What Would You Do if You Had No Barriers?

What Would You Do if You Had No Barriers?

By: Susan Deborah Schiller

The most 'impossible' challenges require dropping down to a child's level, for that's the only way to understand Kingdom solutions. I've found the best way to be childlike is to hang around children and do kid-stuff together.

This past month my granddaughter and I have been reading "A Wrinkle in Time" by Madeleine L'Engle. Twelve-year old Meg Murry is facing the impossible task of rescuing her father, a scientist, who works for NASA and has been captured by an enemy force on a distant planet.

Against impossible odds, Meg confronts IT – the source of all chaos, control, and conformity. She is able to blaze through every barrier until she finally arrives in the core of the darkness. She could see her dad imprisoned behind a transparent wall with no door, window, or visible access to his cell and she has no clue how to get him out!

The tension is palpable as Meg's brain races to figure out a plan. Then she remembers the eye glasses Mrs. Whatsit gave her to use only at the moment of greatest peril when all seemed hopeless. Putting on the spectacles, Meg's eyes no longer see a barrier. Her vision now zooms to the molecular level where the movement of electrons is visible and she witnesses atoms parting. She remembers that nothing is actually solid. Even walls, floors, and furniture are made of electrons, which are always moving. As she observes this 'potential' the atoms obey her wishes and create a door. She walks through and jumps into her father's arms!

Quantum physicist, David Van Koevering calls this taking a "quantum leap" or "popping a qwiff". This is something God is calling me to study, so I appreciate Madeleine L'Engle's wisdom, which says if a subject matter is too difficult, write for children. True enough!

You see, Meg recalled her father teaching her that all is energy and there is actually very little solid matter in the universe. Therefore, all you have to do is move the energy and the matter changes shape. Jesus must have known this principle when he taught Peter how to be a wave walker!

When you see beyond your circumstances, the circumstances change from "solid" to a moving, changing "potential" which can be shaped. What we see and hear is largely based on our perception and our ability to observe the potential beyond our circumstances. It can be changed, therefore.

"Though the enemy has confederated, aligned, and brought forces together against you, I have blessings ready to pour out upon you. Don't look at your enemy, but stand positioned right now with a shout in your heart and a dance in your feet! As you lift your hands, I will go to war on your behalf. Allow Me to war the war you're in and you will be assured of being triumphant! — Chuck Pierce

What if you could fly high above your current reality… and what if you had special vision, like Meg had, that allowed you to see no barriers. What would you WANT to see?

This is where the "instead of" exercise in "What Was Stolen from You?" comes in handy. This is where we get some wave-walking practice in. We begin to change our circumstances instead of being blown about by every wind that comes along. We know longer have a double mind, but we are focused on our destination.

5But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. 6But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind. 7For that man ought not to expect that he will receive anything from the Lord, 8being a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways. – 1st chapter of James – Biblehub.com

Some questions to ponder, as you write to freedom this week ….

Writing Prompt: Take these questions one-by-one and ponder them this week. Write even if you don't feel like you have anything to say. Just write. Put your pencil to the paper and write the question. Then another word, and another.

I'm doing this right along with you, because it's a powerful exercise in co-creating our world with God. Let's meet back and share!


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With all my love,


Susan Schiller knows how it feels to lose everything: marriage and family, church and reputation, finances and businesses, and more. Susan's upcoming, interactive memoir, "On the Way Home," tells the story of how she came to be known as "the most abused woman" her counselors had yet met and how she learned to navigate to freedom and fullness.  

Today Susan helps people write their life stories, unearthing the treasures of their past and sowing them into their future, creating new family legacies.

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