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