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Sunday, September 24, 2006

The art of feeling safe within the fear of illusion.


Fear is an illusion.

I feel the way of gently letting go of fear is to become aware of it … for it is the fear that limits us ... it is fear that takes our freedom away.

Safety is training ourselves to let go of Fear
Safety is a CHOICE
Choice is a skill that we can learn. :o)

By realising that we are not alone that God is always with us and encircles us with His Love.

When we are feeling fear the act of turning it round should be applied.

We should focus on Love within the situation. Thus, we will become free and safe and become empowered with a deep sense of flowing of Love which will keep us sheltered.

If we do not become aware of the situations that we face in our every day lives, many thoughts and resentments are to arise within the fear which will continously plague our minds. Try to acheive stillness ... try to see that situations are a gift for spiritual growth.
Fear is an illusion
Choose Joy over fear
Choose Love over fear
Choose Happiness over fear
Within this moment there is Freedom ... within this moment is Love and joy. It is our birthright.
Stop for a moment and become aware of your breath, and within your breath there is no fear.
Be in this moment now.
You only need deal with this moment and do you feel fear in this moment?
No!

What you can do is transform fear into compassion. Once you have learned to allow fear to be
present without being overwhelmed, you can actually use it to arouse compassion. Remember that compassion literally means to "suffer with." So, whenever fear arises, consider that everyone suffers from fear at some time in their lives. Therefore, the fear you are currently feeling is not strictly personal. In fact, it is something you share with all sentient beings. So, open your heart to this fear and be grateful for the opportunity to experience deeply what others also experience. Then, just as you, yourself, want to be free of fear, recognize that all beings want this, as well. Make a strong wish or prayer that they, too, may be released from this form of suffering.
The more you can open your heart to fear and the suffering it causes, the more you will find that something remarkable happens. The very same energy which manifested as fear becomes transformed into a profound feeling of love and sympathy for all beings throughout the entire cosmos.
Extract from Facing Fear on the Path
www.centerforsacredsciences.org/teachings/fear.html

Quotes

Never fear shadows... they simply mean there's a light shining somewhere nearby.-- Unknown

4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.-- 1 John 4:18.

The conquest of fear lies in the moment of its acceptance.-- Unknown.

Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it by the handle of anxiety or by the handle of faith.-- Unknown

Fear and Strength

Fear is our greatest barrier agitating and creating illusions that prevents our growth
Constructing a veil of darkness, darkening our vision and retaining the thorns
That has been imbedded for centuries deep inside our fragile spine
Alone as we travel the path we learn how to remove each thorn
Only when we have the strength to lick our wounds clean and forgive those that have violated us
Only when we can open the gates of our heart and express the Divines Love
We shall awaken to the extraordinary manner in which the Spirit functions
There are occasions when we will peer at the tapestry of Life on the false side and will not identify the gentle Hand of the Divine as He weaves with beautiful threads
In these times the Spirit of Love requires only one thing of us and that is to detect His Presence and Listen
and know that He is here ALWAYS

Inspired by teachings of Master S.

21st July 2006

Master S. says
Where one focuses on fear, doubt stress... it might seem important at that time, yet one is, as you said.... missing out on the things of beauty ... that if one had instead focused on ... one would we enjoyed Life, laughter, beauty, and the joy that is possible now
there is Life, laughter, and joy within every moment worthy of focus, though it might not seem thus ... just as one is able to look for fear, sadness, and sorrow at eerie moment’s potential,
and ... it is all where you put your focus, that determines whether you miss out on.

1 comment:

Jessie said...

I love the quote about shadows! Very true....