Amid the world apparently full of turmoil and uncertainty, the concept Rev. Sherri wrote in her Freedom Summer lesson 7 thrust me into a renewed realization that only by grasping who and what I am can I connect with a Power that I can use to manifest Freedom for myself.
Her statement, “That which I desire is stepped down into visible manifestation from the Intelligence within me for my demonstration” reminded me of the wisdom found in “The Answer is YOU.” In “The Answer…,” Rev. Dr. Michael Beckwith writes, “Within all beings, there is also a seed of enlightenment, a perfect pattern, of self-realization awaiting the proper conditions to emerge.”
Each of us has the seed, it is the indwelling God. It is awaiting our realization of Its
Omnipresence, Omnipotence and Omniscience. For me, that means I am the temple of the living God; and God is awaiting my awareness that It is under and exists in every situation. I have the Wisdom and the Power to demonstrate freedom as I turn within to God.
I manifest freedom by exercising my right to act, speak, or think as I want without hindrance or restraint. I recognize that I have a choice and my experiences are not determined from without, but only from within. As I choose to allow the seed to fill my consciousness, I create my state of absence of necessity, coercion, or constraint in choice or action. Yes, I activate my Power of Understanding, recognizing God under all situations, to realize my freedom!
by Rev. Dr. Jacqueline Triche Atkins