“[L]iving with fear was the reality of the contraction in which you lived. Now we begin to live consciously without fear, joyfully recognizing that we are the resurrection and will live in love.” Choose Only Love bk.3, 2:III
The only two emotions, fear and love, are polar opposites to one another. The degree to which we open to love is the degree to which the contraction of fear leaves us. If we are feeling fear, ever, maybe we ought simply to stop, just stop, and ask ourselves in what way we are not being loving.
This will make all the difference. Love cancels out fear, always and forever. It is true, however, that fear and anxieties may have such a toehold in us that we can’t, right away, focus on love. First we need to relax. Let the fear sweep over us, but do nothing about it. It will come to a conclusion as we relax. Open then to love and loving feelings. Think of something or someone whom we truly love. This shift in feeling will open the way to a tremendous surge, and in this surge, a surge of love, and Love (meaning God), we will be released enough to drop the fear from our mind and heart.
Experiment today, if you are in fear. Let relaxation quell the emotion of anxiety, and then move serenely into the feeling of love.
Our day will brighten. Our mind, through Christ, is very powerful: “I can do all things through Him who strengthens me.” Let the heart rule the mind in this instance of turning to love.
The heart already knows how to do this.