HJ: Fear, on a certain level, implies that something can possibly go wrong, when in fact, according to the principles of non-duality, this is not possible. Even in situations that do not turn out as we had planned or expected, there is something to be learned and often times we are simply finding ourselves being pointed in a different direction that has rewards and benefits that equal or exceed what we feel missed in the first place. Hindsight is 20-20 and often times we do not understand what is happening in the moment until future events put it all in perspective. Furthermore, if we loosen our grip on expectations in the first place, we find that often situations turn out far better than we could ever have planned or anticipated. Such is the nature of trust in ourselves and life. Fear cuts us off from this and leads to make ‘rational’ decisions which eschew our natural intuition and are based on our limited view and understanding of the complex potentials at work in any given situation. Our minds are not capable (from a rational perspective) of assessing all possible potentials in a given situation. Our intuition, however, taps into the vast knowledge inherent within consciousness itself (which encompasses all that is) and therefore in its own way can guide us into the perfect moment and place — in synchronicity with the incredible complexity of reality.
Louise offers some powerful affirmations at the end of this article. Be sure to set aside a period of a few minutes to meditate and focus on these daily. When you are finished — go about your life and don’t fret or worry if they are working for you or not. Simply place the command into your mind and let your consciousness breath and integrate the work. Over time, you will see the expression of these new beliefs in your life.
Let Go of Your Fears
Trusting the power within.
By Louise L. Hay | Heal Your Life
FEAR IS BECOMING RAMPANT on the planet. We can see it every day in the news. Fear is a lack of trust in ourselves, and because of this, we don’t trust Life. We don’t trust that we’re being taken care of on a higher level, so we feel we must control everything from the physical level. Obviously, we’re going to feel fear because we can’t control everything in our lives.
Trust is what we learn when we want to overcome our fears. It’s called “taking a leap of faith” and trusting in the Power within that’s connected to Universal Intelligence. Remember, the Power that supplies our breath is the same Power that created the Universe.
You’re one with all of Life. The more you love yourself and trust Life, the more that Life will love you, support you, and guide you. You can trust in that which is invisible, instead of trusting only in the physical, material world. I’m not saying that we do nothing, yet if we have trust, we can go through life much easier. We need to trust that we’re being taken care of, even though we’re not physically in control of everything that’s happening around us.
Fear limits our minds. People have so much fear about getting sick or becoming homeless or so many other things. Anger is fear that has become a defense mechanism. It protects us, yet it would be so much more powerful if we stop reevaluating fearful situations in our minds and love ourselves through the fear. We’re at the center of everything that happens in our lives. Every experience, every relationship, is the mirror of a mental pattern that we have inside us.
One of my favorite writers, Susan Jeffers, has a marvelous CD called Feel the Fear and Do It Anyway. In it, she states: “If everybody feels fear when approaching something totally new in life—yet so many are out there doing it despite the fear—then we must conclude that fear is not the problem.” She goes on to say that the real issue is not the fear, but how we hold the fear.
At any moment you have the opportunity of choosing love or fear. In moments of fear, I remember the sun. It’s always shining even though clouds may obscure it for a while. Like the sun, the One Infinite Power is eternally shining its light upon me, even though clouds of negative thinking may temporarily obscure it. I choose to remember the Light. And you can, too. Feel secure in the Light. When the fears come, choose to see them as passing clouds in the sky, and let them go on their way.
Affirm: I am not my fears. It is safe for me to live without guarding and defending myself all the time. When I feel afraid, I open my heart and let the love dissolve the fear.
Love is the opposite of fear. The more we’re willing to love and trust who we are, the more we attract those qualities to ourselves. When we’re on a streak of really being frightened or upset or worried or not liking ourselves, isn’t it amazing how everything goes wrong in our lives? It’s the same when we really love ourselves. Everything starts to go on a winning streak, and we get the green lights and the parking spaces. We get up in the morning and the day flows beautifully.
We need to love ourselves so that we can take care of ourselves. We have to do everything we can to strengthen our hearts, our bodies, and our minds. We must turn to the Power within, find a good spiritual connection, and really work on maintaining it.
Here are some of my favorite affirmations for releasing fears. Give them a try:
- I am willing to release my fears.
- I live and move in a safe and secure world.
- I free myself from all destructive fears and doubts.
- I accept myself and create peace in my mind and heart.
- I rise above thoughts that attempt to make me angry or afraid.
- I release the past with ease and trust the process of life.
- I am willing to release the need for this protection.
- I am now willing to see only my magnificence.
- I have the power to make changes.
- I am always divinely protected.
And so it is!
Louise L. Hay, the author of the international bestseller You Can Heal Your Life, is a metaphysical lecturer and teacher with more than 50 million books sold worldwide. For more than 30 years, she has helped people throughout the world discover and implement the full potential of their own creative powers for personal growth and self-healing. She has appeared on The Oprah Winfrey Showand many other TV and radio programs both in the U.S. and abroad.