciate a few vacation days a year, until they’ve worked four decades or so and then when it hardly matters anymore, they can retire.
Bottom line: I didn’t think I had a choice.
Can you believe it?
How ridiculous that seems now … you ALWAYS have a choice. It’s time to take your power back from your unconscious, worn-out, totally unnecessary limiting beliefs … it’s time to let go of the life you don’t want, and it’s time to choose the life you do want.
On that note, I’d like to share another of my favorite passages from A Course in Miracles. Early on, this was one of the most influential for me. It called to me at such a deep level.
Now, nearly four years later, I finally can feel in a very real way the freedom it was talking about … though I’m sure that what’s to come is far more amazing … new vistas keep opening up just about every day …
From Lesson 131, “No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth” (excerpted)
Begin with this:
I ask to see a different world, and think a different kind of thought from those I made. The world I seek I did not make alone, the thoughts I want to think are not my own.
For several minutes watch your mind and see, although your eyes are closed, the senseless world you think is real. Review the thoughts as well which are compatible with such a world, and which you think are true. Then let them go, and sink below them to the holy place where they can enter not. There is a door beneath them in your mind, which you could not completely lock to hide what lies beyond.
Seek for that door and find it. But before you try to open it, remind yourself no one can fail who seeks to reach the truth. And it is this request you make today. Nothing but this has any meaning now; no other goal is valued now nor sought, nothing before this door you really want, and only what lies past it do you seek.
Put out your hand, and see how easily the door swings open with your one intent to go beyond it. Angels light the way, so that all darkness vanishes, and you are standing in a light so bright and clear that you can understand all things you see. A tiny moment of surprise, perhaps, will make you pause before you realize the world you see before you in the light reflects the truth you knew, and did not quite forget in wandering away in dreams.
You cannot fail today. There walks with you the Spirit Heaven sent you, that you might approach this door some day, and through His aid slip effortlessly past it, to the light. Today that day has come. Today God keeps His ancient promise to His holy Son, as does His Son remember his to Him. This is a day of gladness, for we come to the appointed time and place where you will find the goal of all your searching here, and all the seeking of the world, which end together as you pass beyond the door.
Remember often that today should be a time of special gladness, and refrain from dismal thoughts and meaningless laments. Salvation’s time has come. Today is set by Heaven itself to be a time of grace for you and for the world. If you forget this happy fact, remind yourself with this:
Today I seek and find all that I want. My single purpose offers it to me. No one can fail who seeks to reach the truth.
About the Author:
Erika Awakening is a Harvard Law School graduate and former practicing attorney. She left the rat race to become a location-independent entrepreneur, holistic life coach, blogger, speaker, healer, and Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT tapping) expert. Erika Awakening is one of the world's foremost experts on eradicating limiting beliefs and lifestyle design on your own terms. Learn more about Erika Awakening
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