“There is nothing to fear. (WB77)”
1 – Anxiety and the Ego
Anxiety will dog the way of the ego-prone. And is that not all of us at some point(s) in our lives? Why is this true? The ego is constantly being undone, because we are comparing ourselves to others–some of whom, temporarily, have more than we do (stated in part in the Text). This feeds an inferiority complex, because the ego-driven, ultimately, cannot be happy unless they are competing. And competition, sooner or later, brings defeat. We would do well to drop these egoic games.
2 – Jesus Says, “Nothing to Fear”
Jesus says that there is nothing to fear. We probably do not yet see the world that way, but do we doubt Jesus? We might say that in this world, today, there is much economic turmoil, many who are suffering, many war-torn areas of the globe. And this would be true. We are to do what we can to rectify the situation, after much prayer, but the most important change we can make–before other, outer changes, come–is to change ourselves to think along with God. If we follow His rules for a happy day, for example, as detailed in the Text, we will feel more like doing something to truly help others. We will not be so self-centered that we surround ourselves with fears for our own safety.
3 – Doubt Not A Course in Miracles
So let us not doubt A Course in Miracles when Jesus tells us therein that there is nothing to fear. We can ask to be shown the better way, the way of quiet and peace. In a calmer frame of mind, we truly will recognize that there is nothing to fear. When we slip from a broader perspective, we can make an affirmation of this statement. Repeatedly saying these words in times of stress will help tremendously. And the time will come when it becomes a truth to recognize at all times.
I would have a day free of anxiety, which is the way that fear usually manifests for me. I am chagrined that I am still pursued by the ego enough so that fear in some form still accompanies me on some days. I would not have it so today. I would listen to Jesus and know that there is not reason for anxiety, no reason for fear.
Be with all of my brothers and sisters, those I know and those who read this blog. May we come to understand the value of living a completely love-centered life, the best way that we can ensure that all of our days will be fearless.