"Love is the answer to fear."
Hari Baba Melchizedek
"All you need is Love"
John Lennon and Paul McCartney
There is an intensified struggle going on
for the hearts, minds, and souls of humanity. The weapon of choice
in this struggle is fear.
Fear is an effective weapon when you
don't want people to think straight, because when you are afraid, the
thinking aspect of your mind loses energy as the energy goes into the
fear. When people are unable to think, they are more easily led into decisions they might not make when their minds are working
When we are afraid, we . . .
- more easily choose to
give up our
- more easily revert to child-like
behavior, wanting someone else to be the "parent" who makes
the monster in the closet go away.
- cling to
false ideas of security and are less willing to take risks to keep our
options for choice open.
Terrorists are using fear when they
kidnap people and threaten lives or take lives. This is an obvious
attempt to use fear to gain power over others. When we feel afraid
of terrorists, we are in danger of giving away our personal freedoms.
Politicians are using fear when they
- they tell
us we aren't safe unless we attack others, such as Iraq.
- they have countless "orange
alerts" without giving us enough information to do anything
constructive about it.
without inspiring us to create a feeling of safety within
When we feel afraid of possible attacks coming from any
or all directions, we are like soldiers in a battlefield behind enemy
lines, with the possibility of bullets coming from any and all
directions at once. Humans in this kind of situation for long
periods of time suffer from intense stress and eventually become unable
to function altogether.
Corporations create fear by telling us
(via TV ads and TV shows) that we are ugly, incomplete beings who need
their products (from toothpaste to cars to makeup to clothes to the
latest and greatest technical devices, to full body makeovers) to be
attractive to other human beings. When we fear at this level, we lose
our self-esteem and our sense of personal self-worth because we have
forgotten that self-esteem and self-worth must come from within
ourselves and are not available in tubes or bottles or through any
The news media create fear by giving us
mental pablum instead of substantial information from which we, as
citizens in a democracy, can make informed decisions. Ignorance is
NOT bliss. Information reduces fear.
In the past, at the level of Third
Dimensional reality, fear has been a key tool for us to uplift
ourselves. Many souls chose fear as a form of
self-motivation. Just think of the times you procrastinated
doing something until your fear of not making the deadline produced a
creative spark and energy to complete a job.
Today ... now ... this very minute ... is
the time to move away from fear and choose another tool for spiritual
advancement and success in life. Those of us who are choosing to
live from our Heart Center, from Love, Compassion, and Non-judgment and
to leave fear behind, still are challenged by fear. But fear is no
longer needed for spiritual growth and is certainly not useful on the
path to ascension.
The "fear mongers" have revved
up the fear energy. As a result, our own fears are coming to the
surface more intensely. In addition, the combined fears of others
are shared by us through the Universal Unconscious Mind.
As we take back our power, sometime we
even fear ourselves. In past lives we might have had a great deal
of power and chose to abuse it. This is where self-empowerment is
most important. WE CAN CHOOSE DIFFERENTLY this time around.
We can choose to use our power with Compassion, Love, and Respect for
ourselves and others.
What steps can we
take to reduce our fear levels and regain control of our lives?
Some of us are addicted to fear. After all, it gives us an
adrenalin rush. We watch the TV news and other shows and
commercials hat bombard us with negative images and frightening
stories. We need to break the addiction. We need to TURN
OFF THE TV and doing something soothing, relaxing, and peaceful.
Go for a walk. Meditate. Read a book. Listen to
Avoid energy vampires, people who suck
you dry with their fear or "doom and gloom" attitude. Be around
optimistic friends who’re trying to make a positive
difference—not people who are in the poor me, victim mode.
(This does not mean avoiding friends and
family who genuinely request our help. It does mean choosing
not to take in a continuous barrage of negativity.)
overload. Focus on what you really ENJOY doing. There is
nothing wrong with enjoying ourselves every day. We deserve to
LAUGH and HAVE FUN on a daily basis.
