“Rather than trying to eliminate fear, focus instead on not leaving anything out of your consciousness. As you do this, fear will disappear without the slightest effort, and love will be the only thing you experience.” COL bk.2, 19:II
What practical advice, advice I have never heard before! Fear is illusion, and only love is real; this is why this advice works. “Fear will disappear without the slightest effort. . . .” This quotation says that we are not to struggle to reject anything. We know that the effort to reject actually makes the thing rejected stronger. It is like trying not to think of the elephant in the room. We just have to turn aside gently, and here we are learning that even that action of turning away is unwarranted.
Welcome into our consciousness any feeling, any thought. This mystical interpretation of how fear will leave us is most encouraging. We don’t actually have to work to dismiss thoughts that we don’t want. The thoughts, being illusion and never real in the first place, will just leave, once brought to the surface of the mind. It is only that which is in the subconscious, undetected, that keeps us lingering in illusion, in fear.
This is good advice from Choose Only Love.
Now we seek to put it into practice.