When Fear Rules the World

When fear rules the world we see the worst in humanity. In looking to defend and protect ourselves we shut down, close ranks and often believe in the supremacy of a race or religion. We attack. First with our words and sometimes when words don’t achieve the desired outcome attack can take the form of violence. We saw this with Hitler when he rose to power in Germany. We hear of this regularly when we see the devastation and pain that radical terrorist groups leave in their wake. And now the land of the great, through their choice of president, has confirmed that they are now one of the most fearful nations in the world.

In his book Power vs Force the late Dr David Hawkins, a renowned scientist who measured the energy vibration of just about everything, stated that the world’s population predominantly vibrated in the field of fear, and that there were 12 people alive in the world at that time (the nineties) who were keeping the energy vibration above the level of fear. I suspect that at least four of those people, and possibly more, have since passed over.

So where does that leave us? If you believe in the predictions of Nostradamus, we are not in a good place, but we always have the power to change ourselves and the world around us.

We do this by raising our individual energy field by being courageous. Being mindful of how we respond on a daily basis. Being a centre of peace in a chaotic world by going within regularly. By focusing on happiness and the peaceful world we want to create, not what we want to change. And most importantly we do this by doing what we feel called to do.

The world isn’t changed by just one person, the greatest impact comes from the millions of individuals who collectively use their energy to commit to freedom and happiness. We do it by supporting, loving and caring for one another.

I am so grateful that I have committed to being an accepting person because it would be so easy to get caught up in fear right now. Accepting means that I accept what is, while working towards creating something meaningful.

Who knows what this event may motivate one person to do. Who knows how many people who have been stuck in their own fear and self doubt will put their fears aside to make a meaningful contribution.

You may think I am just one person but you are one person who counts. Let’s join together and not allow history to repeat itself. Let’s use this event as an opportunity to grow to our full potential and work collectively to create a better world.

Freedom Is On The Other Side Of Fear

As a young woman I was the treasurer for a charity group. One night I was asked to fill in for another member of the committee at a group discussion, it was only a small group, about 12 or so people who sat in a circle. However, when I was asked to make a comment I felt as if I was going to choke. A few weeks later I walked into my home with a baby in one arm and a bag of groceries in the other and raced to answer the ringing phone. It was a major radio station asking for a comment on behalf of the charity and we were live on air. I can’t even remember what I said and if I was coherent, I was so frozen with fear.

Those experiences motivated me to do something to overcome my fear of public speaking so over the next couple of years I did several public speaking courses. I had to do more than one to gain any level of competence. I later went onto to have individual lessons with a speech and drama coach. Since facing that fear I have had the privilege of being a teacher and motivational speaker, talking to as many as 1500 people at one time and appearing regularly on radio and TV.

I believe that the other side of fear is freedom. My definition of freedom at one time was being able to do what I want when I want. I now know that freedom for me is passion, joy, fulfillment and being my authentic self. I could never have achieved those feelings if I had allowed fear to rule my life.

Freedom Is On The Other Side Of Fear

Your fears show you where you need to make adjustments or changes within yourself so that you can become the person you were born to be. So many people worry about what other people will think of them but when you give yourself permission to make mistakes, to fall flat on your face at times, life gets easier. Failure is as much a part of life as success is, and if you don’t get comfortable with failure it’s hard to move forward.

When I reflect back over my life I have had more failures than successes, but the pleasure, joy and personal satisfaction that I have gained from my successes are what make me feel good about myself and the life I have created.

Life is never about what other people think about you. At the end of your life it will come down to how you feel about yourself, and the way you have lived your life.

FACE YOUR FEARS

How do you know when life tells you it’s time to face your fears?

Several years ago I started coaching a man who was tired of working in the corporate world. At our first session Carl (not his real name) told me about a business that he had always wanted to own, but he dismissed that idea by saying, “There is no money in it”. Not long after we started working together, Carl was offered a well-paying position in the corporate world which he accepted.

Carl continued to work with me on and off over the years and made progress in his personal life and he improved his management skills, but he still wasn’t really happy in his job and didn’t know what he wanted to do. It took another change of job, which precipitated a midlife crisis before Carl finally listened to his heart.

Carl has now invested his life savings in the dream he told me about at our first session. He doubts that he will make as much money from this venture as he did as a corporate executive, but he’s chosen lifestyle and personal satisfaction over money. I personally think he has such great ideas, skills and such passion that he may surprise himself, but time will tell. When I caught up with a very excited Carl he said, “What always held me back before was fear. I simply wasn’t ready to face it.”

I hear a lot of reasons as to why people can’t have what they want ranging from: confusion, lack of money, lack of support, no skills, insufficient time, not intelligent enough, and not good enough. These are only the outer manifestation of fear. Problems, confusion or dissatisfaction, are mirrors which show you the fears you have yet to face.

Some people think that they are facing their fears, and have gone after their dream, but it didn’t work out and they settled. The reality is often that it was easier to give up than to face their real fear.

When I started my life coaching business I knew I had found my passion so I made a commitment to myself to do this work regardless of whether I made a living from it or not. I was prepared to get a day job that paid the bills and coach in my own time if I needed to, and there were times when I did just that. There have been times when my business has flowed and times when it’s been tough, but one of the things that I love about myself is that I never, ever give up. If it feels right, and I love what I am doing, I look at what I have to learn from the situation and then I address the fear.

Face Your Fears

The gifts that comes from facing your fears are freedom and joy. Freedom to live life on your terms, to be yourself, and joy that makes waking up each day worthwhile. There are too many people who just get by, don’t be one of them. The only thing that stands between you and the life you were born to live is fear. When you face the fear, accept responsibility and take steps to turn your dream into reality the people, money and resources come into your life to support you to turn that dream into reality.

It’s been a few years now since Carl started his business and business is booming. He said he is happier now that he has ever been.