To say: “I am NOT Free – ‘yet’” … is ‘just a thought’. When repeated often enough, with belief and conviction [passion], the manifestation of this as your experience is inevitable. It is NOT True, but you have thought it into what you ‘refer to’ as Truth. The mind will then go on to ‘validate’ this experience with a litany of ‘proof’ related to the way you are ‘living’ [so-called] … and virtually everyone in your life will agree with this assessment, both for you and themselves.
Extend this erroneous belief [thought] over eons and countless life experiences and the concept that ‘you are NOT Free’ seems rock solid. And yet during your life experience you have witnessed many so-called truths [what you may have called solid ‘facts’], dissolve before your eyes, because they were just ‘thoughts’ and ALL thoughts ‘can’ be threatened. [“Nothing REAL can be threatened.” – ACIM].
“I AM THAT I AM” ‘means’ exactly the same thing as “I AM FREEDOM” or “I AM PEACE” or “I AM LOVE” [unconditioned]. It is ‘just thoughts’ that have ‘hidden’ this Truth from you. The more you acknowledge the Truth that you ARE Free, the more it is ‘revealed’ to your Awareness in each Now moment.
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