Created By: Shift Support Team On: January 15, 2012
Gratitude to Sharon Richardson for asking this question in her blog post on Shift. We’ve made it the question of the week!
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Stand up on a stage with a microphone and speak my truth!
I can see you doing that. I think you would be a marvelous public speaker!!
Isn’t the stage the perfect metaphor for fear… Most of us can easily go to that inner place of being elevated in front of so many with the expectation that wonderful or wise words would come forth. And speaking our truth… as Audre Lord said so well, we were taught that our silence will protect us, but it won’t… so speak we must. It isn’t really the speaking our truth that matters though, as much as how we feel when we say it that changes everything! Peace to you today, Janice.
@Sharon Richardson, what you say here is so beautiful. Thank you!
What’s the first thing you would you say??! : ~)
Excellent question, Michael! I want to be a voice for those who cannot express themselves to be heard by adults either because they are children, very introverted, or are nonverbal. I would say, “The ways in which we interact with energy have been grossely misinterpreted as deserving of a diagnosis with the implication that something is wrong with us. This is simply not the truth.” I’m hoping that I will have some opportunities to speak about my book, which is coming out in a few months. I was an instrumental musician and conductor in my previous career, so the stage is the first thing that popped into my mind because I’m comfortable with it. Now, I want to get back on that stage in a different way, sharing information that I feel is important. Also, without any fear, I’d sing on the stage, too!
Love it ! :~) Definitely an important group to help take back their power ! ~ giving the voiceless a voice ~ and yet their energy is their voice is perhaps what you are suggesting? Helping people recognize the voice of those that aren’t speaking for themselves ~ helping us all become more mindful ~ and helping empower those who need empowering ~ that’s what I got out of your ‘speech’! ~ Thanks for sharing with me ~ that’s what I ‘heard’, now ~ you have to share on that stage! ~ and keep us posted on your book ~: )
Thank you, Michael! Your beautiful, supportive energy feels so good!
I lived with fear for a LOT of years, trying to see it as both a friend and sometimes feeling it was an enemy… Now I mostly just try to be me!
P.S. This might be of interest to some:
“The Intentions of Fear and Love
We would suggest to you that whenever you KNOW that you are in fear, that you STOP, whatever it is you are doing, simply STOP, and deal with fear. Do NOT try to deal with the so-called events or emotions around which fear has gathered. For in the long run these are incidental. Rather, deal directly with fear, call it by its name, and ASK IT ITS INTENTION. If you will do this, you will know who fear is. And fear will always tell you its intention is to remind you that you are still not lovable. Then, you must choose. You may decide that fear is correct. In which case, know that any act which you perform at this moment, from this place, is not loving. You may decide that you have finally had enough of fear. In which case, we suggest that you ask for love. We know you believe you cannot do this. But you believe many things which are erroneous. So ask love, what is love’s intention? You will know if you are with love or still with fear, depending on the answer you receive. Any answer which is less than complete love and joy is not love. Do not make the mistake of listening to fear try to talk to you about love. Fear does not know about love. Only love knows about love. Love creates universes. Love is not passive. Love has infinite power. And love is relentless. It is time for you to separate your romantic notions from the truth.”
©1996, Rebecca Mundt and Kristen Fox
Thank you Mike, this a wonderfull observation that you are sharing with us. Stay in the moment. Recognise your feelings of fear and the fear will disappear. And yes, love is NOT a feeling, but a state of beingness. Light and Harmony, Marian
Nice Mike, Thanks.
I like this Mike. Thank you!
Gratitude for sharing Mike ~ I feel you Be You Beautifully ~ ! ~: ~)
~ I have never heard it said like this before that I can remember:
“love is relentless.”
I like it ! Something I will add to my meditations and understanding : ~)
How I love to get my knowings validated. Means what I wish for is happening. Universal truth manifesting on earth. This is a very powerful lesson that requires great ability to surrender the egoic mind, that always believes the lie that fear can protect. Only love sees truth and protects. I feel it happening. I and many others in our human form are remembering.
Hold the Love
lol also, if I had no fear, I would love deeply those who I see my shadow in, and so too myself, and thus heal us all. This will be my commitment each day: NO FEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hold the Love
If I had no fear I’d use 2012 to go from playing big to playing huge, flat out, no reserve, no comfort zone.
Hey Naraya… every time I read your post here, I think, I wonder what playing big and playing huge mean to Naraya…
yah what does it mean?? : ) !
