“Given the energetic state of fear, the soul begins to grapple with it, just as the body does with a toxin. It is a natural reaction. Fear is so foreign and unnatural that the soul always seeks to eliminate it. Fear is soul poison.” COL bk.2, 19:II
These blunt words about fear will make us want to banish it forever from our mind and heart. We can do so, though it takes patience and special dispensation from God. If we love enough, we won’t have fear, because love always displaces fear. But here, in this world, this degree of love is unusual. Often we have to take tiny steps to displace fear, seeking calm, seeking peace, seeking tranquility. Love, true love, comes later, because the vast majority of our love-seeking behavior has been bent on finding special loves that never become holy. When our special loves transform into holy, then, yes, we are making progress.
Meditation and contemplation, prayer and communion with God, can hasten the arrival of true love in our heart. These things mitigate against fear, makes us immune to its shrill beckoning. If we really want to make progress in our walk back to God, we need to invite love into our every moment. Fear comes from the ego, which we would give up. Patterns of fear and patterns of the ego will haunt us, though, for a time even after Christ-consciousness has arrived. We are just that stuck from eons of fear-ridden living.
Be patient. The end is certain. We will walk away from fear when that is our intention.
And this soul poison will haunt us no longer.