Forgive Us Our Debts
By Beca Lewis
Debt is everywhere. If you think I mean debt as in credit cards, I do. But, not just debt as in owing money, but also debt as in owing anything at all to anyone, anywhere.
As Life Guides Del and I spend most of our time listening. What we hear is people drowning in debt. For example, recently we spoke to a couple with two kids in high school. They love their children and understandably want to provide everything they can for them. What they don’t realize is they feel indebted to their children, which produces in their lives a debt of time and a debt in “credit.” And this debt is drowning them with no relief in sight.
They are not alone. All of our lives are submerged in debt. We are in debt to exercise so we can have good bodies, in debt to food to remain healthy, and in debt to time to get things done. We are even in debt to the past and the future. In fact, although debtor’s prison has long been abolished, a free ranging prison of debt in which we live most of our lives most of the times has replaced it without our appearing to notice.
Can we ever recover from such massive debt? Yes. But it cannot be done beginning with the symptom, appearing as debt, but by uncovering the problem hiding beneath the symptom. Once that is done we can eliminate its hold on our lives forever and the symptom of debt will naturally dissolve.
Here’s the problem. It’s not what you think.
It’s expectation. We expect that the world owes us a living. We expect that the world owes us all that is good. We expect to receive all that we want, health, activity, work, purpose, love, and completeness from the world. The problem is we expect to receive it from matter in its disguise as person, place or thing.
Sometimes we don’t believe we deserve it, sometimes we fight it, and sometimes we accept it, but always in the end we expect that we should have it. In all that we do we expect matter to provide for all that is in our lives. We live each moment of the day as if the world, matter, OWES us!
You can see where this expectation based on good from matter has led us. If the world, or matter, owes us than we owe it! “The consequence of expecting good from matter is that mankind is in debt to matter at every point.” (John Hargreaves) .
Letting our children continue to live in the expectation that their good comes from person, place or thing places them in prison. For now, we as adults may be paying the bill, but one day our children will find that they owe too.
Expecting that matter owes us means that we owe matter. It’s that simple.
Isn’t it time to escape? To escape from this debtors prison we would first have to give up the expectation that matter, in all its forms, is our debtor. We would have to stop looking to person, place or thing to provide us with what we want, including love and money.
A key to our escape lies in the word “Forgive” as in “The Lord’s Prayer, “ which states, “Forgive us our debts.”
Taken literally the word “forgive” means to “give for or in place of”. What we must do is replace our sense of indebtedness to matter with a Truth that will “Set us free.” We have already heard this Truth; we just forget that all expectation, satisfaction and good flows from this Truth not matter.
The Truth that we know is that Love as Divine Principle is all. We must replace, or forgive, our debt to matter and return to the awareness that the One Mind is the only cause and creator. We must return to the awareness that all provision is already present. It only takes a consistent shift of perception and willingness to leave the old beliefs behind to see it.
Divine Principle does not need the medium of matter to provide for anyone. When we shift from a material expectation of good to a Spiritual Perception we will all be released from being indebted to expecting satisfaction and happiness in matter in all its forms.
Let’s forgive, and replace our concept that matter owes us with knowing that Love has always provided. We can replace our material sense of good with our spiritual sense that “ your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” (Bible: Matthew 6:8).
Let’s shift our perception from expectation of good in matter to the knowledge that the omnipresent Principle of Love has already provided. Then we will find that happiness and good appear naturally. Good in the form of person, place or thing will be the result of living in the spiritual perception of provision.
There is no need to continue to live in debt caused by the expectation of good coming from matter. Escape from debt now by knowing that, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.” (Bible: James 1:17).
About Beca Lewis
As an author and guide Beca Lewis is dedicated to bringing Universal Spiritual Principles and Laws into clear focus, to shift material perception to spiritual perception, which following the law “what you perceive to be reality magnifies™”, adjusts lives with practical and measurable results.
Beca developed an easy system to do this called The Shift and has been sharing how to use this system to expand lives, and bring people back to the Truth of themselves for over 40 years.
Beca and her husband Del Piper are constantly working to develop new ways to support and reach out to others. Much of what they have been developed can be found for free at their membership site Perception U.comThey also founded The Women’s Council with the intent of “strengthening the connection to yourself, to others, and to the Divine.”
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