I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. When it has gone past me I will turn to see fear’s path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.
- Paul Atreides from the Frank Herbert novel Dune
Wars, terrorism, murder, crime, rising racial tensions, recession, outsourcing, insourcing, poisoned foods, Internet doom and gloom, poisoned water and world wide pollution. All of these things have combined to make modern man's life full of fear and anxiety. The nightly news further pushes buttons of panic and fear. Is it little wonder that this generation takes more drugs to calm themselves than any other generation before.
Most of our daily lives are shadowed by free-floating fear. We are afraid to fail within a relationship and we are afraid to succeed. We are afraid of how others perceive us. We are afraid to fail in life and we are afraid to excel. We are afraid of the "boogie man" (real or imagined). We are afraid of dying young or of growing old, suffering and being a burden upon our children.
Fear prevents us from being fully alive and living our dreams. It's a prison without walls. It's bondage in its truest form. To live in fear is to live without love. Many people equate hate as being the opposite of love. I disagree. Fear is the opposite of love. Love is about connection, not isolation. Connection with the Universe and with the Creator. The more powerful the connection, the more powerful the love. Love is all inclusive, instead of all exclusive, like fear. Perfect love casts out ALL fear.
Why do I think Love is the opposite of Fear? I think that way because fear is the driving force behind many of hates attributes. Jealousy, envy, regret, feeling insulted, abandoned, needing to be in control, resentment, and anger. Ego experiences these things and then fear creeps in. Fear causes a reaction of hatred towards the things (or person) making you fearful. Just notice how all the negative, fear based emotions feel. Ego emotions are personal and exclusive. Only you are the one experiencing them. Whether they be real or imagined. Emotional fear is designed to protect your ego; that is to say they are ego-based emotions. The ultimate ego fear is fear of the ego's annihilation. Fear is the withholding of love from yourself and usually another. What does a society based on fear look like? Just look around you!
Living without fear is a learning process. We've been taught to fear from our cradles. Living without fear, takes you out of the lie and into the truth of your own unique magnificence. Mastering fear does not imply you will never experience fear again. Mastering fear will show you a way to remove that fear from your life. Fear is the number one thief of joy, love, peace and happiness. It robs us of the destiny we are here to live out. Fears keep us from enjoying the lives we have, and it keeps us from living the life we could have.
Your fears know you. That's right, I said they know you. Fear is as smart as you are. Fear knows what you like and what you don't like. Fear has picked your lovers and your friends. It's raised your children and governed your life in myriads of ways. Learn how to recognize fear for what it is and take the necessary steps to free yourself from bondage.
Living in the Now...
Nothing exists outside this present moment. No-thing!
Most of my life, my thought processes have lead me to believe a different way. I used to think of time as a line, draw from birth to death. At various points along that line, I could see certain events that held meaning for me. The birth of my children, the death of loved ones, personal failures or triumphs. The past was always what was present on the line after the 'now' moment. Now, I know time works differently.
There is no line segment in the Creators creation. That's an invention of our ego. The 'now' point is all there is. The past and the future are illusions. They exist only to the degree that we focus our thoughts upon them. We continually create (or re-create) the past and the future by imagining them in this present moment of 'now'. The funny thing is, we don't even exist outside of the 'now'. All of our failures from the past; and all of our grand and glorious hopes for our future, exist right here.. right now. We are the creators and only we can re-create the past.
As soon as you feel fear, stop yourself and realize that you are re-living a past memory of something that caused that fear. Something that made you feel powerless. You have no power over the past and the future is what we are creating in the now. But in the present, you are all powerful, all knowing and have millions of possible futures to chose from. Knowing this in your heart will help you realize that fear is just a re-playing of a past time slot. It's like watching a scene in a movie, over and over again.
I suppose the next question should be, how do you feel about your life at this moment? Are you looking forward to a positive future filled with love, freedom and tranquility? Or are you finding yourself stuck in the the same routine. Are you sacrificing your present happiness in hopes for a better tomorrow? I'm curious to know if that's working out for you? Are you becoming less fear filled and more joyful with each passing year? Or are you wallowing in self pity with your 'shouda.. woulda.. coulda's' ? Are you 'hoping' that someday, things will get better.
