A meaningless world engenders fear. [W-p184.108.40.206]
When I was 12 years old I was an insomniac.
I would lie down in bed, eyes wide open. Unable to sleep. I drew quite a bit of comfort from the trucks traveling on the road outside our house. Feeling a kinship with the night travelers.
But some nights, when the dark was deep and there were no sounds of comfort to be had…well I became frightened. Every noise was a threat.
One night I swore I heard something laughing under my bed. It felt terrifying.
Lesson 13 reminds me that, like that phantom in the night, I sometimes assign fear to this big beautiful world. Feeling threatened by monsters I can't see. Worried about things that are, in reality, not really present at all.
But Lesson 13 says I can choose again. To see the world like the truckers-as an adventure. Or choose to feed my frightened inner child. The one feeling alone in the darkness.
Which do you choose today my dear friends? A world of love and adventure? Or a world that is filled with dark whisperings of what is false and meaningless?
By choosing the latter we align with a choice that contradicts the Divine. We choose to see only darkness. When in reality. Even in the dark. There is always room for the light.
Let there be light within you my dear ones. It is always present, just waiting to shine through this world’s meaningless illusions.
Shine on Light Chaser.
All quotes are from A Course in Miracles, copyright ©1992, 1999, 2007 by the Foundation for Inner Peace, 448 Ignacio Blvd., #306, Novato, CA 94949, www.acim.org and firstname.lastname@example.org, used with permission.