The fear of loss is often remembered for life simply because of the massive feelings we all associate with it. It’s real, it hurts and it’s frightening. You see and hear tigers, lions, fearsome ghouls and more. There’s oppression. But are they really there?
Think about it one step at a time.
* How did those feelings get there?
* Can you remember who or what experience taught you those fears?
* If they are not real, then how should I deal with what is now not frightening?
Guilt Leads to Fear
I remember feeling guilty about something as insignificant as being 5 minutes late coming home from school. It made me turn into a prisoner in my own home because of being fearful of getting thrown out of house and home.
You already know of at least a dozen or more such fears in your life.
* Imagine if you did not have those fears. How would your life have changed?
* What would your life be today?
* Can you see that you should have done things in another way?
What I am getting at is these are the walls we build up over past experiences that stymie our potential best performances in life.
Without fear or guilt, but having Confidence in its place, what can we become really proficient at?
Snap Quiz: What was this?
Built August 13, 1961. Opened November 1989 and took a year to finally flatten.
Then the celebrations and the real work of rebuilding and growth began. Lives changed.
The Berlin Wall epitomized many things fearsome and evil in this modern age. But were these fearful feelings all in our minds? The promise of wealth and freedom after WWII never came about. But now, a visitor to Berlin before the war would have wondered at the relative wealth and so today.
This was the wall of legend to keep out the enemy. But it still lives because we give it the memory of life. But the wall has fallen. It was something we as a whole loathed which gave it its power over us.
After the loathing, we want something different as a whole entity. We all wanted freedom, peace, more wealth and to develop ourselves. The reality of manifestation becomes our truths. The enemy cannot harm us. We can defend to our utmost anything we desire.
As we keep the enemies out from taking our hard worn lives, we also keep ourselves from growing any further.
What’s life like when the avenues of freedom and creativity are blocked?
I don’t know about you, but it sure feels like slow death when I stopped growing.
Who is the Oppressor?
You might now be indignant that oppression was the real culprit preventing all those people from finding their true freedoms and selves. True. But I’m addressing the fears of the Oppressing “control freaks” in the first place. Place yourself in the other pair of shoes. You can now see that you are holding so many millions of opportunities and the potential of far more productive lives back.
What if…you had not oppressed them?
You can now understand what celebrations there can be when there are no walls holding us all back. And then the real growing can begin in earnest.
Do you have walls you are hiding behind?
There are still occasions when I hear the roaring tiger behind some of my walls. But hey, maybe I can use it for a rug (apologies environmental people, it’s just a metaphoric thought). Alternatively, that noise might just be an oversized kitty with a loudspeaker.
My sledge hammer is working overtime. I’m finding new freedoms and creativity every day. How about you?