Miracles News

April-June, 2018

I Am Under No Laws but God’s

by Rev. Linda Wisniewski, O.M.C.

Rev. Linda WisniewskiI was guided to work with three lessons after experiencing the appearance of a bronchial infection and having a flare up of arthritic symptoms along with a skin condition of psoriasis. The lessons I was guided to were: Workbook Lesson 76: I am Under No Laws but God’s, Lesson 91: Miracles are Seen in the Light and Lesson 92: Miracles Are Seen in Light and Light and Strength are One.

First it was interesting to note the sequence of what took place before I experienced the chest cold and what has taken place since and how it has served as an opportunity for healing my mind and strengthening my connection with my God Source.

Two days before, I experienced this cold or how people might express it, ‘I caught a cold.’ I spent a lovely afternoon with a friend going to a movie and dinner. The next evening, I went to a party where my friend was also to be coming and found out that she wouldn’t be there because she was sick with the bronchial infection. She also had made soup for the party and invited anyone at the party to pick it up. Everyone at the party said, “No, we don’t want to catch what she has.” Usually I don’t catch what anyone has because I realize I am not a victim of outside forces. The only problem was I didn’t catch my thoughts fast enough and I joined with the collective fear in believing I could catch what my friend had.

I was a victim of being hypnotized by the egoic law of the belief in contagion and that germs and bacteria had power over me. I wonder if I would have had a cold if I didn’t know of my friend’s getting a cold. It wouldn’t have been in my mind.

In believing this, I separated from the law of Love that says only Love is real and there is no other power than God’s. I also separated myself from my friend, who lovingly made soup, even though she wasn’t feeling well. If I hadn’t believed in the law of contagion, I might have volunteered to go over and receive her loving gift and give her love in return.

No guilt here, only awareness. Well, believing in the laws of the physical world, which are laws that protect the body, only ended up weakening me instead of protecting me. Is it any surprise that what I put my belief in I manifested by coming down with symptoms of the cold the next day?

So what other laws was I buying into? I heard that oil of oregano was a cure for this kind of cold so I quickly had my husband buy the magic potion and I took it. So here again, I made my priority in protecting the body and thinking salvation was coming in the form of a bottle of oregano. I was also focusing all my attention on the appearances that were going on in the body — the inflammation, psoriasis, and now a cold. I have special creams for the psoriasis and anti-inflamatories for the inflammation although another friend told me that anti-inflammatories were dangerous to the stomach and there are alternatives.

Now I was left in a state of confusion because I was allowing myself to be influenced by other people’s opinion. I appreciated their loving concern, but was it leading me towards true healing or away from it?

During the week, I also got caught up by the laws of nutrition: believing that eating certain foods would work wonders on the bodily symptoms. I also got caught up with believing in the laws of weather. Towards the end of the week when I was feeling a little stronger, I went out in a horrendous rainstorm to teach a class and then feared that I would catch pneumonia. I remember that my parents would say, “Don’t go out in this bad weather or you will catch the death of a cold or pneumonia.” There goes the word ‘catch’ again.

So, believing all these physical laws further left me weakened and in a state of fear. And isn’t this what the ego’s intention is — seek outside yourself and do not find; focus on keeping the body healthy and remain in a state of separation from Love.

And in all this time, where was my connection to Holy Spirit? Did I ask Holy Spirit for guidance as to what to do or how to think about it? No. I was seduced by the egoic laws, which protect the illusion.

But I didn’t forget about the Holy Spirit for long. I became still in the midst of confusion and asked the Holy Spirit for guidance. I was led to Lesson 76: I Am Under No Laws but God’s. Here are some of the main points this Lesson made that stood out for me:

“We have observed before how many senseless things have seemed to you to be salvation.” (1:1)

“Each has imprisoned you with laws as senseless as itself.” (1:2)

“While you would seek for it in things that have no meaning, you bind yourself to laws that make no sense.” (1:5)

“Thus do you seek to prove salvation is where it is not.” (1:6)

“It is insanity that thinks these things.” (4:1)

“You call them laws, and put them under different names in a long catalogue of rituals that have no use and serve no purpose.” (4:2)

“You think you must obey the ‘Laws of medicine, of economics and of health.” (4:3)

“Protect the body and you will be saved. These are not laws, but madness.” (4:4-5:1)

“The body is endangered by the mind that hurts itself.” (5:2)

“The body suffers just in order that the mind will fail to see it is the victim of itself.” (5:3)

“It is for this you think you are a body.” (5:7)

“The laws of God can never be replaced.” (7:1)

“Dismiss all foolish magical beliefs today, and hold your mind in silent readiness to hear the Voice that speaks the truth to you.” (9:2)

“You will be listening to One Who says there is no loss under the laws of God.” (9:3)

“He will tell you more. About the Love your Father has for you. About the endless joy He offers you. About His yearning for His only Son, created as His channel for creation, denied to Him by his belief in hell.” (10:3-6)

“Let us today open God’s channels to Him, and let His Will extend through us to Him.” (11:1)

“His Voice will speak of this to us, as well as of the joys of Heaven, which His laws keep limitless forever.” (11:3)

“[I am under no Laws but God] is a statement of freedom from all danger and all tyranny. It is our acknowledgment that God is our Father and that His Son is saved.” (12:2-3)

I know this intellectually but not experientially. What helped me experientially to know that I am not under any laws but God’s were Lessons 91 and 92: Miracles are seen in light and light and strength are one.

So, during the week, I took the magic potions without guilt. I was still in fear because I was still fearful of letting go of my body and my identity and wanting to make my body well and was still fearful of putting my full trust in God. Like they say, I was still fearful of fully letting go and letting God. And as long as I was still trying to put my faith and value in both places, to that extent I couldn’t be fully Miracle Minded.

But I did spend most of the week in quiet talking to God like He was my friend and taking all my fears to Holy Spirit for correction. As I surrendered to the stillness, God’s loving Voice came through. I realized that the reason I believed in the laws of the world and believed that the body was weak was because I believed I had separated from the Source of strength within me. The Source of strength and power comes from the One Mind of God. When I believe I am separated from my Source, I perceive myself as weakened and this shows up as weakness in the body. Like the Course says, the body is neutral; it doesn’t feel pain or pleasure but responds to the programming of our mind.

The practice Lesson 91: Miracles are seen in Light says to acknowledge that I am strong, not weak. I am all powerful, not helpless. I am unlimited, not limited. I am not an illusion of a body but a reality of Love and I cannot see in darkness, but in Light. I practiced being with this and I really did feel strength and power surging through me.

I used to think protecting the body would make me feel strong and powerful. Now I know from my experience that by connecting with my true power Source, the Mind of God that I share with my Creator, I will truly be strong and nothing will harm me or make me feel weak and vulnerable.

I am under no Laws but Gods. I also know that when I am tempted by the ego to follow the laws of the world that wants to protect the illusion of the body in my identity, I have the Holy Spirit to remind me of the Truth and the Truth will set me free.

Rev. Linda Wisniewski now resides in the Love of our One Self, the Christ Mind. We are grateful for her continued blessings in our awakening to Truth.

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