“Before you choose to do anything, ask me if your choice is in accord with mine. If you are sure that it I, there will be no fear.” (A Course in Miracles, FIP ed., T-2.VI.4)
Of course! Here Jesus is speaking before he has introduced us sufficiently to the role of the Holy Spirit in our lives. He wants us to imagine asking him if any given action is in accord with wishes that he would have. Is the action loving? Is it kind? Is it free of attack? Questions such as these will put us on the right track.
By what right does Jesus ask us to consider his wishes in regard to any action we take? He is in charge of the Sonship, and he is attuned to the miracle-mindedness and the revelation-readiness of all of us. He is our leader, our teacher, our guide. And so it is not foreign to consider his wishes when we want to make good decisions.
What a lovely way to rid ourselves of fear! We need only be sure that our choices are in accord with what Jesus would want. Can we be assured of ridding ourselves of fear if we do this? Jesus says so, and his word is enough for me, for I believe that he did indeed channel A Course in Miracles. And I do believe that he is in charge of the Sonship. So my course is clear: I will ask, internally, what I think Jesus would do, and I will take this guidance as my own.
Many people in traditional Christian faith have recommended that individuals ask, “What would Jesus do?,” when confronted with any dilemma. The words of A Course in Miracles here suggest something very similar. It is words like this that puts ACIM in direct lineage from the Bible.
Never fear that Jesus will give us something more to worry about, if we get the indication that what we are about to do is out of line with what Jesus would wish. He is a gentle teacher, and he always means us well. He will not to anything to raise our anxiety level, and therefore our fear (and our worry).
So ask when confronted with dilemmas. Imagine what Jesus would say. And we will be well-guided. Depend on it.