This is an insane world, and do not underestimate the extent of its insanity. (A Course in Miracles)
Each moment, we are deciding between either the ego or spirit.

The heavy chains that bind you are nothing, not real, and not there at all.

To feel burdened and unfree because of a life situation, a job, a relationship, or for any reason at all is to falsely perceive what is not there. It would be impossible for anyone to take away your perfect freedom if you did not first make an agreement that allowed them to do so.

Free will is a choice about whether to be free. This is a choice made by you and by you alone. Others may attempt to manipulate you – putting you in chains for their own perceived gain. But the decision to make the chains real is entirely up to you.

What prevents us from living freely? Only fear. We fear future consequence and we fear letting go of the familiar. Others have certainly conspired to make the fears real, but these thoughts and emotions can never be more real than we agree to make them.

Today, we look in truth and see that there are no chains. We are free, perfect, and complete – just as we have been since the day we were born. We continue tomorrow and each day after that.

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