Day 158: On Fear

This is not a religious post.

Here are my thoughts on religion: Day 23 The Sacred Hours

When I receive things in prayer, often the words I hear are common to me.

(*) Therefore “angel,” “heaven,” and “eternal life” are in the text, because those are words that resonated with me at the time of the writing. The words can easily be replaced to fit another’s comfort level.

This was scribed by me over a year ago. Had I asked this same question today, no doubt the response would be somewhat different in word choice and content. Still this stands the test of time for me. I continue to find the message comforting and affirming.

Spring 2011

On FEAR

(by Samantha Craft)

There is a lot of energy in your area that is directed towards fear: fear of illness, fear of disaster, fear of future, fear especially of repercussion of past choices. This fear is a necessary part of the process of human evolution. At the same time, this fear is necessary to release.

Fear creates more fear, even as fear sleeps below as nothingness. It can create. This fear is nothing, and yet it produces. This is a concept of debate, but nonetheless true.

Without fear we do not learn to release fear. In the process of release, we discover, if even for a small moment, a sense of tranquility and knowingingness that is best described as lifting of the veil.

In fear we find refuge from our common problems; we escape momentarily from what is around us in the present, and let go of where we stand, our foundation slipping beneath us into oblivion even without us taking note. People respond to fear like iron flecks to magnet. This fear calls to us, promising us solution and reprieve from our ordinary dwellings of spirit.

This fear is a falsehood, with false intention and false promises.

Answering the call of fear does not do little; answering the call of fear does great—in this we mean there is no small amount of consequences of responding to the call of fear; there is only large amount of consequence.

Fear begets fear, begets fear. Fear instills fear. Even a discussion or revelation of the consequences of fears’ travels, begets even more fear.

There is similar process with love, except love currently (for you) does not have the same magnetic pull. Perhaps because the axis of the earth, as you perceive it, is more prone for fearful thoughts and circumstances. Perhaps more because the axis of the mind is more prone for fearful thoughts and circumstances. For as the earth is on an axis, thus is the mind, spinning out of control with the simplest of perceived threats.

WE must turn back and find from where the threat has risen, from what the ultimate fear has stemmed from. When we look closely, and with open spirit eyes, we shall soon rediscover what we already innately knew; we shall witness that fear is always a derivative of death. What we fear ultimately is what will bring us to death. Death is perceived as an enemy, a curse that falls on the unlucky and cursed. Death is something to escape, to run from, to spend countless energy in all forms sprinting from.

There is no escape. Death is here. Death is all around you. Death is in the flower giving birth; to the tree releasing his soul; to the ocean bleeding on the shores; everything sheds, releases and is reborn.

Instead of running from death, it is beneficial to run towards love.

WE are so busy creating in our minds the scenarios to escape death, that we become blinded by our neighbors, by the needy, by the naïve, and staves of hopelessness.

You need not fear this word created as Death, for he is as real as your shadow, as real as the reflection on the water where you look and cannot touch. For if you touch these illusions they diminish before the brain can process their possible existence.

You too will diminish, as a shadow that was born for only moments. In this moment you are but an existence within an existence, a shadow within a shadow.

There is no escaping a threat that does not exist. Only escaping a mind that tricks you as the coyote tricks the layman. You are but a crippled traveler, thinking he has set eyes upon an oasis in the desert, running towards the illusion of water to relieve a thirst that does not exist.

Fear not this self-created death—fear more the response you have created in your world to an illusion—to the actions of the fearful—to what you leave behind and forget when fear is the house you reside your spirit, your soul.

You are so much more than illusion and self-created pain and fear. You are like the dove with the laurel branch offering guidance and reassurance amidst a land that has been washed away. You need not fear, for your wings will carry you to the highest ground, to the place above fear, where you can look down, as a scope to the world, and examine all that is beneath, before, and after.

Above are the answers; lift your head to the heavens (*), and then go above this place of fear.

You have no control over the evolutions of time, the events that mark your destiny, the places you shall and shall not travel.

