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Releasing the 'Control' Addiction

Beloved One

Turning something over to the Holy Spirit is a leap of faith that lets go of attempting to control outcomes.

The core of alcoholism, anorexia, bulimia, smoking and a host of things the world calls addictions is control. The little willingness the Holy Spirit asks is the key to letting go of the attempt to manage the body and the world, which is the insane attempt to maintain a self concept image that God did not create.

An idea to contemplate from the Course is this:

Seek not to change the world. Seek rather to change your mind about the world.

The requirement is changing thinking and not focusing on behavior and form. Behavior flows from thought, and transformation of the mind is synonymous with changing thought patterns from ego-based to Spirit-based.

Control and judgment are the addiction, and the focus is always on releasing them since God creates only Mind Awake and these abilities are unnatural, being illusions. The development of trust in the Holy Spirit goes hand in hand with the release of judgment/control. And it becomes more and more apparent that trust would settle every problem now.

Peace & Blessings.

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