As my journey continues to take me further off into the unknown, I have grappled with fear. We all deal with fear.
Without conscious practice and acknowledgement, fear can derail us from following our heart.
My spiritual awakening is paying off as I learn to work with fear rather than bury it (or worse—ignore it altogether).
It takes more energy to work against fear than it does to work with it.
Fear is not the enemy when we make friends with it.
It is a vital part of who we are, so invite fear along as if it were a wise friend; it is there for a reason.
Fear keeps us safe in times of danger and sustains us throughout perilous times of change.
When we make friends with fear and allow it to be heard, we can gently let it know our plans.
Be grateful for the role fear plays, but affirm you are choosing a different route—courageous love.
The development of a healthy ego alongside a courageous spirit ensures we have all we need to navigate this world.
Fear lands us right at the same intersection we left it, at the corner of been there and done that. Unless we choose a path to love by opening our heart to everything below the surface of fear, we will experience the same unfulfilling and predictable outcomes while hiding from our own emotions.
When fear becomes your lighthouse it will perpetually lead you to darkness.
Fear’s number one job is to keep us safe and secure in the comfort of our current reality. It certainly doesn’t want us to dig deep into the crevices of our heart and soul, because when we listen to our deepest calling and inner knowing we inevitably come to meet the complacency and unfulfilling path that our fears keep us traversing along.
Choose a New Path
There’s no security in following love or dreams or desires, because those things offer zero certainty. They DO offer rewards that far exceed the risk we take to follow our heart—happiness, fulfillment, joy, purpose and self care.
Choosing love via adventures, self worth, soul searching, soul mates, dreams, fulfilling careers, or any multitude of things calling to your heart is the only way to live freely with empowerment, purpose and inner peace.
The next time fear starts to speak, go ahead, have a dialogue with it.
“Thank you, Ego, for doing your job; I want you to know that I am choosing to listen to my heart. I already know where you take me, and I’m ready to chart a new course this time. I sure hope you’ll come along. I’m still going to need you.”
Listen to your intuition to determine whether fear is playing a healthy role, or sabotaging your dreams by halting any momentum.
When fear is kindly put in its place, we make space for the whispers of our soul to be heard. The calling of our heart or the curiosity of our Higher Self begins to flourish.
It takes often might courage to honour the truth as we see it, especially when it sets us apart from others or challenges the status quo.
If life is providing you opportunities to grow or revealing experiences to test your heart’s desires, say yes. Step outside of your comfort zone, and make one step at a time.
You may not know where the path to Love takes you, but I can guarantee you haven’t been there yet. And don’t forget to invite along courage, faith and trust. You’re going to need them.
By staying present to both our fears and our hopes and dreams, we assertively take action that befits our current reality. Dreams are healthy so long as we take one curious step at a time.