Fear: The Ultimate Enemy
I learned about fear at an early age as I watched my over-protective mom fuss and fret over my safety and well-being 24/7. Ofcourse it was understandable. It is the ultimate nature of a mother to be nurturing and protective over her young. In my mom's case, she had lost one baby before having me- a still birth. So perhaps her fears and worries, although a bit over-magnified, were rightfully displayed? Also, we do live in an incredibly unbalanced and violent society. There are so many horror stories, so perhaps she had every reason to be over-protective? However, there is a vast difference between playing things safe and living ones life in constant fear. Yes, perhaps a little fear is a good thing. It keeps us aware at times when we may be exposed to danger. Perhaps this is why the emotion of fear even exists- for our own safety? It is a survival mechanism hardwired into our DNA, programmed through our reptilian brain. However, there comes a time when fear can get the best of us! And this is when fear becomes our ultimate enemy!
Fear can stop us from living out our dreams! I doubt the universe intended this! So it is our job, our obligation, to take hold of our fears and use them for the greatest good, otherwise we must reprogram ourselves to discard of them, for any fear that holds us back in life is a fear that must be released. If you care to evolve in this lifetime to be the greatest version of yourself then you absolutely MUST remove all the doubt and fear that could be holding you back! Fear of failure, fear of success, fear of death. Some people are so fearful of death that they forget to live! Do not allow your fears to control you! Eliminate them!
Learning to let go of fears started for me in college during a time when I was very sick and depressed. I was watching an MTV special about how Christina Aguilera made it in music. I found this episode to be particularly inspiring, but more than that, it opened something up inside of me. I had an epiphany! I was to let go of all fears and follow my dreams of being an entertainer (singer/ songwriter). I spent that evening and the entire next day extremely focused on my new goal as more and more epiphanies seemed to unfold. A new found belief in a higher power and a realization that I was put on this planet to do great things, help people and inspire the world was born. One very interesting moment is when I envisioned myself as an old lady on my death bed. Did I live my life to the fullest without any fears? Or did I allow my fears to hold me back? Do I have any regrets? I knew at that moment that I had to release all the fears that conventional society had programmed into me and become a new fearless version of myself. A version of myself that can do anything, achieve anything! I asked myself and the universe, “How am I going to turn my dreams into a reality? I have no idea how to start.” The answer came as, “Faith.” And that faith has taken me further then I ever could've imagined! Because what I didn't realize at the time was that when you focus on what it is you wish to create you are putting that energy out into the ether and helping make it manifest. What I am describing is called the “Law of Attraction” and it is very real! I didn't even know about this law back then, yet I was practicing it with amazing results! We don't need to know how we are going to make something happen, we just need to have enough faith to know that it is possible and by some means we will achieve it! Just focusing on the end result starts a whole chain reaction of events and everything begins to fall into place.
So release all the fears that are holding you back my friend, because you can achieve anything and everything your heart desires! And worse case scenario, even if you don't achieve what you set out to achieve, at least you won't be lying on your death bed wondering, “What if?” Remember...there is nothing to fear, except perhaps fear itself!
Jennie Haiman is a Reiki Master Energy Healer, Co-Founder of Self Saviorz Society California Non-Profit 501(c)(3), Poet, Author and Entertainer with goals to help raise the vibration and consciousness of humanity!