“Therefore, in truth, we come not to improve what you would be thinking of as the surface of the garden, the surface of the soil, but to strike at the root that resides deep within the mind, in the depth that I have called the heart or the soul. All that we endeavor to do, then, is designed to uproot the weed of fear that has made a home in the depth of your being. (“The Way of the Heart,” WOM, Lesson 12, Page 142)
We have a garden in the mind that has weeds. The weeds are fears that need to be uprooted, not cut off above the root, but uprooted by plucking from the soil of our soul. We can’t have Awakening or Christ-consciousness with fear engulfing our minds and bodies. If we can’t get rid of fear, we can’t move into enlightenment.
This is something that we can believe God asks us to do, in preparation for His reaching “down” and uplifting us. Get rid of the fear. But not by resisting it, for resistance solidifies what we would avoid. We just gently turn aside from the fear. How to do that?
Meditation, someone commented on this blog, is the panacea for all ills. Certainly Jesus thinks that meditation is helpful, for there is an entire workbook of meditations with A Course in Miracles (the second volume). Meditation calms, and a calm mind is less anxious, and anxiety is one of the most common manifestations of fear.
Let’s take a few minutes today to indulge our minds and bodies with meditation, for it is an indulgence, a healing. Our very souls will thank us.
And fears will take a step backward.