This is written: That no man shall know the end times until the end times have past. That no man shall suffer unknowingingly and undutiful without the assistant of his angels. That no man shall be alone. For if one man is alone, all man shall be alone.

And in the end, when the sun has ceased to shine, and the heavens (*) have opened welcoming every last soul to the eternal promise (*) , we shall sing for all that has past, for this enemy in fear, for this teacher; for though he has troubled and hindered, has forbade and tackled, he has also inspired the multitudes to cling like diamond to his sister, and rocket to the sky.

We shall be triumphant, not in our measurement of fear or release of tiresome aches. WE shall be triumphant in our ability to overcome the magnificent foe of fear.

And in this way, when we gather together around the burning embers of fear, embracing the love that bleeds from fear’s core, then, and only then, shall we see the illusion of all that was, is and is yet to be.

There is no you, only us, only we, only eternity in the notion of forever. You are love. You are fear. You are everything you embrace. So we beseech you to embrace love, to see the heart that resides in the core of the fear that grips you. Love yourself, love your neighbor, and in this all will be healed. Forever.

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31 thoughts on “Day 158: On Fear

  1. This is a deep topic, my friend. I like your messages. Fear can breed fear and heading toward love can alleviate fear. My feelings are that a healthy dose of fear gives us strength to protect those we love. With love, we garner strength. Strength dissolves fear.

    Without love, fear can grow out of control. But with love, we can face fear with with strength and find balance.

    Within your post today, I find many assumptions about religion and deeply seated and personal beliefs that must be accepted to find the peace and love you describe. I find them and see them with you, but there are always those who will not. And what of fear to continue life? That again, comes back to love, doesn’t it? For with the right love, depression and depths that underlie thoughts of death over life, are crushed by love but there again, is that continuity of strength, yes?
    Very thought provoking today. Thanks for sharing. xoxo

    1. It is interesting that you point out religion. Really this is not religious to me, though the words “heaven” and “angels” and “eternal life” are used; to me this is my prayers being answered in words that are comfortable to me. In truth, if other words of Buddhist text or new age, etc. were used, I would have been equally happy. My “guides” or “angels” or “collective unconscious” or perhaps a place deep inside of me that answers these prayers is very non-denominational. But since you said this, I know others will feel the same. Of course, this is my journey, my heart, and I can’t help but not please all, and some will be uncomfortable. Still, I write what was in my heart.
      I think it is up to each individual to find peace within their own core when it comes to the afterlife, if they indeed believe one exists. You have made me think, now!!! lol processing…..
      Continuity of strength, yes.
      Fear to protect those we love…I understand what you are saying..
      Okay….now I might post a disclaimer….lol
      joy talking to you,
      Sam 🙂

      1. Oh dear! Thought was not to cause fear! You know you could say the word “air” and someone would argue, truly. So, there will always be that – it’s just that, well, you know, religion is a prickly subject – and I understand you saying it was not a religious post, but…disclaimers are good! Lol! xoxo

  2. Sam, this a very deep and insightful post. I loved how you talking about how we are everything we embrace. It definitely sunk into the core of my being. You are very loving person. Love you soul sister.
    ~Maya

    1. Thanks, Maya. I have transitioned very much since I wrote this over a year ago. It was interesting to reread and ponder. So glad to hear this sunk in for you. Thank you for saying I am loving….I try very hard to be….sometimes beat myself up for my humanness too much. Need to embrace all aspects of me. You are such an angel. Can’t wait to see what joys life brings you, little soul sister. ~ Sam xoxoxo 🙂

      1. Your most welcome Sam. I have wanted to say you are loving, though the words have not come to me. To be honest, i think you are already embracing all parts of you by posting everyday. I have learned so much about you that allows me to feel many emotions when i read what you have experienced. Do not beat yourself up, yet if you do, give yourself more credit for being loving. And as for your humanness, as i have listened through epiphanies from a spirit guide, we are spiritual beings put on this planet to embrace all of our human experiences, to have the awareness to say “wow, i am feeling this…interesting” instead of “oh gosh, what am i going to do with myself?” because nothing is ever definite when we have the awareness to raise our frequency. Embrace all that you are, flaws and all, because that is what makes you who you are…a unique eccentric being who is living in a human body. 🙂

  3. This is amazing… channelled wisdom my friend, and some very excellent messages. Yes – we must say YES to everything… fear, love, joy, anger … if we embrace it all, and do not push against, we are empowered. Truly believe this and you have confirmed it. I will re-read tomorrow as it’s been a rough day – and I’m not as clear as I should be — but so appreciated your sharing this inspired truth.

