Today’s Miracle Moment Is About…Is It Really Fear?
Fear is such a big topic! Nelson Mandela once said, “May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.” Today we want to look at how we can live in a way that fear doesn’t run our lives.
I (Marci) grew up with a lot of fears! Knowing that, my parents introduced me to things early on so that I would not be too afraid to do them later in life. I remember my Dad taking me skiing when I was a little kid because he knew that if I didn’t learn how to ski when I was little, then I would never learn.
I (Dr. Sue) grew up sleeping on the floor of my closet because by being on the floor of my closet, there was only one direction I had to look. I knew I was surrounded by the other three walls…that’s being pretty terrified. As a kid, I didn’t want to be seen. I didn’t want to be heard. I would peek out from behind my mother’s leg or her skirt. That’s how I appear in most family photos. As I grew up, it didn’t get much better. I had to push myself to get out there and do things.
Now, we both realize that something entirely different is going on around fear.
When we’re two or three years old, we start developing enough independence that we want to move away from our mother’s skirt and start to explore the other kids who are playing, or we want to explore the bright, shiny things that are over there. And in the midst of doing so, inevitably we get in trouble.
We’re told, “Don’t cross the street. There are cars,” and other similar messages. Right in the middle of exploring our independence, we get in trouble, and it shuts down an important part of our own adventurous development.
And, that happens in our solar plexus, the place of our personal power. It gets shut down in that moment.
When the solar plexus is trying to come back online, it starts to shake. So, when we start to have a thought, idea, or opportunity that’s going to take us out of our comfort zone, that same part of our personal power is saying, “Yes, I’m about to be born. I get to come out.” But in doing so, it starts to shake and quiver. We’ve associated that quiver with fear, and we shut down and we try to move away from the situation. However, if we would actually just let it come out, it starts to birth and unfold in an entirely different way.
So, now, when you start to feel any shaking or quivering, breathe into it and stretch it open and give it a place to birth itself because that’s your power. That will dissolve the idea that you’re actually afraid when you might just be activating some part of your wholeness.
So, is it really fear or is it something inside of you that’s ready to be birthed and it’s just coming out in this way?
Over the next week or two, we invite you to explore and experience…
“Is this fear?
Or, is this really something that’s saying…
“Let me come out. Let me come forward.”
Breathe into that and let us know how it goes. We invite you to share your experiences in the comments section below.
We’ll end with a quote from Hafiz…
“Fear is the cheapest room in the house.
I would like to see you living in better conditions.”
Living in better conditions…that’s living in the Miracle Zone! We love living in the Miracle Zone with you!