Review: “I am not a body. I am free. For I am still as God created me.”
199) “I am not a body. I am free.”
If you are not a body, then what are you? The Course explains that you are a thought in the mind of God. Which means that you are a wholly pure, creative idea. And so, you may wonder, what is that? Words fall short to describe what a wholly pure and creative idea is. It can only be approached by describing some of its aspects, and by describing the feelings it engenders.
The fruits of the spirit point the way, as do word symbols like freedom, willingness, hope, inclusiveness, wisdom, and so forth. When you are living from a place of any of these spiritual qualities you will feel peaceful and joyful, excited, frisky, satisfied yet eager for more, appreciative, grateful, lighthearted, relieved, welcoming, willing, and so forth. These feelings are your indications that in your interactions with the world and with yourself you are coming from the place of your true identity, from a place of a wholly pure and creative idea.
Ideas are not confined to form or expectation. They move freely about and expand as they go. Identification with the body blocks your awareness of yourself as a free thought, free in the sense of not held back by the erroneous thinking of the monkey mind.