Fear is such an interesting exploration, isn’t it? it’s all around and within us and so prevalent in our societies that we don’t realise how much we are Muppets in our knee-jerk reactions. Different people react from different levels of fear and this comes from how closed their mind is in the first place. Within a closed mind there is little light, just a series defence mechanisms – defending of what-is with a view to what-if. And as you know, when energy doesn’t move, stagnation occurs.
Different cultures have different layers of closed minds, an individual both feeds into and takes from these which in turn determines the level of dynamic resolution of their forward momentum. Whether we defend, or not against change or whatever, it happens anyway as energy keeps flowing – it has to, that is its nature. It’s when it has to move against continued resistance that violence occurs, because energetic forward momentum cannot be stopped. It can only be deflected, by thought. And violence can come up in many different forms: disease, arguments, storms, war …. whatever, until purpose has been achieved in attention being called and action taken.
Whether the mind is closed or open impacts each One’s very personal journey, and determines how much their core Spirit is reflected. If one can be totally individual, ie not in community of any sort, that’s fine because what they do (either by free or conditioned choice), it only impacts them. It’s different when One is a dynamic part of a collective situation and their movement – or not – impacts that momentum of that community.
The full moon last week was very much about community, about seeing and being yourself in one and of being able to network your relationships. And in today’s modern world, these communities are increasingly been networked into a global one.
Most communities are, however, mired in fear and the entire messaging of media (and governments) is geared towards what you have or want today that you may lose tomorrow. Or the day after unless you …. (whatever, fill in the blank).
It takes a lot of courage to see the multiple layers of stereotyping and decide to live beyond it. To set your own terms and to face life as it comes, without living in hope and expectation. Both keep you in the future and most certainly, fear lives in time, either past or future. It cannot exist in present moment because here there is essentially nothing. Just space, that you fill.
Think about it.
A good practice is watch Fear as a non-moving energy inside you, and with such observation you stay in the present moment. It doesn’t have to be specific for now, just the general entity. In this way, without time, fear itself ceases to exist. Each fearless moment unfolds from itself again into itself completely jewel-like a cycle of unending energy that transforms itself as it moves. It’s precision is in the Simplicity of What-Is.
This practice, when applied to put you purely and squarely in the energy of Fear means you sit in it and recognize its darkness as being all-emcompassing. Just do it, with a hint of curiosity, that’s all. And then, as with everything, by being in it you will find the energy changing. The Observer and the Observed become One as you become the same frequency through familiarisation. And at this time you will find, quite naturally, that the Fear that had hithertofore been your total engagement, no longer exists within.
It is in this silence that your Mind will then allow new thought to arise.
And away you go.
Much love as always,