Dealing With Fear –
I was going to begin this article by listing some fears we all share, however, to elaborate on each and every one would take a book, not a weekly message. Suffice to say we have fears from life experiences, and pre-life experiences. We have fears self generated and fears inflicted by others, both unknowingly and deliberately. When fear comes into our life, no matter what caused it, we can feel immediately panicked and unable to cope. Fear is a great tool used by others to control us. It is also a very negative and low vibrational frequency.
No matter what the source of the fear there is one solution. You must ultimately stand in your spiritual power and claim who you are. You are a vibrational master. Any vibration can be altered by the introduction of a higher vibration. The higher vibration must be applied consistently because the lower vibration is like a well worn road. Without sustained awareness by the driver the car can drift back into the ruts with ease.
It all starts with an honest assessment of what is. Are your problems being faced squarely? Are they being minimized, ignored, justified, or blown up out of proportion? Only you can answer those questions. Once you have identified the problem and the actual source, you need to outline a program of transmutation.
The Serenity Prayer is a great place to start. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Praying for wisdom, courage and serenity daily can set your life on a wonderful path. Understand that even though there is a Power Greater Than Yourself guiding all, you were not made ineffectual and helpless. You have tools and God is guiding you to use them. As you pray for wisdom you will be guided to action.
You may need to let something go, forgive someone including yourself, read a book you are drawn to, join a group, leave a group, start a new spiritual practice, examine the spiritual practices you now have thoroughly and honestly, or something else. This is the time to listen to your intuitive self. This is the time to learn from the wise ones that came before you and the wise ones that travel with you. This is the time to realize who you are and what you can do. Fear can make you feel powerless. You need to remind yourself that you are not. With the help of God, you can effect change, if not in the circumstance of your life, then certainly in how you view and deal with those circumstances.
Dealing with fear can be a journey to faith and empowerment if that is what you choose. Many blessings go with you on that journey.