How to Drop Fear

“No one as yet has fully recognized either the therapeutic value of fear or the only way in which it can truly be ended. When you miscreate, you are in pain. The cause and effect principle here is temporarily a real expeditor. Actually, Cause is a term properly belonging to God, and Effect, which should also be capitalized, is His Sonship. This entails a set of cause and effect relationships which are totally different from those which humanity introduced into the miscreation.

“The fundamental opponents in the real basic conflict are creation and miscreation. All fear is implicit in the second, just as all love is inherent in the first. Because of this difference, the basic conflict is one between love and fear.” (ACIM, COA ed., T-2.XI.9:1-5 and 10:1-3)

Jesus talks about love and fear in a new way in this passage, a way that explains that our own miscreations in this world have made our fear. When we get on the beam with him, we won’t be miscreating any longer. And so there is no reason for fear. What a glorious promise!

Our next step is to ask the omniscient Jesus how to create anew, how to drop the miscreations that have caused us such grief. If there is something particular in our life that is making us miserable, there is our opening. There is a miscreation, for nothing God has created, or which we have truly “created” (as opposed to “made”) can harm us.

We need help. We must not be too proud to ask for it. Jesus, our teacher, is ever near to guide and direct. And his way works.

Let love overshadow us today, let us create well, and then fear will drop from sight.

2 Replies to “How to Drop Fear”

  1. Somehow I am still plagued by anxiety , even after studying and practicing Acim (1992) and ACOL (jan 2018).
    Sometimes I understand and accept, other times anxiety and panic sets in, esp. at night. Periodically I feel I” should ” no longer have to depend on anxiety relieving substances, which i recognize as guilt. Asking Jesus for help helps momentarily and I am discouraged and envious of beings describing their never ending peace and joy, especially related to ACOL. I know there’s something I’m missing, and almost didn’t comment in fear of lacking , but I needed to.

    1. I too have been plagued by anxiety for most of my life, coming, I think, because of the separation anxiety that developed when I was a year old. There is a good book on anxiety and A Course in Miracles that might be helpful: From Anxiety to Love, by Corinne Zupko. She explains how separation anxiety precipitated her anxiety. She does sometimes take medication.

      Love, Celia

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