Playing big means to Be Who I Really Am, that realized Self in Oneness, Love and Gratitude and to share that with the world by allowing the visions I receive from life to be manifested through me. Playing huge means to believe that doing so does indeed make a difference to the whole. Despite going for big dreams, like launching YOuth Shift Africa and writing my book about the foodless life, having (had) a hidden, unconscious, silent saboteur belief that who I am and what I have to offer to the world does not matter caused immense internal struggle and considerably lowered my overall bliss and vitality level for a long time. NOW is the time to dig up and release those silent saboteurs and devote ALL to playing HUGE!
Bollux to self-doubt since that’s possibly the only thing that holds you back from making the big-huge transition.
Remember, even when you think or feel you’re only playing big, you may actually have been playing huge the entire time.
Big up playing huge!
I would be much less worried about befriending those who choose not to reveal themselves on social sites.
I embrace my fear. My fear is transformed through my consciousness into a vital tool. Like any tool, if it is used for the wrong application it often will fail when misused or it may give unwanted results. Humans have twisted simple needs for shelter and food into perverse concepts which are further twisted and amplified through socialization. Many people seem to be motivated mostly by their fears. Those people could learn to evaluate their motives in order to achieve a healthy balanc,e otherwise their fears will probably manifest as dis-ease. If Love is the opposite of fear then were fear to disappear there would be no love.
I call love the electricity of emotions. Fear is the fire of emotions. We can’t see electricity but we use it everyday as our dominant source of energy. Fire which can be seen and felt was our original power source. As we learned to use electricity which is far more versatile and powerful than fire we used fire less and less. This does not mean we never use fire and that under certain circumstances fire is still our energy source of choice.
Warren, I love the anology!
Ask my fear its intention… where does it come from… don’t talk over it or walk away from it or ignore it. Use it to take the next step into… into whatever awaits. I read a phrase recently, “… the safety of truth…” which impacts me as much as the identity of fear. Both are big moments to walk through.
Thank you, Sharon, for this. I am in the process of quitting smoking. The body feelings of fear are coming in intense waves, in my heart, lungs and solar plexus. Yesterday a friend told me to do exactly what you are talking about. She said I need to make the fear my friend. Thank you. I will walk into the safety of truth. As I write this, my fear is telling me that I have an unconscious belief that I have no right to be my greatness. Thank you for being my blessing.
Hold the Love
How goes it today, Lori? I have a friend that wrote a daily blog about her challenges to quite smoking. Powerful things came up for her every time she reached for a smoke. As I read her words, I understood better how hard that addiction is to kick. She said writing about it helped her deal with it.
If ever you decide to write about your journey, let me know. I would read.
As a pragmatist, at one point in my life I asked the question: “Fear, what’s it good for? ”
It turns out that for me fear is a signal that I may be in danger, and that I need to be careful. I learned that in climbing around the big, wet rocks on the lake shore, that if they felt slippery, I would probably fall and hurt myself.
Later in life, I learned about certain signals from fearsome people were accurate in predicting that they would hurt me emotionally. I learned significant words like kindness vs. psychopath. lol I think it was a productive learning curve.
Later when I became a spiritual practisioner, I developed some techniques to actually heal the kinds of people I had feared in the past. I am still cautious with psychopaths, but though conversations with my Spirit Guides, I’ve found ways of healing some of the most difficult people.
Through understanding their own difficult journeys, how they gave up trying because they didn’t have enough support, I’ve been opened to tools that have enabled me to heal people I formerly had to avoid.
So, the solution to safely climbing on slippery rocks may be to wear sneakers… and the solution to hanging out with people who have given up, is to give them tenderness and a massive healing.
On this journey, two written soures were invaluable: Pema Chodrun’s When Things Fall Apart,
and Psalm 91 in the Old Testament.
Lovely — thank you,
Something I will do, despite my fear, is travel to Mexico (alone, if need be) to the Spring Equinox Ceremony of 8000 Drums, for the healing of Mother Earth.
Carol, that sounds marvelous. I can’t even imagine the energy of that!
Wow! What a great space to spend Spring Equinox ~ the drumbeat of the Mother ~
Most likely die.
to die before you die is the key to eternal Life ~ is what Eckhart Tolle says ~ :~) ~ he speaks to die the death of the ego ~ is ~ the Birth of the eternal Self ~ the River of Life ~
I whole”heartedly” agree! Ultimately freeing.
I am reminded of the “No Fear” brand that was popular a few years back and a clever bumper sticker I saw in response to it.
It said: If you have “No Fear” you aren’t driving fast enough! )
hahahahahaha, this is exactly it Chris. In order to become friends with Fear, I need to slooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww doooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwnnnnnnnnn. Slow down enough to feel divine presence as we I am moving. Slow down my thoughts enough to discipline my mind. Then fear becomes my friend. Then fear is only present if I actually am being chased by angry rhinoceros. Fear becomes my friend because it no longer tries to limit my life. It becomes a friend who warns me of danger because it loves me.
