“Fear not. What is not real, never was and never will be. What is real, always was and cannot be destroyed.” -Bhagavad Gita
The exhortation “fear not” reminds me of what Jesus would say to his disciples. For example, “fear not, it is I.” The truth always sets us free from fear. Perfect love casts out fear. For we did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the spirit of sonship by whom we cry out Abba Father. For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
I would say that people fear because they had thought the illusions were real, such as death, separation and torment. Yet these are only illusions perpetuated by the father of lies, the ego or shadow self, which is also an illusion itself. I learnt Jesus came to open our eyes to see the truth and repent or change our mind to believe the truth. He has given the spirit of wisdom and understanding to open the eyes of our heart to know the hope of our calling, the riches of the glory we have, and the exceedingly great power that works towards us, that we may dwell in higher consciousness and experience peace and joy.
“We are here to awaken from the illusion of separateness” Thich Nhat Hanh
The truth is that we are one with the Father and with Christ our true self and with one another. Nothing shall separate us from the divine unconditional love that is in and around us.
We are the energy that cannot be destroyed – love never fails and remains eternal. Truth always prevails and we are the way, the truth and the life. We are love everlasting.
“There is no fear in love, and perfect love casts out fear, for fear involves torment.”
This is the boldness we have in the day of judgment, for as he is, so are we in this world. This is the day the Lord has made, we will be glad and rejoice in it. Why is there rejoicing on the day of judgment? Because this is the day we shall open our eyes and awake to our innocence. We shall judge and evaluate ourselves based on the truth of who we really are – created in God’s image, and we are perfect, holy (wholly), blameless, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing. (Wow, this last part came to my realisation only when I was going with the flow as I typed my thoughts.)