Shift your focus to
positive things that you care about for a minimum of 5 uninterrupted
minutes each day: a beautiful sunset; your daughter's face;
world peace, a flower. You don't have to go on vacation to
take some time every day to "get away" from your routine and have
Do meditation, yoga,
tai chi, or some other activity that is restful.
Take time to be
silly and LAUGH, LAUGH, LAUGH. Show someone that you love them
by sharing a moment of joy. Laughter is very healing, so make
an agreement with yourself to LAUGH EVERY DAY. Better still,
laugh at yourself as much as possible. Laughter heals the
immune system and decreases depression because it increases
Anonymous giving builds positive
energy. Giving to another person shifts negativity and
fear—especially important during these stressful times. Help an
old lady across the street. Hold the elevator for someone. Bring a
friend a peach.
compassion and acts of kindness towards yourself and others.
Count your blessings. Keep a gratitude journal and write in it
daily 3 things that you are grateful for.
- Regardless of what is
happening around you, repeat the mantra, "All is well." This will
not only calm you down, but it will send a clear message to the
Universe that this is your intention.
Transforming fear into joy.
meditation whenever you are feeling afraid or anxious.
Sit quietly in a comfortable chair that
supports your back in a upright position with your feet flat on the
floor. Close your eyes.
Take a deep breath, and as you
exhale, relax and release any tension you may be feeling as it flows out
with your breath.
Take a second deep breath and as you exhale,
feel yourself relaxing more fully.
Take a third deep breath, and
relax as you feel your body grow heavy in the chair..
See, feel, imagine yourself growing
smaller and smaller, smaller and smaller, and moving down towards your
heart center. You are on a path walking towards the entrance of a
cave, the Cave of the Heart. Standing next to the cave entrance is
a being radiating a soft white light and Love without conditions.
The Light Being lovingly takes your hand and leads you into the cave,
into your very own Heart Center.
As you enter, you experience a slight
dimming of light, and then your eyes are drawn to the center of the
room. On the right is a pit, a hole in the stone floor, with a
fire burning inside it. On the left is a water fountain that is
not running. The Light Being leads to a cushion in front of the
fire pit on which you seat yourself comfortably.
The Light Being picks up a ladle with a
very long handle and holds it with the cup of the ladle in front of
you. This is a magic ladle. It can hold an unlimited amount
of whatever you place within it.
You can hear the Light Being speak to
you: "Put all the fear your want to transmute into this
So with your hands, you begin to pull the
fear out of your physical body from wherever you feel the fear.
The fear is easy to grab and pull out. You can grasp it just like
a physical object and it comes out easily. You place it directly
into the ladle. Keep pulling out the fear and filling the
ladle. Remember that the ladle can hold all your fear, no matter
how big the fear may feel. (pause until you have removed all
Now mentally scan your body for any
additional fear. If you find more in another location, place that
fear into the ladle. (pause)
When you feel you have placed all the
fear into the ladle, the Light Being helps you stand up and give you the
handle of the ladle to hold.
Stand at the fire pit and state your
Dear One, I offer (surrender) my fears
to the fire, that the energy may be purified and transmuted into
[Fill in the space with any one
thing you would like the fear changed into. Courage --
Compassion -- Joy -- Love Without Conditions -- Prosperity -- whatever
Now pour the contents of the ladle into
the fire. Watch the flames rise up and transmute the fear
As the fire begins to die down, the Light
Being leads you to the fountain, which is now glowing with white
light. The water begins to spout up and out of the top, falling
back into the basin at the bottom. There is a silver cup on the
rim of the basin. Pick it up, scoop up some water, and
drink. See, feel, imagine yourself drinking in that very essence
you previously requested. Drink as much as you wish until you are
full of this energy. (pause)
Place the cup back where you found
it. Thank the Light Being for his/her help, and walk from the Cave
back outside and down the trail. You know you can return here any
time you wish to transmute emotional energy into anything you
choose. Now you are walking down the trail and starting to grow
larger and larger as you return to your full body side and into the room
where you began your journey.
Become aware of your hands and feet and
start to move them a bit. Take some deeper and deeper
breaths. As you open your eyes, stretch, and ...smile, check in
with your body and notice that the fear is gone.
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