Hold the Love
I Am no fear, so I Am here
Yes! I Am Love!
For me who has traveled around the world several times by myself, meeting strangers in foreign lands….it seems silly to have this aversion (not really fear) to reaching out and connecting with people who live in my neighborhood…….funny that!
I am wondering how to get beyond that.
Have a yard sale, and invite neighbors to join in. Great way to break the ice, and open the door to knowing. It worked well for me twice after having moved.
Sometimes being around those we don’t know is easier than those we do… less intimacy involved. I like the yard sale idea. People are drawn to a good deal.
wow interesting, I can see that ~ hmm… time for a block party!! ~ ~ ~ pot luck ? ~ ~ ~ speciality soup night? ~ ~ ~ wine and cheese ? ~
I would surf — I’m terrified of the ocean and even not so big waves.
Jocelyn, Our adult kids surf along the California coastline, every chance they get. I am terrified of sharks getting them more than waves. Sometimes fear is healthy. Still, I join your thinking… if I wasn’t so afraid, perhaps….surfing, feeling the spray in my face, the gliding along the waves, the power of the ocean. What a rush that must be!
hmm soul memory of the Ocean? Perhaps there’s a past life experience there that can be healed ~ ~: ~) ? ~ came to mind… ~ Do you know why you are afraid ? ~ to me the Ocean can represent the Mother ~ the waters of the Mother ~ the Emotional Body ~ also the great Ocean of consciousness we are all a part of ~ what about for you?
Skydive and spelunking in some deep, dark, mysterious cave. Actually I will do both these things despite the fear.
Hey Kim… I would follow this story, if one emerged.
Thanks Sharon I will let you know my adventures.
Fear is a gift, it is a guide post on the road to ???, it is like a door, I can choose to open the doors and move forward our chose to stay in the current room and die.
It is only by dealing with, facing fear that we can live.
An observation from my experience, the fear of quick death is relatively easy to face, it is the uncertainty of life that are the most difficult.
I have been a Parachute Instructor for 50 years, Military and Civilian, fear will be replaced with the JOY of flight once you are properly trained and given the opportunity to be responsible for your own life.
I find FLIGHT as a metaphor for life, to truly enjoy and be a good flier one must relax and be in tune with the air. IE not just DO IT but BE IT.
Thanks Mike. Ahhhh a seasoned Parachute instructor … I may come to you for some directions on how best approach learning the art of jumping out of a plane…to be it. Thanks for your thoughts and advice.
Have you pursued parachuting
laugh and Love
alright! Share the video with us ~: ~)
LOL I will.
If I had no fear, I would be able to love everyone including myself, completely, in every moment, in every situation.
NOW must be a good time to start then!
Fearless flame Angels fly your Way ~ :~) ~ I agree with Mike ~ Time for Love ! :~ ) ~
I have many, many more moments connected to love, than connected to fear now…..there’s one, and another and another and another lol I am shifting.
Hold the Love
and so it IS :~ )
I would mountain climb
Alright! ~ sounds like fun ~
I got the right deal for you then, Bill! Come visit us in Kenya and climb Mount Kenya or even Kilimanjaro! And you can combine it with raising funds for the empowerment of underprivileged African Youth. Blessings and see you at the top!
Hmm are we invited? That sounds great! Climbing Mount Kenya… how difficult a climb it? Kilimanjaro… that sounds a little ‘advanced!’.. Kenya I’m sure will make an interesting visit for those who have an opportunity to do so.
Hi Folks: Reading people’s varying responses (thanks much for sharing!) got me playing with this, and almost universally there’s an implied challenge to this – a sense of ‘overcoming’ something, of conquering our fear or moving beyond or through it, befriending it in some way. So if you take that thought and stretch it out, then one of the next ones is that the issue isn’t ‘exactly’ fear, but having a need to feel fulfilled, and that sense of fulfillment can only come from overcoming or meeting a challenge. And we take that thought and stretch it out… well, you can take it from there…
Well said and yes there is a period of well earned peace once we have chosen to deal with a fear.
Thanks for the stretch Mike.
the journey is the destination they say ~ enjoy the journey! ~: ~)
I wonder if I would value and appreciate my own growth if I had no fear? So much of it (growth) has come about through recognizing and embracing my fear and deciding not to let it rule me. I see fear as an old friend, which has offered me the option of shelter and protection when I’ve needed it, because in its own way it loves me. In choosing to refuse its offerings, I am not conquering it or dealing with it, but simply making a choice to be or to do without it, because I find that its options are too restrictive. But would I want to do without it always and forever? Perhaps fear needs our loving compassion and appreciation as much as anything else does?
