21 November 1995

Course in Political Miracles: Lesson 51

"When I'm serving liberty I'm at my best!"

There's nothing I need do but wait ... and see what happens. This has been the theme of many of these lessons, the idea being that there is a power at work for liberty which is far greater than I imagine.

Call it the power of an idea whose time has come. Call it the deepest desire of every human heart and soul. Call it angels at work. It doesn't matter what one calls it. Liberty always rises again stronger than ever.

Trying to contain liberty is like trying to contain love. Close it down temporarily in one area and it erupts in another area. Close it off as much as possible in all areas and it still finds a way to burst forth because not experiencing it is too painful. Human nature is love. Human nature is liberty.

If liberty cannot be contained, then to experience the fullness of liberty, I literally need do nothing but wait ... and see what happens.

Why then do I join the Libertarian Party or the Liberty Caucus of some other political party? Why do I work toward extracting myself from bureaucratic control of my life and establishing personal sovereignty? Why do I put all my heart and soul into selling and promoting the works of Ayn Rand?

I do these things because even though liberty is destined to prevail whether my efforts are involved or not, I'm feeling my best when I'm serving liberty. Serving liberty feels really, really good and right inside myself. No matter what the exact way I am guided to serve liberty, it is deeply soul-satisfying service.

Those who are serving the opposite of liberty: government expansion, government involvement, and government interference have sold out their souls and are feeling deeply dissatisfied.

These sell-outs, not understanding why they are feeling so empty, call for more of the same ... more government expansion, more government involvement, more government interference ... like asking the torturer to inflict more pain in the hopes of relieving pain.

There is no such thing as a truly happy government worshipper or a truly happy government-advocating socialist.

But my soul is intact and my happiness shining bright because I work for liberty and serve liberty.

Each day this week, I awaken with the glad knowledge that I could literally do nothing and liberty would win, but that in serving liberty I experience the fullness of my soul and the completeness of my happiness.

During my longer meditations each day I look within myself and try to get in touch with the feeling of personal liberty. I might ask myself a few times:

"Liberty, are you there? What do you feel like inside of me?"

I let myself enjoy the feeling of liberty for a few minutes ... or a few hours or a few days. I also ask inside myself a few times:

"Liberty, what does it feel like to serve you? Let me feel the feeling!"

Again, I spend as long as possible staying with the feeling that rises, not losing the feeling, enjoying the feeling.

Before retiring each day this week, I let myself feel really, really thankful that I am sensible enough to be in the service of liberty. I let myself feel gratitude like I've never felt before.

Just before going to sleep I give myself the exquisite pleasure of really feeling how much I love liberty and how much liberty loves me. I help myself feel these feelings simply by stating what is really true inside myself:

"Liberty I love you with all my heart and soul! I live only to serve you! Serving you I am serving myself and everyone! Serving you I am at my very best!"

The device which even more deeply prepares freedom lovers for success, A Course in Miracles , talks about our ultimate need to free ourselves from every kind of slavery:

You have been told to bring the darkness to the light, and guilt to holiness. And you have also been told that error must be corrected at its source. Therefore, it is the tiny part of your self, the little thought that seems split off and separate, that the Holy Spirit needs. The rest is fully in God's keeping, and needs no guide. But this wild and delusional thought needs help, because, in its delusions, it thinks it is the Son of God, whole and omnipotent, sole ruler of the kingdom it set apart to tyrannize by madness into obedience and slavery.

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