So often, we resist fear. We see it as something to be, well, feared. And what we resist persists. And so the more that we push fear aside and the longer we go without really looking at it and figuring out where it is coming from, the more that we let it drive and continue to control us. The bigger we allow it to become.
But here’s something to remember: Fear only exists in our minds.
It is a human emotion. When we are in spirit form, there is never a need for fear – only love. And fear and love can’t exist at the same time. It’s true!
When we are on Earth, we sometimes forget about love. We sometimes forget that we are made of love and can always go back to our loving core. We allow our minds to take over, which causes an imbalance. And it’s in this imbalance that fear is allowed in.
I believe that fear is the absence of love. It could be the absence of self love. The absence of romantic love. The absence of feeling universal love. When we feel that any of these are missing from our lives, we create a space that fear is able to step into.
But that’s not to say that fear is a negative emotion. It is a tool to help us learn more about ourselves. It is here for a reason. If we always remembered that we are made of love and always had access to divine love at any given time, it would be a blissful existence, but it wouldn’t necessarily be a human existence. We know these things in spirit form, but it’s a process to remember them when we are in human form.
By acknowledging the fear in our lives, we diminish its power. Fear can’t live where there is love. So by embracing fear and surrounding it with our love energy, we make it impossible for it to exist in our lives. We make it possible to move through our fears. We make it possible to live on purpose – to live the life we were meant to live rather than the life we are living because we have been afraid to live.
Are you ready to embrace your fear?
The following exercise will help you embrace and then release your fear – it will help you visualize your fear dissolving into love.
Take a few deep breaths. In and out. In and out. And repeat until you’re feeling relaxed and centered.
And now, close your eyes and imagine that you are in a bubble that is filled with light – a bright, white light that is warm and radiates love. You are in the center, and this light is all around you. You are floating inside this beautiful white bubble – peaceful and calm.
Now imagine that you scan through your entire body looking for your fears. You start with your toes and work your way up – gathering up your fear and moving it all to the top of your head. And then imagine that the crown of your head opens up and you allow one fear to come into the bubble.
You see the words that describe the fear floating around. For instance, if you’re afraid of public speaking, you would see those words, etc.
And now imagine that you allow this bubble’s loving energy to soak up and embrace this fear. Imagine that this fear can’t exist in such a loving space, and so it simply gets absorbed by the light that’s all around you.
And you do this one by one, until all of your fear is absorbed – until all of your fear becomes light. Until all of your fear becomes love.
And then take several deep breaths. And just be in this loving space for a few more moments. And when you’re ready, open your eyes and enjoy this feeling of lightness that has come over you!
Please repeat this exercise any time you’re feeling like fear is beginning to take over. Embrace it and then allow it to dissolve into love.
About the Author:
Jodi Chapman is the author of the inspirational blog, Soul Speak and the bestselling Soulful Journals series, co-authored with her husband, Dan Teck. She would love to help you reconnect with your soul! Receive over 100 soulful writing prompts for free by clicking here!