What an interesting take on fear, and one I have never seen before, in quite this light. Yes, I’ve seen “embrace your fear,” which I have attempted to do on many occasions, but never understood it as you so eloquently describe. Thank you!
This question generated quite a discussion on my FB page recently, and wish I had had your perspective in responding to it.
Thank you for offering another wonderful perspective, Jill! I could only offer one (without running off at the fingers); so pleased you you were willing to offer another!
Thank you Jill for reminding me that I have often thought of fear as an ally, a guide. When my friend was teaching me to be in the ocean he said that the best way to meet the waves was to dive straight into the heart of them. He said that was how he chooses to meet his fear too — he dives into the heart of it.
And thank you, Kathryn, Mike and Jocelyn, for your responses to my post. I’ve never quite resonated with the belief that fear is the opposite of love, because it seems to me that when people act out of fear they are trying to protect something that they love….I see fear more as the product of a love that is limited in its understanding and embrace. Just like water tainted by salt loses its saltiness when more water is added to it, if we can expand the circle and embrace of our love then fear also loses its power to taint it. I think the real opposite of love is indifference or apathy, which results in no learning or growth at all.
As to diving into the heart of it, Jocelyn, I think sometimes that’s what is needed, and at other times it pays to just expand the limits each time of how far we’re prepared to confront it. If I tried to dive into the heart of one of those huge breakers I’m sure I’d get smashed, but if I gradually built my skills and ability to deal with such waves then I’d have a chance of learning to surf properly!
Love being able to talk about such things with all of you!
Neat understandings Jill ~ fear as a rudder in the ocean while we’re sailing, takes us around the obstacles ~ I can see it ~ embrace your fear ~ love the inner child ~ and expand ~ :~) ~
“I see fear more as the product of a love that is limited in its understanding and embrace.” Beautiful.
I’d say something about how crap apathy is but I can’t be arsed.
I think I’d do most of the same things I do WITH fear… it might take me less time to do them without fear, but then I’d have less time to consider what I was doing, why, and what my fear was telling me. I’d probably also wind up bringing more harm to myself and others without fear than I do with it. I wouldn’t want to live completely without fear. It’s a valid survival mechanism, and hence, a gift. The key for me is to avoid giving in to irrational fears, or becoming so frozen by my fears that I don’t do what I should.
In his “Dune” novels, Frank Herbert developed the mantra “There is nothing to fear but fear itself.” I don’t believe that we need to fear fear for its own sake, but I think we do need to develop our consciousness of fear and how it affects us, so that we make conscious choices around how we respond to it. What we do with our fear is important. Many people refuse to acknowledge the existence of their fear, yet it is essentially what drives them to acts of selfishness or malevolence against others, like racial discrimination or the vilification of refugees. Other people suppress their fear, or project it onto others, like a cowardly person who accuses someone else of being a ‘wuss’, whether they are or not. Other people fly in the face of their worst fears, sometimes becoming addicted to the adrenalin buzz that goes with doing so – as I did when I challenged myself to become a public speaker many years ago….I remember that I missed that buzz when the hold of my fear lost some of its grip, and I could understand why some people begin to seek out one dangerous situation after another. In all of these cases, fear is still an agent which controls behaviour without our realizing it. Yet, as outlined above, fear can be a very useful friend, too, guiding us away from rash and dangerous action. If we all took the time to scrutinize our various fears and their impacts on our thoughts, feelings and actions, perhaps we could turn them from being our enemies to being our allies in creating the lives, the conditions, the world we want.
What a great question! Answering it sure involves some self examination doesn’t it?
Hmm… if I had no fear I would:
1) Always follow my inner promptings, even when I hear another voice that says “it might be embarrassing / they might not like it / what happens if I fail?” – to really be the light wherever I am. To speak the highest truth that comes through me, and never let my ego push me back into going along to get along, rather being true to My Self.
So how does this look in qualitative terms?
> Start a Video series “Video my Shift” – this will be fun, the reason I don’t do it even though I have been inspired to is because I feel, “If I just wait until the time is just right, and I have enough time to edit it perfect and make it so amazing, that’s what I should do, rather than just start the video and make it happen.
> Have confidence in myself wherever I go and with whoever I meet. Know that I have value, and even if someone is in a very different head space or I fear may have some sort of judgement, simply move beyond that altogether and just be myself, no worry about what others think ~ no worry period!
> Follow my inspiration in the now – for example, I bumped into a quite famous movie star the other day who I was inspired to ask to come to a meditation circle – oddly enough, in this case it had come to me before even that this particular person, (who I never had any idea how I would meet), was meant to connect with the meditation work that I do with some friends as part of our Shift.
