The following piece is an excerpt from my book, “Word, From Your Mother,” a daily guidance journal written for my children, Liv and Pierce-Gabriel.
Fear is a lie. It is not the truth. How do we move past a fear-based society when it is so embedded in our thoughts? I say, start by turning off the television and shutting down social media.
If we examine our feelings, I bet we can almost always trace them back to some sort of fear. Perhaps anxiety is fear of rejection or fear of the unknown. My culprit is anticipation, especially if I have to present something at work. I stay awake the night before because the uncertainty of speaking before a massive group of people causes me great anxiety…which amounts to fear. Fear of what? Judgment.
Perhaps you’re feeling down and depressed. Why? Nothing is going right at school or work. You feel as though you will never accomplish your goals. What is the underlying issue? Fear of failure. Again, fear creeps in and rules the egoic mind.
I can tell you it’s a daily exercise and practice to be aware of your every thought, and you’d be amazed at how much fear emotions rule the psyche. I’ve caught myself numerous times throughout the day ticking off the negative fear-based thoughts as they arise.
“What does so-and-so think about my work?” This one comes in all the time. Fear of rejection…fear of not be liked. “What if my supervisor thinks my ideas are stupid?” Fear of judgment, fear of failure.
I bet that almost every negative thought can be traced back to some sort of fear. So, how do we lift fear emotions? You must catch yourself in the act instantly and transmute the thought. Don’t be phony about it or over the top with positivism. Just be kind to yourself, gentle.
I admit that I catch myself so often that I’ve thought myself to be quite mad. When a negative thought arises, such as, “You are mad,” which is the fear of going completely mental, tell yourself, “this thought is a bad habit that doesn’t serve me. ” “I recognize that my negative thought patterns are affecting me today, and now I give myself grace and send those thoughts to the light for healing.”
This is a good piece of advice–send all your negative, fear-based thoughts to the light for healing. Give them all up. Indeed, fear is a lie. It’s all made up and created by the egoic self who believes it lives separate from the Source of all good and peaceful things. Remember, you are safe, at peace, and loved.