Healing the fear of fear

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,

I will fear no evil. . .

The media is filled with frightening information. Violence and threats of violence are everywhere. The economy is struggling. Our leaders seem to be dysfunctional. It is easy to become frightened. Fear is uncomfortable. And, with the amount of fearful events reported every day an underlying fearful state of being seems normal. “Be frightened about your life, your money, your health, your family,” seems to be the constant mantra of the news and our friends.

To recognize that we are experiencing fear is to know that we are walking “through a valley of dangerous shadows” and this is the first step – the beginning of wisdom.

While it is not possible to just stop being frightened, it is possible to stop being frightened of fear. After all, it is just a very uncomfortable feeling – not the real stuff of life.

. . . I will fear no evil, for Thou art with me.

Who or what is the “Thou” that is “with me” and not frightened of fear or evil? The “Thou” is the ever-over-flowing soundless voice of inspired wisdom.

Thou preparest a table before me in the midst of mine enemies.

Fear, the emotional and physiological reaction to being threatened, is the “enemy,” as living a frightened life is self-destructive. When frightened we cannot be aware of the “table of good” intelligent ideas laid before us. We cannot see the “green pastures” of pathways through our problems we are being led toward.

It is not panic that will safely guide us through difficult situations – it is creative inspiration that flows from Thou into us, just as the river feeds the trees.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life;

and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

 

About nrosanoff

Spiritual coach/counselor, Metapsychiatrist, MetaViewer of Life.
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3 Responses to Healing the fear of fear

  1. Marlene Gallagher says:

    Nice reminder, Nancy. Thank you. (Also a beautiful bible passage to remember.)

  2. Janice says:

    Thanks for exposing how fear can be so destructive to our lives and for shedding light on the alternative to seeking a less fearful life with God.

  3. Patricia O'Toole says:

    Thank you, Nancy. That was a good Birthday message for me. I have attended your PAGL sessions in New York, even though I live in the Chicago area. I have studied Meta for at least fifteen years and has blessed me over and over again. I appreciate that you continue to bring such Wisdom to so many of us. Life has been so much better since I have read every Thomas Hora book and have watched your videos with Ruth Robins. Continue your path. Patricia O’Toole

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