Letting Go of Fear

I was sitting at the kitchen table lost in thought when a gentle whisper or silent knowing entered my consciousness. The message was simple and unmistakable – “You no longer have to be afraid.”

At first, I thought it was a strange message. What was I still afraid of? Like many people, I had fears as a child. As a child, the night often terrified me because I could sense and feel energy all around me and I never knew if it was there to help or harm me. But over the past several years, I’ve conquered many of my fears, including the fear of the dark.

I sat there thinking about the message and what it meant. As I reflected on my life, I suddenly realized that much of my life was lived from a state of fear. This state of fear has been contracting and stifling me my entire life. These fears were not limited to just my childhood fears; they permeated every aspect of my life.

I was afraid of being different.

I was afraid that I was not enough.

I was afraid of speaking up.

The list can go on and on.

Even though I have come to realize that we are never alone (always surrounded by our guides and ancestors) and that we can never get it wrong, I failed to see the message in all of this. The gentle whisper of my higher knowing was inviting me to drop the fear. I no longer had to live afraid – afraid of life.

I believe all emotions fall into two categories – fear and love. If I let go of my fears, who would I be? As I contemplated this, a lifetime of stories began to melt away; the stories that I was not worthy, that I was not enough. I realized that in the absence of fear, only love remained. I can now step forth into the world as I truly am, no longer afraid.

What if your fears were holding you back, what fears could you start letting go of?


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