To gain the most from A Course in Miracles
Lesson Insights, we recommend that you
read the corresponding lesson in the Workbook of the Second or
Third Edition of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace.
Click here to read or listen to this ACIM Workbook Lesson online.
“I will not be afraid of love today.”
It doesn’t seem that I am afraid of Love when I make this dream real. It doesn’t seem that I’m afraid of Love when I focus on bodies or individual personalities as though they were real.
In truth I know that this whole world is a defense against Love’s oneness. When I believe in the stories of the world, I am joining with the ego. This means that I am afraid of Love. This means that I am choosing not to recognize the truth.
Fortunately Love is still there, whether I am willing to recognize it or not. In fact Love is all that is really there. No image making can change Reality and make It what It is not. Choosing to focus on separate forms instead of recognizing the Love that is there is just the fear of Love.
Today I would practice opening to the recognition that Love is all that is there, no matter what the form looks like. Today I would practice recognizing that God is Love and therefore so am I. Today I would practice opening to Love’s Presence, Which is always there, waiting for my acceptance. Let me not be afraid of the truth today.
Sometimes its fairly obvious when there is fear of Love, such as when someone is offered a gift of appreciation and responds with, “Oh no, I couldn’t accept that.” But most fear of Love is disguised in forms we do not recognize. The Course tells us that the world and bodies were made as a fence to keep God out, to keep Love out. Thus belief in the reality of any form in this world is fear of Love. It is trying to keep Love’s Oneness away.
The forms are there to hide the deep guilt that everyone in this world has from believing we have separated from Love, our Source. This guilt is so intense that it cannot be acknowledged, so a world of images was made to project the guilt onto. This mechanism of projecting guilt does not deal with the Source of guilt. It merely seeks to place guilt outside of us so that we can seem to be relieved of guilt.
The only way to really be relieved of guilt is through forgiveness. It is not God’s forgiveness that we need, for He has never condemned us. He still sees us as innocent as He created us. It is our own forgiveness that we need. We remove the fear of Love by forgiving ourselves for what we thought we did but that never happened in truth. It is through forgiveness that we recognize that we are still as God created us.
I practice forgiveness by taking each perception of an image, be it a person, a personality, a sunset — any form in this world — to the Holy Spirit to receive His interpretation. It is not wrong to see images. But it is a mistake to think I know what they mean on my own.
Let me walk this day with the Holy Spirit as my Interpreter so that I may see the Love beyond all forms and not use the images of this world as a defense against Love. With Him I walk in peace and gratitude, for He shows me the face of Christ everywhere I look. With His help I will welcome Love today.
© 2003, Pathways of Light. http://pathwaysoflight.org
You may freely share copies of this with your friends, provided this copyright notice and website address are included.
This section has been viewed 3431765 times
Has this page been helpful to you?
Your contribution in support of this site is greatly appreciated. To make a tax deductible contribution or become a supporting member online, click here.
Or send a check or money order to Pathways of Light, 6 Oak Court, Ormond Beach, FL 32174-2623 (USD only, please) Thank you for your support.
Click here to subscribe to free daily emails of the Workbook Lesson Insights.
You can synchronize your subscription so the lesson emails coincide with the lesson
you are studying. Synchronizing instructions are provided at the end of each lesson email.
How to Read References for Quotes from A Course in Miracles
Below are example references to specific sentences using the notation of the Second & Third Editions of A Course in Miracles published by the Foundation for Inner Peace:
T-26.IV.4:7 = Text, Chapt. 26, Section IV, paragraph 4, sentence 7.
W-pI.169.5:2 = Workbook, Part I, Lesson 169, paragraph 5, sentence 2.
M-13.3:2 = Manual for Teachers, Question 13, paragraph 3, sentence 2.
C-6.4:6 = Clarification of Terms, Term 6, paragraph 4, sentence 6
The above numbering system
of the Second & Third Editions is © Copyright 1992,
The Foundation for A Course in Miracles.
Electronic "Magazine" — Sign up to receive periodic emails with thoughts to ponder, inspirational articles and the latest news.
Subscribe to daily emails of Workbook Lesson Insights.
ACIM Text Made Simple — answers to hundreds of questions about the Text. Click here.
Daily Inspiration Blog — Thoughts to inspire your day. Click here.
Inspiring journals by Pathways of Light ministers applying the principles of ACIM. Click here.
Miracles News — hundreds of inspiring
miracle stories. Click here.
Or call 1-800-323-PATH (7284) (US & Canada) or 920/894-2339.
Español: Para mas información oprime aquí para enviar tus preguntas por correo electrónico.
United Kingdom: Click here to email your questions about Pathways of Light in the UK or call +44 1803 612 929.
Inspired by the principles presented in A Course in Miracles, this
ministry training focuses on accepting the mind healing that is guided by the
Teacher within, the Holy Spirit. As our minds are healed, we become Holy Spirit’s
instruments of healing. For more information
If you would like a deeper understanding of key principles of
A Course in Miracles, the 24 Pathways of Light ACIM Practitioner
courses provide a complete, multimedia package to help you make ACIM
principles a ready resource to call upon in your mind throughout your
Click here for more information.
Prayer for All Solutions by Rev. Joe Wolfe. A single, flowing prayer that invites the reader to a genuine acknowledgement of the truth that God Is, and that our complete and total happiness is God's only intention. More….
Healing Family Relationships Applying the Principles of A Course in Miracles 6 CD audio book by Rev. Myron Jones. Learn how family relationships offer fertile grounds for forgiveness and healing your judgments of the world. More.