Hello everyone, I’m sharing with you my article from the June issue #12 of The Inspired Guide magazine (here).
Are you living your best life? Are you being true to yourself? Are you opening up to Spirit and letting life flow through you? Or, are you holding back for fear of failure and doubts that swallow you up? When life presents us with the opportunity to as Joseph Campbell said, “follow your bliss” we have a choice we either pick it up and run with it, or we fold and lock ourselves inside fear and doubt.
In every moment we have the opportunity to become consciously awake to our own self, to remove the layers of fear that we’ve covered ourselves up with. To change habits and thoughts and beliefs that no longer are for the highest good of us and let life move us, grow us.
We’re having a life to feel all the emotions, to live and create, to open up and allow life to live through us. We have choice and freedom to create what we want to experience. To create ourselves and to recreate ourselves. To expand and grow into higher dimensions of consciousness. We get to choose and decide how we want to experience ourselves. But we cannot experience anything if we stand still because fear and doubt overshadow our desires.
So, there it was, my dream come true, totally unexpected and out of the blue, my publisher asking if I’d like to be a regular contributor to the magazine. OMG!!! WOW!!! This has been my dream, my vision, what I’ve been asking the universe for, and here it is, the offer, and just like that as I’m jumping up and down for joy (in my head) fear and doubt showed up and I became overwhelmed with – oh no I don’t know if I can do it, this is a huge commitment…fear and doubt overtook my thoughts and squashed my joy.
Keeping myself small and hiding from my greatness is not following my bliss. I had a choice to make, do I let fear rule me, or do I empower myself and allow life to grow me, and the best way I know how to get passed fear and doubt is to face it. The answer came writing in my journal – Yes! I’m following my bliss. I’m stepping into my new path with love, passion and gratitude. I wholeheartedly accept the invitation and I’m ready to live my next highest best life.
Here are 4 powerful tips that have worked for me:
- Write down your fearful thoughts. Ask yourself how much value do they have? They only have the value you assign them.
- Fear is a natural energy, we all have it and fear doesn’t want growth. Decide what you want more, to stay inside fear or to live the greatest version of you.
- Remind yourself of an accomplishment that scared you at first but you did it anyway.
- Start giving thanks as if you already have achieved. Being grateful, keeping in mind the outcome of your vision, seeing yourself already a success, will move you through fear.
Life is an exploration of who we are, a journey for spiritual and emotional fulfillment. Life invites us to follow our own calling, seek new ways explore new ideas, become consciously awake to our own self. To grow, expand, reach for the stars and live our highest best life.