The Fear of Fear (#2)

Does fear have a place in spiritual circles?  Does it warrant addressing when on a spiritual path?  Yes, it does.  As human beings, we are going to experience fear.  It can be fear of anything and everything.  It even can be fear of being a human being, fear of being a man or a woman, fear of ourselves, fear of being honest, and we can even have a fear of experiencing fear.

Everyone of us faces not being able to protect ourselves in every situation we face during our path from infant to the grave.  There are real dangers living in this Earth.  Not dangers to our spirit, but dangers to the physical body amongst others.  There are also dangers to our desired purpose during this particular life sojourn.  There is no limit to what could trigger any of the fears and bring them to the surface, in turn, which triggers our reaction based on fear.

There is a term that many people on spiritual paths know.  It is “Flight to light.”  It refers to being on a spiritual path based on the fear we have towards aspects of living as a human being.  It is when the fear is so strong that we run for the light to run away from what we are fearing – whether conscious of the fear or unconscious to it.  If we’re lucky, we eventually figure out we can’t run from that which causes us to be afraid.  We can’t “run to the light” to get away from “darkness”.  As children, it is an expected (and sometimes hoped for) reaction, but as we grow to adult spiritual beings, we are called to come face to face with fear.

The journey to dealing with both our fear and being afraid of experiencing fear, is a long one.  We must go back to face all we have within us – all we have in our subconscious.  This takes time, willingness, patience, kindness, mercy, forgiveness, compassion, a sense of humor, faith, trust, letting go, and many other qualities – all directed towards our self.

FDR said, “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.”  It was helpful at the time, but this isn’t quite true at the soul level.  After we begin our spiritual path and awakening, we must also learn and eventually figure out how to practice – “There is nothing to fear, not even fear itself.”  To be afraid of fear is to perpetuate fear.

When I write about or discuss any of the 3 world events, including the 3rd of the 3 events, (and I will do this,) I won’t be withholding what I see based on a fear of what fear can manifest.  Regardless of what fear can manifest, Love cannot be stopped.  Fear, and a fear of fear must be faced.  The evolution and change that is happening is already in place and on its way.  The fear of fear, is going to be coming to the surface for each of us to address – not to address with others, like in a group – but with ourselves within the solitude of our self where we both hide our fear and hide from our fear.  Within our own solitude is, if we’re willing, where we can be most honest with ourselves, because the only one with us in this solitude is God – along with God’s Infinite Patience, Infinite Understanding, Infinite Mercy, Infinite Acceptance, Infinite Kindness and Infinite Love helping and supporting us, one day at a time.

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“Fear is like having a huge pile of dirty dishes.  Of itself, it just sits there, doing nothing but staring at us and waiting until we decide to get our hands wet and wash it clean.”  (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1995-2015, Jodie Senkyrik)

“We can hold onto our fears for eternity if we want to.  We can hold onto our judgements for eternity if we want to.
However, if we want to, there are better things to hold onto for eternity- love, kindness, oneness, etc.” (The Rainbow Cards, ©, 1995-2015, Jodie Senkyrik)

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