Freedom Is The Allowance To Follow One’s Will

Freedom happens within one’s understanding.

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons 3 min read

I am attempting to do weekly readings as the “unveiling” allows.

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Living the Atonement raises awareness for the Whole Sonship, which is “all that is” within the mind of God.

⁶In the service of the right mind the denial of error frees the mind, and re-establishes the freedom of the will. ⁷When the will is really free it cannot miscreate, because it recognizes only truth. (ACIM, T-2.II.2:6–7)

The “right mind” is where we live when we live in the Atonement.

⁷In the holy instant, in which you see yourself as bright with freedom, you will remember God. ⁸For remembering Him is to remember freedom. (ACIM, T-15.I.10:7–8)

The “holy instant” is a part of the Atonement where you know the oneship of the Son and that God IS.

See others as the love of God you both are.

2. Guilt feelings are the preservers of time. ²They induce fears of retaliation or abandonment, and thus ensure that the future will be like the past. ³This is the ego’s continuity. ⁴It gives the ego a false sense of security by believing that you cannot escape from it. ⁵But you can and must. ⁶God offers you the continuity of eternity in exchange. ⁷When you choose to make this exchange, you will simultaneously exchange guilt for joy, viciousness for love, and pain for peace. ⁸My role is only to unchain your will and set it free. ⁹Your ego cannot accept this freedom, and will oppose it at every possible moment and in every possible way. ¹⁰And as its maker, you recognize what it can do because you gave it the power to do it.

(ACIM, T-5.VI.2:1–10)

I do not believe that we would have guilt if we did not see ourselves as separate and capable of retaliation or abandonment.

It is not getting rid of the “ego” that we want to do but calming it and helping ourselves and one another know that we did not do the terrible things that we believe we have and that we have not left God, nor has He abandoned us.

PTSpD (Post Traumatic Separation Disorder) is released as we truly forgive.

It may not happen all at once but it does soften and become more bearable.

³Free will must lead to freedom. ⁴Judgment always imprisons because it separates segments of reality by the unstable scales of desire. ⁵Wishes are not facts. ⁶To wish is to imply that willing is not sufficient. ⁷Yet no one in his right mind believes that what is wished is as real as what is willed. ⁸Instead of “Seek ye first the Kingdom of Heaven” say, “Will ye first the Kingdom of Heaven,” and you have said, “I know what I am and I accept my own inheritance.” (ACIM, T-3.VI.11:3–8)

¹¹By offering freedom you will be free. (ACIM, T-8.IV.7:11) This, I believe is the key to deliverance from PTSpD.

When living in the Atonement, we see others as an actual part of ourselves, and we need to do nothing to lift and encourage them (in truth) because their personal power is reflected in our essence.

This may be a very difficult concept to accept since it seems to go against all that humanity has taught us for thousands of years.

Yet please, take a moment to reread the statement and I suspect you will find the resonance of its truth and wisdom.

Consider this, within the illusion, we use others and situations to enhance our own sense of well-being and empowerment.


⁷In the holy instant, in which you see yourself as bright with freedom, you will remember God. ⁸For remembering Him is to remember freedom. (ACIM, T-15.I.10:7–8)

In truth, all power is from God and each part of the Sonship is privy to that.

One who does this sincerely is often accused of being “crazy” by the world.
Yet, knowing your strength as one and that of others in the oneness of the Father is freedom and redemption, and joy.

Till next time, God bless, bye for now.

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