As you guys know, I see messages from Spirit all over the place and yesterday I got the same message from two different sources. Not sure what I’m to do with the info but trust that I’ll be shown the application, whether it’s in my own life or someone else’s. Here’s what I got:
I happened upon a website (NewAgePride) where I found an article called “A dozen essential concepts for teachers”. It was long-ish so I printed it out and read it at lunch. The one section that resonated most clearly with me was called “Love and Fear”. Here’s a snippet:
The funny thing is, despite lots of different emotions, there are basically only two responses to all that life brings you: love and fear. All the positive feelings of joy, creativity, wonder, comfort, enthusiasm–you name it–all stem from a sense of loving or being loved. When you are in the energy of love, then body, mind and spirit are all in tune; your heart is open, time and stress disappear, all things seem possible, and you like everyone, including yourself.
Any feelings that are not sourced in love actually stem from fear. Despair, envy, greed, hatred, anxiety and anger are all ways that fear expresses itself. We fear pain, we fear death, we fear lack, we fear abandonment, and worst of all, we feel we are somehow â€œnot good enough.â€ Fear is often overwhelming and all-consuming; when you are in fear, it feels as if there is no other realityâ€”and never will be.
Also, judgment and criticism you feel for other people not only are signs of fear, they even are a message that you fear those things in yourself. Sorry, but itâ€™s true. If you see somebody doing something thatâ€™s really bugging you, ask yourself, â€œOkay, now when do I behave like that?â€ Often youâ€™ll suddenly see it right away and go, â€œOh, noooooooo!â€ If you spot it, you got it.
(I cringed at the “If you spot it, you got it.” thing because … yeah. Sadly true.)
Anyway, good points and something to mull over (like you do). On my drive home from work, I was listening to a podcast from Cheryl Richardson interviewing James Van Pragh, a well known medium. Damn if he didn’t talk about the same exact thing: love and fear being the source of all emotion. How weird is that? I know, right?
Of course, I pay attention to this message and my mind starts going in 100 directions: is this for me? Is this information for a friend of mine who is having some marriage issues? Who is this for? What is the application?
So far, no answers but I started with my own life and looked at places where fear comes to call. (And there are lots of them.) How do I choose to be open to love when I’m in a place of fear? For me, it’s all about trust. Trusting that what comes will be for my highest good and that I will be fine, no matter what. (That’s really hard to do when you’re in the middle of a meltdown. I’m sure you can relate.) It’s a work in progress for me.
But that message from Spirit was received loud and clear yesterday and I TRUST that further instruction and application will come in time.