The truth is simple. The first Universal Law strips away all complexity. There are only two emotions: love and fear. In any one moment, they cannot coexist. Therefore, you always have a choice in which lens to use. Simple.
When you are blissfully happy, by definition, you cannot simultaneously be miserable. This is because love and fear have very different vibrations and frequencies. Love builds up. Fear tears down. You can be happy one moment and sad in another moment, but you cannot be both in the same moment. In every instant, you can consciously choose the emotion for your best life, which is always love.
Fear is the belief that you are your body’s limitations. Fear is the darkness and the egoic lynchpin for guilt and shame. The ego is a trickster; it lures you with temptations and tricks you into believing you are deserving of them. The ego’s motivator is fear. Fear scrambles truth in the mind until it makes what is true seem untrue. Fear is the belief that the body is a separate, self-regulating organism. This ideology of “separation” protects itself at all costs, including at the expense of human kindness.
Often, you recognize fear in yourself and others through judgment and competitiveness rather than compassion and creativity. This is the perspective of a separate self instead of a unified whole. Fear brings with it hate, guilt, shame, judgement, and unhappiness. It is a belief in self-preservation over the good of all. Fear, then, is the only reason for unhappiness. When fear is gone, joy remains.
Many ask, “How can I stop being afraid? How can I trust in others and in an ultimate good when I experience hatefulness and see death all around me?”
The answer is simple: confront your fears.
Confrontation is an antidote. When you acknowledge what you don’t want, the Universe knows what you do want, and begins to reorganize and conspire for your well-being. This is an inner exploration. For example, the fear of heights is really the fear of death. Anger, jealousy, and resentment are ultimately the fear of being unworthy or undervalued. Avoid the conditioned, petty inclination to lash out and confront someone outside of yourself. Instead, look inward. This inner confrontation brings with it awareness.
Fear is a trick within the mind. It always wants the next high and is never satisfied with what already is. It is ubiquitous and always slyly encouraging you to indulge in harmful behavior. If your overall belief system is based on separation, fear will constantly emerge as the saboteur, even in happy moments.
Have you ever felt guilty about being too happy or having too much abundance? For example, a mother of two fears telling her best friend she is pregnant with her third child because her best friend has been trying to have a baby for five years. The mother is happy for her growing family yet feels guilty. This is the ego limiting access to complete joy. Compassion is the loving emotion for the best friend. Guilt is an unproductive and conditioned response. As you attune to the difference between love and fear and celebrate life more than you worry about problems, life flows more effortlessly.
Fear leads you to celebrate by overeating, drinking, and doing other things that are harmful to the body. It leads you to do the same when you are sad. In all cases, fear will never act in your best interest. Fear is choosing to believe that, no matter the odds in your favor, you will receive the worst outcome. This evolves into a lack mindset of “I am unlucky. Good things do not happen to me.”
Fear can be used for Awakening, but in and of itself is not an emotion to be courted. Certainly, physical reactions to fear are helpful in times of danger to the body, but we are focusing here on the spiritual aspects of your Universal life force, which we know is infinitely more powerful.
Love governs all the Universal Laws. So, when you don’t know exactly how to release fear, simply apply any of the Universal Laws of Awakening; love will express itself naturally.
Love is the belief in the unified good, the light, and the power upholding the Universe. It is awareness, forgiveness, and peace. Love is kind and nonviolent. It is the spiritual awareness contained at the core of all things.
Love and fear appear as shadow and light in all of humankind. In every circumstance, the light of love is exponentially more powerful than the darkness of fear. Disciplined thoughts focused on loving emotions experience the power of this Universal Law quickly. The work of personal growth becomes easy because Consciousness is, in its very nature, at peace and content at all times.
Fortunately, when you are afraid, the Law of Love & Fear teaches to do just one thing: be still. For awareness brings stillness, and Awakening always chooses love.
Contemplation: “What do I want? How do I want to experience life? Is this thought based on fear? Is this action out of unconditional love?”
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