This is my 5th time going through these lessons since I began to study the Course in 2007. The more I read, study and practice them, the more my mind opens up to these principles and the more healing I've experienced. My understanding is deeper and I am able to let go of old beliefs and concepts that have kept me stuck in fear.
Yet, I was curious when I read the title. Am I really afraid of love? I've never thought of it. As I read the lesson insights by Lisa Natoli, who is a great teacher of the Course, I identified some fears I still experience that keep me from being the love that I am. I realize that I am afraid of stepping into my True Identify of Love because I don't feel worthy. I fear being authentic, vulnerable and making mistakes. The sense of unworthiness of God's Love has made me feel that I need to earn the love that is already mine by default.
This lesson is asking me to step out of that self-concept of unworthiness, of weakness and fear. No more having to defend my self-image. I am as God created me. Let me be that! I am love, created by Love. And Love is the greatest power there is.
This is my practice. Ongoing.