IS THERE A FEAR ELIMINATOR?
This vast subject of Fear was introduced by Lori’s question, a few posts back, about Fear of Snakes. Now, we’ll open the subject to examine the many fears that humans fall prey to. Oh, my Holy Spirit! Would You like to address the general topic of fear, itself? This is so much a part of existence and we haven’t examined it, at all, in this cosmic questioning.
“Actually, fear is a basic instinct in all creatures as an important protection against the many dangers faced by those living in a material realm. Parents know this as they teach their babies to live long enough to be taught the reasons why you don’t poke forks into electrical sockets or jump into pools of deep water. Fear of such consequences doesn’t usually cause a lifelong fear of electricity or of swimming but occasionally might, with the right combination of dramatic mothering and an overactive imagination.”
Then, when we become adults, we spend the rest of our life overcoming our fears through education and simple maturity. At what point can a realized human let go of most of their fears; or will they always need a basic amount to get along down here in a material realm?
“I would say that they can reduce the word “fear” and describe a proper level of feeling as “caution.” It’s not necessary to fear poverty in order to do everything you can to avoid it. Prudency, or caution, in your economic life should be enough. You don’t even have to be a cautious driver to be a safe driver. Ultimately, fear cripples and caution hampers. When one becomes self-confident, especially when that is based in spirituality, then this will eliminate most human fears.
That’s because one admits to a Higher Power which is very much involved in the material plane of existence. When that happens, there’s a deeper level of safety felt by such a believer because he has a recourse not available to those who feel completely alone in the universe.
This is a huge fear eliminator.”