Where In Your Life Is Fear Blocking You?

Before I go into this article I would like to make something very clear: NO ONE ALLOWS FEAR TO BLOCK THEIR LIFE!  Now some of you maybe balking at that statement, but think about it, if you knew you had fear or if you are feeling fearful, would you really consciously or subconsciously and knowingly allow fear to block your life?  No you wouldn’t.  You would want to do everything in your power to get rid of your fears.  Fear is a feeling that comes up in response to all the things we were told as a child.  That is why many of you as adults may be so confused as to where this present day fear is coming from. Of course there are some fears that are organic.  For example, fear of fire, the fear of danger or an attack.  These are all organic fears, meaning they are a part of life and they keep you safe.  We all have fears.  Fear of the unknown, fear of success, fear of speaking and more.  Fear can be a huge boulder in our path.  Unfortunately, many of you do not know how to clear away this fear.  It is not enough to just feel your fear and do it anyway.

 

I have a morbid fear of flying.  Now if you knew me well enough you would be laughing since I travel quite frequently.  My fear of flying is so bad that I need to be medicated before boarding a plane and I usually have to be medicated an hour in advance.  Just imagine me having to do connections, yes, I need to be medicated for each leg of my flights.  My friends do not understand this since I love to travel.  I have to be on solid ground at all times and I swear the plane is going to drop out of the sky or crash into another plane.  What if the Pilots fell asleep or were drunk or better yet, decided to go meet their Maker and take me with them?  Are you laughing yet?  Many of you may think that by flying so much I would be facing my fear and therefore I would conquer my fear of flying.  However, it was not until the awful events of 9/11 that my fear of flying dissipated.  In the face of such bigger traumatic events my fear of flying seemed so second place.  Now, while I still need to be medicated, the air pressure affects my ears, I no longer have that profound fear of flying.

 

Many of our fears if not all of them had their beginning somewhere in our childhood.  How would I know?  Well for one, every time I looked behind each of my fears, I saw that they originated in my childhood.  They just manifested differently to fit the time frame I was living in.  We maybe embarrassed to think or believe that childhood issues are still affecting us, so it is easier to believe or accept that we as adults created those fears in our Minds.  Let me give you an example of childhood issues holding us hostage as Adults.  As a child I was raised as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses.  I was criticized and abused by so many Adult Witnesses, my reputation was tarnished all because I was out spoken and did not stand for hypocrisy. They blamed a lot of things on a twelve year old girl …

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