The heart of our inner work and its purpose is to bring about, within each of us, ever-higher states of Freedom. If we were able to honestly address our own captive state (that is, how we continue to do those things we don’t want to do, and wouldn’t do, if we only had a conscious choice before these decisions were made), a New Need would awaken within us. We would realize, unalterably, the need to become fully aware of the extent of our present captivity. This view is the exact opposite of our present one.
If we will be honest about ourselves, we’ll admit that we would rather not be aware of our captive condition than acknowledge it. Dreams are sweeter than reality to the sleeping human being – which is why we must work to awaken, for the spiritually sleeping self is always (eventually) awakened to the nightmare of its complicity in its own captivity. We all know this is true; experience confirms it.
There are certain Truths, Perfect Principles, that once recognized as being already in place, will allow you to exercise your right to realize your God-Given Freedom. That’s correct. Freedom is not a creation of ours. It is not attained by making life “line up” with our wishes. It is a System already in place, needing only our awareness of it to enter it. As one example, how many of us spend our precious time and energy fuming over what others may have done to us? Unseen in the steam of our heated emotions and churning thoughts is the one inescapable fact that we are the captive of anyone we wish to punish. And the more we would punish this person, the less freedom we have to be at peace with ourselves. Here’s the lesson of Invisible Justice: We need never concern ourselves with how wrongdoers will “get theirs.” Any person who does wrong to another is already punished. More correctly stated: Any person who does an injustice is set up, instantly, to be corrected by the Laws governing such trespasses. An invisible Justice System already exists. That we need never judge anyone is a great freedom known by the few.
Here are the facts about this Great Justice System. Use them wisely: All around and within us live invisible and undeniably powerful verdicts. Think of them as Timeless Rulings. These forces of immediate righteousness circulate just outside the self-created realms (and reach) of all self-explanations or calculations born to somehow justify our unconscious self-interests.
The sole reason we don’t see or understand the existence of this swift Justice already upon us – or find solace in its perpetual sovereignty – is because most of us don’t realize that any other order of reality exists outside of the one we behold through our small self-serving senses. For instance, we have yet to see the following Truths and their inherent Justice: All pretence punishes the pretender. The smallest act of cunning on our part always starts with secret self-conflict. Any hatred embraced festers the heart of the one holding this sickness. The seed of any greed always lies within some self-compromising fear, so that nothing can be won by its actions that doesn’t frighten us further.
Conversely, we have yet to realize these next Truths that are also part of this same system of Perfect Justice: Innocence is unshakable personal peace (a Peace that is the backbone of the freedom we seek). Inner silence is safety beyond the power of any painful thought to breach. The love of Good transforms all things bitter into something better. Self-correction is instant self-elevation.
All of these Truths, in themselves, reveal one additional great judgment in this System of Invisible Justice: Our satisfaction with the limitations of our sensual life – with being the judge of self and others – with longing only to escape our worries instead of winning that Life above their world – denies us access to the Kingdoms above us and their true Freedom.
Last, and most important: these facts as presented – along with their invisible findings – prove to us in their combined might the existence of a Great Universal Power already in charge of meting out Justice. Within this realization comes relief from much of our collective misery as it concerns trying to manipulate the lives of others. We are able to see that to be wrongly concerned with trying to “fix” the bad behavior of someone else only invites some other invisible wrong into our life. Leave these people alone! Their nature is their punishment. Stay awake and out of their ache. Watch how freedom comes to you as you stop locking yourself up with wasted judgments and their attendant, never-ending worries.
Understanding this law of Invisible Justice is an example of how Higher realization leads to real freedom. It is critical that you to set your spiritual Aim for Self-Freedom over and over each day. Then, start over as though a whole New Wind were at your back. Do this and this New Wind will be there to help you along.
More than anything else, try to remember each morning – before the winds of this world pick you up and carry you off – that you want to be more awake to yourself than you were the day before; that you want to have more choices today – in who you are and what you embrace – than you did yesterday. This wish, and the work to fulfill it, will increase your awareness that presently you do NOT have real choice.
Growing inwardly requires us to willingly enter into a new kind of struggle wherein we begin to become conscious of our own divided nature. This new and heightened consciousness of our present division – in our longings and the relationships they engender – produces a new order of self-awareness. From this awakened awareness, and in it, we can begin to grow.
Remember: What you want from this life you will eventually receive, so be wise: Want Truth, Freedom, and Light. Win these things and you have won it All.