This post is part of a series entitled: Reflections from a Course of Miracles. This is part two of Chapter 2, Part VI. Fear and Conflict.
Fear can also come from doing something our minds have not completely set mind to do. When we enter into these agreements, if you will, we are doing something we are not totally committed to doing. This can cause rage, resentment and projection. In order to respond to this fear, we must ask ourselves what exactly it is we are afraid of and why we are fearful. We must be honest with ourselves about what we want and what we fear. Having a clear intention eliminates fear.
“The Strength to do, comes from your undecided decision”
Only the mind can create fear. When wanting and doing are incongruent, fear is inevitable, so it is important to know our intentions first. As the quote above states, the only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future.
First we must understand what fear is, then we must also know that fear arises from incongruence or a lack of understanding that spirit is perfect and has nothing to fear, and we are all nothing more than spirit. When we accept that we are spirit, we can love spirit completely without fear. Perfect love is the remedy for fear. When we know we are spirit and we know our intentions, and we remember that spirit is perfect. We have no reason to fear, because spirit is eternal. Perfect, unconditional love of ourselves in this case, brings us back to the understanding that we are spirit and perfection and eternal. There is nothing to fear.
“The mind is very powerful, and never loses its creative force. It never sleeps. Every instant it is creating. It is hard to recognize that thought and belief combine into a power surge that can literally move mountains. You prefer to believe that your thoughts cannot exert real influence because you are afraid of them. There are no idle thoughts. All thinking produces form at some level.”
The mind is much more powerful than most of us believe or realize. We can truly manifest the life we want through our intention.