A few years ago I was asked to explain fear in terms that could be understood by someone that did not know its meaning. The explanation became more complicated as it went along as I used terms either incorrectly or the meaning of the terms was also not understood.
I describe fear is an autonomic emotion that controls our actions. I say “autonomic” because fear operates in the background without any inputs from us. Instead, fear provides a stimulus to our mind. Once the stimulus is received the emotional stimulus has completed its work, what happens next is up to us. In Transitions I described my mind racing out of control as I listened to the creaking sounds during the night. It was only when I took action to investigate the source of the sounds that I was able to eliminate my body’s response to the “fear” stimulus.
I believe that most people are controlled by fear. Fear that can be displayed openly or it may be held deeply inside. Small fears that are displayed openly may be ridiculed by others thus creating deeper hidden fears within. Other hidden fears can cause emotions such as anxiety, depression, anger, hostility, hate, and even misguided impressions of love.
Fear is so often misunderstood by so many. I think the reason is because, as a society, we promote the idea that we must be strong and fearless. Yet despite the attempts made, fear is still exist in our lives. Fear attaches to everyone regardless of social or economic status. So how do you explain fear?
I discussed fear in Transitions, A Spiritual Evolution. I encourage you to pick up a copy of Transitions from IUniverse. In Transitions I explained that Angels do not know fear. I broke down the meaning of fear to its lowest denominator, which for me is loss of something important to me, whether possessions, loved ones, position, social status, financial status or life. For an Angel the most important thing for them is God’s love and God’s love can never be lost, therefore the Angels do not know fear.
When we look at ourselves we need to ask of what are we afraid. Some fear may be important to us as it becomes a catalyst that helps us push forward. Other fear may hinder or progress so we need to look within and discover that fear that helps us move and that which hinders our progress. It is important to know the difference.
Today we begin by examining ourselves. Very carefully look within to find the wounds that bind our fears to us. Open the wounds, cleanse them so they may heal. Replace the fear with love, learn to love self first. When you discover the love of self you can discover the unconditional love of God for us all. With that understanding you may start to open the doors to understanding that there is nothing to fear, there is only life and life is what we make of it.
God loves you all, love always.