Many of our convictions are collapsing and we're getting hit by a new reality everyday. It is an inescapable reality - our society is governed by fear and we must learn how to let go.
The capacity to fear is part of human nature but the experience of fear is strongly affected by historical and cultural influences of which the media has played a major role.
While it is important to be aware of potential and real threats, it is just as important to react appropriately to them. For most of us, our initial startle response subsides as soon as we realize that there is no actual threat or danger.
Panic is an immediate physical response to unrealistic and irrational fears. This can have a huge affect on both your emotional and physical well-being – as well as your ability to reach your full potential.
We all carry fear in our bodies, and it's usually there to tell us we're holding
onto something we don't need. It is an emotion that allows us to learn that we don't need
to be afraid of things. This probably sounds too simple. But it really is what
fear is all about. Eventually, we learn that we need to
release fear in order not to be afraid any more. The very act of being afraid,
and choosing not to be, can help us release everything we need to release.
Did you know that a person in a relaxed hypnotic state is actually more alert and aware than a person in a state of fear? As adults, we fear that we will fail, or that we will become embarrassed, ashamed and be rejected or we fear that we will lose something we have in our possession. Accordingly we tend to do nothing. Fear conquers us in that situation. Fear controls us!
First there is a difference between fear and caution. Fear freezes us, and caution can make us more alert. You cannot create and be inspired when under pressure or when you are experiencing fear. It is awareness that comes first: Awareness of where we hold onto fear,
and awareness of how to release it.Unfortunately, the more fear we hold, the more we're afraid to look at it. We
need to be ready to explore the fear in our bodies before we can go into it.
This is where awareness comes in. The more aware you become of what you're
holding in your body, the more you can see that fear is often the cause of it.
Once you look at fear closely, it loses some of its power over you. You may begin to realize that most of what you fear can't really hurt you at all. As more and more people, conditions, and circumstances were presented to you in such a way as to generate fear, the events were also allowed by the self image to take residence in the FEAR section of the subconscious. Thus, over time, a larger and larger pool of fears with feelings attached, resided in your subconscious even though the events that originally produced them had long since drifted below the level of your mind that is accessible to the conscious mind.
The memory of the subconscious is perfect, and it does not distinguish between what is real and what is imagined. Therefore, if you suspect that a threat is present (whether real or not), your imagination races back into your past trying to identify a matching event or incident. In all likelihood, your imagination will not be able to find a match. If it can not find one, it will assign one related to something in your present mental environment. Thus a new fear is born.
The fear feelings will attach themselves to the new match and begin to intensify. All of the bodily fear systems are activated. Conscious thinking becomes cloudy and confused. Fear is then in control.
You can claim or re-claim control of your own mind power. You are the most miraculous of all living beings on earth. You are the owner of a mind that is so stupendous, that as you truly begin mastering your mind power and consciously using it, there is no dream that you can dream that you cannot achieve.
Letting Go of Fear
Clearing the body takes only awareness. You can let go of what you don't need
just by focusing on it for a moment. And by letting go. Don't hold onto tension.
Don't hold onto fear. Just let go of whatever you don't need. Let go of
everything that causes you grief, or stress, or tension. Let go and be what you
are. Let go and clear your body of anything it doesn't need. Let go and feel the
energy of the body releasing. For another moment, pretend that by feeling
your heart, you can begin to clear all the grief out of your body. We all store
grief in our hearts. It's virtually impossible to live here without holding grief of
some kind in our hearts. It's just a physical fact of life. But it's not healthy to
keep so much grief bottled up inside us. We need to learn to let go of it. Let go
of some of that grief now. Imagine that you can feel grief in your heart, and
that you can release it.
This doesn't mean that you need to be emotional in some way. We can actually
learn to release grief by feeling the energy of it, and by letting go of that
energy. Grief carries a particular energy with it, just as all emotions do. You
can learn to release grief, and fear, and all emotions, by feeling these
energies, and then letting them go. If you feel energy in a particular way, and
you know that it's grief, or fear, or any other emotion, you can begin to release
it. Releasing the energy behind a particular emotion always helps us feel the
body more. It helps us get in touch with places where we store "negative
energy" in the body. To release this negativity, we need only to feel it, and let
it go. Imagine once again that you can feel some kind of negativity in your
body. Then let it go. You can do this exercise as many times as you want. Each
time you do, you'll find new areas to work with and new emotions to clear. As
you come back to your surroundings after the exercise, be sure to take plenty
of time to get centered and balanced in your body, before you attempt to get
up or do anything physical.