“For every joining, every union that you enter into, your real world is increased and what is left to terrify you decreased. This is the only loss that union generates, and it is a loss of what was merely illusion. (A Course of Love, 5.28)”
Affirmation: “May my real world increase today.”
1 – Definition of the Real World
Ah, the real world! This was the blessing that we often did not understand in A Course in Miracles, and here the concept is made clear. We see the real world in snatches, and as we enter into union with all that exists, we see more and more of the real world, and this happens more and more often. The real world is what God created, not what we made. And from here, the real world, it is but a step into Awakening (as A Course in Miracles says), or Christ-consciousness (as A Course of Love says).
2 – Little Terror
We will not spend so much of our time in terror.
3 – Fear, Terror, and Anxiety
Perhaps we don’t realize how much terror we actually experience. We often just call it “anxiety,” and we know, when we have studied ACIM, that anxiety is a form of fear. And that fear and love, in their various manifestations, are the only two emotions. We would not walk this world, even this world that we made, in terror. God would not have us give Him a bad day. Of course, we do not know that God has entered our illusion with us. Perhaps I am anthropomorphizing. But certainly we do know that we are quite capable of giving ourselves and our loved ones, and, indeed, all those we encounter, a bad day if we are lost in dreams of terror.
4 – God with Us
Drop such nonsense immediately. Terror is not worthy of a Son/Daughter of God. And terror is so unnecessary. God is with us, always. And when we turn a difficulty, no matter how difficult, over to God, we will know peace.
5 – Terror Easily Given Up with Union with Others
Try it today, if chance should bring something that terrorizes you. Be glad that the fear is so easily given up. I can assure you that, once surrendered to God, the terror will subside, and once again you will walk a green earth. This assurance is extended to all forms of difficulty. And we are at peace again, regardless of what swirls around us.
I would join with all whom I see today, in union to overcome the terrorizing that this world inculcates in me. This is a terrifying world, unless we have the wherewithal to turn to You. And then You make all things right again.
Be with me as I seek to join in union with all today. Especially my significant others, and all from my past and future, as well. Help all of us to find You in everyday life.