“This essential matter of being aware of your true self is what will make fear disappear forever from your sight, reduced to the memory of an unpleasant nightmare.” COL bk.2, 19:I
What does it mean, to be “aware of your true self”? I think this message in Choose Only Love means that we are to drop egotistical leanings, just resting in God’s grace as we approach each day. Our true self is our Christ-Self, and this Self has been hidden in our depths for a very long time. The ego did this to us.
But now we would walk a different way. We would drop the ego from our experience. When we rest in God’s grace, we approach life with a soft focus. We don’t drop into analytical nightmares, trying to make sense of our world from a stressed and difficult attitude of mind. We rest easy.
What a promise we have when we become aware of our true self! Fear will disappear, becoming only an unpleasant nightmare. We may not see how this is possible, but this word from Jesus does indicate that fear will not be a factor for us any longer.
Let us take Jesus at his word. If we feel the need for help, let’s simply ask him to hold our hand as we walk along. A Course in Miracles says that doing so will be no “idle fantasy.”