Fear. As a child, to me, fear was the darkness that held all sorts of unknown monsters.
Fear was being left alone, or getting lost at the store and never finding my parents again.
Fear was that feeling in the pit of my stomach that told me something was wrong.
Fear was that feeling I got when I saw my mom crying. Fear.
Now, fear is still that feeling in the pit of my stomach.
Fear is that feeling I get when I forget all that I’ve learned about trusting myself, the universe and the process.
Fear is still that feeling I get when I haven’t spoken my truth and I feel like I’m becoming a distorted version of myself. Fear is a reminder.
Fear is what bubbles up when you’re about to leap off that bridge of doubt into the abyss of the unknown.
Fear is good.
Fear is a reminder.
Fear is often confused with excitement. You know, you’re about to launch your new business, and the doubt begins to creep in, and you’ve let it…and before you know it doubt has morphed into full-blown-fear-mania.
And that’s where you have a choice. This is where I turn to my all time favorite quote for moving through the fear and pulling it along with me into excitement.
Here’s my mantra for moving forward from fear:
It’s by Anais Nin –
“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”
Staying tight in a bud is allowing the fear to become big, bold and mighty. Flowing with the fear is the process of alchemy. It’s the process of allowing the fear to be just as it is…a reminder to cross your T’s and dot your I’s. It’s a cousin of excitement.
The Intuition Challenge
The next time you are about to jump off your bridge of doubt into the abyss of a new adventure, or hey, maybe you’re just about to make a new friend, or just get through a difficult moment. Sit very very still. Feel that charge, that uncomfortable feeling in the pit of your stomach, or your chest. Let it be just as it is. Breathe deeply in through your nose, then out. Again.
Then, and here’s the very cool part, surround that fear with a bubble of light…and watch it transform. Let the natural alchemy of being a human and a spiritual being transform the fear into excitement, or peace. Just let it be. Watch it, feel it get smaller, lighter, until it melts away.
Fear is not the monster under our bed. Fear is with us for as long as we need it. Then we can move on.
Love, light & gratitude,
How about you? What is FEAR to you?
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