So when this person sat on the next table to me in a little coffee shop and I had plenty of opportunity to say hello and get a conversation going, I made all sorts of excuses to myself and did not. Pout. That was fear, just one example of what has happened in many other situations in the past. Fear has prevented me from following my highest inspiration, from being my Self. However I’ve been working through it to a large degree (although the story above occurred very recently) ~
Now’s the time to break Free! Fearlessness flame come forth!
Great points, Michael, and I love the way you make it practical and list those things you’d really do!
What is the origin of Fear? What is the origin of Love? What are the origins of your fears? What is the origin of your love? As evolution of the body form progressed Fear was an intrinsic part of the Reptile brain. It was behind the fight or flight preservation response to either a physical danger or the threat of being consumed by a predator as a link in the food chain. These are the primary fears. All other fears you might have were learned from your family or society.
Behaviorism states simply that an organism moves towards stimulus it feels as “good” and away from stimulus as it feels “bad”. Every act by any individual is in fact an act of self love. I realize that often people’s actions seem to be at odds with this but not when you realize that short term “good” can be long term “bad”. Worst case scenario, suicide, is an action which though destroying the physical organism ends in the short run the emotional or physical pain that person perceives. Ending the pain is an act of self love.
As the mind developed the ability to solve problems, the greatest of which were to find enough to eat and to be safe from predators, only then in the absence of fear were higher emotions such as love given the opportunity to develop. Our understanding of the nature of love is still developing. It began with our relationship to our mates and our offspring, then for some it enveloped the tribe or community. Only a very few in the early days of our evolution could see beyond those limitations to include all of humanity, and even fewer accepted the animals, the earth and ultimately the entire universe. As more of humanity reaches the place where it’s basic hungers are sated it is obvious that spending the time of our lives feeling “good” is far superior to feeling “bad” and since “bad” is rooted in fear and “good” is moving in the direction of love then it is natural that we would study our potential for love and as we do so we would understand that universal love is an emotion which we created ourselves and a force greater than any known before.
“Tropism”: the innate inclination within an organism to grow towards the light.
I suggest a new word: “gropism” – the innate inclination within an orgasm to grow towards the good/beautiful.
The innate inclination… I like this. We know what we need without conscious thought. Just reach…
this is why the Hindus worship KRSNA the most beautiful face of God
Why’s that, Warren? They’re “groping” for the beauty of Godhead? I wonder how that could be found – within or without, or both and neither at the same time? Tricky one…
Ah, bless me, truth seems paradoxical at times.
Great Blessings to everyone that contributed here, despite their Fears!
In Don Luis Miguel’s wonderfully inspiring book, “The Mastery of Love,” he writes at length about fear and love. One of the best things I remember outright is that Fear is like someone knocking on your door. When you open the door, Fear says (paraphrasing here), ‘I will give you a free pizza every day for the rest of your life. You do not have to worry about food or dying due to lack of nourishment. I will feed you. All you have to do is come with me.’
Yet, what we do not understand, believe or know, is that we have a fully stocked kitchen, with state of the art appliances and all the nourishing food we will ever need. All we have to do is turn around and look to find it.
May this year of 2012 be the year that we seek, find and nourish ourselves with the Love that is inherently ours, in our own kitchen; realizing that when Fear knocks on our door, what it offers is limiting compared to the expansiveness of Love.
In Love, Light and Peace,
This reminds me of a lovely quote — sorry I have forgotten the source but it goes like this:
Love answered and no one was there.”
Who was it that said: “If fear knocks on my door, I’ll knock its block off”?
I love this thread – so much honesty, inspiration and raw exposure!
For me, it really isn’t about having or not having fear. Fear just is. It is a natural, intrinsic, unavoidable part of the human experience, it is part of how we are wired. Fear does and will appear and most often in moments I’d wish it a thousand miles away. The point to look at then is how am I equipped to MEET it – do I meet fear with resistance, trying to wish it away, pray it away, circumvent it with tricks and techniques learned on the way? Or am I rising to be brave enough to meet the fear head on, to sit in it’s fire for as long as it takes, allow it to burn through, come full on and let go it’s grip in it’s own time! FEEL THE FEAR AND DO IT ANYWAY: a book I never read because the title said it all! It’s been hugely helpful to me for I realized that it is not fear which prevents me from doing what I know wants to emerge through me but my resistance to and fear of fear. By the end of the day, all it takes to do “it” – whatever that may be – anyway is a little sweat trickling down my back, a little embarrassing blushing, a reaching for words not flowing instanteneously …
So the real question I shall go with from here is:
What the thing(s) I’d do despite being mortally afraid!
This is an amazing thread, So many views on FEAR, so many personal observations and strategies.
