Ask: Can you explain the "fear of release"?
In the process of reading the ACIM Text a second time, the following stumps me a second time:
Chapter 2.V.1 "Before miracle workers are ready to undertake their function in this world, it is essential that they fully understand the fear of release. Otherwise they may unwittingly foster the belief that release is imprisonment, a belief that is already very prevalent."… - MS
The passage you quoted is where A Course in Miracles first discusses physical healing specifically, though what is teaches can be generalized to all forms of healing. Here is roughly the same passage from my book The Message of A Course in Miracles: A Translation of the Text in Plain Language:
“Before you can accept physical healing as an extension of God’s Love it is important that you understand your fear of release from your identification with a personal self. If you do not understand this fear you will teach yourself that release from the personal self is loss…”
You can only be truly free in God (your True Being). But the ego (personal thought system in your mind) has projected its own attributes of arbitrariness, untrustworthiness, judgment, viciousness, etc. onto God. To understand your obstacle to accepting God you must understand that you fear God because you believe what the ego says about God. So you feel that letting go of the ego and accepting God is a “sacrifice” too great to make.
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