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Lesson 277 Let Me Not Bind Your Son With Laws I Made

PART II.  SECTION 6: WHAT IS THE CHRIST?

Lesson 277 Let Me Not Bind Your Son With Laws I Made

  1. Your Son is free, my Father.  Let me not imagine I have bound him with the laws I made to rule the body.  He is not subject to any laws I made by which I try to make the body more secure.  He is not changed by what is changeable.  He is not slave to any laws of time.  He is as You created him, because he knows no law except the law of love.
  2. Let us not worship idols, nor believe in any law idolatry would make to hide the freedom of the Son of God.  He is not bound except by his beliefs.  Yet what he is, is far beyond his faith in slavery or freedom.  He is free because he is his Father’s Son.  And he cannot be bound unless God’s truth can lie, and God can will that He deceive Himself.[1]
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Today Jesus leads us in prayer that resonates with freedom.  We accept the liberty of our eternal Spirits, which have absolutely no need for the laws devised for the body.  We stand as God’s Son Who cannot be changed by the constant flux of the world.  This prayer said in faith, in love, in utmost praise and glory frees us from the laws of time – we are no longer concerned about the passing hours, days, months, and years – for we live and enjoy our being with God forever!   

As God’s Son we have no need for the laws of this world devised to keep us bound to our bodies.   Because we are as God created us, we know no laws except the law of love.

Jesus tells us today not to worship idols.  The physical forms that we find in our world hide our freedom from us.  While our bodies, special relationships, jobs, houses, cars, and possessions and alliances in the flesh keep us bound to a belief that this is our reality – we can free our minds from its captivity by remembering our true and holy Self Who is free in Christ. 

Today Jesus is leading us to practice being one with Him.  Get used to the idea that we are not bound to the laws of the body, practice using your Christ mind to experience freedom from your attachments to the physical world and let your mind bask in the eternal gifts of love, joy, peace.  Our possessions and special relationships will never bring us peace, love, or joy.  Our possessions own us, they enslave us, they keep us preoccupied with that which will never gratify or satisfy us except in the realm of passing time. If we are pinning our future hopes on that which is physical – made of flesh or alloy – we will be left with nothing.  When we think with Christ, we are set free from the laws that bind us to this world.  It no longer matters.  The only thing that matters is our return to God and the laws of love. 

Meditate upon our prayer today and let the words sink into your consciousness.  Ask God to reveal to you its deep meaning as you practice freedom.  Pray to be delivered from idolatry, pray to be shown the truth of who and what you really are.  Know that with Christ, you cannot be bound by the laws of the world. 


[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 277. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, (1992). p. 435.

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Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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