In ACIM Jesus tells us, “It is by your will the world is given freedom.” My reaction was that it ought to be free then because that is what I certainly wanted for it. A short time later, Linda and I were having discussion about what might be the cause of a congestion I had in my chest. I heard myself say I could have gotten it from anyone in the shops we had visited earlier. In that statement I had made the world responsible for how I felt. It became the cause of my experience. I had denied its freedom – and my own.