Father, my freedom is in You alone.
If I am feeling a twinge of sadness or a sliver of upset then I am not free. At those times I feel weighed down by the heaviness that I have made by these thoughts of fear. I may even feel it in my physical body in one way or another. When I then turn my attention to God, I am given the means in which I can lift the weight from my spiritual shoulders. Turning my attention to God assures me that I have the tools to remember the truth and allow freedom to come into my mind. As I begin to quiet my mind, my mind may indeed chatter with all the worries and concerns that may seem to be right there. Even though I may even know intellectually that it is all fear, all from the past wanting to come into the future and present, it chatters away and I cannot seem to rest. In these situations, I can “ride the wave” so to speak. I allow the feelings and thoughts to be there, slowing rising and then falling, not resisting, but simply allowing them to be there. I am the observer. As I acknowledge, I can release them as they flow back into the nothingness from which they came.
Excerpt from Lesson 321 in our Journey Through the Workbook for Students: Divine Messages