Most of you have heard the acronym for FEAR. False Evidence Appearing Real. But If you've been caught up in fearful thoughts or experiences, it can feel VERY real and there appears to be plenty of evidence! At times, fear takes over our body causing adrenalin to rush through our system, taking us on a fight or flight journey that often overrides our logical mind.
The good news is that much of our fear is simply stored up reactions that we have picked up along the way, a stress response of sorts, to our various surroundings, painful worldly experiences, and past trauma. The causes for your fear may be quite real, but the persistent worries about the event re-occurring or the feeling of impending doom, is usually an illusion. In fact, what we fear most often NEVER shows up in our life and so we wind up spending years and years fearing the unknown or re-living our past, when really, we could be enjoying our present moment experience.
In many ways, we have been programmed to believe that having fear is good. We are taught that It keeps us safe and prevents us from making the same mistakes over and over again. But ironically, based on quantum physics, the more we focus on fear, the better our chances of attracting a fearful situation into our lives.
Of course there are reasons why we feel fear such as a close call car accident or questionable test results from our doctor. But if we're able to get underneath our various fears in order to discover the root of it all, then we can often begin to unravel the fight of flight fear response. Most often, our largest fear is death. Close seconds are going broke, getting sick, or losing a loved one. But extending energy into a future event that has not yet happened will only take us out of the here and now. And right now, as you read this, you have nothing to fear. In this moment....all is well.