A letter from Fear...
It's your old friend Fear here. I wish to speak on behalf of my brothers and sisters Anxiety, Terror, Panic, Nervous, Apprehensive, Worry and Chicken Shit.
I'm writing to tell you that I LOVE YOU and I am in full support of your life, your dreams and your happiness. I know it may seem difficult to believe but if you hear me out, it may transform your life forever!
You have been told to conquer me, overcome me and avoid me at all costs. It seems that somewhere along the way you were told that I am your enemy. This is not true.
Truth is....fear... yes I... am your ally and one of your most essential superpowers. It seems society has told you that I am what prevents you from moving towards your dreams. In fact, the opposite is true. The times that you are unable to fully appreciate the moment and you are unable to move forward towards your dreams is because you have been unwilling to welcome me, to breathe into me, to feel me fully, to embrace me and to hear the message that I bring.
By trying to rid yourself of me, numb me, medicate me, suppress me and resist me, you have tried to rid yourself of the joy of the moment and the joy of being alive. Silly isn't it? So let's learn to be buddies again, shall we? Because you deserve to live life fully!
Now let's get clear on who I am, just to make sure you see me in my truest light. I am the primal response that you feel in your body when you 'believe' that you or some-one you love are in danger or are unsafe. I am the hormonal and neuro-chemical response initiated in the brain that allows you to act quickly and respond efficiently to danger... to run like a cheeta or fight like a lion for your survival. I am a powerful force that will keep you alive in a life threatening situation. See how essential I am! Who told you that I was your enemy? What hog hoosie whollup! The problem is not me (fear itself), it is YOUR perception of danger, safety and threat!
In these current times, it is very rare for your life and your safety to be immediately threatened. There are very few ferocious animals, murderers or terrorists roaming the streets. (Although if you watch the news and read the papers you may have been fooled to think they are in plague proportions) They do exist but your other valuable friend and superpower, instinct will let you know when a real danger is present. If there is no danger present, Instinct will tell you that everything is ok.
However, if you are listening only to your thoughts that have been fed with all sorts of beliefs from society and mainstream media, you may choose to 'believe' you are in danger, even though reality and your instincts have told you that you are safe and everything is ok.
When you believe that everyday experiences are a threat, you will experience me on a regular basis. I guess this could get a bit annoying and tiring for you. For that I am sorry. But I am programmed to respond according to your beliefs..... so YOU are my master and I am your beloved servant.
It is not my fault that you have over used me, I was just doing what I was told. It seems that some of the things that you fear (call me for often) is change, the unknown, making a 'mistake', and your own brilliance. (All of the things that need to be embraced for you to reach your dreams and awaken!!!) Strange how you humans fear these great things. When I worked for animals they only used me for their survival! Hehe!
I suggest that you read the tips below that Courtney has put together for you (she is very clever but she forgets to embrace me sometimes too! Haha!). Over time you will awaken to the truth that I... fear... am your beloved servant. Joy, love, peace, bliss and freedom will be eternally yours when you do.
Tips on how to be bosom buddies with fear.
I'd love to hear your comments on fear and if you feel to please share this message with your tribe.