A clean slate
I need a breakthrough. The new year may feel like a fresh start, the slate wiped clean, but I’ve got the same problems I had before New Year’s Eve. The changing year didn’t change me. I’ve tried before with these long-term issue so how am I going to do it now?
I’m taking a clue from some beagles. Yes, my big life lesson came from a video that’s making the rounds on Facebook and it stars 9 dogs. These dogs spent every day of their lives in a research lab before they were rescued. I got a lump in my throat as I watched the cages open and the dogs make their way out of their cages and onto the grass outdoors for the first time ever. They were momentarily tentative, but then the tails started wagging and the legs moving. They left their confinement behind with amazing ease.
I know that there were lessons ahead for them to learn, but that big leap forward really inspires me. I want to walk away from stuff that’s dragging me down that quickly, that decisively.
It’s not about ignoring current issues or suppressing bad memories. If you do that, it’s going to come back to haunt you.
What Christian Science brings to the mix is lasting freedom. I’ve experienced it—big healings and small that have been permanent. I’ve read about countless others online and in magazines. This kind of freedom comes from the recognition of the underlying spiritual law that supports letting go of past problems. It’s the realization that what seemed so tenacious and miserable never was.
What? Never was? That’s right. In a world that says we’re all physical beings with histories that include some good, some bad, it’s hard to believe. But believe it we can because Christ Jesus proved it. And he told us we could too.
I think we do that as we follow the beagles’ example: as we leave behind the so-called “reality” of confinement for the genuine reality of freedom and joy. No matter what those beagles’ past looked like, the moment they found themselves basking in the warmth and light of the sun, they discovered what they were really meant to do. They embraced that identity, and there was no turning back. The light of Christ does the same for us. This light doesn’t help us become a new person; but it does show us our purity and limitlessness, our nature as the unchanging and unchanged children of God.
Who’s ready to let go of some problems? Who wants to pray to support freedom for people everywhere?Posted on Thursday, January 5th, 2012 at 3:54 pm | Follow responses with the RSS feed
Topics: Healing | Tags: chronic problems, instantaneous healing, real freedom