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Cherie Roe Dirksen : Fear — The Great Illusion

Divine You: Redefining Love in the New Earth

Fear — The Great Illusion

By Cherie Roe Dirksen

“I cannot teach anybody anything, I can only make them think.” — Socrates

Art © Cherie Roe Dirksen

Picture Fear as the Creation of Slaves to the System

So much can be said about this powerful emotion, but let’s simplify things, and take a look at what fear is and what a malevolent motivator it is.

Fear is the opposite of love, and in the absence of love there is not hate, there is fear. That is the deep-rooted emotion of being in a loveless state.

We are living in a society and age, which is dominated by fear. The governments galvanise us into action through fear-based propaganda about things there is no evidence for or, in most cases, there is nothing we can actually do about.

All the ‘war against terrorism’ and the ‘fight against cancer’ and other campaigns of the like are meant to subdue you into fear and worry, and when this is achieved you give away your power. You hand it over to the authorities and say, ‘take it, you deal with it, you know best.’

Every time you give into fear you feed negativity, and give it more life.

‘The Devil Made Me Do It’ Syndrome

If you want to call this ‘evil’ or ‘the devil’ then that is your choice, but know this; personally, I feel using the devil or evil as an idea separate from ourselves is just a negative reaction that feeds a negative influence, which should not be judged as good or evil — it is what it is.

We consist of both good and evil potential, and should not address evil or the devil as an entity outside of ourselves; when you do this you do not take responsibility; and therefore it is never fully addressed and seen for what it is.

When you take full responsibility for all your actions, good or bad, you are on the road to self-empowerment.

Dueling with Duality

Everything is, and always leads back to the Divine. The Divine Source is omnipresent; you just can’t get out of that fact.

So everything has its yin and yang (its positive and negative attributes). So does the Divine Source. We are here to experience both sides of polarity, to eventually work our way back into the light, which is all encompassing.

White light holds every colour in the spectrum; what a great metaphor for us.

When we can work out the extreme opposites and find a balance between the two poles of existence — this yin and yang concept — we move back into an integrity that has been long lost and forgotten through the widespread broadcasting of fear.

When we hold our emotions in fear we tend to feel it in our solar plexus, that feeling of ‘butterflies’ or ‘a great pit’ in the stomach. This is our emotional reaction to let our body know something is amiss. We can plough it with antidepressants or we can just leave it and let it fester, but neither way is addressing the root of the problem.

Facing Your Fears

When you face the fear, you can walk through it.

For example, you are terrified someone will break into your house at night and attack you in your bed — a real fear. If we take this apart, we can see how irrational and what a waste of time this fear really is.

Apart from the fact you are probably having interrupted sleep or no sleep at all, which will be a contributing factor in your stress levels and general health (or lack of it, in this case through fatigue). Let us say someone does break in and attack you. You are left alive, but seriously injured — your body will heal, and you will make a physical recovery.

That is a plain and simple scenario. You may have emotional wounds that will need more addressing than physical wounds, but nevertheless, you will survive.

Death — The Final Frontier of Fear

The worst case scenario is they end up taking your life. Can they really do that? Your soul is immortal, you never really die — you just exchange energies.

Energy cannot be destroyed — this is a scientific fact. You are the equivalent of a massive battery — a biological vessel full of cosmic energy. You will just be transmuted into another state of being.

So, in the case of your death, you are transformed into a new type of energetic form. When you can master your fear about death you will master all fear. When you realise there is only love and peace on the other side of the veil, you will not be so terrified of living.

You will live each day to its fullest, knowing you are an indestructible life force.

Can you see how fear is debilitating?

What Thoughts Aren’t Paying Rent in Your Headspace?

We live most of our lives in our heads, repeating dramas or inventing worse-case scenarios that, more often than not, never come into play.

When we stop the monster voice in our head — that endless loop of extremely unhelpful thought — we can put an end to the perpetual stream of things to fear.

When this happens we have more space in our lives to accept the beauty of life and then, ultimately, to love the very space you occupy.

Divine You by Cherie Roe DirksenKick out fear and start renting your headspace out to positive thinking — the paying guest.

Next: Shifting Our Global Perspective »

This is an excerpt from Divine You: Redefining Love in the New Earth available at all leading bookstores worldwide. © 2011 Cherie Roe Dirksen. All rights reserved.

Cherie Roe Dirksen Cherie is a self-empowerment author and multi-media artist from Cape Town. More »

11/26/12