When we bury, push against or deny our fears, we ultimately give them more power. Our fears then unconsciously control us, keeping us from peace. That is, until we choose to face our fears. Our willingness to face our fears is the first step.
Fear is held in place by holding our breaths, and contracting when the emotion reads its head; whether we’re gripping the fear, pushing it away or hiding from it.
But everything exposed by the light becomes visible–and everything that is illuminated becomes a light.
You see the antidote to fear is light. When we allow the fears to surface, while breathing and allowing the emotions to move through us, we release our fears. To face our fears means to walk into the very places we have avoided, to open sealed doors and allow the emotion to move into the light. It is then that it can move through us and away from us.
While breathing and feeling where your body is physically supported:
- Acknowledge the fear – open the closet doors where it has been hiding
- Keep breathing while you allow the fear to move through you
- This may cause you to feel physically, mentally and emotionally uncomfortable. Please stay with the breath and where your body is physically supported
- The emotions will then move through and release you from its grip. When this happens, you will feel a great sense of peace.
- Do your best to allow this process to unfold, this will bring you a greater freedom from your fears when you do.
Know that healing happens in layers. This same feeling may come back again to be revisited and released on a deeper level. As much as you can allow the process, the faster you can return to peace. When we question what we’re feeling, we’re questioning our own experience and creating conflict within ourselves.
When we are at war with ourselves, no one wins.
Fear is an emotion. Emotions are energy. They only get stuck when we don’t allow them to be. Facing our fears frees ourselves and others.
Image: Inner Conflict by Koby Feldmos