Fear is the reaction you feel in the body when the mind senses danger. Fear is simply an energy movement in the body that prepares it for a “fight or flight” response. When there is a real survival threat, like if you are being attacked physically by someone or something, this energy of fear is used by the body to either fight off the treat, or run from it – so fear serves a very useful practical value. However, when your mind creates “illusionary” fears (imagining some made up scenarios), through negative thinking, the energy that is produced has no avenue to get used up because there is nothing there to fight or flight in that moment. In this case, the energy gets stored up in the body as a negative energy and attracts more negative thoughts which end up creating negative realities.
Bring awareness to your fears
Don’t judge your fears, if you make it personal you just end up identifying more with it and hence cling to it. A negative thinking pattern causes fear. A negative energy stored up in the body attracts negative thinking patterns, which creates fear, and this fear gets stored up as more negative energy in the body – creating a vicious cycle in you. This is the reason why most people feel so helpless when they try to resolve their fears.
The secret to dissolving fears, is to stop “thinking” about them and just shine the light of pure awareness on them. You don’t have to “focus” on the fear, just stay as a relaxed awareness. Awareness is a highly creative force which uses a different type of intelligence than the mechanical intelligence of the mind. So instead of identifying with a fear, just stay aware of it. Don’t try to sort out the fear, just stay aware of it and let the energy move through your space. Awareness is just a term I use to point you to a state of relaxed attention where there is no “identification” with the mind.
Fears are not personal
You must understand that who you really are is a pure positive vibration. In other words, you are an energy force whose natural vibration is pure positive akin to feelings of joy, love and peace. There is no fear in your natural vibration. So fear is not your real personality. All fears are created in the mind through “thinking” patterns. When you stop giving interest to a certain mind pattern it simple dissolves on its own.
The problem is that most people don’t allow a mind pattern to dissolve. They just keep giving it more and more attention, and interest, by making it personal. Stop identifying with your fear, stop labeling them as a part of who you are and stop defending their presence. If you don’t give attention to a mind pattern, it will simply wither away.
If you complain about your fears, worry about them, keep thinking about them or make an identity out of them, then the fears will never go away – because you are clinging to them without even knowing it. Whenever a fear pattern comes up in your mind, just relax your attention, stay as an open field of awareness, and just let that thought process die away at its own pace.