“See you not the choices made in each of these scenarios and the reasoning or lack of reasoning behind them? You are not worthy. You are not saintly, godlike or even holy. You might choose incorrectly. You might invoke retribution. You might be selfish. You might be proved to have no faith. You might succumb to thoughts of grandeur.
In short, you are too afraid, for a variety of reasons, to try. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the Art of Thought, 3.24 – 3.25)”
Affirmation: “I choose not to be afraid.”
1 – Why Hesitate?
This passage discusses the reasons that we hesitate to ask for a miracle. But are we really these negative things? I think not. We are The Accomplished, not perfect, but worthy of all that God would bestow upon us. And He would bestow quite a lot. His will is that we find salvation leading to Christ-consciousness, and He will guide us every step of the way.
2 – Finding the Way
How might we find that way? We find it in dedication to the pathway on which we find ourselves. We find it from our reading (for our purposes, principally, A Course in Miracles, A Course of Love, and the Bible), from our prayers, and particularly, from our relationships to the within, Christ/Self, and our relationships to the without, our brothers and sisters.
3 – Relinquish Ego
We do not stay true to the pathway by egoistical means. All ego must be relinquished. How? By recognizing when we have egotistical thoughts and then dismissing them. By not gaining pleasure from our fantasies that are lost in illusions or dreams.
4 – Ask Amiss?
We are afraid to ask for a miracle for we think that the ego has not died within us, and that, in asking, we will ask amiss.
5 – God
Perhaps we will ask amiss, but God will correct our mistakes, and Jesus himself will stand at the end of the pathway to right what wrongs we cannot right, to correct what errors we cannot ourselves correct.
6 – Be Not Afraid
So let us not be afraid, keeping in mind that God is guiding our minds as we ask for a miracle. Keep in mind that we learn later on in the Treatise on the Art of Thought that we are not being asked to ask for something specific, but for the abstract concept. We are not being misled here, prior to learning of this. We are in learning mode, and Jesus is still teaching us. (He will eventually relinquish that role, making us equal to himself.)
May I think in abstract terms today, asking for a miracle, but not a specific one. This is tricky, and I would not be misled. Asking for a miracle in the broadest sense is a way to get closer to You.
Be with me today as I leave fear behind. There is no room in Your world for fear. Fear is of the ego. And I would turn aside from egoic thoughts forever.