There is so much talk about choosing between Love and fear, but what does that mean? One thing should be clear. There is no middle way, we’re always choosing between one or the other. They are two complete opposite thought systems, which means there is no way you could choose Love or fear in part.
Contrary to common sense, Love is never between a subject and an object, where there is a person who loves and another one who is loved.
Love is the awareness of our real Self. When we are aware of Who we are, we know that there is nothing nor nobody who could change us.
In that perspective, fear is nothing else than the absence of Love. It is the cause of our sense of fragility and the need we have to defend ourselves or attack someone.
But, in practice, what does it mean to choose Love? Imagine you are now fully aware that you are an immutable and Eternal Being, what would your thoughts, words and actions be like? What could upset this Being?
Imagine someone you like very much said something you consider aggressive. How could this affect the way you feel, unless you believe that what was said has that power? You are never upset by what people say, but because of your thoughts about what was said. Have you noticed that in most cases we think: who does this person think I am? But who isn’t sure about it? Do you know Who you really are?
Wouldn’t it be more loving to understand that we can only be hurt by our own thoughts?
When I choose Love and remember my true Self, I silently say to myself and to the person who supposedly attacked me that all is well. What he/she did had no effect and, therefore, in reality, nothing happened. And this is so loving! I remind the person and myself that we are still the innocent Child of God!
And how do I know what choices I have been making? Basically, if I feel anything different than wholeness and peace, it is because I made a choice for fear and it can be in the form of sadness, anger, hatred and other negative emotions.
Choosing Love, although it seems not to be the case, is more natural. In order to choose fear, we have to convince ourselves that we are something we are not: vulnerable and frail beings. However, each time we choose Love, we rescue fragments of our true higher Self. Isn’t it freeing to know that the way I feel depends solely on my choice to remember or forget who I am?
Therefore, the biggest challenge we face is to dismount all the illusory stories we tell ourselves about who we are. We suffer and hold grievances because we fail to recognize our true Self.
When fear is no longer our first choice and Love becomes more present, then the world becomes a large constellation of all the stars that begin to shine with the consciousness of Who we really are. So, when face any situation, how about asking: what would Love do?
By Juliana Kurokawa for the Miracle Choice Team