Is it really that simple? Love is letting go of fear? Did you ever stop to realize that you cannot be afraid in reality, because fear actually has no source? You are creating fear and making it real because you don’t trust God, or eternal love to take care of every detail of your life for you.
Fear is a killer. Yet, you cannot be killed. Your body is not who you are. You are an eternal Son of the Creative Source of all that is. Now, if that is true, all fear stems from the idea that you are a body and can be terminated. It is a lie. Here you are. You are alive and living now. Can you really end if God is Life and He created you in His image?
I recently had an experience like this. I walked into the company where I was working for six months and the room was full of my co-workers. We were read a letter, handed forms to fill out and all fired. This is a major corporation in America that is very successful. I was so happy to have this job and all at once, boom, it was gone.
It was a wonderful experience. Because as I go through the emotions of what a lot of associations on this planet are now having to go through, the first was that this felt incredibly surreal. I had a good job with potential for what I thought would be a future, and then, in one moment it was just not there. We were all celebrating how successful we were at our Christmas party a few weeks before this happened.
This is what death is like. For a while, you go along thinking everything is honky dory and you have what you want and feel somewhat secure, and bang!…suddenly, everything is changed. What you thought was real, was secure, was nothing.
It brings me into a faith in God, and forces me to discover what I truly put my trust in. Do I trust the temporal world where everyone apparently is born and then gets old and dies? Do I put my faith in nothing? Or do I step back, accept the situation entirely and release my ideas about it all?
It was hard to maintain an idea that I was safe because I had a job. I kept feeling the insecurity, when I would go to the bank and put my check in and wonder how long it would last. Can I put my faith in the paycheck? My coworkers would talk about job cuts and I constantly felt the unreliability of working for a major corporation. It was deeply impersonal as well. Although our department was the most productive for the company for two years in a row, we still were let go. There was no real logical explanation. We were handed the envelopes and told to leave immediately. My boss had worked there for over ten years and she was the top manager for this department for two years in a row.
I have only to rely upon the teaching of the Course in Miracles. Do not put your faith in the ephemeral, the temporal. It has no basis for your faith because it is illusionary. It brings me into a deep need for trust in God.
Does God know of my conflict? No. Does God know of me? Yes. He loves me infinitely. He does not know of my little life here on a tiny planet with concerns about bodies and whether or not I have a house or a job. Yet He loves me and knows that every need I have is already met.
My faith is in God. I have been through many moments like this one throughout my life and they always bring me into a deeper trust, a deeper connection to God, to my brothers and to myself. I let the miracle occur.
What is a miracle? It is a correction of my errors of thought. It is a celestial speedup when everything changes suddenly. Like the man you were married to suddenly has a new girlfriend and you are disposable. This happened to me recently too. It is incredible how fast the speedup is and how intense the fear of loss. You just have to feel it and release it.
You are being sped up by all the trials and seeming disasters or successes that constitute your life. I had a lot of money once and found that I was miserable. It didn’t make me happy. I didn’t know what to do with it and realized it was what I wanted, but it meant nothing to me. So I got on my knees and begged for help because I knew I had a major problem and it was my state of mind. I was still separate and I knew it.
I was taken into a realm of light and peace and joy and indescribable passion. I was shown who I am. I was given the Keys to the Kingdom. I came into a new experience of myself that has deepened with time. I find myself in a state of freedom and light. I have had to learn forgiveness. But I couldn’t really forgive, I had to ask for help with that too.
I do feel fear, but I release it and let it go, and this is how my life has changed. My fear does not run me any more. I just allow it and feel all the feelings around it and it releases. Because it is not real, it actually has no source. There is nothing about fear that is real, nothing at all. I know it doesn’t feel that way when you’re in it. But it is getting your attention so that you begin to let go.
Only love is real. Nothing real can be threatened. Nothing unreal exists. Herein lies the peace of God.
Do the workbook of the Course and you will become free. Your concerns about your tiny life here on planet earth will dissolve. Nothing I see means anything is a kick in the ass. Just do it. Lesson #1. Then go to the next one, lesson #2. I have given everything I see all the meaning it has for me.
This brings you into self-responsibility. You have to take an inventory. What is it I value here? Do I hang onto past judgments, hurts. Am I angry? Afraid? Of course you are. You would not be here if you weren’t afraid of something. Be honest. Do you give energy to your resentments? Are you afraid of not having what you need in the future?
Do you let fear and resentment run your life? If you are in the process of releasing fear, you are training your mind to think with God. You are in His Loving Mind. You cannot separate yourself from Him. You only think so. That is why you need mind training. You have deluded yourself into thinking you can solve your problem of separation. And you can’t. Only God can.
Start communicating with Him. Do it every day. Do it every moment when you feel afraid. Go ahead, get on your knees. You can do it. Just ask and you will be led on your awakening. Every step of the way is gracefully planned just for you. Begin to trust God now. He knows of your need. He has already fulfilled it. It is time to wake up to the Reality of His eternal Love for you and all of creation.
Start thinking of how you can help someone else. Start giving! This is the answer. Giving is everything because God only gives. You will feel better and be less concerned with selfish things. Your only question should be, how can I help? You will find happiness lies in your willingness to be of service to your brother. Let go and let God show you the key to happiness.
I love you!