Fear Is A Motivator

May 9, 2022

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Fear is an intense motivator for change.  I used to use fear to get me to make the changes I was resistant to.  The fear would build and build until I couldn’t take the pressure of it anymore.

I can remember when I felt shock waves of fear that seemed to shoot through me like lightning waves.  I’d have a thought that would produce a rush of adrenaline and an energetic shock that moved through me in a way that my heart would start racing instantly.

Once I had a mild panic attack that was a whole different kind of fear but felt almost foundational – like my very core was threatened.

If only someone could have told me then what I now know!  And A Course in Miracles says it so well in so many ways:

“All fear is ultimately reducible to the basic misperception that you have the ability to usurp the power of God.”  ACIM T-2.I.4.

I understand it seems hard to believe that all fear comes from judging, and from thinking thoughts that are untrue.

It can seem as though fear comes from what’s happening in the world that frightens us.  Yet, the truth is it is our opinions that are frightening us precisely because when we affirm our judgments and opinions we are affirming that we are the ones who decide who is good and who is bad, who is right and who is wrong, and in doing so we become the usurpers.  

We can train our mind to see beyond appearances and recognize only the truth, or we can live with fear. I move that we love ourselves enough to stop frightening ourselves.

Consider if there’s someone in your life that you really love and adore – would you yell at them?  Frighten them?  Torture them?  

You wouldn’t do those things if you truly loved them.

What judgment do you have that’s worth holding onto when you know that it will cause your own suffering?  Think of all the things you’ve done to try to end your suffering that haven’t really worked. 

Would you try the one thing that actually works?

Or do you feel that you can have your judgments and the fear you experience is unrelated?

I don’t think I could’ve believed giving up my opinions would relieve me of fear.  I only know it works because I have been giving up my judgments as part of my daily spiritual practice for at least 15 years and as a result, I don’t have much fear.

Most of the fear I experience these days is annoyance.  

I can’t remember the last time I felt one of those shock waves of fear, but I can remember feeling joyous and grateful yesterday.  I feel grateful and thankful even now as I write this.  

I let God be God.  I am part of God, and I don’t need to judge anything or anyone anymore.  I’m not interested in being a usurper.  I prefer to feel free and harmonious ALL of the time.  I am intent on it.  I am closer to my goal every day!  And for this, I am so very grateful!  I am loving myself free of lack, attack and limitation.  It’s happening now.

My Stop Playing Small Online Retreat starts Friday, May 13. If you’d like support for making a shift from playing small in your heart, living in lack and limitation, getting in your own way, to living from Love and feeling more free and focused, check out my Stop Playing Small retreat – it’s online – you’ve never had so much FUN clearing out the mental and emotional clutter!   Fear won’t stop us! Click here for more details.

My Stop Playing Small ONLINE Retreat is for folks who are frustrated with feeling stuck and fearful.  It’s not about playing big, it’s about no longer making excuses, hiding and playing small.  It’s designed for those who’d like to bring on a breakthrough so they can move forward with confidence toward their heart’s desire in any area of their life.  Click here for details.  If you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors.  The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered.  

TAKE ACTION!  If you’re interested in either the Stop Playing Small Retreat or Finding Freedom From Fear Spiritual Bootcamp, but you aren’t sure if it’s right for you right now, book an Exploratory Call with one of the spiritual counselors.  The call is free and you’ll find benefit in addition to getting all your questions answered.  Click here now to book an Exploratory Call with a Spiritual Counselor.


ACIM, daily prayer, Inspiration, Jennifer Hadley, Living A Course in Miracles, love, miracles, Peace, prayer, Spirituality

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