Fear: Shutter of The Heart

Is Fear the most dangerous thing of all? Does it really serve a good purpose, or is it hiding the true reality? The thing I find myself fearing is fear itself, and what it’s doing to us as a culture, as human beings.

What do we do when we live in fear? We shut down. When we act from fear, we literally process information in ‘life or death’ terms and activate our ‘fight or flight’ response in the body. This mechanism exists to keep us safe and keep us alive. But in doing so, our immune system shuts down. Our brains turn off. Creativity drains away. Infinite possibilities evaporate. Open arms and hearts close up, barring entrance from anything or anyone suspicious. We process only that information which benefits the situation and the final ‘fight or flight’ decision. Only that and nothing else. Why would your brain waste precious energy in a life and death situation trying to be creative and open-minded? Doing so might cost our life!

Yet even with all the life-saving functions, we were not meant to live in fear ALL of our lives – only for small instances where we needed to outrun someone with a club, think fast on the road, survive an encounter with a bear, or save a loved one from scary situation. But the fear response, and what it creates and does to us, cannot possibly benefit us if we are living it every moment of every day. A dark cloud looming overhead. This emotional force was designed to save our lives in short bursts, not to be endured for an extended period.

What a toll this fear is taking on our health and our hearts. Constant fear certainly will not nurture our souls so we may grow and evolve as humans.

It seems to me that fear cannot inherently exist where there is love. Real, infinite love. If you are operating out of love, you have no fear, only confidence of the moment and the person or situation in front of you. Fear accomplishes nothing; Love accomplishes everything.

Without fear, I really do think we can see things as they really are – and not through the lens of darkness that fear creates. What illusions might we be seeing that we are interpreting as real? That are only shadows from a deep fear in our mind?

Who plants the seeds of those shadows? How can we remove them, shine the light to reveal their true nature and source? Will an open heart reveal them, lift them from our shoulders?

Fear puts words into our mouths that are not our own. Fear ignites motivations that stem from false truths. Fear paralyzes us, but tricks us into thinking we are doing great things and protecting the common good. Fear does not encourage us to think outside ourselves and our own interest. Fear shutters our hearts and minds from infinite love.

The ‘Force’ Within

In my past post I related the idea of Unity – that all exists as one, and there is no separation. Unity = God, or God-consciousness. This Unity is the mass existence of all and that which encompasses all. The Source. As such, it seems to me that within it exists energy. Kinetic potential.

Could it be possible that emotions are divine forces of energy wielded from the kinetic potential of the Unity? Is “love” just a chosen force, a chosen weapon, from the kinetic Unity? The most powerful weapon?

Fear and worry would also be kinetic components of the Unity, but ultimately self-destructive. Powerful, but difficult to bear. Source-draining. In my experience, my energy is buzzed and alive when I am expressing love. As if my battery is forever charged and continually revived in perpetuity.

I like the idea of emotions serving as the potential energy components of the cosmic God-consciousness. Emotions in our everyday lives drive and create and keep things moving. Without them, do we not evolve?

I imagine that spirits vibrate the thought forms of feelings, but they are not realized or expressed as they are in our world…here they are a force. Powerful and moving. Motivating us and allowing us serve as both creator and destructor.

Would we create or destroy in our lives if not for emotion?

Emotions are the driving, divine Force within us all. (Cue obligatory Star Wars reference!)