“Abstinence from anything is including it in your experience. Giving yourselves permission to have anything that you want, including those things that you believe are bad for you, is the only way to live freely. It is the only way to live purely and truly. Letting yourselves be overtaken by something, no matter what it is, is a form of bondage. But abstinence is not always the answer.
In abstaining from something, you are giving it power over you. You are deciding that something else is making your choices for you. So we recommend granting yourselves the freedom to choose, and choosing from what the moment is asking for. You are never being asked to decide whether something is good or bad forevermore, no matter what it is. You must allow yourselves to hold different perspectives on the same thing, or you are not really being your true selves.
One day you might decide that you want to participate with something or in something, and the next day you may decide that you would rather not. But in neither case must you condemn and in neither case must you give your power over. When you recognize that everything in your world that you have the freedom to choose is just an experience of yourselves, then you can see the value in your participation with it.
But while you are still experiencing something in your reality, you are finding the perfect relationship with it. Your perfect relationship with everything will include your relationship with yourselves. You do not need to abstain from an aspect of who you are, just as you recognize that condemning any aspect of who you are is not serving you.
Let yourselves be free. Let everything around you be sacred, be that which you call God. And let yourselves be in the perfect relationship with your world and everything and everyone in it. All is Love. All is Source. All is You.
We are Michael. We are infinite. We are Love.”