Fear the Destroyer

Fear is the most paralyzing "fear" in existence. It will literally stop you in your tracks. Walking the path to Christhood means letting go of all fears. They must be confronted and dismissed as unreal. Does this mean we have to confront them in this physical reality? For ex., if we fear the dark or spiders does it mean we have to lock ourselves in a closet or have spiders crawl all over us? No, thank God! All fear originates in the mind, thus it can be confronted and dismissed in the mind. Everything is mind. How do we do this? We imagine ourselves experiencing what we fear. When we do this we realize that it wasn't so bad and we dismiss it. The degree to which it is released is all up to you and your willingness to see it as unreal and let it go. Remember you have free will. Will it come back? It might. Each person is different. If it does come back it will not be as strong in you and so you must dismiss it right away. If it keeps surfacing then you know you must go deeper. What is the real cause of the fear? What is the belief behind the fear? What is the illusion behind the belief? Once you figure out the underlying cause of the fear you will be able to dismiss it more easily. You are not alone in this. When you choose to confront your fears invoke the presence of Jesus and he will guide you through it. He will not let you do this alone nor should you have to.

(Of course, I am NOT a psychiatrist, so seek professional assistance if you feel you need to and this should not replace any counseling you may be receiving at this time.)