This quote says it all:
Fear is afraid of itself
Which ensures that it never accepts itself
Which ensures that it always survives - Richard Rudd
In our journey of life to transcend fear, one of the biggest mistakes we make is to deny, avoid and run away from fear.
We have been taught that if we do not think about it, or if we avoid it, it will go away. The thing is, it is not going to go away, not as long as most of humanity and mass consciousness is still run by fear consciousness.
Sages of the past eras have often given us conflicting "methods" on how to transcend fear, what we didn't realise was that they all gave us advice based on their levels of consciousness.
So if a sage is well advanced, and is able to transcend fear easily, allowing the fear to just float away without even grasping it, that's because the sage has reached a level of transcendence, then we cannot possibly use the same method!
This is why it is so important to choose the right teacher or method. A teacher who is a few steps ahead, versus one who is a thousand steps ahead, and you can never understand what the teacher is saying. Because when the teacher is on the 100th floor and you're on the ground floor. Can you even hear the teacher?
Alternatively, choose a teacher who may be a thousand steps ahead but is still able to make himself/herself relevant, much like many of the living Bodhisattvas (from any faith, school of thought, or philosophy) of the world today. A teacher who doesn't mind coming down to the ground floor to speak directly to you.
So how do we then deal with fear?
We know that avoiding, denying and running away from fear doesn't do anything for us, except cause us more suffering not just on the emotional and mental levels, but also physical level, manifesting itself as sickness and illness.
In fact, our denial of fear strengthens fear. Whatever we deny in our lives, often has the shadow strength that builds it up in our unconscious. So the more we deny something, and the more passionate we can about denying or pushing it down, the more powerful it becomes.
Acceptance holds the key for us.
Can we relax and accept that we have fears, whatever they may be. Just relax and accept, and breathe it in. At this moment now, think of your biggest fear in life, and accept that you have this fear and that it is alright.
Sometimes, people find it hard to accept this as a fact due to our conditioning that it is a sign of weakness. But without acceptance, there is no transcendence.
It is with our acceptance, that we can work with it, that we can eventually work towards its demise. Because fear is nothing but a thought, and sometimes the thought does not even belong to us. We have simply jumped on the bandwagon to accept this thought as our own.
One of the most under-estimated practices amongst spiritual practitioners especially from the new age movement, is the practice of awareness. Many are looking for quick lightworker fixes, but none of the work. Spirituality is not a free ride, neither is it a fast track. Without working through one's fears, and being aware of one's shadows and all of its hidden agendas, we will not have the ability to embody spiritual energies.
Having self-awareness with honesty about our own fears opens our hearts, and with greater acceptance comes greater love. And I'm not talking about the lightworker's idea of love and light and going full-on hugging festival, I'm talking about the true and powerful frequencies of love.
With this love, you can transcend any fears.
(Read about pseudo enlightenment in my previous blog article HERE)
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Shamala Tan is an author, spiritual entrepreneur and healer. Her work focuses on transforming the lives of others on the spiritual, emotional, mental and earthly level.
One of her success stories as an author is to being featured alongside New York’s bestsellers Sonia Choquette, Robert Allen, Arielle Ford, Marci Shimoff as well as Christine Kloser in the book Pebbles In The Pond.
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