While meditating this afternoon a question or voice popped into my head "Why are you afraid of that which you are?" - just mulling it over myself right now. Any input would be grateful.
asked 05 Mar '10, 20:19
I think you may be feeling this question because it is easier and more comfortable to be the person you've always been. I think the thought that lingers in alot of our minds is, could our beliefs and thoughts be modified to be and do more? And, how do we live up to the fact that we are unlimited beings? We are more powerful than we realize and it can be intimidating, but that's ok. The reason we are here in the first place is to realize our true nature, and by asking this question you already have. Peace, and Happy Expanding.
It's a great question, and not one that I can personally answer because the answer will be specific to you. It should, however, keep you busy for awhile contemplating it. The true answer should be very enlightening for you, when you do discover it.
answered 05 Mar '10, 21:47
~Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of "A Course in Miracles," 1992
It is far easier to not take on the responsibility of being for there is no risk however there is likewise no growth, and yes in this stagnation we not only stop but reverse into feeling not worthy. This worthiness is not ours it could not be so as much as we may try God has done all the hard work for us and made of us worthy in his site because he loved us so much that he took our garbage and gave us gold in it's place by substituting himself as the one human that represents all men and women forever and paid their price for them.
With this in mind that it was already done for us so we could have the kingdom of God right here right now and all the richness of it including all his power authority and most especially know his love. We needn't be frightened of our power for it was freely and gladly given to us all even though in his time of life we said kill him, he said forgive them. That is how much God loves us that we could hurt him immensely and he take on every sin of humanity for eternity, willingly he was unrecognizable looked like minced meat when he was nailed to the cross as a man. I can not even begin to imagine the punishment he willing took in hell for us all for three days for every sin these are from the lest to the worst he became what he hated to save us.
If God believes you are worthy of his gifts and love just because he loves you accept and be that for God then yourself.
A quote regarding existence :
... and another about playing ...
This might sound crazy, but stay with me and see if this feels alright to you ...
Imagine a playground you know well from your childhood. Do you remember playing games involving pretending while you played there? Take this post one step further. Do YOU see how everyone is playing a game, still pretending? How the whole world seems to enjoy blowing elements of life way out of proportion? Or how about the way humans make tasks really difficult for themselves (like blowing up tons of rocket fuel to get a few humans off the ground; there must be an easier way!)? Do you sometimes feel like you are playing a part in a play, a game, a dream?
Depression is scariest when the undeniability of it's truth settles in :
There is no self. That's what there is to fear: eternal emptiness.
The player playing the game Must keep up the game or ... Game Over!
A good long look into the eyes of another circle-eyed being will point at this as well. Look into the dark empty hole and how perfectly it shines back a reflection of You!
I am nothing, playing a game of being something and I want to keep playing!
A final quote :
Here's a fun video to help deal with fear : http://www.zefrank.com/zesblog/archives/2007/11/songs_you_alrea.html
PS (for anyone who skipped to the bottom for the short version;)
If you fear that which you are, you don't REALLY know what you are. Because what you really are is the same divine substance as everything and everyone and even God is. ( I use the term God very loosely here). There is absolutely nothing to be afraid of. What you are feeling could possibly be the fear the Ego minds are experiencing when they realize they a)have no reality and b)what "comforts" they will have to surrender to realize what you really are.....
But then I was never known for being overly smart about these things....
answered 02 Apr '11, 13:05
(I know that Wade will come on, and he will have a great answer to this question- be sure to watch for it!)
The truth is, Michaela, that we can be quite something if we just listen to our hearts and try to be what God intended for us to be! It is frightening to think that you could write a book, Michaela; but I have watched you rack up points like crazy (you are gonna pass me up really soon! You go, girl!). You could write a book if you wanted to! You are so good at answering questions; you have talent! That is just one example of what I mean.
For some reason, though, we often do not reach our full potential. Winners do what losers do not want to do. Also, life keeps us busy. We have to set goals and stick to them. We have to take time away from other people to reach our goals and this can be hard and feels almost selfish.
Listen to that voice, and follow your dreams. Remember, it says: Be not afraid, for I am God, and am with you always!
Blessings, Jai biting her nails, watching Michaela rack up points...LOL!
answered 05 Mar '10, 22:00
I'm using the answer section to reply, and thank you guys for all the great answers so far. I do have a bit of a challenge going on in my life right now and although there is some underlying fear and resistance below the surface, there is no comparison as to how I would have dealt with this just a few years ago - I would have probably gone to pieces. I realized we need the challenges to also discover how much we have actually grown- although there is some fear and resistance below the surface, there is also knowing that it will be okay and today I actually found myself at times with a smirk on my face and a knowing that I really am changing and growing.
You are so right Brian, it is sometimes a little intimidating to think we are unlimited beings.
As you so rightly point out Vesuvius the answer will be specific to me and funny enough the question actually made me feel good.
Thank you Jai for turning that smirk I had into a huge big grin - and don't underestimate your own talent:-)
That's to be expected. The hardest thing is facing oneself. Especially if you've been brought up in a religious household where you've been taught not to go there for you might get caught up in unkown territory and dabbling with what you may not be able to handle (I know my husband who is catholic was brought up to believe that.) Just keep in mind, there's no fear but fear itself. When you're ready, you'll be there.
Thank you, namaste
answered 02 Dec '10, 11:51
That's because you are It. You are the eye of the Universe. You are the Totality of Everything. You are me.
answered 02 Dec '10, 13:15
As separate individuals, we have been keeping pretty busy for a long time. Busy with sustaining what we conceptually believe ourselves to be. Busy with the ongoing perception of time, busy with the perception of space form and our overall biography. The individual is wired to keep that egoic separation in place.
The thinking process did not ask that question...
In simply observing that question, you can rest in the same source (within you already) from where it came. Perhaps it got your intention and immediate reflection because it was like watching a black and white movie in which an "in color" form appeared.
That question already has the answer within it.
answered 04 Jan '11, 14:54
It is the voice of the ego that is making you feel weak with fear, and helpless, so that you are not in control of your oneness within the universe! So it is important that you take time to ward off this fear, and replace it with spiritual confidence from the one Universal mind, and allow you’re self to be saturated with this new spiritual confidence, and consciousness.
Fear has no power over you, unless you allow it to have power over you, so gracefully send the ego packing, and relax, and enjoy who you really are!
answered 05 Jan '11, 00:43
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it may be that as a child of the universe we, once in awhil, get flashes of that cosmic significance
answered 25 Jun '11, 13:44
You are afraid because of your separation from your higher self. This is the core of your soul. And if you don't have that, you are alone, and that is very scary. Find something spiritually uplifting like meditation, church etc. You will find an inner glow when you quiet your internal thoughts and that will validate you are on the right track.
answered 04 Jan '11, 15:23
The Knights Alchemy
michaela stop having fear of yourself! you are just starting the process of meditation that question that you have ear is something not solve in you! so go deeper with out fear understand the meaning and put it to rest then you can go to another unsolve thing in you! good luck have faith you can do it!
answered 25 Jun '11, 01:29
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