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What is fear?
Fear is a messenger, knocking on your door, saying
I'm attempting get your attention
to let you know you're holding on the belief that doesn't serve you
That's what fear is
And then you can go
Oh, thank you Fear
You're a good friend
for letting me know something I need to know about myself.
Thank you for doing your job so well.
Now you can go on your way because you've delivered your message
Now pay attention to this.
I'll be a little bit more precise about it.
Every single belief system has one common trait
And that is
It does everything in its power to perpetuate itself.
So the negative beliefs will use fear to perpetuate themselves
And the barometer is actually paradoxical
The greater the fear.
The closer you are to freedom
Because that means
the negative belief is using every trick in the book to get you to be afraid to change.
And so the greater the fear means it's having to work much harder
Because you are that much closer to letting that negative belief go
So don't be duped by the fact that the fear escalates.
It's just the negative belief using every single trick in its book
Every single smoke and mirror
Every single lie that it can
To convince you of the reality of the negative belief.
So you won't let it go
Because that's what it's designed to do
But if you know that
And you know it's just smoke and mirrors.
You know it's just the trick
Then you can see behind the curtain
Oh, good one
You almost had me there.
But I know it's just a belief
And what I really know any belief can be changed
So your tricks can't work on me.
This quality, this trait of negative beliefs
Is actually the origin of the ancient biblical phrase The Father Of Lies
Negative beliefs have to lie to you to convince you that they're real
Whereas positive ones don't
Because they are the truth,
But the negative ones know they're not.
So they have to give you falsehoods about yourself.
You are not worthy
You're not deserving
You will fail
And won't that feel terrible?
Stay here in this safe little dark corner
Where you never have to worry that you will fail
It has to give you all of these falsehoods to convince you to stay there
because it's not the truth
So it has to work that much harder
And the way it works harder is by amping up the fear
But that's how you know you're really close to freedom
As you say on your planet
Darkest before the dawn
Most fearful before the break through
So laugh at the fear
You're doing your job
But I'm not buying it anymore.
By talking about the idea that a mistake is not really a mistake, if you don't use it as a negative thing.
You can't really make a wrong choice if you choose to learn something from the choice that you don't prefer.
Because many times it's easier for people on your planet,
Because of the way they have been brought up, to see the light by first experiencing more darkness
Because it helps them recognize the difference.
And therefor you using the darkness in a positive way
To help you see the light more easily.
So the more you experience the fear,
All that tells you is,
Your holding on the belief systems that are out of alignment with your true self
You're holding on the belief systems that don't work for you.
It's like saying I'm going to drive a car,
And I'm going to have my foot on the gas and on the brakes simultaneously,
Just for good measure, I’m gonna also put the parking brake on.
That's not how you drive a car, is it?
So your engines going to squeal and screech, and start to smoke
And you're gonna wonder why am not getting anywhere?
It's making all this racket and hoohoo
Isn't that scary?
When all you have to do is release the parking brake, and take your foot off the brake,
And you move.
So all of that storm and lightning and thunder and fear
Is just you with your foot on the brake.
Take your foot off the brake,
And you will zip forward,
And you'll see that there was no reason to be afraid.
Take the small steps you know you can take, by acting it every moment,
On the thing that contains a little bit more excitement than the next thing.
And just keep acting on it, to the best of your ability,
With no insistence on where that should lead,
Or how it should look,
Or what the outcome is about.
And the more you do that,
The more practice you will have with knowing
It's okay to start acting on more excitement and bigger things that excite you,
And you will train yourself to understand that that's what you actually prefer,
And your fear will subside
Because you'll be having so much fun,
You will no longer want to pay attention to the negative belief that shouting at you to stop.
You will then know when you to slow down when the speed up in a more natural way
According to what you prefer,
Not what the negative belief tries to convince you is true about you.
You will know what is true about you,
And you won't have to pay attention to it anymore in the same way.
At the end of this conversation
You have a number of options available to you at the end of this interaction.
Look at all the options,
And just say which one contains even a little bit more excitement than any other?
I could read a book.
I could call a friend.
I could go have a meal.
I could see a movie....
What ever it is, keep it simple.
Just keep choosing the one that has more excitement than any other that you have the greatest ability to take action on.
And just take action on it,
With no insistence on a particular outcome
And see what happens
And just keep doing that every moment that you come to another ability to choose something to do
Just look at all your options of that moment.
Take your time
No rush, no hurry!
And just choose the one that's most exciting
And take whatever action you can on it,
With no assumption as to where that's supported to lead,
And just keep doing that every moment,
And before you know it,
Your life will be a series of absolutely ecstatic choices and experience.