Miracles Lesson 199: “I am not a body. I am free.”
This lesson brilliantly brings this to light, “I am not a body. I am free. I hear the Voice that God has given me, and only this my mind obeys.”
I am infinitely grateful that the Course explains how I and we are not at all incorporated with our bodies.
Our egos show us pain, disasters, death, and despair as a body. Our egos convince us that our bodies are real and unavoidable, so we have to suffer in them for as long as we live on earth, which completely sucks and makes me not want to let this happen.
The Course explains that as convincing as our egos are, they are wrong, and we are not stuck in our bodies, so we do not have to suffer as much as we live.
We need to be willing to gain the awareness that our bodies are not real; therefore, they have zero possibility of upsetting us as long as we remember that since they are unreal they have no power to disturb our peace.
As long as we watch our minds and do not go into terrible woes about our bodies because this is a pointless waste of energy because, being unreal, they can not affect our minds and bodies.