I am reminded as I view these of the challenge we as Peace Ambassadors face as we live and spread the elusive concept of [PEACE.
Their are so many aspects to this concept of peace, To me this thread validates something I have struggled with which is there is no RIGHT or WRONG, Peace is a rich tapestry leading towards somewhere I may never know but I trust it is something better.
I need not know all the threads woven into this tapestry, I just trust MY THREAD if honestly pursued will benefit myself and the whole.
I’d leave provocative, profane and profound comments on sites dedicated to consciousness evolution to see if they’ve really grasped the concept of oneness and integration, and observe whether they value freedom of speech and humour over censorship and repression of free expression.
By the way, this one appears not to.
My previous comment “Your mum ;D” seems to have been removed. Now, why’s that? Can the administrators not take a joke? Is someone taking themself too seriously? And is a raven like a writing desk?
Hello Michael ~ you know I think you make a fair point here ~ normally we’re pretty much not censoring anything around here and that’s going great because we have a really beautiful group of inspired beings and there’s not much need right now for a lot of moderation. I will own up to this one, I did delete the comment “Your Mum” late last night without a lot of forethought. It seemed a little out of place to me on a thread where people are really digging deep. That being said, I was a little out of place deleting it, wasn’t a need and I can see you were just sharing some of your unique brand of humour. So I do apologies and thanks for the heads up !
We’ll work on keeping the inspirational flow moving at a really high frequency, just based on encouraging everyone to Be them Selves in ways that promote a more loving and empowering environment for personal Shift and to share and build community – (Coming-into-Unity). Gratitude ~ Michael ~
So how this applies to fear ~ hmm ~ I would be a totally fearless moderator when I need to be, and fearless about trusting the light to move things where they should be to help us all co-create beautiful Shift ~ so I’m committing to that here ~ :~ )
“Trusting the light to move things where they should be”. I don’t understand this at all. Can you illuminate this concept?
I would indicate this link: http://shiftmovement.com/groups/marvelous-free-art-mfa/forum/topic/understanding-our-bioenergy-blueprint/
to suggest another, possibly more meaningful, deeper and maybe even sensible way of looking at these abstract things. It’s fascinating.
Gratitude for sharing this link Michael ~ yes I agree very much that’s a great understanding that Sol is sharing and certainly worth meditating on ~ actually DNA Potentiation is something that our very inspired member Sol Luckman is teaching and facilitating ~ and I can say from first hand experience ~ and actually being now certified myself to potentiate DNA that this is a very real and very effective methodology for those who resonate with it ~ I highly recommend looking more into it or reading Sol’s book – DNA Potentiation ~ http://bit.ly/y49viz < Link to book on Amazon
We all have different ways of communicating ~ words mean so many different things depending on how we ourselves are reading them ~ and sometimes they may mean nothing at all to some ~ while perhaps being quite meaningful to others ~ or perhaps sometimes only just for the author ~ and isn’t this a beautiful truth ~ there’s always MORE than one way to look at things ~ and yet the experience is always an inner one ~
What I mean in that one short line : “Trusting the light to move things where they are meant to be” – is perhaps not easy to share in another short line or two ~ well here goes: for me means trusting the Universe ~ the natural Law of Life, the consciousness that we are all connected to and a part of ~ the divine nature of Life itSelf ~ to allow the process for a true movement of Shift consciousness ~ to be born in a wonderful and beautiful way through the many ~ each of us following our own highest inspiration and the movement builds and like a snowball rolling down a hill ~ picks up more momentum along the Way ~ and before you know it ~ together we’ve moved into a whole new arena of awareness ~ a whole new frequency to Create ~ and a much more empowered, and interconnected, and unconditional Love based Way of Life ~: ~)
If any of that makes sense in a good way ~ One-derfull ~ and if it seems like gobally goop ~ I’m very greatfull for the many amazingly creative and very inspired co-creators we have in our community ~ and that there are so many other inspirations to follow and connect with ~ like understanding our DNA blue print ~
and how this all relates to fear: ~ I’m sharing what’s coming through and allowing it to flow ~ so good on me ~ :~ ) ~ and good on all the amazing sharing in this thread ~ may we move beyond any blocks of fear that hold us back from being true to our Self ~
I have to say i wonder if “yer mum” is appropriate for this site and I’m no prude, I just try to be respectful. Either way, I’m no programmer but couldn’t the site have a location where possibly inappropriate comments could be put without getting rid of them completely. I’m sure the original thread could have a post to the effect that such a posting had been moved. I would think the “censored posts” would generate a lot of discussion of their own which would ultimately determine whether they were appropriate or not.