    Much Love to you Sea Sister ~ RL
    ps: also so glad you liked tonight’s photo ~ and poem by Lady Day 😉 2 collaborative works in a row by my blog poetess friends — love that!!

    1. Sorry to hear it’s been a rough day, Sea Sister. I had a fabulous day, until I ate something I ought not have, which sent me into pain, doubt, and mini-sadness spell….so hard being so dang sensitive about EVERYTHING on this EARTH……
      This isn’t one of my favorite pieces that I wrote, but thought it was important to share. If it wasn’t received in prayer….kept in original format without editing….than I would do some rework and editing….but I don’t ever do that with my prayer pieces, as I like to keep it fresh from source. She rambles…..
      I didn’t realize the poem was by Lady D…..Oh, fabulous…I love her, too…. 🙂
      Hugs and Healing Light…..feeling empathy for you and your struggles….what doesn’t kill us…..
      sigh.
      xoxox Sam

  4. To embrace is the key to live moments. Fear is a product of mind, and we are the creator behind it. So what we choose, matters. I agree with your view about the current scenario of the earth, where negative vibrancy floats. It’s a laughable thing that we fear our own breathe.

    Love is written all over, being spiritual. To not heed religions but to believe that instinctive voice of within. A brilliant post, Sam. A connection you have made in the “we” world.

    1. Yes…..living the moments. I try to do that all day long. Bringing my mind back continually to the present….I slip some durning the creative process, but that fees natural and needed. Fear….he tries to trip me up and bring me out of the present….I’ve got his number now!
      “It’s a laughable thing that we fear our own breath.” — how wise you are, indeed. 🙂
      Yes, it’s always the same message: love, serve, give, be
      Smiles, Sam 🙂

  5. Sam, you are such a wonderful writer; every time you write something in touches heart. Like all of your other posts, this one is also really good. Great work.

  6. I love you just the way you are, keep being you the you God created you to be.
    You inspire so many with your journey, you have been to places only you know about.
    But from those places you found strength and your faith brought you healing.
    Keep sharing from you heart my lovely friend, keep being your authentic self.
    I love you so very much.
    Me. xxx 🙂 ❤

    1. Wonderful comment. Thank you for always being so thoughtful, kind, and loving with your words. I can tell you take a lot of time to in insure another feels safe and loved. So sweet you are. xoxox Sam

  7. I know this has been said before….but this! Instead of running from death, it is beneficial to run towards love…meant a lot…seem to jump off the page:)))))

  8. I think fear is the foundation of a great many things that shapes us – our decisions, the roads we choose and even the lives of those closest to us. It is neither a good or bad thing, but I do agree that one must not dwell on the inevitability of death and definitely spend more time living and loving. Fear has held me back from a lot of things, but it has also made me wiser. And death is something I only see as necessary. We must all die, but it is what we leave behind that matters most. My father passed away last month and rather than cursing the Gods or Fate for having taken him away from us, I am so very grateful to have lived and learned a great deal from him. Where most would naturally fall apart knowing they have very little time left, he smiled thru the worse of his health and told us that he’s lived a happy life. I couldn’t agree with you more on this very profound post. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Couldn’t agree more. 🙂
      Yes, fear is the foundation of a great many things that shape us. I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your father. He sounds like a remarkable man. I hope I can be as brave and thankful when my time comes. Much love to you. Your words are full of wisdom and strength. Hugs, 🙂 Sam

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