“The journey that we undertake together is the exchange of dark for light, of ignorance for understanding. Nothing you understand is fearful. It is only in darkness and in ignorance that you perceive the frightening, and shrink away from it to further darkness. And yet it is only the hidden that can terrify, not for what it is, but for its hiddenness.” (A Course in Miracles, FIP ed., T-14.VI.1)
We need to walk into the sunshine, the light, with Jesus, holding his hand through everything that we encounter in life. If we do this, we will not fear any longer. Who could fear when he/she imagines that Jesus is holding one’s hand, and Jesus himself has said that this will be no “idle fantasy.” So we need to keep a calm and peaceful mind to transverse this world well. And if the imagination will help, so be it.
We are frightened when we walk in the dark, and it is only because it is dark that we are frightened. A Course in Miracles has come as one way into the light, so that frightened children, such as we are, do not become vicious because we are afraid. Decide, choose, today to leave fear behind. When feeling anxiety, go within and offer a prayer that all might be well, that we walk in light and we hold Jesus’s hand. The effect will be stunning and immediate.
We are in ignorance until we come to knowledge. And the means to Awakening are being explained to us in A Course in Miracles. This Awakening is another state of being, a new way of living that is overwhelmingly freeing. We have been living in a perceptual nightmare, ruled by the ego, and we are tired of such living. Let us allow God’s Voice, the Holy Spirit, to lead us out of this lamentable perception, the one that always ends in despair. Let the Holy Spirit guide us to knowledge, and with knowledge comes a closer walk with God Himself, for we are no longer covering our eyes. We will have true vision, which is not the same that the physical eyes see. It is a vision that is possible because we no longer judge.
Judging is one of the primary ways that we are denied Awakening now, not because the Holy Spirit is punitive, but because we literally cannot see rightly until we give up judgment. We also must give up attack, and making plans against contingencies to come. These three—attack, judging, making plans not endorsed by the Holy Spirit—if given up, will smooth the pathway to Awakening in a time frame so rapid that we cannot conceive of that tempo now.