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The Great Deceiver

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Our true Self is not a spirit of fear, but a Spirit of Power.

Truth is changeless. Fear is dependent on change. Thus, to fear is to deny the Truth of who we are. It’s to deny our power as a creator within the Creator.

The divine attributes of our true Self are changeless because they are the eternal Spirit of God expressed through us, as our I Am (his Son). Fear comes from the belief that these attributes can change at any moment due to outside circumstances. It denies the changeless nature of our divine attributes and assigns false attributes in their place. Therefore, fear lives in a sleeping mind whose source of truth is outside itself and not the Spirit of Truth. Because we imagined and believed we are something we are not, an illusionary reality is created reflecting these false attributes.

Fear deceives the sleeping mind into believing it aids in its protection by identifying perceived threats. Fear causes us to build and hoard up idols we believe will protect us. In believing they bring safety and protection (attributes of love), fear now associates itself with love. This false image deceives the mind into believing love contains fear, when in Truth divine love knows no fear. Idols of protection and defense perpetuate and uphold the very fear they try to mitigate. Fear demands we serve these idols and in so doing makes real all that we would defend against. This deception convinces us we are vulnerable to our external reality, therefore denying our true Self.

Fear, the great deceiver, sits like a thick dark cloud hiding the Light of our true Self and the power we possess. If we accept fear as a part of us, it will belittle our greatness, steal our joy, disrupt our peace, clothe us with vulnerability, dishonor our Creator, and dismiss divine love as weakness. It beckons us to serve it with idols and sacrifice our true Self’s expression. Our true Self (the Christ) remains unexpressed because we have denied its likeness as our own. As a result, we create a reality based on fear and not divine love.

To break through the illusion of fear, in faith we go straight through it without idols. Fear is only a deceptive voice until we make it real by serving it with our thoughts, words, actions, and idols. In the Light of Truth, we stand on the Truth of our true Self who is one with the changeless nature of God. In this faith, fear is cast out from our minds and we advance into the higher consciousness of our true Self, where divine love is manifested into our reality. As we exalt Truth with our mind, choices and actions, we experience its peace, radiance and abundance.

Fear has a very loud voice. It demands defense, protection and attack. If we heed its voice by defending ourselves against it raging rants, then we’ve made it real and forsaken our true power, therefore our ever-present peace. As a creator, we hold the power, not fear.

The true “I Am” is the Almighty Presence of Eternal Peace from which nothing can be added or taken away. Our true Self never changes from its eternal state of oneness with its Creator. When we are conscious of being this Great I AM, the one Self, then this is what we express.

In Truth, there is nothing to fear. In oneness, we are masters of our reality. To stand in Truth is to live by our true Power, which overcomes all fear’s deceptions.

Don’t deny Truth, for Truth is your freedom. Instead, let your Light shine through your inherent creative power for the encouragement and blessing of all. Reclaim your Identity as the Great I AM, eternally secured in the oneness you possess with your Creator.


“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” ` Romans 8:15

“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7

“For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.” ~ 1 John 5:4

“Now do your eyes belong to Christ, and He looks through them. Now your voice belongs to God and echoes His. And now your heart remains at peace forever. You have chosen Him in place of idols, and your attributes, given by your Creator, are restored to you at last.” ~ Course in Miracles

Author: Rachel

My passion is cultivating a deep relationship with God and helping others to do the same. I LOVE sharing with others insights that God has taught me and hearing what God has taught them... thus my blog, Stirring the Deep. My focus is on a relationship, not a religion. Life is in the relationship. I believe in a balance and unity of body, mind and spirit. I feel it's important to nurture all three for they all affect each other. I try to live in the present, where the Holy Spirit is. And I try to do all with the motive of love. I've come to believe life is a journey and not a destination. It isn't about perfection, is it about growth.

11 thoughts on “The Great Deceiver

  1. Very good and accurate description of fear. Fear is a created thing, therefore a temporary thing. Love will and does cast out fear… forever and a day.

    • Yes! I hadn’t really considered the idea that fear is a carnally created concept, with beginning and end. Now I more clearly see its illusionary nature. Excellent!

  2. I saw the geese running from you because you scared them and you were proclaiming ” It is Me, because I love you!” ~~you turned, and disappointed that your hopes were not real you became the martyr of your sadness.

    • It is best to let the “geese” come to us. As we be still and our love is constant they are drawn to this love workout force. Love cannot be forced nor demanded and when it is given voluntarily there is no fear of rejection. Kindness with patience “draws” love to oneself.

    • Mishai! I see you’ve returned to us.

  3. It is a pleasure sharing, as with it comes light. Life is a time of revealing light, this is our gift to one another. The only way we can give to God is by giving and receiving of others. Fear being carnal was born of and with the first Adam…and will die with the resurrection of the second Adam, Christ within. There are only two people on this earth…Adam and Christ. As the second Adam, Christ within us resurrects, the first being yet carnal dies…and fear with Him. This is the process of love casting out fear. It’s like a dimmer switch on the light…as the light increases, the darkness and fear fades into obscurity…forever. Always a pleasure.

    • This statement – “Fear being carnal was born of and with the first Adam…and will die with the resurrection of the second Adam, Christ within.” … was so well said .. and reflects a great and wonderful understanding.

      • Having shared your thoughts with
        neighbors you walked across the bridge
        to meditate alone where the bones of the
        ancient man were buried.

    • Again…excellent.

  4. The saying “God is all and in all,” leaves nothing that is out of His total sovereignty. Whether it be light or darkness, good or evil, carnal or spiritual, fear or love, God is all and in all. This is another way of saying that everything that exist is within “love” in which God is.

    What ever “is,” is the resulting totality of God in which love is His nature. Every corrective measure in which religion calls just recompense and punishment for sins committed is only guided and allowed by God toward making us mature and perfect in His same likeness and image. To understand this “love” one must have a single eye, an eye which can only see a oneness in our Father’s purpose for His creation, His children. We must come to understand that He will never forsake us until we stand complete in His likeness as He is. God is love and we will “all” come to know Him for “as He is so are we in this world.”

    We must also understand that the only purpose of evil in this world is to give us an experience in which we understand that to disobey our Father is to bring less than His fullness of life to ourselves. Evil is about selfish purposes of desiring a different path for ourselves that is different than that which was planned for us all alike. Eve, (our soul in allegory) purposed a different plan than the one created for her. It simply cannot be that as many as there are of us, there cannot be this many different plans if we are allowed to disobey God and go and do our own thing as Eve’s intellect was persuading her. If we do our own thing following our soul’s desire, we will certainly infringe on the freedoms and on the gifts given as well to others. There can only be one will and one plan and as Christ we must learn obedience through the things in which we suffer.

    This is the only purpose of suffering evil…to learn it is better to love than it is to be carnally minded, self minded, putting our will and dreams ahead of the happiness of others. We must learn the pain of disobedience so that we will never desire to disobey the will of our Father ever again. To come to a singleness of vision, we must see there is only one purpose and one will of God..and that is to make each and every one of us as He is. When evil has served its “good” purpose it will suffer the death of death as all carnal mindedness will. Love will then be established as the only spirit that will inhabit our being. This evil we fear is only allowed to exist for our good…to make us one people of one mind, of one will and of one love. If God failed just one of us He would be a failure and this is not a part of who God, our Father is. We are all one with Him. Always was, are and will be.

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