You don’t even know what you truly fear because it is so pushed out of awareness that, if you were aware of it, you would not be able to hold on to a personal identity that is separate from this truth. Yet, whether you take this leap now or actively choose not to, makes no difference to the inevitable. It stays shining just like the sun, no matter where it is. The end of fear is always waiting for you. But you can choose to delay it if you want to stay in a fearful thought system. The change of mind that you are asked to make is from fear to love.
In traditional Christianity the cost of man’s eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil is death. You did something wrong to God and must pay a ransom. Jesus, the innocent one, was crucified and the ransom was paid. Belief in the ego costs you the awareness of God. The wages of error (missing the truth) is the illusion of suffering.
When we get into the flow of love, everything comes our way, without exception. When we have “giving love” at the core of our logical system instead of “ownership and possession,” everything proceeds beautifully. It is systematic and scientific.
Divine law is that giving and receiving are the same; what you give is what you get. You are love, simultaneously extending and receiving love. But in this world, there appears to be a time delay between giving and receiving. Nonetheless, it is you who are bringing what you think about into awareness, now. If you think an unhappy thought, you are holding that thought now. This is present cause. You manifest your present thoughts. You can release your mind by releasing your thoughts. You have been completely mistaken about everything. So surrender, forgive your false thoughts, and move toward the true meaning of love.
You can’t grasp “The script is written” (W-158.4:3) until the end of the ride. The ego has tricked you into believing in linear time to keep the mind guilty. ACIM daily lessons are designed to help you see that everything is in the past. Everything is the same. There is no hierarchy. You see only the past which is a false construct of repeating patterns. When you are ready and willing, you will experience simultaneity and abstract oneness.
In “A Course in Miracles,” Jesus tells us the body’s eyes do not see and the body’s ears do not hear. It’s quite a trick when we’ve been associating seeing with eyeballs and hearing with ears. That is how thick the mesmerizing of the ego is. We have a deep underlying fear of real spiritual vision. The fear to look within keeps the ego in place. Starting to look within dissolves it. ACIM is a pointer towards non-duality.
A parable-filled David Hoffmeister/”A Course in Miracles”-inspired talk! David shares many stories of extending the joy of Love. When you are ready, the Holy Spirit will let the Presence of Love pour through you. Your joy will radiate and the healing of your mind will offer comfort to the world. There is nothing wrong with the temporary use of magic to alleviate pain and suffering. Yet there is a solution that will bring eternal relief. Mary Baker Eddy said to pray first; to use the power of the mind. Become consistently miracle-minded to heal your fragmented perception. The ultimate goal is not symptom removal but Awakening.