ACIM Workbook Lesson 13 – for Thursday, January 13, 2011
Affirmation: “A meaningless world engenders fear.”
It is essential, therefore, that you learn to recognize the meaningless, and accept it without fear. If you are fearful, it is certain that you will endow the world with attributes that it does not possess, and crowd it with images that do not exist. (WB21)”
In our study, we will learn that there are only two emotions: love and fear, and the one that we choose will determine everything that happens to us. The ego is always a fear thought; the Self chooses love, knowing that there is no better choice, and the Self chooses love by genuine forgiveness. Our brothers and sisters are innocent, in a state of grace, because they are still as God has created them. And this includes ourselves as well.
Certainly we want to give up fear. It has never brought us anything but misery. Fear with its accompanying anxiety is a false image that has been endowed with a reality that it does not actually have. We need only change our minds, and the fear will diminish and eventually dissipate. Forgiveness paves the way to love of ourselves (genuine love for the Self that is on the pathway to Awakening) as well as the way to love of our brothers and sisters.
May we reach out today, in love and in forgiveness, and may we see no further images of an illusory world lost in fear.
May I do longer live in a meaningless world, for I wish to give up fear. It has hampered me far too longer and far too often over the course of my life. I would be done with it. I realize that when we have truly “had enough,” then the blessings of Reality come upon us. I would know Reality today, given up illusions perpetrated by the ego.
Be there for me today. I ask this often, and I sense when You have been able to get through to me. I need to turn inward, to You. You are waiting. Thank You.