“I am under no laws but God’s.”
We have observed before how many senseless things have seemed to you
to be salvation. Each has imprisoned you with laws as senseless as itself.
You are not bound by them.Yet to understand that this is so, you must
first realize salvation lies not there.While you would seek for it in things
that have no meaning, you bind yourself to laws that make no sense.
Thus do you seek to prove salvation is where it is not.
Today we will be glad you cannot prove it. For if you could, you
would forever seek where it is not and never find it. The idea for
today tells you once again how simple is salvation. Look for it where
it waits for you, and there it will be found. Look nowhere else, for it
is nowhere else.
Think of the freedom in the recognition that you are not bound
by all the strange and twisted laws which you have set up to save you.
You really think that you would starve unless you have stacks of
green paper strips and piles of metal discs. You really think a small
round pellet or some fluid pushed into your veins through a
sharpened needle will ward off death.You really think you are alone
unless another body is with you.
It is insanity that thinks these things.You call them laws, and put
them under different names in a long catalogue of rituals that have
no use and serve no purpose.You think you must obey the “laws” of
medicine, of economics and of health. Protect the body and you will
These are not laws, but madness.The body is endangered by the
mind that hurts itself.The body suffers that the mind will fail to see
it is the victim of itself.The body’s suffering is a mask the mind holds
up to hide what really suffers. It would not understand it is its own
enemy; that it attacks itself and wants to die. It is from this your
“laws” would save the body. It is for this you think you are a body.
There are no laws except the laws of God.This needs repeating,
– over and over, until you realize that it applies to everything that
you have made in opposition to His Will. Your magic has no
meaning. What it is meant to save does not exist. Only what it is
meant to hide will save you.
The laws of God can never be replaced.We will devote today to
rejoicing that this is so. It is no longer a truth which we would hide.
We realize instead it is a truth which keeps us free forever. Magic
imprisons, but the laws of God set free. The light has come because
there are no laws but His.
We will begin the longer practice period today with a short
review of the different kinds of “laws” we have believed we must
obey. These would include, for example, the laws of nutrition, of
immunization, of medication, and of the body’s protection in
innumerable ways. Think further; you believe in the laws of
friendship, of “good” relationships and reciprocity.
Perhaps you even think that there are laws which set forth what
is God’s and what is yours. Many “religions” have been based on this.
They would not save, but damn in Heaven’s name.Yet they are no
more strange than other laws you hold must be obeyed to make
There are no laws but God’s. Dismiss all foolish magical beliefs
today, and hold your mind in silent readiness to hear the Voice that
speaks the truth to you.You will be listening to One who says there is
no loss under the laws of God. Payment is neither given nor received.
Exchange cannot be made, there are no substitutes, and nothing is
replaced by something else. God’s laws forever give and never take.
Hear Him Who tells you this, and realize how foolish are the
laws you thought upheld the world you thought you saw.Then listen
further. 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.
Let us today open God’s channels to Him, and let His Will extend
through us to Him.Thus is creation endlessly increased. His Voice will
speak of this to us, as well as of the joys of Heaven which His laws keep
limitless forever.We will repeat today’s idea until we have listened and
understood there are no laws but God’s.Then we will tell ourselves, as
a dedication with which the practice period concludes:
“I am under no laws but God’s.”
We will repeat this dedication as often as possible today; at least four
or five times an hour, as well as in response to any temptation to
experience ourselves as subject to other laws throughout the day. It is
our statement of freedom from all danger and all tyranny. It is our
acknowledgment that God is our Father, and that His Son is saved.
Britney Added: Think of the freedom in the recognition that you are not bound by all the strange and twisted laws which you have set up to save you. You really think that you would starve unless you have stacks of green paper strips and piles of metal discs. You really think a small round pellet or some fluid pushed into your veins through a sharpened needle will ward off death. You really think you are alone unless another body is with you.
There are no laws except the laws of God. This needs repeating, -over,and over, until you realize that it applies to everything that you have made in opposition to His Will.