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Lesson 240 Fear Is Not Justified In Any Form

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Lesson 240 Fear Is Not Justified In Any Form.

  1. Fear is deception.  It attests that you have seen yourself as you could never be, and therefore look upon a world which is impossible.  Not one thing in this world is true.  It does not matter what the form in which it may appear.  It witnesses but to your own illusions of yourself.  Let us not be deceived today.  We are the Sons of God.  There is no fear in us, for we are each a part of Love Itself.
  2. How foolish are our fears!  Would You allow Your Son to suffer?  Give us faith today to recognize Your Son and set him free.  Let us forgive him in Your Name, that we may understand his holiness and feel the love for him, which is Your Own as well.[1]
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Thoughts for Today

Jesus teaches that this world, the way we see it, experience it, and fear it – is impossible.  It cannot exist.  It cannot be true.  No matter how real it may seem it is simply a lie, an illusion, an intolerable, infeasible realm.  No matter what form the world’s madness takes, it can only be a strange, unholy, and twisted version of the truth. 

We are not to fear the world and we are not to fear God.  God did not make Creation to fear Him.  He made Creation as an extension of Himself.  He did not seek to be catered to – God has no need of servants.  He is a Spirit and not flesh.  He does not need anybody to scratch His back, trim His whiskers, or massage His shoulders.  God did not make Creation to kill it, torture it, or bully it.  God did not create because He longed to be admired, worshipped, or slavishly adored or praised.  He made Creation as an extension of His Love and Creativity.  He made Creation as a holy and equal companion to Himself.  He breathed His Life into us, He gave Creation to us.  He trusted us with Creation and He still trusts us with Creation.  

Today Jesus tells us we are deceived by fear no longer.  We are wise to it.  No longer does the world witness to our separation from God.  We do not worry about what the world thinks of us, because it is not real.  We have no concerns of what army may be raised against us, because it is not real.  When we know who and what we are there is no fear in us for our trust is in Reality, our Creator and our holy Selves, His Creation. Only when the truth of our identity becomes real to us, will we be able to see the folly of fear.  Today our lesson instructs us to ask God for the faith we need to recognize our true identity in Him.  In Him, we free ourselves of sin, suffering, and stupidity.  In Christ, fear is not justified in any form. 

Let our hearts and minds be full of courage!


[1] A Course in Miracles. Workbook for Students. Lesson 240. Foundation for Inner Peace, Second Edition, (1992).

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Coming up on sixty, my love for God, home and hearth, my husband and family fueled my decision to devote the rest of my life only to pursuits which brought love, joy, peace, and purpose. I am a writer, seeker, student, and teacher with experience professional and otherwise from waitressing to teaching the English language in China, Taiwan, and Singapore. I hold a BA in Psychology from Bloomsburg University, which took nearly 30 years to attain while I squeezed courses in between raising my children, journaling, relationships, work, and an assortment of escapades, some of which I would rather forget! An ongoing passion for reading, writing, adventure, food, and fun, eventually led me to the love of my life, James, whom I met in 1996 and married in 1997. Our life together has been an exciting journey of work and travel, spiritual awakening, and domestic bliss ever since. Although we have experienced the tragic loss of family members and friends through death and estrangement, we have managed to turn our special relationship into a holy one by the grace of God and an acute and growing awareness of “there must be a better way!” In 2006, I published my first novel, Luella’s Calling, and am currently working on my second, Grover Good and the Stone Chateau. From 2013 through 2018, I worked as a Prevention Education Specialist for Transitions, a local domestic violence sexual abuse victim’s service agency. My work there, fueled by a lifelong enthusiasm for teaching, led me to obtain an MS in Education from Scranton University. In 2018, I resigned to accompany James on his work travels while focusing on my calling to study and teach A Course in Miracles. To that end, I dedicate the rest of my days to writing, sharing, and teaching the message of salvation found within the Course pages. Thank you for your interest in this blog. As I do not respond to comments on the posts, if you care to contact me, please email me at eckief@yahoo.com.

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