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Lesson 219, August 7

I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.
(199) I am not a body
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I am not a body.

We are not form, but we are spirit, love, formless, free.

Who we are cannot be affected by anyone or anything.

We are already whole and complete.

What we are is not a body that wears out, gets sick, or dies.

We are the eternal and infinite light of God, an inner glow, shining on the world.

But our attention is regularly focused on concern for our bodies: their care, feeding, elimination processes, dressing, bathing, grooming, and on and on.

We take care of our bodies because the body is a useful communication tool with which to reach out to our brothers.

That’s all it is, however, like a car which is also a tool that serves a purpose.

We are not our bodies, or our cars, or our homes.

We are overly concerned with our bodies, cars, and homes as compared with being too little concerned with our spirits and souls.

Our sole alignment with the body needs to shift from being concerned only with the body to being concerned our bodies, minds, spirits, and souls.

We have already begun this shift to gain much needed balance by affirming for the past twenty days that, “I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.”

We have also been learning the habit of stopping hourly to nourish our spirit with gratitude, releasing misperceptions with the Holy Spirit, and communicating with God by asking for guidance.

We can do more to nurture our spirits and souls by taking nature walks, praying regularly, etc.

Remind ourselves frequently, “I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.”

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