What is the Best Way to Deal with Fear

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My message for you today is a chapter from a book called Jesus Speaking: On Overcoming Fear and Developing Trust

When you are gripped with fear, what do you do? Being fascinated by fear is a very contracted state and quite dysfunctional. Fear interferes with your ability to function and access your God-given inner resources.

Fear doesn’t have anything to offer. The proof that fear isn’t helpful is that it feels bad. The most functional states feel good. You’re the most functional when you’re happy, at peace, and relaxed. This is self-evident.

Nevertheless, if you’re afraid, there’s a tendency to feel or believe that you need to be afraid, or at least there’s nothing you can do about it. But, of course, that isn’t true: You don’t need to be afraid, and you can do something about it when you are. If you were never afraid again, you’d be perfectly safe. Even if your life is threatened, fear doesn’t save you.

So, what can be done about this emotion? The first thing I’m going to suggest is very simple and yet very important, as it’s often enough to turn your experience of fear around. When you feel afraid, instead of thinking or saying, “I’m afraid,” just note, “Fear is arising.” That’s the truth.

It’s not too late to sign up for the Path of Light course, in which, in a sacred circle, we will acknowledge your fear(s) and unresolved emotions that are coming up for you and holding you back. They may be fear of the unknown, change, fear of being heard, losing control, loneliness (feeling unloved), fear of failure, unworthy, being judged, being vulnerable (anger), etc.

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