Ask: Is there an affirmation to break through dark fears?
“Could you help with some guidance in the work of quieting fear from thought when facing seemingly unchangeable physical problems, i.e., the slow loss of one's vision or serious health diagnosis in one's child or a close loved one. What can one do consistently in a practical way to combat the frightening feelings that come so tenaciously.....so often in the nighttime? I am wondering if there are honest affirmations or words that might help break the dark fears of the future - and give one a sense of hope and control of the right kind?” – LK
The personal experience is one of limitation, lack, and inevitable losses. Peace comes only from the awareness of the whole, unchanging, eternal Truth (“God” in A Course in Miracles) within you. Truth is untouched by anything that does or does not happen in the world. It is wholly apart from the personal experience. So as often as possible remember your experiences of Truth. Use the limitation, lack, and loss of the personal experience to remind yourself to turn inward and remember the Truth. In fact, this is how you can use these experiences to grow your awareness of Truth and peace.
As you remember your experiences of Truth you can say things like: “Only this experience of Truth is real. Everything else falls away.”; “Only God is real.”; “Only the Truth within me is true.” – or some phrasing that helps you to remember the Unchanging and Eternal.
Learn about the books The ACIM Mentor Articles, The Plain Language A Course in Miracles, 4 Habits for Inner Peace, and Releasing Guilt for Inner Peace at www.acimmentor.com.
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