Fear will silence the higher self. According to Webster’s Dictionary, fear is an unpleasant, often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger. So, why do so many people often feel a sense of fear where danger is not actually present?
So often, fear can stop us from achieving goals, from speaking up and making positive decisions that would change our lives. Why do we allow it to have such power over us?
I waited so long to write about my own journey with anxiety and depression out of fear of what people would think. I also doubted that what I had to share would resonate with anyone. In the past couple of years, as I’ve overcome anxiety and depression, I have slowly released the fear of sharing. The ability to release that fear has also now allowed me to share my experiences with awakening.
Our Higher Self Speaks
There have been moments in my life where I’ve clearly heard my inner voice (higher self) leading me. Unfortunately, I can’t tell you how many times I ignored that voice, and I often wonder what my life would be like now had I not given into fear.
I’ll give you an example of how fear has stopped me. Many years ago, I clearly heard my inner voice (higher self) say, “speak to women in shelters.” Intuitively I knew that meant I should speak to women in shelters about overcoming issues that may have put them into the shelter, specifically if they were dealing with anxiety and/or depression.
At the time, I believed in an external God. Without getting too deep into it in this post, things have shifted for me as I’ve become more and more aware that we are all part of one consciousness. In any case, when I heard (clearly), “speak to women in shelters,” at the time, I questioned God (the holy spirit).
With very little money and very little confidence in my speaking ability, I did not see any open doors that would have allowed me to make such a bold move. The thing is, though, I lived across the street from a church, and I helped a friend of mine prepare breakfast for a nearby shelter. Had I not been so fearful, I could have followed through on what my inner voice was clearly telling me to do.
What is fear keeping you from doing?