Interesting idea Warren. After doing some meditating on it, I think the key determinant of course is that posting should generally speaking be within the guidelines which are available here: http://shiftmovement.com/guidelines/
If they do not, then they will be removed generally speaking. We can consider starting a thread around what should be deemed acceptable or not, and that could perhaps generate some interesting conversation as well. I’m not sure we want to store questionable post somewhere unless they are very in depth and really resonating with a lot of folks even if they were not within the guidelines. Right now the technology does not exist to move them around too much, so generally if it’s removed, it will be removed for good.
We’re absolutely focused on building a beautiful movement and community, and even communities within the community ~ “Coming-into-Unity” ~ and coming from our highest Self ~ our Sacred Space within ~ celebrating what we each uniquely have to offer ~ coming from our highest inspiration ~ : ~) and learning, growing, shifting and sharing together. It certainly doesn’t mean we’re going to be perfect of have to fit in a box ! It does mean we’re going to continue to co-create an environment based on mutual respect in an inspired Way that allows us all to really co-create a powerful.. and fun! Shift for all ! ~
Digging your third para – not gobally goop to me!
Yes, there are always other perspectives, other facets, other aspects. I love seeing something afresh in a novel, entertaining and beautiful way. Who wouldn’t?
With you 108% on busting the old fear blocks and expressing ourselves to our fullest potentials, and the delightful insightful journeys we go on getting through them.
I’m for an education system that empowers people to do just that, enabling and supporting to become loving, self-conscious and -contained individuals within communities.
No fear? I’d promote a seemingly irrelevant or inflammatory opinion on a forum, aware that it could be misunderstood, yet still putting it forward cos it’s true for me and screw anyone who has a problem with that.
In my many years of teaching various aspects of Aviation and dealing with the associated fear I found a valuable tool was to get people to start to ask of them selves, What am I actually afraid of.
I found that most people were not so much afraid of death or injury as they feared making a mistake, looking foolish and often the root cause was the fear of LOSS OF CONTROL.
Something I often shared was “THE NEED TO CONTROL IS A LOSS OF CONTROL”
I am also aware that for my self it has been far easier to help others deal with fear than do it for my self. A journey I am thankfully still on, that has me better dealing with the FEAR’S of day to day life.
The search for some higher or Universal power..
Laugh a lot and love a lot, it helps.
“THE NEED TO CONTROL IS A LOSS OF CONTROL”. That’s awesome.
I feel very sad. I did not let fear stop me from speaking my truth to someone I love dearly. I feared his judgement, and was true to my Self anyway. I may lose him. I am not sorry I spoke my truth. It is his choice how he receives it. It is a deep, peaceful sadness.
Hold the Love
Thank you for this example of moral courage. I will try to remember you next time I am put to the test.
Fear often pretends to be necessary, in order to keep you ”safe”.
Fear often is referenced to past or future.
Fear often is referenced to something that has happened, could happen, but not so often referenced to what is actually happening, right Now.
Fear is often quite defended, because people feel ”safe” with it.
Tell me, how often does your biggest fears, actually occur to you?
Not that often I would guess, if ever, so why maintain a so ”necessary fear”? If your fears very rarely, if ever, never occur to you, in Real Life. Then it would seem like this fears, are strictly mind based and a pretty good waste of your imagination.
Take it from situation to situation, when and if, a situation actually occurs to.
Fear is for me a signal that there is something I do not yet understand. I love the process of increasing my understanding. It is one of the primary drives of my life. So by proxy I love my fear, because it gives me that opportunity. As a result I tend to throw myself into things that I’m afraid of in order to understand them more fully.
I do, however, currently have a sticking point with regard to social interaction. Fear of rejection, fear of getting hurt emotionally, fear of hurting others emotionally, fear of being misunderstood and misrepresented. If I had no fear, or if I could simply get over my sticking point and throw myself into it the same way I usually do with my fears, I would probably be more outgoing and open with people, more capable of initiating social interactions and developing relationships.
I have a knowing that what you are speaking of is extremely, extremely important for the shift. Important to do it now. Important to do it in every moment from this moment forward. When you choose not to do this, you are denying whoever you are with, a chance to shift. We need to shift quickly. We need to shift in every moment. We need to encourage others to shift, to become catalysts for them, out of love. “Fear of rejection, fear of getting hurt emotionally, fear of hurting others emotionally, fear of being misunderstood and misrepresented.” You may have this fear in response to energy they embody. It is most important that we all are authentic and honest, coming from a place of unconditional love, and speak our truth especially when we are afraid. For me the fear is a signpost that this person before me especially needs to hear my truth in the most loving way I can imagine to speak it. The more lovingly I speak it, the greater chance it will be heard. It is an opportunity for both souls to experience great healing. Of course we must remember and be prepared for the truth of free will. We all, always have a choice not to hear, not to heal. If you receive rejection, emotional hurt or being misunderstood or misrepresentation, it only means that it is not yet time for the person to hear. Your words will pop into their minds when it is the right time for them to hear you, thus enabling you to be a part of their future healing. If you take a moment before you speak to be aware of your breath and the warmth of the love inside you, you will not be responsible for any hurt that they experience. It is true that your outgoingness (love going out) and openess will positively impact all your relationships, and most miraculously, all the relationships on earth and in the universe. It is how we will shift as One. We desperately need us all.
