Fear—Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise
When you feel fear, do you “Forget Everything And Run” or “Face Everything And Rise”?
I don’t know about you, but when fear sets in, my stomach tightens, and flips around in somersaults. My temperature rises and sweat starts trickling down my back.
Being seen by others is my greatest fear. I would rather blend in with the crowd than be the one leading the charge.
Some of you who know me may find that interesting, mostly if you have seen me speak or present at the NKF Gala. I’m told I come off very calm and poised, which I’m grateful for because at heart I’m an introvert. I would rather be at home, in my pajama’s than on stage in front of hundreds of people.
However, that’s not how Spirit works through me. Unfortunately, my pajamas are not my divine gift.
Spirit loves to move through me when I put myself in the spotlight. But it terrifies me to do so.
The Beauty Pageant
As a teenager, I received inspiration from my higher self (at the time, I didn’t realize that’s where this idea came from) to enter a beauty pageant. Why my higher self thought this would be a great idea, I don’t know. I couldn’t even be a tree in a school play without spending the opening night in the bathroom throwing up, but entering a beauty pageant somehow made sense.
I went through the motions and applied. To my surprise, I got accepted. Now I had to come up with a talent. I couldn’t even walk and chew gum at the same time. What possible talent could I have that would be good enough for a beauty pageant?
I heard in my head, “People will laugh at you! You won’t measure up! You’re a failure! You should quit while you can.”
Our egos are powerful, and it’s their job to protect us from harm. And my ego had a four-alarm siren blaring in my head!
My mother just knew singing was my talent. She asked the church choir director to coach me. To this day, every time I hear “Under the Boardwalk,” I think of him encouraging me to sing louder than just a mere murmur.
Being seen and judged is my biggest fear and singing in front of hundreds of people paralyzed me.
That begs the question—isn’t being seen and judged the essence of a beauty pageant? What in the world was my higher-self thinking?
The fear got the best of me, and I “F$%ked Everything And Ran” as fast as I could.
As my escort for the opening processional, my Grandfather bought a new tux. I knew I disappointed him, but most importantly, I disappointed myself. I have always regretted not participating in that pageant.
Fear—Face Everything And Rise
Now, whenever I feel fear boiling up, I remember how I felt when I dropped out. It fuels me to keep moving.
If I choose not to take action because of fear, I know I will miss out on manifesting miracles.
If we don’t take action and move past our fears—Face Everything And Rise—we won’t create abundance. We are the divine creators of our own experience. Not taking action is still taking action, but it won’t necessarily produce the results we want.
So, this brings me full circle to today; I’ve started a new business venture, and it requires me to put myself once again out there and be seen.
Yesterday, I had an attack of the “what if’s,” and my ego once again wanted to protect me. “What do you think you are doing? No one will understand. Just stay home. It will be safer. Trust me.”
However, Spirit always works through me when I put myself out there. Miracles always happen when I step outside of my comfort zone into the unknown.
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Love and Light,
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