This post is part of a series entitled: Reflections from A Course in Miracles.
Fear is manifested in the body and the mind. As we learned in previous posts, the body is nothing more than a playground, a school yard for the spirit to experience presence here on earth as a human being.
“The presence of fear shows that you have raised body thoughts to the level of the mind.”
Once we have reached a state of fear, we are less able to access our true source of power, the intuition. It is necessary to remove the fear in order to access our intuition, which is the only true connection we have with “source.”
“You would not excuse insane behavior on your part by saying you could not help it. Why should you condone insane thinking? There is a confusion here that you would do well to look at clearly. You may believe that you are responsible for what you do, but not for what you think. The truth is that you are responsible for what you think, because it is only at this level that you can access choice. What you do comes from what you think.”
Whenever you are fearful, it is because you have allowed the mind to take control, and stopped listening to your intuition, which is your true source of knowing.
“You must change your mind, not your behavior, and this is a matter of willingness.”
Without changing our mind, we cannot change our actions. Everything starts with intention, this is a product of the mind.
“The correction of fear is your responsibility” Spirit is perfect and is not afraid of anything. Therefore, if you are fearful, you are once again forgetting that you are spirit and spirit is perfection (aka the separation.) If you are asking to be released from fear, you are taking away your own responsibility to recognize that fact that once again, you are spirit and spirit is already perfect and has nothing to fear, everything is already as it should be.
Incongruence, as defined by Carl Rogers’ humanistic approach to psychology, and it reflects a difference between a person’s self-image and actual experience. Fear then, is always a sign of incongruence. It is the conflict that arises when our values and our experience do not match.