My Father once told me that there is no someday. There is only right now. Now is the moment that you chose to create a better future. Now is the moment that you chose to forget (and forgive) a horrid past. The only power the fears of the past have is the power your thoughts give it. If your life path isn't a joyful one, take a different path. It's as simple and easy as that. No one likes to be reminded that we can chose to stop dwelling on our pasts. That means we have to take responsibility for our own actions and few want to do that.
There are essentially, three elements of breaking the cycle of fear. Admitting it, feeling it fully and then changing directions and acting as if the fear has no power. At first it may just be an 'act'. However, your brain will soon catch on and make it a reality.
Once acknowledged and exposed, it is time to stop rehearsing and merely resisting the negative, and begin focusing on and imagining the positive. Now is the time to join others in a great awakening out of the dominance of darkness and the clutches of the New World Order, and into the Light of a new paradigm that can – and will - transform our world. >>read more>>
Owning Your Freedom...
"No system or authority can free you, you have to do it yourself because real freedom comes from within you. You need to go ahead with your own evolution. The 'realityshow' called life -with all emotions & drama involved- keeps us so bussy in this matrix, we forget this freedom in our selves, in our own mind.
Because we are creatures of habit trying to live daily in our comfortzones, we keep doing and thinking the same things every day without really changing this.
Like a programmed computer running on subconsious programs.
Use your consciousness every second in the NOW to turn this gameprogram off.
Recognizing our spiritual and perceptual boundaries and comfort zones is a major factor in our quest for answers. In general we are unaware of what we don’t know and the distance widens even further when we are affixed behind a barrier of limiting beliefs. Reality is a great science that has no boundaries only those that we create for our comfort. There is no right or wrong way to grow but it can be of tremendous assistance in recognizing the limitations which hold us bound."
Sonia Barrett has appeared on panels with such noted speakers/scientists as Dr. Amit Goswami, Dr. Bruce Lipton and a number of others. She has been a Key Note speaker at a number of conferences to name a few; the ISSSEEM Conference, Conscious Life Expo, Conspiracy Con and the Alchemy Conference. Sonia Barrett is a popular radio guest and has appeared on television as well. She appeared in the 2010 film Ghetto Physics, produced by Will Arntz (producer of What the Bleep do We Know) and E Raymond Brown. She also appears in the upcoming docudrama (2012) Openings, The Search for Harry.
Step by step... Sonia breaks down the matrix:
Sonia Barrett is the Author of The Holographic Canvas: The Fusing of Mind and Matter, published in 2008. Her insights are cutting edge with much of it supported by quantum physics. Sonia Barrett’s work bridges the gap between science and spirituality in a simplified format. She addresses the programming, beliefs and concepts by which we have lived our lives both individually and collectively. These insights provide clarity in understanding the paradox of both the real and the unreal; the visible and the invisible components of reality; the holographic experience. Known for her mind bending concepts she stretches the mind even further by going beyond the common view of time.
She is currently producing her first documentary titled The Business of Disease, a 90 minute feature. Sonia Barrett is also publishing a companion book for the film filled with chapters from everyone in the film The Business of Disease. She is also the host/producer and founder of Sovereign Mind Radio and the founder and publisher of Sovereign Mind Magazine.
The Business of Disease – Sonia Barrett, Producer
In 2010 Sonia Barrett wrote an article titled the The Marketing of Breast Cancer, The Pink Ribbon Agenda; the positive feedback was staggering. This lead to the production The Business of Disease as she points out "in examining social actions and responses it is evident that in general we function in a fear driven society, much of which is motivated by external stimulus; media and marketing. Unwittingly we surrender rights to our spirit, mind and body. Our perception is deluded in our attempt to make conscious choices. Our choices are then largely a result of stored conditioning. This converts to insecurities in evaluating our competence in decision making capacities relating to our health and personal freedom. There is very little motivation or encouragement to trust our instincts which should precede external approval. The fact is that as individuals we are responsible for our bodies. We have an obligation to manage these bodies through which we experience the gift of life. To relinquish responsibility to doctors and pharmaceutical companies is to abandon self-reliance and self-responsibility which are essential features in the manner in which we manage our health."