Bondage or Liberty, Which?

 

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Every man believes himself to be in bondage to the flesh and to the things of the flesh. All suffering is the result of this belief. The history of the coming of the Children of Israel out of their long bondage in Egypt is descriptive of the human mind, or consciousness, growing up out of the animal or sense part of man and into the spiritual part.” Emilie Cady

In this statement, Emilie Cady points out that the essence of individual suffering has more to do with our belief system than with anything that is built into the natural scheme of life. This is important to understand because it means there is always something we can do when our life is moving in directions we do not understand because things begin working against us.

Each one of us is undergoing an awakening in consciousness. We are moving from the concept that we are mental/emotional beings with a spirit to the truth that we are primarily spiritual beings expressing through a physical body in possession of a mind capable of producing thought and emotion. Our spiritual identity, though buried in a self-image that represents years of senses misperception, is whole and complete and exists always in a state of liberty.

We do not achieve true liberty by affirming it or by trying to eliminate all the negative thinking and emotion that binds us to limiting conditions. We achieve liberty by seeking to become aware of our complete soul, already free, that which has never been subject to the self-imposed limitations that stand in the way of the quality of life we all instinctively long to experience.

In your moments of meditation, acknowledge that there is within you a whole and completely liberated level that is seeking your attention now. Simply accept this truth and put your mind in a receptive attitude with a statement like: I am now open and receptive to the fullness of my free and unhindered nature. I now let this true core of my being come forth in peace and in harmony.

Every moment of our life is a choice we make toward bondage or toward liberty. Choose liberty and your life will reflect the freedom you crave.

 

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