NoFearInLoveThis morning, I woke up less at peace and more at fear and anger.  I tried to meditate them away, but I couldn’t shake them.  The more I thought about what I was feeling, the more I felt I was feeding the fear and anger, and the more I couldn’t contain them. After over an hour of trying to deal with this problem, I decided to get up and get ready for work.

As I was leaving the house, I decided to bring a book, and chose one of the new books I had purchased online and recently delivered.  The book I wanted to read first was Spirit Junkie by Gabrielle Bernstein, but I didn’t want to go back to my bedroom to get it.  So, I decided to bring May Cause Miracles, also by Gabrielle Bernstein.  I didn’t really know much about this particular book, but I liked the title.

Again, at work, I was plagued. I, again, tried to just quiet the mind, but it was hard.  The anger also became anger at myself for feeling fear and anger, and for not being able to let them go.

At lunch, I opened my book, and it was as if I was meant to bring this book and read it today.

The book is a 40-day guidebook on living a miraculous life. The teaching is based on the book, a Course in Miracles, which I felt was too heavy still for me to read and digest.

So why did it feel like I was meant to read this today?

Week one exercises help in identifying the fear that prevent someone from living a life based on the principle of love.

The first step is to understand your fear.  Then you need the willingness to face the fear and let go of it.  Gabrielle wrote, “when we become open to letting go of our fear, we open our heart, mind, and energy to be guided to a new perspective.”

There are three other important components that are needed in order to live a miraculous life.  They are gratitude, forgiveness, and love.  Here is what Gabrielle says about them.

On gratitude… “To transform your fears back to love, you must embrace a grateful way of being.”

On forgiveness… “With each choice to forgive, we shift our perception from fear to love.”

On love… “A Course in Miracles teaches that the only thing missing in any situation is love, and where there is fear there is no love.  Therefore, living with an open heart and embracing love as our true purpose is essential to living a miraculous life.”

After reading the passage on gratitude, forgiveness, and love, I suddenly felt a feeling of love and peace.  I laid the book down for a bit and was just thankful… thankful that I chose to purchase this book… thankful that I chose this book to bring with me today.  I needed it, and I started day 1 today, and after I post this, I will be doing the evening exercise.

I am grateful for feeling fear today, for it led me to May Cause Miracles, and it is yet another way for me to continue to learn how to live in love, and live a miraculous life.