Fear, for many, seems to be a constant companion. It especially pops us when we are doing something new. I’ve heard it said that Fear is False evidence appearing real. Charles Fillmore, our co-founder writes that fear is a painful emotion marked by alarm; dread; disquiet.”
This subtle emotion surfaces when we have forgotten to live in this moment now. Anthony DeMello, writes in Stop Fixing Yourself that we suffer because all around us is a divinity within easy grasp that would make our lives meaningful, beautiful and rich, if we would only discover it.”
We learned fear, its part of the program that runs us. Gangaji shares that when fears arise, welcome them and look deeply into them, lean into them, and you will discover there is nothing there to find. When we look deeply into ourselves we will find Being.
The antidote to fear is to live in this moment. What I’ve discovered is that fear are the stories we make up, the awfulizing, the what if this or that. It’s living in a future scenario that has not arisen. Some will say there are many things to be afraid of? Well, if that is what you think, that will be your experience. It is a misuse of our power of imagination.
In the Bible we read: “Fear is cast out by perfect love.” This perfect love is bringing those fearful emotions up to Presence and discovering there is nothing to be afraid of. It’s all story, illusion, smoke and mirrors.
We are made in the image/likeness of God and so we are Gods/Goddesses playing in the mirage of life. We are, “dancers in the light,” as Charley Thweatt sings, we are like a rainbow, so many different colors, yet we are all a vibrant and vital part of this dance of life.
Fear not, for I am with you (Isaiah 41:10)