The Lightened Burden of No Fear

Had an interesting insight today.  I was reading this that I wrote during the seminar:

Why MUST you, why WILL you end suffering as it arises?

Why will you live in a BEAUTIFUL state every day no matter what? What would TRANSFORM if fear were no longer a part of your life?

  • Once and for all I will stay in a courageous state and not let fear eat at my gut or my soul.
  • I will radiate love to myself and ALL those around me, and this would transform my relationships and add a depth and connection I long for.
  • I will cease to let Satan and his minions influence my mental and emotional state so that I turn into spiritual Teflon.
  • I will have my own personal ZION and would be able to help all those around me achieve Zion as well – unhampered or impeded by my own concerns and suffering.
  • I will create a constant home for the Spirit and be in tune with my Lord so that I would HEAR HIM all the time.
  • I will have clarity on my mission in life and pursue it unfettered by the shackles of a negative or even just a low state.
  • I will progress toward becoming a Christ-like person – in fact, I realize that Christ stayed in a beautiful state.  Christ stayed in a beautiful state even on the cross when He thought of His love for His mother, His love for all of us, including me, and of His love for His Father and His willingness to do His will no matter what.
  • I will radiate peace and joy and love that will offer a place of safety for all those around me in the midst of the storm of the last days.
  • I will be a child of light.
  • I will fully be a source of love, light and power reflected from Jesus Christ.
  • I will show and teach my children and grandchildren the path toward becoming like Christ and being in tune with Him.
  • I will stay in a CELESTIAL STATE.

That has been so powerful. Each day now I wake up and read that and chose joy.  It’s one of my five core values (spiritual peace, love, joy, health and virtue).  I choose to be happy and joyful and peaceful each day and that is HUGE.

But the insight I had today while reading about Christ staying in a beautiful state was this:  I thought, “Christ wasn’t afraid – ever.”  And I immediately thought of this verses:   Matthew 11:28-30:

28 ¶ Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

I had always looked at this through the lens of love – that Christ is and was so filled with love that it makes his yoke easy and burden light..  That even though He took upon Him all the sins and sufferings of God’s children, He felt it was light and I attributed that to the great love that drives Him and fills Him.

But today, I also realized that part of the reason his yoke is easy and burden light is because He is never, ever afraid.  We live so much of our mortal life grappling with fear – fear that we’re not enough, fear that we won’t be loved, fear of the unknown.  I know I have struggled with this my whole life.  But imagine not being afraid—of anything or anyone.  Not one bit.  Wow.  That makes the yoke of mortal life and the burden so much lighter.  That’s huge.

So if I want to be Christ-like, and I certainly do, I must learn to let go of that fear.  I must enter into a place of incredible peace and trust.  That is a worthy goal.