Hold the Love
“We complete each other.”
From the place of fear, imagining “no fear” may look like an opposite or a fantasy of ego. But “no fear” isn’t an opposite in that sense; it seems to me that “no fear” is an expansion of all possibility. It’s a movement beyond the personal.
Sharon asked us to imagine. Yet ego’s imagining is not the profound immersion into all-ness that a fearless soul-filled realization might reveal.
Do I dare to expand and see what happens when fearlessness means unbounded experience of Soul?
I would stand up on a soapbox outside St Paul’s Cathedral, London and speak a discomforting truth: We are all complicit in the death of at least one person every minute and being disturbed is the least we can do… as a start.
Complicit, I would very much appreciate your rationale for that statement. Laugh and love
Thanks for asking for clarification.
“Complicit” may be too harsh, and therefore, a wrong word—I do apologize—complicity in this context is mostly due to insufficient depth/width of awareness or lack of interest in things that deserve acknowledgement. This is why leaving our emotional comfort zone can be a good thing for personal development: The consequent discomfort goads us to look deeper into what we experience around us.
I do not yet know how my way expressing things sounds to you. So, I will not go on but say that after decades of reading and thinking it seems to me that, in the final analysis we, the people, get the society we deserve. Wrongs obvious to all are the outcome chains of antecedent developments, unnoticed as they unfold.
There is evidence for this in the histories about the origins of both world wars and the genesis of current trouble spots in the world.
Just the other day an article about the Balfour Declaration explained in the Daily Telegraph how that beginning led, over the decades, to the current problems that exist in Israel/Palestine.
So awareness is an important human tool, but it matters a lot towards what issues awareness is extended. There is a reason why tens of thousands of fellow humans still die unnecessarily every day.
In the final analysis I am RESPONSIBLE for insuring the decisions I make are as well thought out as possible since they will have long lasting consequences.
Possible means I am responsible for attempting to see all sides, even though some may not be currently popular.
Laugh and Love
Sorry Mike, but I mean something more uncomfortable.
I *share* responsibility, just a for example—please bear with me, for those referred to as dying at this very moment.
I am putting it starkly because there is an area of discussion that never gets allowed to arise in spiritual circles: why does the “inhumanity of man against man” continue in spite of our best personal intentions?
Such a “communion” is, in my view, an essential tool for this particular community of kindred souls, for really learning what the “Birth” may actually require from us.
Sorry, I can not laugh, but do I talk out of love for the future of Humankind.
I agree that the reality of violence should be part of our shift and at times I too have felt it was being avoided..
I look forward to discussions and action with you on the issue.
Are you aware of the PEACE AMBASSADOR course through the Shift network and the work of the NATIONAL PEACE ACADEMY to name a few.
These are Men and Women who as have I long dealt with the violent aspects of humanity and who in many cases are as we speak facing violence.
RE: Laughter, I admit I still at times find it difficult to allow my self to LAUGH, none the less virtually every one of the people from the above mentioned groups has told of the necessity for SELF PRESERVATION of finding quiet time and laughter for ourselves.
check out http://www.embodyingjoy.com Anne too speaks from the heart, her heart and her journey through fear and violence.
PLEASE continue to share with me your thoughts. They are valid and very real.
Again, take heart, check out the above links and know there are many who are engaged in ACTION around the world, Again be aware we recognize that to be effective in the SHIFT we must find inner peace so we can reach out at the heart level to others who are still in great fear and pain.
Laugh and Love
AKA Laughing Wolf
Thank you for letting me feel that you understand my rather terse way of expressing myself—it comes from an awareness of the “fierce urgency of now”.
I have four grandchildren but I am just as troubled by the dangers that threaten our fair species as the harsh life these young people will face if things do not soon change for the better.
We are in an exam situation at the bar of evolution and there is only a 50/50 chance that we will pass (grossly paraphrasing Buckminster Fuller of “Utopia or Oblivion” fame).
However, I do agree about laughter, and I love to laugh. If worse comes to worst, life *will* persist.
So, thank you,
Feel Everything And Respond…hopefully bravely
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