“What is needed to convince you will be provided. Such is the urgency of your return to unity. If not now, then soon, you will be asked to make this final choice, this choice to leave fear behind for good and to become who you are. (The Treatises of A Course of Love: Treatise on the Art of Thought, 3.14)”
Affirmation: “I would leave fear behind today.”
1 – Fear
Jesus seems very bent on our leaving fear behind. Let him talk to us today. His way will lead us from the anxieties in which we have often been caught, to the peace and joy of a will that is firmly established in God’s choices for us.
2 – Christ/Self
Who we are is a being, a Christ, that is without abnormal fear. Of course, Jesus is not talking about the fears that keep us from danger. He is talking about the free-floating anxiety that prevents many of us from enjoying life. And he came 2,000 years ago so that we would have life, and more abundant life at that.
3 – Jesus
We will be convinced of the truth of Jesus’s words. This is the promise of this passage. And what a glorious promise it is! To be convinced! What we need will be provided. And how? We will experience this truth through our wholeheartedness, but first through our hearts, which do not actually need the proof in an intellectual way at all. The heart understands and believes when the mind doubts. And this mind is the ego-mind, which we would leave behind. We would see it wither away, and then we will know with the wholeheartedness of a sane mind and a full heart, joined.
4 – Return to Sanity
We are urged to return to sanity. All of us have been insane to one degree or another all of our lives, except when experiencing glimpses of Awakening. Jesus would lead us away from this deplorable situation into the light of day, the light of his will also. He would have us leave insanities behind. He does not mean pathological insanities as in mental illness, but insanities that are the crux of the human condition. And we would join him in wishing for an end to these insanities as well.
5 – Christ-Consciousness
Such is the triumph of Christ-consciousness.
May I release all free-floating anxiety today. May nothing mar this beautiful day. Thank You for the brilliant sun, the balmy weather, the sense that love is out there, waiting for all of us. May we be patient, but may we know that we do not have to see love delayed. Open our hearts to Your love, and then may the significant others who would enhance our lives be on their way to us.
Thank You for the many blessings that You give so freely. Your help is always a free offer. May I know in the depth of my heart that I am not meant to struggle. Your way is easy, and with You, even the difficult becomes easy.
Be with us as we walk through a normal day in a normal, but especially be with us if this day brings challenges. There is no challenge to the advanced teacher of God, according to Jesus, but often we don’t feel that we are very advanced. Things still trip us up. I would have a day today that is calm and peaceful, minus the chaos that sometimes seems to engulf all of us. May we be conscious of Your guiding Presence at all times, leading the way out of dilemmas and granting us Your peace that passeth understanding.