My thoughts* on ACIM Urtext Lesson 48, for February 17, 2024. There is nothing to fear.

Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons
2 min readFeb 17, 2024

There is nothing to fear.

* Amen. Because God IS.

1. The idea for today simply states a fact.

²It is not a fact to those who believe in illusions, but illusions are not facts.

³In truth there is nothing to fear.

⁴It is very easy to recognize this.

⁵But it is very difficult to recognize it for those who want illusions to be true.

2. Today’s practice periods will be very short, very simple and very frequent. ²Merely repeat the idea as often as possible. ³You can use it with your eyes open at any time and in any situation. ⁴It is strongly recommended, however, that you take a minute or so whenever possible to close your eyes and repeat the idea slowly to yourself several times. ⁵It is particularly important that you use the idea immediately, should anything disturb your peace of mind.

3. The presence of fear is a sure sign that you are trusting in your own strength. ²The awareness that there is nothing to fear shows that somewhere in your mind, though not necessarily in a place you recognize as yet, you have remembered God, and let His strength take the place of your weakness. ³The instant you are willing to do this there is indeed nothing to fear.

* Anything that holds fear does not hold my essence or reality.

* I am One With the Father and the Son by witness of the Holy Spirit. Thank you, Father.

(ACIM, W-48.1:1–3:3)

Till next time, God bless, debi.



Debra (Debi) Yvonne Simmons

Atonement, His (Christ’s) Story, Three Temptations: Addiction, Power-Hunger, and Depression, “Seeing” Truth in the “Unseen”, Living Above the Chaos C U there :)