I finished the novel The Book of Negroes, by Lawrence Hill the other day. As I read it I was studying the idea of freedom in A Course in Miracles and the timing was impactful to say the least. The post could have been written for either of my blogs, but it is such deep material that I wanted to express it through the wisdom and grace of The Course. If you haven’t read the book, you should. Sending light and love as always, Lisa
It seems Julie and I have both been inspired by the recurring mantra in Review VI in the Course, (Lessons 201-220). Each lesson begins and ends with the mantra:
I am not a body. I am free.
For I am still as God created me.
Julie’s last post Still…. is a beautiful prose examining the word itself. Today I write about being free and the power of the mind in achieving freedom.
Last week I inhaled and devoured a great masterpiece of modern Canadian literature, The Book of Negroes by Lawrence Hill. Co-incidentally, it has just started running as a mini series on broadcast tv. Here is a short description of the book taken from the author’s website:
Abducted as an 11-year-old child from her village in West Africa and forced to walk for months to the sea in a coffle—a string of slaves—Aminata Diallo is sent to live as a…
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