“You have a term in your legal system called temporary insanity. The lawyer says, ‘My client is not guilty, it was just temporary insanity.’ Rest assured, that is exactly how it is in the cosmic dimensions of your being. Your Father knows that given perfectly free will, you have elected at times to be temporarily insane. Knowing this, no judgment has been passed, and you have never been made wrong by your Creator.” (“The Way of Transformation,” WOM, Chapter 15, Page 179)
When we have gotten it wrong, have made bad mistakes, then God knows that we have used our free will wrongly. He doesn’t have to forgive, because He has never condemned. God never condemns! Isn’t this wonderful? We have so often felt, wrongly, that if we made a mess of our lives, He would not be happy with us. But He knows, that given free will, we will sometimes get it wrong.
He seeks to help us at such times. He will lift us out of the morass, lift us up, and reassure us that He never even “saw” the error. He will help us to avoid that error in the future. Life is a learning process, at least until we have gone beyond learning to discovery—A Course of Love concept.
God does not “make us wrong.” We do this judgment of ourselves. And it is wrong to judge ourselves, as it is wrong to judge others.
Just turn aside from wrongdoing, forgive ourselves, make restitution if possible, and know that God realizes that we are finite beings with limited knowledge that sometimes goes astray from what we are meant to do.
2 thoughts on “Temporary Insanity”
Thank you, I needed to read this today.
God does not “make us wrong.” We do this judgment of ourselves. I love this observation!