Tuesday, 9 June 2009

Facing Our Fears

There have been several occasions this week that time seems to have stood still. It was like seeing the world move into slow motion and come to a stop – albeit a very brief pause. In this micro-second, life moved into much sharper focus. It was as though the lens in which we see the world was being changed and in that fraction of a second those of us who are ‘more aware’ were able to see this happening.

That shift in awareness or consciousness seems to be the result of the continuing triple alignment of Neptune, Jupiter and Chiron, mixed with retrograde Pluto.

What became clear during these sifts was that it is now time to truly face our inner demons and to let go of the fear that each of us carry within (however small that may be). Fear is a natural human instinct - it helps us to survive, to keep the adrenalin pumping. Yet there comes a point where fear can paralyse, restrict and restrain, and it is at this point that it can become overwhelming.

We all know only too well how destructive fear can be – we experience pain and trauma in our lives, and we restrict our energies if we come close to facing such a situation again. Of course this relates to all sorts of experiences from accidents, relationships, work, family etc. However, what we fail to realise is that by using the fear to stop us from ‘going there’ again, we fail to learn, to gain strength from that experience.

This is not to say that we should throw caution to the wind, but rather we need to explore our fears and assess just how much they are built from compounding anxiety that things will go wrong again, and how much they are built from genuine concern. This is what we need to establish if we are finally able to go within and face our fears, to let them go and to ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’.

In order to grow in life we have to push our boundaries, to test ourselves. Life is about learning, new experiences and embracing life (risks and all). I have mentioned before that to avoid risk is to avoid living – risk is the key that helps us to grow and to embrace our full potential.

We are now being challenged to go within and to face those irrational demons head on, to release trauma and to let go of those things that have been holding us back from stepping firmly into our power. It is time to change our inner dialogues from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’. It is time to find solutions to those challenges that we all face in life. It is time to stand in the Light and not be afraid to be vulnerable, to accept that however hard we try we are not invincible and to take full responsibility for our choices in life.

It is time.