“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”~Nelson Mandela
Those who come before us illuminate, inspire and motivate. To attain freedom we must have courage, patience and perseverance. Nelson Mandela truly showed all of us what courage really is. May he rest in peace and soar with the angels. He leaves a legacy of freedom that has touched the hearts and lives of many. We can honor his legacy by casting off our own chains and respecting the freedoms of others.
Does fear rule your decisions? Are you conquering your fears or are they conquering you? Fear is actually an important emotion which helps protect you from legitimate danger. It is an instinctual part of you which gives you present time information for your survival.
Fear is very useful, such as you following your intuition telling you to get out of harms way; BUT useful as it is it’s also an energy which has the power (if you let it) to keep you stuck and stop you from creating or moving forward based on real or imagined “pictures”. Being fear-less does not mean you don’t have fear it means you take time to find out if those fears are real or imagined. It means lessening your imagined fears.
What is it that you fear and why do you fear it? If fear is not being caused by something happening in the present moment it is an energy or picture. According to Wikipedia if you are not in imminent danger ” fear almost always relates to future events, such as worsening of a situation, or continuation of a situation that is unacceptable.” From an energetic viewpoint, you have energy stuck in a picture. It isn’t until you de-energize the picture, call your energy back and clear it that you will break the hold it has on you. Fear is full of resistance and the energy of fear is not in alignment with your playful spirit and it’s possible that the fear is not even yours!
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face… we must do that which we think we cannot.”~Eleanor Roosevelt
There are times when fear is so gripping one can’t move. This is the time to look fear in the face and really examine what’s really going on inside. What is the picture or thought you hold? Are you afraid of not being perfect? Are you afraid of being ridiculed for your choices? Did someone once tell you couldn’t do something or invalidate your creation? Do you feel you don’t deserve happiness, excitement, a wonderful relationship, an abundant life so you’re afraid of creating it or do you fear if you move forward to create it that it might be taken away?
Whatever you fear it’s important to find the picture which gets stimulated to cause that fear. Once you find it, it’s not just about letting the picture or energy go it’s about empowering yourself and standing in your own truth. You will notice if you look at your fears that they are probably based on something someone told you or a painful experience from the past. For instance if you were hurt deeply or invalidated it’s a good thing to look at how those (possibly) deep-set fears effect your current decisions or lack thereof.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our Light, not our Darkness, that most frightens us.”~Marianne Williamson
Look fear in the face and BE FEAR-LESS! When fear rears its ugly head and stops you in your tracks, look inside and ask yourself if it is based on present time facts or past time pictures. If it is the former, of course listen and do what you need to do for your safety. If it is the latter look fear in the face and say: “HA I laugh at you! You don’t have a hold on me! Be gone!” Amusement goes long way!
You have the power to become the fearless tiger who knows whether to flee or stand up for itself. Do not give in to fears of inadequacy. Like the tiger you are swift, brave, powerful and graceful. Have no fear of your light and creativity! Be fear LESS! Fill up with light and grace and ease. Be the playful, creative spirit you were meant to be and already are!~Shine Your Light Debbie
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