Yesterday I identified fear, took note and contemplated what it means. It did not occur while being chased by a wild beast. It occurred in my automobile, on a quiet street, early morning, just outside a school. The sun was shining. The sky was blue. I was warm and dry and driving well within the posted speed limit. Then I spotted a police car. It was parked off to the side. In my gut a bloop of panic erupted and cascaded up to my brain where it registered; fear.
This was a “school zone” and it is swarming with speed traps. I don’t exceed the limit because of it and yet the part of me that feels panic got triggered anyway. Why?
Fear is a control mechanism. We have learned well. It keeps us docile, aging, needy and quiet. It is neither necessary nor desired. It is based on a non-truth; someone else holds authority over your actions, indeed, over you. This is so engrained as to be unquestioned. Many consider it truth. It is not.
Looking at fear from a distance, it is immobilizing and knee-jerk. Consciousness exposes the option of fearless. It is not one we’ve considered before. Fear makes sense as a spark to get us running from physical harm, and only then. It exists to ignite adrenaline. Fear makes no sense when confronting “make believe”.
As children, we may have been afraid of the dark, afraid it would hurt us. Then we understood the room didn’t change without light, it was only our perception and imagination that made it scary.
We are learning to turn on our light. The tales of power by an imaginary “other”, often wearing a uniform and/or title, are meant to keep us in the dark – afraid, docile, compliant and unquestioning. It is up to us to expose the fraud, turn on our light and tell our gut to pipe down – all is well.
The papers have been filed to legally declare our freedom; it is true. Yet with fear of any kind of authority – the shackles are still in place.
In order to really be free, it must be felt in every moment of our lives. As we adjust we will notice the moments that ignite panic. One day they won’t. For now we can deal with them as markers – pointing the way to what needs our focus.
For once we see ourselves as free; the ferocity of our spirit will hold steady our authority – regardless of who is in the room. It is this state we are heading towards. Absolute conviction is untouchable. As we set our sights on the truth of who we are, we’ll notice moments of who we have been, of who we are not. This is good; awareness facilitates clarity.
Your truth is absolute. You are a living breathing fragment of Source in every way equal to any “other”. You are beholden to none. There are none more important than you and none your worth surpasses. We are One.
Love every particle because it’s all part of the package. The really great part of this is that it is yours. As you see it, recognize it, absorb it and re-work it – your spirit is fortified. You own it. No one has given it to you and no one can take it away.
You are the One you’ve been waiting for.