Fear is the absence of love and a part of the material world, dividing our human experiences into positive and negative ones. It is a strong emotion dismissing change and the unexpected, with a strong need to control the process of life. Fear is wandering in the past and resists the future, creating separation and confusion.
To some extent, we all know the fear of failing, for being judged, not excepted for who we are. On a deeper level, the fear for our safety and survival. Less obvious, the fear of becoming successful or bigger than we ever dared to dream.
Resistance as an Opportunity
Fear comes from being out of tune with love, disconnecting us from our core being and restraining us from living our lives to the fullest. Whatever we fear becomes the gatekeeper for our personal expansion, affecting the quality of our lives, taking away our inner peace, joy and freedom. Because, the quality of all we do carries the energy of our deepest belief system and is visible through our behaviour, manifestations and to all we attract into our lives.
Fear resists the unknown, in particular, change. Jet, change is part of our existence, providing us with opportunities to discover our strength and ability to master our present circumstances with confidence and trust. Resistance can be used as a chance to balance the positive and negative within ourselves, and as an opportunity to rise higher.
“Life begins where fear ends.” ~ Osho
False Evidence Appearing Real
In some case, fear comes from within, to warn us when we are about to make a decision that is not good for us or when we need to get away in a certain situation. It is our innate ‘Fight or Flight’ response or ‘Forget Everything And Run’, keeping us away from dangerous or undesirable situations.
However, most fear we experience comes from the mind and is related to experiences from the past, stored in the cells of the brain and throughout our energy system. It is a dormant emotion, coming alive when it feels an energy that equals that of the memory. Its function is to protect us from happening again. However, we can move beyond that, by looking into the appropriateness of the current situation.
When you experience fear, try to find out where it comes from, is it realistic or is it the mind playing its tricks, afraid to lose control. More often than not, it might be an old, well known and repeating kind of message, related to a negative experience from the past. In any case, fear is never a very good advisor.
Face Everything And Rise
When you experience fear or doubt, it is important to ground yourself and recenter in the heart. Be silent for a moment, meditate or take a walk, to understand the message behind the emotion. Allow the fear to move through your body; observe it, recognise and accept it for what it is. By giving it the needed attention you create a gateway to work with it and finally let it go. Releasing accumulated emotions from the past, will set you free and reveal the unprejudiced and pure nature of the soul. Generating uplifting and motivating thoughts, arising from love, with the acquired ability to move beyond fear.
“Whoever can see through all fear will always be safe.” ~ Tao Te Ching
The world is a hectic place to live, with continuous disturbing events and tragedies. These occurrences might overwhelm us with heavy emotions, such as despair, confusion, anger or fear. As a result, we attract more of the same and a divided world becomes our personal reality. Fear lacks the energy of love and the possibility to look with compassion to what is happening on the world scene. We can master ourselves by just observing the situation with the perception of the heart.
Our Global connectedness makes us aware of all tragedies happening around us. Validating mainstream media to promote fear and duality between nations, countries, cultures and religions. Spreading fear benefits ‘the people in power’, with the intention to make us numb to our inner voice and at the same time influence us to their controlling rules. Rules and regulations that reinforce feelings of revenge and duality, which totally misses the foundation of humanness and solidarity. Nevertheless, on a personal level, we always have a choice how we deal with it.
We cannot carry the world on our shoulders, neither can we find the solution to all world issues, but we do have the capacity to make a difference in the way we deal with circumstances outside of ourselves. More than anything else, we need to take personal responsibility for the energy we emit, which radiates the energy of our thinking and feeling. We can achieve peacefulness, by staying connected to our loving light, present in our heart and soul. The place that enables us to manifest joy and purpose. By using our talents and gifts, we move beyond fear, by making ourselves valuable from within. It is the energy that brings peace and faith into this world, arising from joy and fulfilment.
“Once you realize that all comes from within, that the world in which you live is not projected onto you, but by you, your fear comes to an end.”
~ Nisargadatta Maharaj
Wisdom of the Heart
The heart carries innate wisdom, revealed to us by our intuition. When the heart is leading, we will always know whether, and which action is required in a certain situation. If the mind follow’s the wisdom of the heart, fear will evaporate and be replaced by trust, confidence and inner knowing, enabling us to make better choices, in harmony with the heart.
When in doubt about making choices and the effect it might have on you or others, remember that when it feels good to you, it is inevitably good for the other as well. We might not see it, but you will feel it through the connected thread of oneness. Trust your heart and the process, and let go of all that does not serve your highest purpose.
“Moving beyond fear will move you towards your purpose, destiny and faith.”
~ Monique van Ooteghem
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