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Undoing Fear by Accepting God’s Love

A sense of separation from God is the only lack you really need correct. This sense of separation would never have arisen if you had not distorted your perception of truth, and had thus perceived yourself as lacking.

The real purpose of this world is to use [the world] to correct your unbelief. You can never control the effects of fear yourself, because you made fear, and you believe in what you made. …Belief produces the acceptance of existence. That is why you can believe what no one else thinks is true. It is true for you because it was made by you.

In sorting out the false from the true, the miracle proceeds along these lines:

Perfect love casts out fear.
If fear exists,
Then there is not perfect love.
 
But: 
Only perfect love exists.
If there is fear,
It produces a state that does not exist.

Believe this and you will be free. Only God can establish this solution, and this faith is His gift. (A Course in Miracles, T-1.VI.2:1-2;4:1-2,4-6;5:3-10. See also ACIM Text Made Simple.)

The Course defines fear as lack of Love. It also tells us that only Love is real. Therefore a perception of lack of Love (fear) appears real only because of our belief in being separate from Love. This is what the Course is calling our “unbelief.”

The ego is the rejection of the reality of Love. The Holy Spirit’s purpose for the world is to use it to teach us to distinguish between the reality of Love and the unreality of fear. God has given us the gift of faith to recognize that what does not exist cannot be cause for fear. As we let go of our belief in what the ego made, we free ourselves to experience the reality of Love that we are and live in eternally.

Today we will remind ourselves frequently that anything that disturbs our peace cannot be real. Then ask the Holy Spirit to help us see the reality of Love beyond the appearance of fear.

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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.

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