Has fear settled into your heart and mind? It can suck your soul right out of your body, drain your hope, distract you from your life’s purpose, rob your of happiness, turn you against your friends, sap your strength, and dim your light.
When you gain perspective on your fears, you will learn to discern the false fear of the mind that keeps you debilitated and small, and the real fear of the body and instincts that will keep you safe and help you act when real danger threatens you.
Some would use false fear as a weapon of mass disempowerment. A weapon to keep you in line, to control and contain and diminish your spirit.
Dear ones, I ask you to gather your courage, to call back your power, the inner spiritual power that fuels your life, and look the fear right in the eye. See it for what it is – a product of the mind and ego.
Will you do what you are called to do? Will you acknowledge your fear, then speak confidently in front of a large group, travel to a foreign land, apply for a new job, or speak out when an injustice has occurred? Will you share your gifts with others even though you may be ridiculed? Will you stand up for those who are weaker than you? Will you speak your truth to the powerful?
Like the “Great and Powerful Oz”, when you pull back the curtain, you will see and know the fear for a puff of smoke that’s been magnified and blown out of proportion. You will discover that it is an illusion that will fade when brought to the light and examined.
You are larger than your fear! Gather your courage, spread your wings, and live fully!
Set aside your fear – the fear that keeps you small, keeps you invisible, keeps you from your light and power. Tuck it in, kiss it goodnight, read it a bedtime story. Now shut the door to the room where your ego fear resides and go on about your business of living in your full power.
Grandmother Cottonwood’s gift
Your ego fear is the voice of your past, trying to keep you safe, comfortable, perhaps invisible and small. It means well… but you have outgrown it!
When you speak and communicate with your ego fear, do you use confident clear language – or do you sound tentative, indecisive, unsure of yourself? Remember that you are the boss, the parent. Your wise self is meant to be in control.
Let the fear know you hear it, feel it, understand it, as you would an anxious child. Let it know you will still do what you mean to do. You will do what needs to be done, what you have been called to do whether the fear agrees or not.
You live in the here and now! In the past, your fear was warranted, it may have been needed for physical and emotional survival.
Now that you are an adult, find compassion for the fear from your past that tries to keep you small. Acknowledge it, feel it, then step into your power and shine your light!
The world will be a friendlier place for all living things when more learn to trust and live by the deep river of true knowing that flows through all humans. You must approach this learning with a pure heart, with genuine curiosity, and the desire to live an authentic life that satisfies your soul.
Red squirrel in winter
Do not demand fast answers on the spot and snap your fingers (as a math teacher did to the two legged one years ago). Allow the answers to surface within you. They may come right away or take some time.
Dear ones, do not allow yourself to be fooled…If you ask yourself which food is right for you in the moment and you continue to receive the answer “chocolate brownie” time after time, then your are not hearing from your intuition.
You may want a gooey brownie, once again, but wanting is of the ego. You must go deeper to find the truth and it may not coincide with the desires of your ego.
Your heart will know the truth as you discover your true desires, what is most important to you, who is right for you in friendship, in love, what foods are healthy and right for you, if you should move to a new town or stay, …
Strengthening your intuition and living by it will take courage, trust , a depth of commitment and awareness that will take practice and fortitude. When you have tapped in your intuition will steer you to your highest good every time you ask.
It is peak high summer. Everything is alive and growing! Take time to allow yourself to be one with the sky – the blue dome, the trees, the grasses, the solid earth.
Even for a few minutes, know and feel yourself as energy, as a shifting almost fluid being. Allow the awareness of yourself to dissolve into all that is. In this way you will feel one and become one with the entire universe.
Your ego won’t like this much! Give it a little treat and send it to rest somewhere close by under a shady tree.
When you learn to dissolve and re-form, you learn that you are in everything and everything is in you. And by everything, I mean All That Is.
When you know this in every cell of your body – every particle of energy that makes you up – you will never feel separate again.