“All fear ends when proof of your existence is established. All fear is based on your inability to recognize love and thus who you are and who God is. How could you not have been fearful with doubt as powerful as this? (A Course of Love, 4.5)”
Affirmation: “I relinquish doubt today.”
1 – Doubt
We have not even believed in our own true existence. We have so doubted ourselves, and love, and God, that we scarcely knew where to turn–ever.
2 – Feel Love and Fear Is Gone
We need to take to heart this message, as it is the key to leaving fear behind. When we recognize that we are love, and that we are surrounded by love, and we really, really feel this, then we will not fear anymore. There will be no reason for fear. Our safety is assured. Regardless of what we attract in this world by our wayward thoughts, we will know internally, in our better moments, that God loves us and that we are not alone. We will find surety in this thought, when this thought has taken hold in our hearts–and our minds.
3 – Wholeheartedness
The combination of mind and heart is called in A Course of Love “wholeheartedness.” Jesus is getting ready to introduce this idea. But first we need to just step aside from the mind, and listen to our hearts. Our hearts will offer the solace that we often do not find in this world. We will, with God’s help, be healed. We will know real love for the first time. We will no longer be lonely, for God will provide those things that we really need. Our needs are always met; this is a certainty. And if we need friends and family as support, these too will be provided. We need only ask in certainty, and our pleas will be heard. Our needs will no longer overcome us, and we will be free to live the better life that we are meant to find in this world. Yes, even in this world.
4 – Fears Are Made by Us
Let us step aside from fear today. Let us know that fears are made by us and our mistaken belief about what we are. Fears are not of God. Let us ask today for only the things which are of God. And because this is a prayer in His Will, we will be answered in abundance and in assurance.
Thank You for setting aside my fears this morning. My routine for the morning was broken, and, as a result, my fear intruded. This is a prime example of the danger of too much routine, too many predictable rituals. Help me to leave these undesirables alone.
Be with me as I seek to recognize that You are with me always, that feelings of love will negate fearful thoughts. This recognition has always been a part of ACIM and ACOL, but until recently somehow its import was lost on me. I would lose this recognition no longer. I would know that Your felt Presence assures me that I am with You, that You are with me, and that we are One.
In this is my loss of fear and anxious thoughts assured.