Sometimes I sense that, when people make love their goal, they expect everything from that moment on to be all sweetness and light. They get worried when they experience fear and wonder what’s going wrong.
Nothing is going wrong – it’s all perfect.
Ultimately, your experiences will be “all sweetness and light”, but the path to love involves looking at your fear, inner turmoil, anxiety and other uncomfortable feelings and thoughts. You cannot accept love fully unless you have changed all your unloving beliefs about yourself and others.
Love goes with you, when you are ready, to look at all your fears.
Love really gets going when you are depressed, discontented, stressed, bothered, insecure, uncertain, unsure, anxious…
It enjoys all that material to work on because it knows the outcome will always be healing and peace.
Love takes your hand with joy, celebrating your readiness to release and change, your thoughts and feelings.
The light of love moves gently and firmly forward because it knows its light shines away darkness.
The outcome is certain.
Darkness will disappear.
At times, you may be tempted to run away and hide from your dark and uncomfortable thoughts.
You may ask
“Do I really have to look at them?”
“Why would you not want to look at them when they are what stands in the way of knowing the truth about yourself?”
You also need to look at them because you’ve made the darkness real. You’ve made the darkness scary. The only way you’ll find out that it isn’t frightening is to stand with love beside you and together shine light into the darkness. As controversial as it may sound, you need help to uncover all your darkness before you wake up to the Light.
Did you expect something else on the spiritual path?
Did you expect the unloving thought you’re holding onto, to be magically removed from your mind, without your involvement?
“Would you not go through fear to love? For such the journey seems to be.”
A Course in Miracles T-16.IV.11:1-2
Celebrate the next time fear comes up. You’re ready to heal it. If fear is in your life, then looking at it is the next logical step on your path to love. You’re on the right path, just take the next step, you are not alone.