It has been a few weeks since I have done “Affirmation Tuesday”…so I bring to you a message today from my deck “Gifts of Affirmations” by Amy Zerner and Monte Farber. As I splayed the deck across my desk and waved my hand over them, the heat rose from the cards and one in particular sent a spark into my palm. The card is:
Affirmation of Compassion: “I Use My Fears As Signs That Guide And Protect Me”
Message: “Use this gift when your fears prevent you from acting in your best interest. Our fears exist to help keep us safe from harm and from repeating mistakes we have made. If we seek to understand why we are afraid, we can make fear our friend and helper, not our master. It is important to avoid fearing success and the many changes it will bring.”
from The Desk of MarDrag:
Fear is something we all live with, every day. It is part of our lives for many reasons, and it exists on many different levels. Natural Fear is necessary…that is, that Fear that warns us of danger, or tells us to keep our hand off the fire, or reminds us of a choice or mistake we do not want to make again. Natural Fear can serve us and be productive. It is an important emotion to keep and use to our benefit.
But, then there is the other Fear…that Fear that overwhelms us, can control us, and can keep us from living our lives in the way we want or need to. That debilitating Fear that keeps us from taking action, or venturing into a new experience or relationship, or stops us from living the life we deserve and desire. This type of Fear is not our friend, is not productive, and does not act in our best interest.
Fear can be such a dastardly thing to deal with…because it causes such…Fear. But the thing is…Fear is created, that is…we create it. It is within us and, if we have command of our emotions rather than our emotions having command of us, then we can manage that Fear and master it, so that we are not in its Power. If we create it…then we can uncreate it, for we are masters of our emotions and our domain. It is within our Power to deal with Fear as we see fit…no matter what its false voice would tell us. Use Fear to your advantage before it uses you.
You see, Fear has no Power on its own. It gains its Power by taking ours. But, in order to take the Power…we have to have Power in the first place. Do not believe that false voice of Fear that says you must succumb to it and pay it homage. It tells you this so you will hand it your Power. Say NO…I will not give up my Power to Fear. And watch it fade in the shadow of your authority.
As the affirmation says…Fear can be used as signs to guide us in life. But we cannot live a life well lived with Fear as our commander. Seek to study and enlighten yourself on the source of your Fear, seek to understand it, and make it work for you instead of against you. The more we understand ourselves…the less afraid we will be. Be Brave…and overcome your Fears. Be the Master/Mistress of your life!