Fear is a paralyzing, energy stealing, mind-numbing coward. You might think coward is a weak word for something that can be so powerful. The reason I say “coward” is because, once you look fear in the face, once you confront it, it runs away, vanishes before your eyes.
What causes fear? An acronym that’s been around for a long time is that fear is “false evidence appearing real.” So, if it’s false evidence (as in not true), there’s no need to buy into its appearance, which is an illusion of the truth. Being afraid of an illusion is a waste of your energy. Being afraid of anything is a waste of your energy, so instead of investing in fear, invest your time and energy into something that dispels the power of the illusion. Face the fear and it will disappear.
What’s Love got to do with it?
Love has everything to do with it. Real love – Unconditional Love – is the strongest power in the world. It is the Great Liberator, Illuminator, Regenerator that will propel you out of fear and into Fearless Living. Not to mention the added benefits of freedom from worry, anger, angst, fear itself, depression, resentment, unforgiveness, and any host of other troublesome emotions. Unconditional Love frees you from conditions, which are the strings we attach to people, places, and things, upon which we condition: I will love you if, or I will love you as long as you give, do, be what I want of you.
Once you give yourself permission to Love Unconditionally, you will experience a tremendous weight lifted from your shoulders. No longer will you carry the responsibility of making sure everyone lines up according to the conditions you have set in order to receive your love. You can become a Love Channel, allowing the Unconditional Love of the Creator and the Creation to flow effortlessly through you. Practice it by picking one thing at a time to begin with that you will bestow Unconditional Love upon. When that becomes effortless, add something else, until you can face every situation in your life with Unconditional Love (without judgment or condition).
It doesn’t happen overnight, but when you are focusing your energy on Unconditional Love, you have less time and energy to give to the free-loader, fear. When you realize that you don’t have to give into every little nuance of disaster, guilt, worry, or shame that fear tries to influence into your thinking, you will know you have nothing to fear, that you will have the skills and strength to meet every disaster (or ability to get help), no reason to feel guilty for your choices that are made through Unconditional Love, free from worry because you know All is Well, and no shame because you consciously act with the intentions of highest good for all concerned. (this does not mean you allow yourself to be abused or hurt or put in danger – get help when and wherever you need it.)
There’s another saying you may have heard of: fear knocked on the door; Love answered. No one was there.
This means, when you are moving into your day with an attitude of Unconditional Love and a willingness to see through the illusion of fear, you will have more good moments than bad. You will have more good encounters with others, and find yourself experiencing less stress, even in high traffic or long lines.
What is something you fear that you can face with Unconditional Love? As you think about it, focus on that fearful feeling and feel it changing as you flood it with Unconditional Love. You don’t have to understand it or know why it works, but have faith that it does and will work for you. When you face that challenge again that had you wrapped in fear a while ago, you can bless it and release it with gratitude because it was a stepping stone on your Path to a greater sense of Wholeness.
Unconditional Love can transmute your fear into faith and freedom. All you have to do is be willing to let it Flow…