Fear is a vibrational energy. Fear is an organic, natural energy that is shared by all animals, unlike guilt and shame, which are not natural. When animals experience fear they feel it and shake it off, literally, and move on. We refuse to feel it and it accumulates, causing density. Then we prove to ourselves that the world is an unsafe place. We keep it locked in place to protect us, but then it keeps us locked in place. Fear limits and restricts us. We stay in unsatisfying relationships, unsatisfying jobs, invalidating the universal principle of more. We play life safe. We hold onto our limitations.
When we experience fear we fight, flee or freeze, all of which stop the flow of energy and impede receiving and expansion.
Fear is an immature, primitive reaction. It served primitive man well and served us well as children to protect us. It keeps us safe, but small and needy and weighs us down even as it seems to support us.
Fear exists on the mental level and much of our mental activity is being run on the energy of fear. It is like a membrane that enshrouds us, protecting us from deeper vibrational density within, mostly sadness. It is a self-defense mechanism. Fear arises from pain.
Courage isn’t the absence of fear.
Courage is a willingness to feel fear and move forward anyway. Fear sets up a barrier both to us receiving our magnificence, and experiencing and giving out our highest self. Fear is a vibrational membrane that locks energy in place. Courage allows our energy to flow by restoring movement. We feel the fear and walk through that barrier of fear – we walk through that protective membrane. Fear is not wrong but it is limiting. Courage is sustaining momentum and moving through this barrier of fear, moving beyond our comfort zone. Fearlessness equals doing, moving forward, keeping momentum.
Recognize what triggers fear and how we respond. Bringing vibrational density into the light of awareness dissolves it. Do we have a set behavior, a pattern, go into denial, egoic compensation, arrogance, distraction, withdraw or become introverted? Do we overeat, drink, check our phone or e-mail for the 100th time, or otherwise distract ourselves? Make fear our friend because when we feel that barrier of fear we know we are at the precipice of expansion if we allow ourselves to keep moving. Be at peace with the ‘overwhelm’ and hold a willingness to keep going. Face our fears and allow the density of sadness to come up and be felt. As this energy is addressed and felt, the membrane of fear no longer needs to exist.
It’s not about getting over the past. It’s about including the past. As we allow ourselves to feel it, to see it and allow it, we become less identified with the past. The emotional density contained in those memories is allowed to flow and move out. We no longer personalize them and we alter our relationship with the past. This creates a greater awareness and it is greater awareness that leads to compassion and empathy.