Fear. It can paralyze you and hide your gifts from the world.
How does Fear play a part in our daily lives? Why is it important to recognize it and heal it?
It has been said that Fear is the absence of Love. It is the unacknowledged, the hidden, the undernourished part of ourselves that has not yet been brought into the light. Fear is the un-manifested glory of our true nature and our highest potential here on earth.
It is fear that tells us we are not beautiful, strong, capable, worthy, and a child of God. It is fear that uses our greatest gifts against us and would have us believe that it is our greatest fault and we should therefore hide it from the world.
What if your greatest perceived faults were indeed your greatest gifts?
How would you act differently if you knew that the things you disliked about yourself were the very things that opened up a doorway to the life you are meant to be living? What quality do you dislike about yourself right now that you are making yourself wrong for?
For years, I struggled with disliking myself for being talkative and would try my best to stop from talking, sharing, and contributing when in a group. I was told by others that it was a bad trait and that I should try to change it and so that’s what I tried to do.
But you see, the very thing that you try to change about yourself is the thing that will come back again and again to be loved, cherished, and honoured.
I love to share, contribute, and speak. In fact I would say that it is my gift and I have come to learn that it is also my Life’s Essential Action here in this lifetime.
Now I must admit that earlier on in my life this gift was not yet fully realized and therefore out of balance like a new superpower. I was shooting it off here and there and not quite sure when it could be of best use to the world. It was through learning to let go of the fear of not being loved and accepted for who I truly was and accepting and appreciating myself and this gift that it began to develop into something of great value and importance.
Recognizing fear as a pattern in your life is the beginning step in letting it go and embracing love. When you’re stuck in a pattern that you can’t seem to break free from ask yourself, ” What am I truly afraid of?” and see what comes up.
Then set an intention to release and let go of this fear and break free from its holding pattern. You can dance it out, shake it off, pray, chant, wash it away with water, or simply ask the divine powers that be to release it from your energy field to be transformed into love.
Here’s a simple healing process to help you release any fear you are currently carrying that is keeping you from feeling light and loving in your body and life;
- Sit quietly in a space that feels safe and nurturing.
- Close your eyes and bring your awareness into your body, and specifically into your chest/heart area.
- Take 3 deep cleansing breaths, inhaling and expanding, exhaling and releasing the breath.
- Place a hand on your heart area and envision a pink light in this space. Continue to breath and see this pink light grow as you energize it with your breath.
- Bring to mind a person, situation, or place that makes you feel heavy, fearful, and weighed down.
- Keep your energy and attention on your breath and your heart area as you say to yourself out loud or in your mind, ” I release and let go, I release and let go, I release and let go”
- Envision this lower energy simply and easily floating to the surface of your body from wherever it is stored and lifting up and out of your energy field.
- Now open up your mind and your heart to receive love in its place.
- Say out loud or in your mind ” I receive and embrace love, I receive and embrace love, I receive and embrace love “
- See pink and white light entering your energy field and filing it with love and healing power.
- Stay in this energy as long as you wish.
- Ground yourself by taking a few deep cleaning breaths in and out and growing roots into the earth through the souls of your feet.
I leave you with one of my fav quotes by the beautiful Marianne Williamson from her book A Return to Love:
“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. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
Blessings and Love,