” Courage is not the absence of fear, but taking action in the face of fear.”
This is attributed to both Franklin Roosevelt and Nelson Mandela.
Fear is a response. It was originally established as a part of our make up in order to help us sense danger and find a way to keep our physical form safe.
Fear should be a tool in our lives, which shows us those areas of our lives where we are not walking in alignment with the Creator Source. For when we walk in alignment with Divine Love, we are protected from that which could harm us. Love is a shield that surrounds us and keep us safe. It is an energy that we can share with others to help them to overcome their fears.
Fear is an absence of Divine Love in that area of our life.
The Creator Source is love, and all that exists has come forth from that original energy of Love. The problem is we have forgotten who we truly are Children of Light. We see ourselves as separate from the Creator and each other, and thus we have allowed fear into our lives.
We see the fear response in animals for they have predators who would harm them or eat them.Yet, like humans, when they feel safe with another species they let go of their fear and trust. We see how pets will come back time and time again to the one who is supposed to be their caretaker, even when abused, because they have a love for that person, or perhaps even more of a fear of being alone.
There are many things that cause us to have a fear response, not just the possibility of physical harm. We fear loving another, or being alone, or someone laughing at us because we said or did something wrong. Perhaps we live in poverty or a war zone which create fear.
Often times media, political, military and or public institutions can create fear through the information that they share or the manner in which they share it. It is up to each of us when we hear something which brings a fear reaction within us to stop, take a few deep breaths and go within and ask for peace and guidance. Center you attention in your heart and let Love fill your body and mind. You will find that your fear disappears and you are able to move forward in a way which empowers you and allows you to help others in their process.
Many years ago I read a story by Baird Spaulding in which during his travels to various monasteries and villages in Tibet he hears a story. The story speaks of Jesus having been there during the missing years of his life. One day the people are upset and fearful. Jesus asks what is happening, and they say the hordes are coming to plunder the village. Jesus calmly walks to the top of the cliff above the passage through which the horde were coming and holds out his hand. As he does this group of hordes are stopped. The people ask how he did this. He says he sent forth love and the love reflected back the energies of the horde to them and stopped them in their tracks.
When we stand fully in the Love of the Creator we have no need of guns or other weapons. We have no need to fear anything for we have remembered we are one with the Creator and all life, and in this Oneness we are protected.
Love is our shield and where we stand in Love we have no fear. Love heals for illness cannot attach to the cell filled with Light and Love.
Once I was taken in a vision by Archangel Michael to a planet. I do not know where it was but we began to walk above the land. He asked me if I remembered being there before, and a part of me did. I remembered we had fought back the darkness on that planet but not with weapons but with the Shield of Love and Sword of Truth, by simply walking the planet. For as Love and Truth goes forth it transforms all that is around it.
In one of the Carlos Castaneda books they are being taught to let go of fear and to trust in their inner guidance and part of that is for them to jump off a cliff into the unknown. To make progress along our journey we have to take chances, and move forward even though we are afraid. Please don’t walk off of a cliff that is not the point, it is simply a symbol of that which we fear.
How do we do this?
Begin by taking several deep breaths. Search within your heart and ask for strength and guidance, and Divine Grace. Then take a step forward and trust that even if you fall, you can get up, brush yourself off and move forward.
A wonderful book to read is “The Dream Giver” by Bruce Wilkinson. It tells the story of Ordinary who lives in the land of familiar. He is comfortable there until one day he remembers this Dream he had and he finds the courage to set forth and find that dream. We are each given a Dream, and we have to trust, in the Divine, and move forward even when everyone around us tells us we are crazy. But in the end the Dream sets us Free and helps others to find their Dream. It isn’t necessary always to leave everything behind to find and live your dream, but a willingness to let go of anything that you use as your shield from living your dream.
Embrace love and find the fear dissolves. This will heal and transform you and the world in which you live.
We each have our roles, our entrances and our exits in the infinite world of Creation. In writings to come I will speak about the Oneness of All Life and Creation, but that is a long story.