October 21st 2014 - by Jan Engels-Smith
Fear is ego-based. And the ego constantly tells a story. Many of the elements of this story use tiny bits of information—some from the past and many from a distorted sense of the future—and the ego and fear convinces us that this story is true. The story may relate a case for scarcity or issue judgments or narrow our sense of possibilities. Fear is so imposing that we are convinced that the egoic endless chatter must be true and we act accordingly. Fear then becomes self-perpetuating. Our failure to resist fear results in our failure to act and, in our distorted sense of reality, we “prove” to ourselves that the fear was justified. We commit ourselves to a downward spiral of fear creating failure and failure multiplying our fears. In a world of endless bounty and possibility, we come to believe in fear’s story of insufficiency. The first effort in overcoming fear is to reframe the story into one of abundance and plenty. Our soul’s story of joy and ascendancy may be quiet in our ego-based condition but once released by our attention to its message, it can become the dominant theme of our existence. Fear thrives in our three dimensional world of ego where humankind strives for dominance rather than harmony, but as we ascend through the fourth dimension to the fifth dimension and beyond, we must intentionally break the bonds of fear through our awareness of our unity with the universe and the power that this awareness creates. As we are being summoned by evolution to move into higher dimensions, we simultaneously can unleash the power of being at one with the cosmos and fear can be relegated to lesser significance and will cease to dominant our lives. It may take perseverance and diligence to break the bonds of fear; however, it is a necessary function of ascension and one that cannot be overlooked.
The spirits gave me explicit directions on how to eliminate fear and by so doing energize one through the positive vibrations that naturally flow into the void left by the release of negative energy. The spirits made it clear that we can establish portals into the Earth and channel the fear out of ourselves and deep into the Earth where the fear will be absorbed and extinguished. This intentional act will allow an individual to clearly identify the festering fear that gnaws at one’s being and detach it from one’s mind and see it move out and be drawn deep into the Earth. Herewith, a process:
First, set your intention. Be clear in your mind what it is that you fear and recognize that the fear does not belong with you and that you have the power to move it away from you.
Then, identify a part of yourself that will act as the gateway or portal out of your person. If you have expressed your fear in words, you might choose to let the fear exit like a breath from your mouth. Blow it forcibly from you. If you feel its inhabitance within your whole being and sense its energy from your past, you might feel the fear seeping out through the pores of your skin. If you feel it as a negative energy in your aura, you might brush it away by sweeping your hands across your skin and flinging it away from you. Find the way that works to free you physically, mentally and spiritually.
Next, select and define a portal for the passage of the fear into the Earth. Remember that the Great Mother is more powerful than all the fears that plague humankind and that she can consume the fear and transmute it. In fact, the passage of the fear through this portal will not only serve your better good, but also contribute to the healing of the Earth by removing this negative energy. You might define the portal with red ribbons, pinecones, rocks, or any other visual construct n the ground and see in your mind’s eye the passageway into the earth.
Finally, visualize the fear exiting your body, perhaps struggling against your effort, and passing through the portal. You will discover in the moment an amazing surge of positive energy and feel yourself growing in physical and mental strength as your determined effort permeates your person with a new ascendant vibration. You will feel empowered to be the master of your fear in your refusal to allow it to dominate your thoughts and actions.
This transformation is the preparation for your continued journey to achieve a higher dimension and, in fact, is essential to your spiritual growth. The focus on this imperative step of releasing fear should be practiced often, making it part of your daily practice. Ascension has many facets and the action of practice is a function of the entire process. Remember that the alteration in your being directly impacts all existence, as you are one with the universe.
Jan promotes self-healing, empowerment, better communities, a healthier world and conducts workshops for shamanism and journeying. She is a shamanic practitioner and has done over two thousand soul retrievals. She is a Licensed Counselor, a Chemical Dependency Specialist, and Marriage and Family Therapist. She is also a water pourer for sweat lodge, a minister, and a Reiki Master. Find more at her website: janengelssmith.com, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 503-669-3013.
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