How are you feeling about Vladimir Putin these days? Some people are afraid that he will turn his attention to the United States and trigger a nuclear war. Do you fear a war coming on? I promised a reader that my next post will be about Putin and a possible war. This is a very short post with a crucial message.
If you are fearing an impending war, your first order of business is to conquer your fear. Fear is not natural to your Being. The words of the Holy Bible are true: “God has not given you the spirit of fear.”
The Mind of God – your Mind – does not fear. It knows, “I am the Lord and beside me, there is no other.” Do you have an other mind? No, you don’t.
Let’s review the basic facts of life. God is All – the only Presence, Power and Manifestation. God is the only Mind or Intelligence. The One Mind is the I AM that you Are.
What does this Mind know? I AM ALL. Where does that leave fear and the one who fears? Fear and the identity that thinks it fears are both illusions. Have you ever been inside a hall of mirrors? Each mirror reflects a hilarious distortion of your body. The distorted image is not your body. Similarly, the fearful identity and the fear itself are distortions of your fearless Identity. They are not you. Can you accept this truth? Can you accept that the Allness of God is All there is of you? Answer in the affirmative and you’ve taken the first step to conquering the appearance of fear.
Here’s a suggestion. Get still with only the desire to experience (or know) God’s Presence – the I AM of your Being. If you must start with words to “settle in,” do so. At some point, let the words stop and simply pray, “Reveal my Self.” Listen intently and expectantly. A sweet Peace will sweep over you. This Peace is your I AM. Revel in it. This may only take a few minutes, but they are minutes well spent.
Later, ask yourself, “During this silent time, did I fear anything or anyone?” Your answer will certainly be, “No.” This is your true state of Being. Accept no other.