I affirm today that God’s will is for me to be unburdened.
Often I feel as though I was born under a lucky star, since on the whole I seem to sail through life without any major mishaps. I will take the precaution and “knock on wood,” however, after making such a bold statement. Of course, I understand I am not immune to mishaps, and it would be a bit hare-brained and frivolous on my part not to look before I leap. Nonetheless, I do feel as though I have led a charmed life so far and been guided and protected along the way.
I am sharing this because today I am on Step 96. “God’s Will Is For Me To Be Unburdened” of Steps to Knowledge: The Book of Inner Knowing for the second time and revisiting my practice of this step the first time. I wrote in my journal that day (March 19, 2013) that I had been reading the New Message teaching “Healing Relationships” and realized that none of my relationships in the past or present have hampered me in any way, I have always had the freedom to move with Knowledge. I went on to say that this realization speaks to me in this Step because I see how it has been God’s will for me to be unburdened.
When I looked up the Healing Relationships teaching again, I discovered an inspiring page I wish to share with you. You can find it at the link below.
A New Message Listening Experience
with Marshall Vian Summers
at the Greater Community Sanctuary
November 7, 2008
God’s will is for me to be unburdened
Reading back over what I wrote the first time and while engaging in the practices this time, I reached a deeper understanding of this concept that God’s will is for me to be unburdened. Life is meant for enjoying, not for suffering through. I have always believed that I make my own misery, so if I can do that, I can just as easily free myself from my own fetters. No one says I need to suffer and be miserable. It is all a state of mind anyway. Even in physical prison, I can choose to be free. No one and nothing can put a weight on my mind unless I allow them to. No one can make me wear a crown of thorns, let alone place that crown on me themselves.
I would like to share a poem at this juncture, a poem that has been with me from a much younger age, a poem I found stashed away in an old diary and written in my mother’s hand. She must have copied it down from somewhere and given it to me years ago, before I was married, before I was really grown. The author is unknown, although certain claims have been made to authorship. No matter, the important thing is that this poem has touched many a woman’s heart. It particularly touched mine after I was married for the second time. It helped me to see that relationship does not mean expecting the other person to make you happy and meet your needs. It means recognizing your own pain and healing yourself. It means joining in a meaningful union to heal together. It means not blaming others for what has gone wrong in your life, but seeing where you can change, what you can do to better yourself and, by extension, better the lives of those around you. God’s will is for me to be unburdened.
COMES THE DAWN
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining the soul and you learn that love does not mean leaning and company does not mean security; and you begin to learn that kisses aren’t contracts and presents aren’t promises. You begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open, with the grace of a woman, not the grief of a child; and you learn to build all your roads on today because tomorrow’s ground is too uncertain for plans, and futures have a way of falling down in mid-flight. After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much, so you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers.
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