Fear. The 5th level of Dr. David Hawkins’ Map of Consciousness, which vibrates at a level of 100 within the body. Most of us are aware of the feeling of I’m afraid, but how does it make you act? It can make you feel anxious; Give you a racing brain; The inability to focus; And paralyze you.
Fear is an emotion that can controls us. It prevents us from moving forward. Whether it’s a fear that is conscious or unconscious. Fear is a complex emotion that we may not even realize is controlling us. Our fears can be used to manipulate us. While we think it might be keeping us safe, it is preventing us from living and growing.
Fear is all around us. Look at the world around us. The things that we’ve been taught can end up being used against us. The idea that we might not be right about something, that we have long believed to be true, can keep us from examining a new perspective or listening to a new opinion. This is reflected everywhere right now. People will only follow people on Facebook and Instagram that have the same beliefs. They will follow a news outlet that portrays their political perspective. We seem to live in a moment in time where even facts can be twisted into a lie or to fit an opinion. How can that be? People are fearful that if others knew the truth, they would be different, so only certain information is disclosed. We’re at a turning point right now, you have the option examine something for what it is and make up your own mind. You don’t have to let the collective fears control you.
Then there are individual fears. For so many years, I would say that I was afraid of living. I’d been hurt and I wanted to control situations, so they turned out how I wanted. I wanted things to magically appear without having to put myself out there. Do I still try to do this? Unfortunately, yes. I’m a human being, just like you. I don’t want to be wrong, but the truth is, I don’t know everything.
My fears stopped me from moving forward. They stopped me from leaving jobs, going on dates, or living an authentic life. Oh, where to begin with my fears. We live within a set range of emotions. The top of my set was probably Fear for a long time. I would go to bed at night and my mind would race. I had severe anxiety and my mind would loop. I didn’t know how to stop it. People would give me suggestions and I didn’t feel capable of giving it a try. I would say that I’m not ready or I’ll try later. It could have been as simple as dancing with someone. The problem was that I never became ready. I didn’t try again later. Fear had paralyzed me and my life.
The thing is that life around me didn’t stop. I just didn’t participate in it. I was stuck. I felt detached from the world and myself. I saw what seemed like everyone moving on in their life and I remained in the same place. The things that I had dreamed of growing up seemed to allude me. I missed so many opportunities became my fears held me back.
So how did I start moving forward? At first it was exploring something new. Opening my mind up to the possibility that maybe there was something I didn’t know. That led me to participating in something new, which led me to becoming a part of something. One day things were just different. I had been moving through my fear without even realizing it. Imagine what you could do, if you did realize you were moving through your fears.
Does that mean that my life became “perfect”? No, but it was better. There were so many things that I had discounted. People that I had hurt and hadn’t even realized. There were layers upon layers that I needed to examine.
The day that I was fired from my job was terrifying and freeing at the same time. I hadn’t been without a job since I was 17. I knew that I was moving in a less traditional direction, but I needed to have a way to earn an income. What was I going to do? I started out small. I started looking for a job in another field, while also dreaming about what could be. I started dreaming about a business that combined all the things that I had become interested in, but how did I do that? I began asking questions and the answers were revealed. I started putting together a business. When my severance expired, I wasn’t where I had hoped to be, but I kept going. I got a part-time job. I cut out everything that I didn’t need or use on a regular basis. I kept going. Are things in my life perfect now? No, but I’m so much happier today than I was just over a year ago. I started to confront my fears and space started to open. I still have fears that are being tackled, but they no longer hold me back from living. By releasing fear, I started moving into Desire.
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